Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Prog Epics of 2017

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 2017:
1. "Pigeons in Space" - TREE TOPS
2. "Vixit I" - BATTLESTATIONS
3. "Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde" - WESERBERGLAND
4. "Vixit III" - BATTLESTATIONS
5. "(You Will) Live Forever Now" - ELECTRIC MOON
6. "Foxlight" - WOBBLER
7. "London Song" - BIG BIG TRAIN
8. "Tanzen und Springen" - WESERBERGLAND
9. "Stato di grazia" - ALIO DIE & LINGUA FUNGI
10. "Die Kunst der Fuge Testtest" - WESERBERGLAND
11. "Undermind" - COSMIC TRIGGERS
12. "Hunt" - AMAROK
13. "Quiet Coach" - BIG BAD WOLF

9.0-9.5/10 songs
"The Clock Unwound" - GENTLE KNIFE
"Thousand Hands" - ELDER
"Symphony for a Perfect Moment" - SILHOUETTE
"Tigers" - THE SAMURAI OF PROG
"London Plane sequence" - BIG BIG TRAIN
"Captain Brave" - BIG BIG TRAIN
"Awakenings" - KANT FREUD KAFKA
"From Silence to Somewhere" - WOBBLER
"Giardinaggio interiore" - ALIO DIE & LINGUA FUNGI
"Fermented Hours" - WOBBLER
"Dromology" - INNER EAR BRIGADE
"The Falling Veil" - ELDER
"Rules of the Desert" - CAST
"A Scarred View" - WHITE WILLOW
"Return to Ommadawn, Pt. I" - MIKE OLDFIELD
"Simple Past" - ROBERT JÜRJENDAL
"Rolling Stone" - ULVER
"Anthem For No State (Pt. I, II & III)" - GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
"Lento" - ALIO DIE & LINGUA FUNGI
"Fallvind" - HIMMELLEGEME
"Syndenes Magi" - ARABS IN ASPIC
"Fell" - KNALL

8.5-9.0/10 songs
"Soplo de vida" - NEXUS
"Illusions and Tribulations" - CAST
"Drugs" - TREE TOPS
"Monochrome (Pensive)" - THE CONTORTIONIST
"Experimental Gentlemen" - BIG BIG TRAIN
"Periscope" - GENETICS
"Stardust (The Picture)" - ELECTRIC MOON
"Winter" - BJORN RIIS
"Mystical Mountain" - MAGIC BUS
"Syndicate" - COSMIC TRIGGERS
"Ikarus" - DOWN WITH THE GYPSIES
"Third War Three" - KUNGENS MÄNS
"Sand" - MONARCH TRAIL
"Stranger in a Strange Land" - EMERALD DAWN
"Return to Ommadawn, Pt. II" - MIKE OLDFIELD
"Coccoon" - BARROWS



"Plans Askew" - GENTLE KNIFE
"Resignation" - GENTLE KNIFE
"Mørket 2" - ARABS IN ASPIC
"Mørket 3" - ARABS IN ASPIC
"Raubkatze" - KNALL
"Hoping Against Hope" - THINKING PLAGUE
"A Mead Hall in Winter" - BIG BIG TRAIN
"Mechanoya" -KSHETTRA
"És quan dormo que" - KANT FREUD KAFKA
"Sand" - MONARCH TRAIL
"Musique Noir" - EMERALD DAWN
"Pendulum" - PERIDONI
"A Dirge for the Unwitting" - THINKING PLAGUE
"Walk Under the Moon" - KSHETTRA
"Catwalk" - KNALL
"Sightseeing" - KNALL
"Seaweed" - KNALL
"Lachs" - KNALL
"Let It Go" - SHED
"Manokus" - GROOVE FETISH

Close but just a little too short:
"Through Stained Glass" - CAST
"Vida y muerte" - KANT FREUD KAFKA
"Tristrant" - WESERBERGLAND
"As We Agreed" - UNAKA PRONG
"Lichtbündel" - SULA BASSANA
"Oneness" - KOTEBEL
"Jord II" - JORDSJØ
"Entangled" - KOTEBEL
"Power and Outcome" - CAST

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