If you’re a designer, you’ll be familiar with the concept of a moodboard – a thing to which you stick elements that you’d like to see in the finished product, ideas and inspirations. A thing to refer to back to as the project continues, just to be sure that you’re moving on the right lines. I do much the same thing with music (as, I understand, do any number of other writers) I put together a soundtrack to listen to as I write, to keep them me playing the right emotional tune, make sure that I’m not diverting from the plan too badly. (Obviously, I have notes, and written plans, but I find the music helps just as much.)

So, here’s the soundtrack to Stormbreak.

Johnny Cash – Time Of The Preacher
Bauhuas – The Sanity Assasin
Marylin Manson – Use Your Fist And Not Your Mouth
PJ Harvey – No Girl So Sweet
My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Papa Won’t Leave You Henry (live)
New Model Army – Vagabonds
Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey
The Fall – Edinburgh Man
Pixies – Gigantic
Carter USM – The Only Living Boy In New Cross.
The Levellers – Riverflow
Jason Webley – Train Tracks
Hope Blister – Only Human
Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass

2 thoughts on “Soundtrack

  1. I don’t have a soundtrack or a moodboard for my novel yet, but because it’s a gastro-novel, I’ll be buying lots of inspirational mood food, like the saffron I bought the other day, and possibly paying a trip to Borough Market some weekend soon to stock up on edible curiosities.

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