I mentioned in the past that – despite what Raymond Chandler said about people working with the radio on – I use a lot of music as background when I’m writing.
This means that my stories have a sort of soundtrack.
Yesterday, thanks to my brother, I discovered I can share my soundtracks pretty easily – using a free service called Kaseta.co.
So, here goes – the official soundtrack for my novel The Ministry of Thunder, courtesy of the fine guys of Kaseta. A selection of the tracks that were playing in background as I wrote and revised, and some songs that I associate with characters and situations.
As usual, WordPress won’t allow me to embed the cassette (curses!) – so I’ll just give you a link here (you can also click on the cassette here).
It’s my novel re-imagined as a movie, and the soundtrack features modern and old-time jazz, some world music, and like the soundtracks of those action movies I used to watch as a kid in the 80s, there’s a great song on the end titles.
Below the jump, you’ll find the scene/track list.
- Opening Titles – Jumping Without Moving (Live) – Oriental Express & Symphony Orchestra
- Meet the ninja – Rising – The Yoshida Brothers
- Felix & Pat – Celebration (Live) – Bob James & The Angels of Shanghai
- Party – Shanghai Shuffle – Fletcher Henderson feat. Buster Bailey and Red Allen
- Rumble at the Consulate – Sing Sing Sing (Live) – Royal Crown Revue
- Helena Theodora Saratova – Don’t Tell Mama – Ute Lemper
- Lunghua Airport by Night – Mission Impossible (Live) – traditional
- The Flying Shack – In Panic – SOREA
- A drink with Jacques La Fleur – War Child – London Symphony Orchestra
- Beyul – The Wind and the Wolf – Keiko Matsui
- Exploring the ruins – Breath of Night – Yutaka
- About Time! – s/t – Byulmaru
- Just watch me do it (end titles) – Two Way street (Live) Kimbra