‘The Wanderer’ – An Eldritch Soundtrack

by Timothy J Jarvis

This playlist is a selection of eerie tracks, by some of the very best contemporary drone, ambient, & noise artists (and a few other apt pieces) – an antic soundtrack to The Wanderer.

It should set an eldritch atmosphere for a read-through of the book and is long enough that most readers shouldn’t have to repeat tracks. It can be listened to in sequence or randomly; sadly, of course, due to varying reading speeds (something, it now occurs to me, the book’s narrator muses on at length, at one point), it isn’t possible to curate something like this so track can match incident…

Some of the tracks aren’t available through Spotify (and won’t appear in your browser, but only when you open up the playlist), but can be purchased online (most are available on Bandcamp). And if you enjoy tracks that are available here, please consider supporting those artists by buying music, preferably either directly from them or from independent record labels.

Here’s the full tracklist:

16 Horsepower : Wayfaring Stranger
Sevendeaths : Concreté Misery
Tecumseh : Serenade for the Dead
Pines : Tent And Ashes
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma : Aberration Of Starlight
Raime : Your Cast Will Tire
Brian Lavelle : Hyperspatial & Interstitial
Kyle Bobby Dunn : Buncington Revisited
Hildur Gudnadottir : Unveiled
Zvuku : Ten Rooms
A Broken Consort : The River Beneath
KTL : Phill 2
Raising Holy Sparks : A Farewell Too Near A Greeting II
Daniel Klag : Infinite Arc
Chubby Wolf : Free Time Spent Dreading the Inevitables, Soaring In Availables, Wording the Operatives
Seaworthy & Taylor Deupree : Hollow
Deaf Center : The Day I Would Never Have
Hallock Hill : Needing Bones
Aaron Martin : Water Tongue
K’an (坎) : Altars
Steven R. Smith : Line To Line, Pole To Pole
High Aura’d : Sleep Like the Dead
Isnaj Dui : The Last Will Become a Darker Gray
Petrels : Canute
Parhelion : Forgotten Outpost
EUS, Postdrome, & Saåad : Drone Me Tender
Moon Zero : Winter Dreams
Roly Porter & Cynthia Millar : The Sea
Lost Harbours : Portal
Ak’chamel, The Giver of Illness : Potzlom
Secret Pyramid : Escape (Fade Out)
Black Swan : Passings, Heartbreak
Maxwell August Croy & Sean McCann : Hollow Pursuits
Xela : Ut Nos Vivicaret
M. Geddes Gengras : Inductor
William Fowler Collins : Embracing Our Own Annihilation 2
Tomonari Nozaki : Pt. V
Listening Mirror : The Organist
Field Rotation : The Uncanny
The Haxan Cloak : Fall
The North Sea & Rameses III : Death Of The Ankou
Black Mountain Transmitter : Drawn In Silhouette
Paul Corley : Narrow
Lawrence English : The Liquid Casket
Ian William Craig : On the Reach of Explanations
Higuma : Crystal Harvest
Foie Gras : Ascetic Vows
V/Vm : Sedov’s camp
Christina Vantzou : 11 Generations Of My Fathers
Paul Jebanasam : Rites: IV
How To Disappear Completely : In Motion
Richard A. Ingram : Béziers
Jenny Hval & Susanna : House of Bones