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For the vehicle, see Journey.

You are traveling through space, you are looking for somewhere to settle-- it cannot be here. Nobody likes you and you are beginning to understand why. It's time to relax and worry, together.
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The Journey is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays ambient and downtempo music.


The station is unusual, as its DJ is actually a Fruit Computer which speaks in a synthesized female voice. The "DJ" often mentions that "Life is actually a game" and discusses, amongst other topics, the "relationship between computers and life." The computer's dialogue includes statements which appear to be existential and philosophical, but are really nonsensical and meaningless. Despite it, the computer sometimes acknowledges the virtual reality of the city and breaks the fourth wall, telling listeners that they are "living in a simulation".

In Episodes from Liberty City, The Journey does not appear and is instead replaced by another ambient radio station, Self-Actualization FM although in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, The Journey, along with all other GTA IV exclusive radio stations, appears in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

This is Derrick McReary's favourite radio station.


Song: Preview: Notes:
"5:23 (Maiden Voyage)" by Global Communication (1994)
"A Rainbow in Curved Air" by Terry Riley (1969) Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Arrival" by Steve Roach (1986)
"Communique: 'Approach Spiral'" by Michael Shrieve (1984) Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Oxygène, Pt 4" by Jean Michel Jarre (1976)
"Pruit Igoe" by Philip Glass (1983)
"remote viewing" by Tangerine Dream (1981)
"Z Twig" by Aphex Twin (1994)
"The Oh of Pleasure" by Ray Lynch (1984)


Radio Station

Individual Songs

  • "Z Twig" by Aphex Twin is featured in the Niko Bellic trailer on the Grand Theft Auto IV website.
  • "Pruit Igoe" by Philip Glass is featured in the "Things Will Be Different" trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV, and also plays following both endings of the game.


  • A Macintosh computer was used to produce the voice of the computer DJ, and the "Vicki" voice from Apple's PlainTalk speech software can be heard as the voice of the DJ.
  • "Z Twig" by Aphex Twin is credited in the game as "Selected Ambient Works Volume II, CD2 TRK5". The reason for this is because the tracks on that album are not named and are instead referenced by a corresponding image.
  • "5:23 (Maiden Voyage)" by Global Communication was incorrectly credited as "Global Communication: 8:07" in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition. This change was reverted to the correct title with the March 19, 2020 "The Complete Edition" patch.

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