Flight of the Vajra: Playlist of the Vajra


When I first started writing Flight of the Vajra, I had compiled a bunch of tracks which I called the "un-playlist". They weren't intended to correspond to anything specifically in the book, but rather to give me something to listen to and a way to think about the book when I wasn't actually at the keyboard.

Over time, though, many of the tracks in that playlist attached themselves to specific scenes, and by the time I was finished with the book I'd created a playlist that actually did match the action in the story. (See this post for more on my approach to playlists and writing.)

Note that not all tracks may be available, even when a link is present. Some tracks may be available through services not listed here, but I cannot vouch for them, of course.

WARNING: This playlist contains POTENTIAL SPOILERS for the story.

Artist Title Chapter Notes / Scene Spotify Amazon
Skinny Puppy Jahya "Opening Credits" [Spotify] [Amazon]
Vangelis Theme From Cavafy 0 The Last Flight of the Kyritan [Spotify] [Amazon]
Front 242 Waste 1 Henré's Theme [Spotify] [Amazon]
Orbital Otoño 2 Enid's Theme [Spotify] [Amazon]*
Photek Ren 2 3 Angharad's Theme [Spotify] [Amazon]
Orbital Petrol 4 Escape From Cytheria [Spotify] [Amazon]
Black Sabbath Planet Caravan 5 Between Cytheria And Elsewhere [Spotify] [Amazon]
James Brown Grits 7 Welcome to Kathayagara [Spotify] [Amazon]
Front 242 Skin 7 Kallhander and Ioné [Spotify] [Amazon]
Front 242 Stratoscape 9 Examining the Evidence [Spotify] [Amazon]
Peter Gabriel Growing Up 9 Henré Dreams Of Family [Spotify] [Amazon]
Front 242 Sacrifice 11 Angharad's Plan [Spotify] [Amazon]
Liquid Liquid Rubbermiro 12 Going Downtown [Spotify] [Amazon]
Throbbing Gristle Rabbit Snare 13 Cioran and Enid (performance) [Spotify] [Amazon]

Agent Provocateur

Red Tape 17 Cioran In Concert [Spotify] [Amazon]
Aphex Twin Blue Calyx 20 CL Shell [Spotify] [Amazon]
Autechre Garbagemx36 22 In Transit [Spotify] [Amazon]
Front 242 Hymn 25 Welcome to Bridgehead [Spotify] [Amazon]
Revolting Cocks At the Top 29 Cioran's Confession [Spotify] [Amazon]
DJ Krush Dig This Vibe 34 Party Atmosphere [Spotify] [Amazon]
DJ Krush The Blackhole 36 Marius Takes Hostages [Spotify] [Amazon]
Painkiller Buried Secrets [from 2:52 forward] 37 3 Second Car Fight [Spotify] [Amazon]
The Blood of Heroes Transcendent 39 Squirmers At The Dock / Vajra  Crashes [Spotify] [Amazon]
Throbbing Gristle Vow of Silence 45 Aram's History [Spotify] [Amazon]
Skinny Puppy Mirror Saw 47 Solar Chaos [Spotify] [Amazon]
Sasha Bloodlock 48 Entanglement Problem / Welcome to Omn Leva [Spotify] [Amazon]
Skinny Puppy Riverzend 51 Welcome to Continuum / Instantiation [Spotify] [Amazon]
Skinny Puppy Left Handshake 58 Earthquake / End of Marius [Spotify] [Amazon]
Ry Cooder Dark Was The Night 58 Enid Says Goodbye [Spotify] [Amazon]
Popol Vuh Aguirre III 59 Sifting Ashes / All Laid to Rest [Spotify] [Amazon]
Vangelis (from Earth) A Song [from 2:00 forward] 60 Then Let Us Go Home [Spotify] [Amazon]
Front 242 Crapage "Closing Credits" [Spotify] [Amazon]
Skinny Puppy Cellar Heat "Credit Cookie" [Spotify] [Amazon]

* The track title on Amazon is wrong, but the song is correct.



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