Though I’m of the traveling persuasion, I don’t take that many flights. It seems a little wasteful if I do – there’s no hurry and I want to see as much of the journey as I can. Tonight I am taking a plane, though – from Hong Kong to London. I could go overland, but this time I really don’t have the time or the money. Don’t get me wrong, I know there’s a lot of people who find flying either distressing or dull, but it still excites me somehow. It’s something to do with being up amongst the clouds. They look so odd up there, it’s like being in another world. I like going through thunderstorms too, though it seems to scare the other passengers.
This mix was made to listen to as you fly. An hour’s listening time should cover the allowed listening time on most short-haul flights. Not all the tracks here are about flying – some I just thought would sound good up there. There’s no mention of accidents at any point.
1. The Divine Comedy – Tonight We Fly
2. Girlfrendo – Air
3. The Flaming Lips – In the Morning of the Magicians
4. Clearlake – Winterlight
5. Flanders & Swann – By Air
6. Goldfrapp – Fly Me Away
7. Angela Morley – Kehaar’s Theme
8. Vangelis – Blush Response
9. Douglas Adams – Learning To Fly
10. Gruff Rhys – Skylon!
11. Tangerine Dream – Fly And Collision Of Comas Sola (Excerpt)