Saturday, March 16, 2013

2008's Best "Epic" Songs

These are my favorite songs of over nine minutes in length from 2008 studio releases.

1. "Someone Starts to Fade Away" - NOSOUND
2. "Hybrisma" - DATURAH
3. "Ricorre l'abbandono" - J'ACCUSE..!
4. "Tout ce que j'ai rêvé" - JELLY FICHE
5. "Coerenza delle percenuali" - UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
6. "The Garden" - UNITOPIA
7. "Child of the Thundercloud" - DIAGONAL
8. "From Silence to Noise" - NOSOUND
9. "Bring Out the Sun" - VON HERTZEN BROTHERS
10. "Vento Madre" - UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
11. "9" - DATURAH
12. "Simurgh" - KOTEBEL
13. "Ouroboros" - ASTRA
14. "Ato piradime" - UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
15. "Crashmind" - FROM.UZ
16. "What Will Happen" - SHAMALL
17. "The Lighthouse Song" - MOONGARDEN
18. "Malebolge" - IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE
19. "Semi-Permiable Membrane" - DIAGONAL
20. "The Children Gathering Around the Lake " - STEVE JANSEN, RICHARD BARBIERI, NOBUKAZU TAKEMURA
21. "The Long Fianchetto" - THIEVES' KITCHEN
22. "Imperial Winter White" -  WOBBLER
23. "Cruces y Sombres" - NEXUS
24. "Aggrandizement" - DELUGE GRANDER
25. "Two Blocks from the Edge" - KARMAKANIK


Honorable Mentions: 

"Del abismo al sol" - NEXUS
"The Willing Victim" - VON HERTZEN BROTHERS
"Brother Where'you Bound?" - SIMON SAYS
"Stone Salad" - FROM.UZ
"Beautiful & Monstrous" - SUBSIGNAL
"Ouroboros" - KOTEBEL
"In Taberna" - WOBBLER
"The Weirding" - ASTRA
"Yucatan 65: The Agitation of the Mass" - BIRDS AND BUILDINGS
"Ára bátur" - SIGUR RÓS
"Perpetuum Karma" - NEXUS
"Silent Sleep" - ASTRA
"As the River Runs" - SIMON SAYS
"De astrologia" - UNIVERSAL TOTEM OTCHESTRA
"Caution Congregates and Forms a Storm" - BIRDS AND BUILDINGS
"Chronicle of the Invisible River of Stone" - BIRDS AND BUILDINGS

*Bold print denotes songs that have risen into my pantheon of All-time favorite "epics."

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