Flight of the Vajra: Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 8: The Soundtrack

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2021-05-20 12:00:00 No comments


With the re-release of my novel Flight Of The Vajra, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

With each book I write, there's almost always a soundtrack of some kind to go with it — music to match the mood and tempo of each scene. That said, I find I almost never listen to the music in question when writing or editing the scene in question, as I find that too distracting; there's other music I have specifically for the writing process.

Odds are you can find most, if not all, of these by way of your friendly neighborhood music streaming service.

Scene Artist Track
"Opening Credits" Skinny Puppy Jahya
The Last Flight of the Kyritan Vangelis Theme From Cavafy
Henré's Theme Front 242 Waste
Enid's Theme Orbital Otoño
Angharad's Theme Photek Ren 2
Escape From Cytheria Orbital Petrol
Between Cytheria And Elsewhere Black Sabbath Planet Caravan
Welcome to Kathayagara James Brown Grits
Kallhander and Ioné Front 242 Skin
Examining the Evidence Front 242 Stratoscape
Henré Dreams Of Family Peter Gabriel Growing Up
Angharad's Plan Front 242 Sacrifice
Going to Downtown Kathayagara Liquid Liquid Rubbermiro
Cioran and Enid (performance) Throbbing Gristle Rabbit Snare
Cioran In Concert

Agent Provocateur

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

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