The Music of A Prison of Flesh (Part 1)

Much like with my first book, I assembled playlists to set a mood as I wrote A Prison of Flesh. This time around, though, instead of breaking them up by chapter, I chose to separate them by locale. Except for the first two chapters, this proved easier as the story this time around did far less "jet-setting" as there are multiple stretches anchored to the same location.

Comments on Chancel (Opening):

This list covers the first chapter, where the reader is reintroduced to Jehn, who now resides at the Chancel Academy. To capture this, I went with a selection of songs that reminded me of my own time in college. Yes, I'm old enough to recall when Nirvana, Primus and Soundgarden were new. To fill it out is some moody techno from the likes of Pale Sketcher, Fever Ray and Tricky.

God Lives Underwater - Positivity
From the album Up Off The Floor
Nirvana - All Apologies
Nirvana - Come As You Are
Nirvana - Plateau
From the album MTV Unplugged In New York
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
From the album In Utero
Pale Sketcher - Just Won't Sing
From the album Just Won't Sing EP
Fever Ray - Coconut
Fever Ray - Concrete Walls
From the album Fever Ray
Tricky - Tonite Is A Special Nite (Kaos Mass Confusion Mix)*
From the album The Crow: City Of Angels Soundtrack
Filter & The Crystal Method - (Can't You) Trip Like I Do
From the album Spawn Soundtrack
Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose
From the album Badmotorfinger
Sugartooth - Sold My Fortune
From the album Sugartooth*
Primus - Frizzle Fry
From the album Frizzle Fry
Primus - American Life
Primus - Tommy The Cat
From the album Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Pearl Jam - Evenflow
Pearl Jam - Garden
From the album Ten

* These albums are not on Spotify. If you're curious about the songs, please check out the links or search for them on Amazon or iTunes.

Comments for Hollum:

Chapter 02 gives the reader more time with Evelyn Hollum, a background character from the first book who has a pronounced role in Book 2. As such, I wanted to provide more encompassing themes that would fit Hollum's personality. A surprising amount of this list isn't available on Spotify. I guess that's what I get for using a lot of stoner/desert rock.

Faith No More - Sunny Side Up
From the album Sol Invictus
Grotus - Complications
From the album Slow Motion Apocalypse
Fever Ray - Triangle Walks
From the album Fever Ray
Queens of the Stone Age - Born To Hula
From the album Kyuss/Queens Of The Stone Age EP*
Soundgarden - Let Me Drown
From the album Superunknown
Slo Burn - July
From the album Amusing The Amazing*
Unida - Hangman's Daughter
Unida - Slaylina
From the album The Great Divide*
Hermano - Is This Ok
From the album Dare I Say*
Hermano - Dark Horse II
From the album ..Into The Exam Room*
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
From the album White Blood Cells

* These albums are not on Spotify. If you're curious about the songs, please check out the links or search for them on Amazon or iTunes.

Comments on Haallmeca and Port Hadley

Haallmeca and Port Hadley are bookend locations to the larger set pieces (which will be detailed in Part 2). There is a certain "worldliness" to some of the tracks that implies, to me, exotic and foreign locales.

Grotus - Up Rose the Mountain
Grotus - Shivayanama
Grotus - Kali Yuga
From the album Slow Motion Apocalypse
The Blood of Heroes - Only the Desert Endures
From the album The Waking Nightmare
Toonami - D & B Remix (Before Midnight Run)
From the album Deep Space Bass*
Praful - Eternity
Praful - Drop in the Ocean
From the album Pyramid In Your Backyard
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Tamanrasset
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Girma's Lament
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - El Gusto
From the album Tamanrasset
Hooverphonic - Eden
From the album Blue Wonder Power Milk
Hooverphonic - 2 Wicky
From the album A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

* This album is not on Spotify. If you're curious about the song, please check out the link or search for it on Amazon or iTunes.