Music from the most haunted basement in Chicago.

Risking Conversations produces synth-based instrumental (for now, at least) pieces that reveal the darkest and most secretive aspects in '70s and '80s futurist nostalgia.  

Risking Conversations is the recording alias of electronic musician Christopher Fuller who produces dark ambient and synth-wave music in Chicago utilizing analog synthesizers, drum machines, and atmospheric sound design.  Also a guitarist, Fuller played in the shoe-gaze/math-rock band “dis-“ in the 1990s, recording three albums and several singles (engineered by Steve Albini) and toured the continental U.S. with bands such as “June of 44”, “Silkworm”, and “Shellac”.  He also played guitar in “The Deadly Cupcakes”, Fred Schneider’s (B-52s) band that toured in support of the “Just Fred” album. Following that Fuller founded the three-piece group “Flaum Adger” with former dis- bandmate Rob Sieracki and “Jesus Lizard” drummer Mac McNeilly.

In the 2010’s Fuller turned to writing music for visual media.  His credits include full scores for the horror films “House of Black Wings”, “Billy Club”, and “Get Out Alive”.  He has also licensed music to a variety of cable and network TV productions including Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars getting coffee,”  “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” and the PBS documentary “Al Capone: Icon”.

Fuller’s score for “Get Out Alive” won “Best Original Score” at the Upstate New York Film Festival in 2014.  

As of mid 2017, Risking Conversations has released one single and three EPs.  The third EP, “The Comfort of Not Knowing” is scheduled for release on July 11, 2017.

The single, “The 20th Century Ruined Everything” and first two EPs “Silver Ruin” and “Empty Confessional” were released in 2016 and early 2017.  A video for the track “Chaos in the Psychic Economy” was released in June of 2017.

All the music is here:  www.riskingconversations.bandcamp.com

Some of the music is here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/silver-ruin-ep/id1211700423