Music for stowaways, I’ve always tried to be flexible: some features don’t really work out, and get killed off; others die a natural death after a while; and of course, plenty more get flogged like dead horses. The playlists aren’t an example of any of these though – I simply didn’t have time to do any more. Which is a great shame, as I really enjoyed doing them. Hopefully one day, I’ll find the time to run off some more, but in the meantime, here’s a compendium of all of them to date. MFS001 – Pilot (13 March 2013)
half-hour sample of some of the delights that would turn up on the Playlists for stowaways. MFS002 – Norge (10 April 2013)
hour-long exploration of the musical delights of Norway. MFS003 – Comme Mode (12 June 2013)
An hour-long journey through the large roster of artists who
sound like – but aren’t quite – Depeche Mode. MFS004 – Flight Risk (21 August 2013)
collection of tracks that should sound pretty good on a flight ( better than this one, anyway). MFS005 – Soundscapes (25 September 2013)
hour-long tribute to the BBC Radio Derby show Soundscapes.
MFS006 – Who? (20 November 2013)
music and sound effects adventure from the worlds of Doctor Who.
This week everybody who cares is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of
Doctor Who, and this blog is no exception. It’s also an ideal occasion to put together a Who-themed Playlist for stowaways.
Some of the music and sounds are from the series directly. Others are from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop; tributes to the series; or other things that are generally related and seemed to fit.
You can hear it here.
The tracks included are as follows:
Brian Hodgson – TARDIS Takeoff
Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (1963 Version)
Brian Hodgson – Dalek Control Room
Soft Cell – Tainted Love (2XS Remix)
Brian Hodgson – Quarks Chuckle
Jack Dorsey and Orchestra – Dance of the Daleks
David Darlington – Excelis Dawns
Delia Derbyshire – Blue Veils and Golden Sands
Jon Pertwee – Who is the Doctor
Delia Derbyshire – Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO
Peter Howell – “She’s Seen Too Much!”
Dick Mills – TARDIS Doors
Frazer Hines – Time Traveller
Paddy Kingsland – Summons to Gallifrey
Brian Hodgson – Dalek Spaceship Lands
Roberta Tovey – Who’s Who
Brian Hodgson – The Master’s Theme
Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (Delaware Version)
Rotersand – Exterminate Annihilate Destroy
Brian Hodgson – Chumblie Constant Run
Dick Mills – Nova Device Countdown and Explosion
The Human League – Tom Baker
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Brian Hodgson – TARDIS Lands
Mark Ayres – The Storm Breaks
Lynda Baron and Tom McCall – With Rings on Their Fingers
Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade
Delia Derbyshire – Liquid Energy
Martin Slavin – Space Adventure
Pet Shop Boys – Radiophonic
Brian Hodgson – Chumblie at Rest
Orbital – Doctor?
Delia Derbyshire – Time to Go
Dick Mills – TARDIS Landing Bleep
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The fifth Playlist for stowaways is a tribute to the 1990s BBC Radio Derby show Soundscapes. Presented by
Ashley Franklin until his removal from the station in February 2000, the show is fondly remembered by fans of electronic music who lived in the East Midlands over the era. Or perhaps it’s only me? Anyway, I put this little mixtape together with a selection of music that he did include, music that he would have included, and music that he should have included.
Ashley talks more about his ousting
on his blog here.
This is MFS005,
Soundscapes, and it can be listened to here.
Banco de Gaia – Obsidian
Andy Pickford – Lughnasad
Asana – Re-embodiment
Röyksopp – The Fear
Paul Nagle – Shanghai Surprise
The Orb – A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld
Rick Kenton – Red Sky
Moby – Heaven
The Shamen – Xochipili’s Return
Delerium – Amnesia
The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom (Part 5)
Laurie Mayer – Low Floating Territory
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There’s a new
Playlist for stowaways out there! The monthly (OK, bi-monthly) mixtape is online again with an hour of excellent music. In my opinion, anyway.
This month’s is called Flight Risk, and is all about flying, travelling, and generally the sort of thing I like to listen to when I’m on the move.
Take a listen here.
The tracks go as follows:
Alpinestars – Jump Jet
Ladytron – International Dateline
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 8)
Lemon Jelly – Ramblin’ Man
Oi Va Voi – Travelling the Face of the Globe
I Monster – Heaven
Mylo – Sunworshipper
Yello feat. Heidi Happy – Kiss in Blue
Moby – Flying Over the Dateline
Pet Shop Boys – Two divided by zero
The Beloved – A Dream within a Dream
808 State – Pacific 707
Utah Saints – Trance Atlantic Flight
Goldfrapp – Pilots (On a Star)
Aphex Twin – Ageispolis
Edit: this time I remembered to include the link… http://www.mixcloud.com/musicforstowaways/flight-risk
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If you’ve ever spent any time in Germany, you’ll know that they really like
Depeche Mode over there. Absolutely love them. There’s a whole raft of bands who sound a lot like them. Which, for a band who the UK still like to regard as purveyors of slightly naff plinky plonky pop, is quite impressive.
Playlist for stowaways is a tribute to Depeche Mode – acts inspired by them, related to them, or who just sound a little bit like them.
It’s online now, located
here. Here are the tracks that make it up:
Dave Gahan – I Need You (Radio Mix)
Mesh – From This Height (Pocket Orchestra Remix)
Bomb the Bass – Winter in July (7″)
Duran Duran – Out of My Mind (Perfecto Mix)
Front Line Assembly – Everything Must Perish
Martin L. Gore – In a Manner of Speaking
Lindum & Lindum – Waiting for the Night
Wolfsheim – Kein Zurück
Recoil – Jezebel
De/Vision – Dress Me When I Bleed
Camouflage – Love is a Shield (Single Version)
The Clarke and Ware Experiment – Wilderness/Turbulence
Soulsavers – Longest Day
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Roundabout now I should be in the middle of uploading my second Playlist for stowaways, which is dedicated to my love of Norwegian music. MFS002 is entitled
Norge, and can be found at Mixcloud:
The tracklisting is as follows:
Erlend Øye – Sheltered Life (Radio Edit)
Annie – Anniemal
Donkeyboy – Awake
Erot – Song for Annie
a-ha – The Living Daylights
Kings of Convenience – Little Kids
Morten Abel – Tulipz
Ane Brun and Vince Clarke – Fly on the Windscreen
Datarock – The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix Radio Edit)
Mira Craig – Huldra II
The Whitest Boy Alive – High on the Heels
Kahuun – Galu-Tex
Margaret Berger – Robot Song
Depeche Mode – Peace (Robert Solheim Remix)
Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
If that doesn’t make you want to travel directly to Norway, then I honestly don’t know what will. They have fjords too, that might help. And northern lights.
It does go a bit
Blue Jam a couple of times in the middle, for which I apologise, but I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed compiling and mixing it.
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It snuck out there slightly, as I hadn’t realised it would go live immediately, but this is the first ever Playlist for stowaways. MFS001 is called
Pilot, and can be found at Mixcloud:
Here’s the full tracklist:
Margaret Berger – Pretty Things in Life Deep Forest – Yuki Song (Remix)
Moist feat. Maria Marcus – Not Alone
The Future Sound of London – Eggshell
Erasure – Rock Me Gently (Bamboo)
Oi Va Voi – S’Brent
Little Boots – Hearts Collide
Moby – Pale Horses
There’s no theme, and no frills. Just thirty minutes of great music.
And there will be more in a month or so. Please send your feedback my way!