On November 11, just a few days after the 2016 elections in the US, no:carrier release their new album "Broken Rainbow" - sub-titled "Ballads for an Apocalyptic World". The cover shows this end-time vision with a sightless, dressed-up girl holding a dark crow amidst a barren landscape, oblivious of the destruction around her. Only a little glimpse of hope can be seen in the form of an, albeit fading, rainbow.
The songs on "Broken Rainbow" range from the lead single's topic of depression and addiction ("Your Heroin") to the important role alleged villains often play in fostering what is good ("Holy Judas"), and the depths of human behaviour ("Little Death", "The Day I Met You", "Alibis"). With the creepy cover version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising", and "The Man Who Drew Cats", a biographical song about Louis Wain, famous for his illustrations populated by anthropomorphic cats, no:carrier again show a wide range of topics and musical influences, that are seldom found in today's music, and merge it with their signature Electro Noir style.
released November 11, 2016
lyrics and music written by Chris Wirsig (ASCAP), except Bad Moon Rising written by John Fogerty
produced by Chris Wirsig, executive producer: Marion Wirsig
recorded at Counter Communications Studios California and Germany
cover artwork: Jürgen Schöberl, www.schoeberlfoto-art.de
sleeve design & layout: Chris Wirsig
jewelry and art pieces by Taline Olmessekian, www.sadisticajewelry.com
℗ & © 2016 by Counter Communications, LLC & no:carrier
published by Counter Communications (ASCAP), www.counter-communications.com
except Bad Moon Rising published by Jondora Music
special thanks go to Bobby Halvorson, Cynthia Wechselberger, Lauralee Brown, Liza Marie Sparks, Scilla Siekmann and Melissa Harding for their great voices; Marion Wirsig for tirelessly making things happen; Jürgen Schöberl of SchoeberlfotoART for the awesome cover design; Ezrah Lockwood for shooting an outstanding video for Your Heroin; Taline Olmessekian of Sadistica for letting us into her perfectly dark studio, and the great jewelry and art pieces shown in this booklet; Steffen Franz, Jerome Forney, Ben Lang and everyone at Independent Distribution Collective for their efforts to put this album into the shops; James Moore of Independent Music Promotions for his dedication to make the music known; Kalib DuArte for his musical advice; Joanie and Ian Crombie at West Coast Songwriters for always connecting people; and to all our families and friends.