GTA IV - The Journey

Genre: Ambient
DJ: A computer (using text-to-voice)

Grand Theft Auto soundtrack listing for The Journey:

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol. II CD 2 TRK 5 a.k.a. Z Twig
Global Communication - 5:23 (Maiden Voyage)
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene, Pt. 4
Michael Shrieve - Communiqué 'Approach Spiral'
Philip Glass - Pruit Igoe
Ray Lynch - The Oh Of Pleasure
Steve Roach - Arrival
Tangerine Dream - Remote Viewing
Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air

About The Journey:

The Journey is this Grand Theft Auto soundtrack's ambient radio station, playing various ambient and electronic tracks. The selection of tracks on The Journey range from the mid 1960s to mid 1990s, with an emphasis on the early to mid 1980s. Rather than having a human DJ, The Journey is hosted by a computer using text-to-speech, which is the first time on a Grand Theft Auto soundtrack.

Additional track info:

The fifth track by Aphex Twin on the second CD of his 1994 album "Selected Ambient Works Volume II" as listed above is unofficially labeled "Z Twig", but the tracks on this album are unusual in that each track is not named in writing but instead represented by a photograph.

"5:23 (Maiden Voyage)" by Global Communication appears on their 1994 album "76:14". The title of the track is also the length of it (5 minutes 23 seconds), which is the same way the album was titled (the sum of the lengths of all the tracks on the original version of the album).

"Oxygene, Pt. 4" by Jean Michel Jarre appears on his 1977 album "Oxygene" (the six tracks on this album are titled Oxygene, parts 1-6).

"Communiqué 'Approach Spiral'" by Michael Shrieve appears on his 1984 album "Transfer Station Blue".

The track "Pruit Igoe" by Philip Glass comes from the 1982 film "Koyaanisqatsi". It was released the following year on the film's official soundtrack album, "Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out Of Balance". The track was featured as the GTA 4 trailer music for the first official trailer, "Things Will Be Different". The name "Pruit Igoe" comes from the infamous St. Louis, Missouri urban housing project Pruitt-Igoe, a complex that was demolished in 1972, less than 20 years after it was constructed.

"The Oh Of Pleasure" by Ray Lynch was released on his 1984 album "Deep Breakfast".

"Arrival" by Steve Roach is the opening track of his 1986 album "Empetus".

"Remote Viewing" by Tangerine Dream was released on their 1981 album "Exit".

"A Rainbow In Curved Air" by Terry Riley appears on his 1967 album with the same name. The track in its entirety is more than 18 minutes long.

Similar radio stations:

Fresh 105 FM (GTA: Vice City Stories)
MSX 98 (GTA: Liberty City Stories)
Rise FM (GTA: Liberty City Stories)
SF UR (GTA: San Andreas)
Wildstyle (GTA: Vice City)

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