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{{Radio station
'''The Journey''' is an [[wp:Ambient music|ambient]]/[[wp:Chill-out music|chillout]] radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
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| image = [[File:TheJourney-GTAIV-logo.png|100px]]
 
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| genre = New Age, chill-out, minimalism
== Description ==
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| games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
The station is unusual in its choice of DJ, "a computer" (as credited by both the end-game credits and manual) which speaks in a synthesized voice of a female. Often times, the lines delivered by the computer are seemingly philosophical, but appear to be more nonsensical, if not meaningless. The computer DJ often talks about the subject "Life is actually a game" and other similar topics talking about the relationship between computers and life - and this is an obvious reference to the player being in the 'world' of Grand Theft Auto, and some of the things the presenter says may be Rockstar joking, suggesting that the player should interact with the real world too, not just GTA.   
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| djs  = A computer
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'''The Journey''' is an [[wp:Ambient music|ambient]]/[[wp:Chill-out music|chillout]] radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. The station is unusual in its choice of DJ, "a computer" (as credited by both the end-game credits and manual) which speaks in a synthesized voice of a female. Often times, the lines delivered by the computer are seemingly philosophical, but appear to be more nonsensical, if not meaningless. The computer DJ often talks about the subject "Life is actually a game" and other similar topics talking about the relationship between computers and life - and this is an obvious reference to the player being in the 'world' of Grand Theft Auto, and some of the things the presenter says may be Rockstar joking, suggesting that the player should interact with the real world too, not just GTA.   
  
 
This genre of music is the first of its kind to appear in a Grand Theft Auto game, and listeners will recognize the track "Pruit Igoe" by [[wp:Philip Glass|Philip Glass]], which was played in the first GTA IV trailer.
 
This genre of music is the first of its kind to appear in a Grand Theft Auto game, and listeners will recognize the track "Pruit Igoe" by [[wp:Philip Glass|Philip Glass]], which was played in the first GTA IV trailer.
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The Journey is replaced with [[Self-Actualization FM]] in the [[GTA IV Episodes|Episodes from Liberty City]] version of [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
 
The Journey is replaced with [[Self-Actualization FM]] in the [[GTA IV Episodes|Episodes from Liberty City]] version of [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
  
== Tracklist ==
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'''DJ''': "''a computer''"
* [[wp:Global Communication|Global Communication]] - "5:23 (Maiden Voyage)" (1994)
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* [[wp:Terry Riley|Terry Riley]] - "[[wp:A Rainbow in Curved Air|A Rainbow in Curved Air]]" (1967)
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'''Genre''': [[wp:New Age music|New Age]], [[wp:Chill-out music|chil-out]], [[wp:Minimal music|minimalism]]
* [[wp:Steve Roach (musician)|Steve Roach]] - "Arrival" (1986)
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* [[wp:Michael Shrieve|Michael Shrieve]] - "Communique 'Approach Spiral'" (1984)
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===Tracklist===
* [[wp:Jean Michel Jarre|Jean Michel Jarre]] - "Oxygène, Pt 4" (1976)
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* [[wp:Global Communication|Global Communication]] - "5:23 (Maiden Voyage)" ''(1994)''
* [[wp:Philip Glass|Philip Glass]] - "Pruit Igoe" (1983)
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* [[wp:Terry Riley|Terry Riley]] - "[[wp:A Rainbow in Curved Air|A Rainbow in Curved Air]]" ''(1967)''
* [[wp:Tangerine Dream|Tangerine Dream]] - "Remote Viewing" (1981)
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* [[wp:Steve Roach (musician)|Steve Roach]] - "Arrival" ''(1986)''
* [[wp:Aphex Twin|Aphex Twin]] - "Z Twig" (1994)
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* [[wp:Michael Shrieve|Michael Shrieve]] - "Communique 'Approach Spiral'" ''(1984)''
* [[wp:Ray Lynch|Ray Lynch]] - "The Oh of Pleasure" (1984)
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* [[wp:Jean Michel Jarre|Jean Michel Jarre]] - "Oxygène, Pt 4" ''(1976)''
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* [[wp:Philip Glass|Philip Glass]] - "Pruit Igoe" ''(1983)''
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* [[wp:Tangerine Dream|Tangerine Dream]] - "Remote Viewing" ''(1981)''
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* [[wp:Aphex Twin|Aphex Twin]] - "Z Twig" ''(1994)''
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* [[wp:Ray Lynch|Ray Lynch]] - "The Oh of Pleasure" ''(1984)''
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
*The imaging voices of the station are provided by one Alexandra Williamson, the only known human voice actor for the station.
 
*The imaging voices of the station are provided by one Alexandra Williamson, the only known human voice actor for the station.
*A Macintosh computer was used to produce the voice of the computer DJ of "The Journey"; which is evidenced as the "Vicki" voice from Apple's PlainTalk speech software can be heard as the voice of the computerized DJ. It is the first time text-to-speech software was used in the Grand Theft Auto series. This also implies that the creator of the station used a [[Fruit Computers|Fruit]] computer as the DJ.
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*A Macintosh computer was used to produce the voice of the computer DJ of "The Journey"; which is evidenced as the "Vicki" voice from Apple's PlainTalk speech software can be heard as the voice of the computerized DJ. It is the first time text-to-speech software was used in the Grand Theft Auto series.
  
 
==External link==
 
==External link==

Revision as of 17:28, 21 December 2013

Radio Station
The Journey
TheJourney-GTAIV-logo.png
Genre: New Age, chill-out, minimalism
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
DJ(s): A computer

The Journey is an ambient/chillout radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV. The station is unusual in its choice of DJ, "a computer" (as credited by both the end-game credits and manual) which speaks in a synthesized voice of a female. Often times, the lines delivered by the computer are seemingly philosophical, but appear to be more nonsensical, if not meaningless. The computer DJ often talks about the subject "Life is actually a game" and other similar topics talking about the relationship between computers and life - and this is an obvious reference to the player being in the 'world' of Grand Theft Auto, and some of the things the presenter says may be Rockstar joking, suggesting that the player should interact with the real world too, not just GTA.

This genre of music is the first of its kind to appear in a Grand Theft Auto game, and listeners will recognize the track "Pruit Igoe" by Philip Glass, which was played in the first GTA IV trailer.

The Journey is replaced with Self-Actualization FM in the Episodes from Liberty City version of The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

DJ: "a computer"

Genre: New Age, chil-out, minimalism

Tracklist

Trivia

  • The imaging voices of the station are provided by one Alexandra Williamson, the only known human voice actor for the station.
  • A Macintosh computer was used to produce the voice of the computer DJ of "The Journey"; which is evidenced as the "Vicki" voice from Apple's PlainTalk speech software can be heard as the voice of the computerized DJ. It is the first time text-to-speech software was used in the Grand Theft Auto series.

External link