WAIL Music Magazine Reviews no:carrier
Location: San Francisco/ Germany
Genre: Pop, Electro Pop, Synth Pop, Electro Noire Pop
Similar sound to: Erasure, Bat For Lashes, Portishead, Depeche Mode, Lana Del Rey
Featuring five singers, this Electro Noir band explores the dreaminess of humanity’s dark side.
no:carrier's sound is completely unique and varies from song to song, with reoccuring themes between tracks of eerie melody, mixed with somber power ballad electro instrumentals and melancholic catchy pop hooks.
“We can’t be compared easily. We have our very own sound that includes elements from several styles – from Dark Wave to Synthpop, from Acoustic to Electro,” says Chris Wirsig, main songwriter and producer of no:carrier
Since forming the band in 1995, no:carrier demonstrates their drive in the music industry by pumping out an impressive, diverse collection of albums: Last Scene EP (2013), Confession EP (2014), Wisdom & Failure (2014), Ghosts of the West Coast EP(2015)
no:carrier has already accumulated great reviews over the world, from media outlets like The Big Takeover, Orkus, Zillo, Sonic Seducer, Dark Spy, and ReGen, to name a few. Their first tour of the US West Coast brought them to the legendary Viper Room in Los Angeles, as well as other cities.
Most recently, no:carrier released their fifth album "Broken Rainbow" (11/11/16) –sub-titled "Ballads for an Apocalyptic World".
Each track of "Broken Rainbow" is a unique journey told with the combination of synth sounds, and vocals by the effervescent , Cynthia Wechselberger. This combination creates profound imagery, thus bringing the album to be reminiscent of a theatrical, post apocalyptic, soundscape. There are theatrical themes present throughout this emotionally riveting album. Perhaps this layered imagery of sound is due to Chris Wirsig's interest and experience in film soundtrack production.
Some of no:carrier's tracks from "Broken Rainbow" offer a soft critique on heavy societal issues using synth beats and melodic vocals. They address currently relevant dark subject matter, such as addiction, prostitution and death in an ambient, somber and enticing manner.
Whether you're in the mood for eerie ballads to swoon over, upbeat Electro melodic vocals to sing along to, or some Dark Wave to float with on a rainy day, no:carrier's versatile selection of albums offer contentment.
“Broken Rainbow” will be available digitally and on limited edition CD from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other stores starting November 11, 2016.
Amazon (Download CD): http://amzn.to/2dVPtpe
Bandcamp (Download and CD): http://bit.ly/2f616Y9
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Written by JR McKeague, 2016