Still firmly rooted in Dark Wave and Synth Pop, no:carrier’s sound and topics are broader than ever, incorporating arabic instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, drums and percussion from different cultures, with topics ranging from melancholic introspection to defiant declarations to tragic real-life biographies. First harbinger of the new songs was the 5 track single “Last Scene”, released in June 2013. The song reflects a dubious past, a “last scene of a play we shouldn’t have staged”, and was praised in magazines like Side-Line, Nachtaktiv, Amobss-Mag and ReGen. The follow up single, “The Nine Days’ Queen”, released in December 2013, deals with the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey who ruled England for nine days and later was beheaded. A third precursor to the new album “Wisdom & Failure”, the “Confession EP” is released late February 2014 with the album following late April/early May. BEFORE 2002 Back in the dark times of the 1990s – in the summer of 1995 – no:carrier was founded by Stefan Ritter and Christian Wirsig.
Initially called Fast Delay, the sound of the band was deeply rooted in classical EBM and Electro with role models like Front 242, Laibach, :Wumpscut:, and others. The first songs were released under the new name no:carrier in 1996 – on the tape “death:row”. The music magazine ChainDLK called the songs “obtaining a firm and sufficiently appreciable result”. In winter 1996 Stefan Ritter decided to get out of the project so the development of no:carrier was delayed. But in autumn 1997 the second tape “processing” was released as a solo project.
The tape featured a song called “For The Unknown Body” that was to become the only old song re-recorded and released on the CD “My Own Dream”. In 2001 no:carrier was joined by Cynthia Wechselberger whose outstanding voice builds the perfect counterpart to Christian’s spoken vocals. In March 2002 their debut-CD “My Own Dream” was released and gained a lot of very good reviews in magazines like Orkus, Elektrocution, wrath.de, Dark Obsession, and Black. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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