The playlists for stowaways

On 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)

A half-hour sample of some of the delights that would turn up on the Playlists for stowaways.

MFS002 – Norge (10 April 2013)

An 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)

An hour-long collection of tracks that should sound pretty good on a flight (better than this one, anyway).

MFS005 – Soundscapes (25 September 2013)

An hour-long tribute to the BBC Radio Derby show Soundscapes.


MFS006 – Who? (20 November 2013)

An hour-long music and sound effects adventure from the worlds of Doctor Who.


Playlist for stowaways – 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:

  1. Brian Hodgson – TARDIS Takeoff
  2. Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (1963 Version)
  3. Brian Hodgson – Dalek Control Room
  4. Soft Cell – Tainted Love (2XS Remix)
  5. Brian Hodgson – Quarks Chuckle
  6. Jack Dorsey and Orchestra – Dance of the Daleks
  7. David Darlington – Excelis Dawns
  8. Delia Derbyshire – Blue Veils and Golden Sands
  9. Jon Pertwee – Who is the Doctor
  10. Delia Derbyshire – Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO
  11. Peter Howell – “She’s Seen Too Much!”
  12. Dick Mills – TARDIS Doors
  13. Frazer Hines – Time Traveller
  14. Paddy Kingsland – Summons to Gallifrey
  15. Brian Hodgson – Dalek Spaceship Lands
  16. Roberta Tovey – Who’s Who
  17. Brian Hodgson – The Master’s Theme
  18. Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who Theme (Delaware Version)
  19. Rotersand – Exterminate Annihilate Destroy
  20. Brian Hodgson – Chumblie Constant Run
  21. Dick Mills – Nova Device Countdown and Explosion
  22. The Human League – Tom Baker
  23. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
  24. Brian Hodgson – TARDIS Lands
  25. Mark Ayres – The Storm Breaks
  26. Lynda Baron and Tom McCall – With Rings on Their Fingers
  27. Glenn Miller – Moonlight Serenade
  28. Delia Derbyshire – Liquid Energy
  29. Martin Slavin – Space Adventure
  30. Pet Shop Boys – Radiophonic
  31. Brian Hodgson – Chumblie at Rest
  32. Orbital – Doctor?
  33. Delia Derbyshire – Time to Go
  34. Dick Mills – TARDIS Landing Bleep

Playlist for stowaways – Soundscapes

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.

  1. Banco de Gaia – Obsidian
  2. Andy Pickford – Lughnasad
  3. Asana – Re-embodiment
  4. Röyksopp – The Fear
  5. Paul Nagle – Shanghai Surprise
  6. The Orb – A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld
  7. Rick Kenton – Red Sky
  8. Moby – Heaven
  9. The Shamen – Xochipili’s Return
  10. Delerium – Amnesia
  11. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom (Part 5)
  12. Laurie Mayer – Low Floating Territory

Playlist for stowaways – Flight Risk

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:

  1. Alpinestars – Jump Jet
  2. Ladytron – International Dateline
  3. Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 8)
  4. Lemon Jelly – Ramblin’ Man
  5. Oi Va Voi – Travelling the Face of the Globe
  6. I Monster – Heaven
  7. Mylo – Sunworshipper
  8. Yello feat. Heidi Happy – Kiss in Blue
  9. Moby – Flying Over the Dateline
  10. Pet Shop Boys – Two divided by zero
  11. The Beloved – A Dream within a Dream
  12. 808 State – Pacific 707
  13. Utah Saints – Trance Atlantic Flight
  14. Goldfrapp – Pilots (On a Star)
  15. Aphex Twin – Ageispolis

Edit: this time I remembered to include the link…

Playlist for stowaways – Comme Mode

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.

The latest 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:

  1. Dave Gahan – I Need You (Radio Mix)
  2. Mesh – From This Height (Pocket Orchestra Remix)
  3. Bomb the Bass – Winter in July (7″)
  4. Duran Duran – Out of My Mind (Perfecto Mix)
  5. Front Line Assembly – Everything Must Perish
  6. Martin L. Gore – In a Manner of Speaking
  7. Lindum & Lindum – Waiting for the Night
  8. Wolfsheim – Kein Zurück
  9. Recoil – Jezebel
  10. De/Vision – Dress Me When I Bleed
  11. Camouflage – Love is a Shield (Single Version)
  12. The Clarke and Ware Experiment – Wilderness/Turbulence
  13. Soulsavers – Longest Day

Playlist for stowaways – Norge

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:

  1. Erlend Øye – Sheltered Life (Radio Edit)
  2. Annie – Anniemal
  3. Donkeyboy – Awake
  4. Erot – Song for Annie
  5. a-ha – The Living Daylights
  6. Kings of Convenience – Little Kids
  7. Morten Abel – Tulipz
  8. Ane Brun and Vince Clarke – Fly on the Windscreen
  9. Datarock – The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix Radio Edit)
  10. Mira Craig – Huldra II
  11. The Whitest Boy Alive – High on the Heels
  12. Kahuun – Galu-Tex
  13. Margaret Berger – Robot Song
  14. Depeche Mode – Peace (Robert Solheim Remix)
  15. 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.

Playlist for stowaways – Pilot

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:

  1. Margaret Berger – Pretty Things in Life
  2. Deep Forest – Yuki Song (Remix)
  3. Moist feat. Maria Marcus – Not Alone
  4. The Future Sound of London – Eggshell
  5. Erasure – Rock Me Gently (Bamboo)
  6. Oi Va Voi – S’Brent
  7. Little Boots – Hearts Collide
  8. 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!