Thursday, July 7, 2016

Prog Epics of 2016

We're eleven-twelfths of the way through 2016. I've heard well over 300 albums released this year. 

So far. 

Here are my current reckonings for the best prog "epics" (songs with a length of over nine minutes) for the year. (Songs in bold black belong, in my humble opinion, in the Olympian Valhalla of prog's all-time great masterpieces.)

The Best of 2016:
1. "Deep Five" - THE MERCURY TREE
2. "Walpurgi Flame" - MOTHER TURTLE
3. "Concurrent Abreaction, Parts I-VI" - STARE AT THE CLOUDS
4. “Crooked House” - GHOST MEDICINE
5. "Little Animal" - UNAKA PRONG
6. “Discontinuance” - GHOST MEDICINE
7. "Misophonia III" - ELECTRIC ORANGE
8. "Terra cava" - UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
9.  "Secret Signs of Green" - BRUNO MANSINI
10. "Téton effrayant - sauerkraut" - ARNAUD BUKWALD
11. "Dark Woods-Dawn Meadows" - LOST KITE
12. "Tsukutomi II" - CORIMA
13. "The Illusion's Reckoning" - MANTRA VEGA
14. "Passagero" - AKT
15. "Liquid Sun" - THE SPACELORDS
16. "Entropia" - SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
17. "III. West Shore:  Where We Lost the Ones" - HYPNO5E
18. "Quantum Unknown (Riveted Eye)" - GRAVITYSAYS_I
19. "Conglomeration" - SHAMBELMATHS
20. "When The Door Opens, It Opens On Everything" - JACK O' THE CLOCK
21.  "Big Black Dog" - MOTORPSYCHO
22. "Desert Spring" - GHOST MEDICINE
23. "In Love and War" - DIFFERENT LIGHT
24. "Lada Niva" - INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE
25. "Pursue" - THENCE


Honorable Mentions:
"The End of the Satellite Age" - ETERNAL WANDERERS
"Cromagnosis" - ULVER
"Why Are We Whispering" - ALI FERGUSON
“Inertia” - SEVEN IMPALE
"Inntal" - INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE
"Fighting the Doughboy" - JACK O' THE CLOCK
"Locus II" - RESINA
"Secular Soul" - HEADSPACE
“The Valley Beneath the Waves” - THE ARBORIST
"Fadeaway" (Chapter V) - GRIOT
“Them” - DISEN GAGE
“Lemma” - SEVEN IMPALE
"A Winter in The Woodshed, A Summer in The Stockyard" - THE COLOR GLASS
"Requiem for Hell" - MONO
"Following a Neutrino's Flight" - ETERNAL WANDERERS
"Suita Nr 9 (1)" - SBB
"Stalker" - SHAMBELMATHS
"The Lost Continent of Mu" - THE ARBORIST
"Lili's Day" - GADI CAPLAN
"Clockwise" - AMOEBA SPLIT
"Spirit Holy Rising" - HOWARD GIVENS & CRAIG PADILLA
"At The Edge of Time" - OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
"The Old Man and The Table Saw" - JACK O' THE CLOCK
"Los Monumentos" - RESINA
"REimpression (Feeling in D)" - IN LIMBO
"Full Fathom Five" - INTERPHASES
"New World Order" - NINETEEN TWELVE
"Mantrip" - RESINA
"We're Putting on our Bulldog Faces (and Hoping Something Good Happens)" - FRENCH TV
"Killers" - ARIBAG
"Impetus" - THE TEMPORAL CHAOS PROJECT
"In the Grand Scheme of Things" - DIFFERENT LIGHT
"The Science Within Us" - HEADSPACE
"A Falling Ember" - SHAMBELMATHS
"Call for Cthulhu" - INGRANAGGI DELLA VALLE
"Eternal Return" - DIFFERENT LIGHT
"The Daily Dark Delirium" - N.y.X.
"Eye Can't Act" - SUNGAZERS
"As a Matter of Breath" - YUGEN
"D-Day Drone" - ULVER
"Sol" - COSMIC GROUND
"In the Flame" - TEMPORAL CHAOS PROJECT
"Disconnected" - AIRBAG
"Harvest Moon" - MOTHER TURTLE
"Darkling" - DISCONNECT
"Goliath" - MACROSCREAM
"Astral Lynx" - COSMIC BEAST
"Spadające Gwiazdy" - PAWEL FIEDYS
"Second Departure" - CIRRUS BAY
"Hair in a G-String, Part 3 (I'm Going Down)" - THE COLIN TENCH PROJECT
"Athletics" - PROMENADE
"Carnival" - MARBIN
"Pursue" - THENCE
"The Stones Are Not Too Busy" - SOLAR FIELDS
"Organia" - COSMIC GROUND



Close but just too short:
"Postlude I" - AXON-NEURON
"Postlude II" - AXON-NEURON
"Amalia's Theme" - KAYO DOT
"Child" - VANETA
"Desert/Dawn" - ULVER
"Hydraulic Fracas" - ZHONGYU
"Elogio del dubbio" UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
"...on a Dark Cloud" - THE WINSTONS
"Windrose" - WHALEPHANT
"Rings of Earth" - KAYO DOT
"Winter" - YOSSI SASSI BAND
"Summit" - AXON-NEURON
"Uvertura XIX" - DIVJE JEZER
"Ocean Suite" - INNER PROSPEKT
"Bluebird" - STARSABOUT
"Rehumanizer" - MASERATI


Also considered:
"Toward The Omega Point" - HORSE LORDS
"The Final Thing on My Mind" - THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
"Esporas" - RESINA
"Impetus" - TEMPORAL CHAOS PROJECT
"Geocentrism" - ANGEL GRAVE
"Impenetrable Oak Bark" - MACROSCREAM
"Flat Is Round" - ANDROID 16
"NGC224" - COSMIC GROUND
"Phoenix" - SEVEN IMPALE
"The Art of Ending a Revolution" - MOTHER TURTLE
"No Cave" - MASERATI
"Organized Suffering" - ELECTRIC ORANGE
"Bottledrone" - ELECTRIC ORANGE
"Misophonia I" - ELECTRIC ORANGE
"In The Beginning of Time" - OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
"Più uguale" - DEUS EX MACHINA
"Archivists of the Universe" - ANGEL GRAVE
"Architettura dell'acqua" UNIVERSAL TOTEM ORCHESTRA
"Isle of Awakening Slumber" - ANGEL GRAVE
"Serpentine Maelstrom 1" - ANGEL GRAVE
"Sea God's Plight" - ANGEL GRAVE
"Dead Quiet" - AUDIO'M
"Stolen Love Bite" - AUDIO'M
"Mourning Dove" - AUDIO'M
"Mr. Why" - MACROSCREAM
"The Flying Giampy" - MACROSCREAM
"First Departure" - CIRRUS BAY
"The Battle" - APERÇU
"All the Pain in All the World" - KAYO DOT
"Eve" - BENT KNEE
"Kimon" - KURUSHIMI
"Small Ships" - LARGE BODIES
"Alexandrine" - GRICE
"Hoodoo" - LARGE BODIES
"I Believe" - PERVY PERKIN
"Toward The Omega Point" - HORSE LORDS

2 comments:

  1. Oi, como vai? Tenho notícias sobre o multi-instrumentista Bruni Mansini, para qual e-mail posso enviar?

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