Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017's Top "Epic" Songs

I've only listened to about 250 albums from 2017. These are my favorite songs of over nine minutes in length from 2012 studio releases.

1. "Vixit III" - BATTLESTATIONS
2. "Vixit I" - BATTLESTATIONS
3. "(You Will) Live Forever Now" - ELECTRIC MOON
4. "Foxlight" - WOBBLER
5. "Around the Second Moon" - SEQUENTIA LEGENDA
6. "Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde" - WESERBERGLAND
7. "Fécondée par un extra-terrestre" - CAMEMBERT
8. "IV" - BELIEVE
9. "Pigeons in Space" - TREE TOPS
10. "Brave Captain" - BIG BIG TRAIN
11. "Routine Maintenance" - BUBBLEMATH
12. "Entre as Esterlas" - VITRAL
13. "Future Tribes" YVES POTIN/JAZZCOMPUTER.ORG
14. "Thousand Hands" - ELDER
15. "London Song" - BIG BIG TRAIN
16. "Tanzen und Springen" - WESERBERGLAND
17. "Stato di grazia" - ALIO DIE & LINGUA FUNGI
18. "Sleepers" - SOUP
19. "Die Kunst der Fuge Testtest" - WESERBERGLAND
20. "Etheric Echoes" - DREAMSTATE LOGIC
21. "Fern Chimes" - YVES POTIN/JAZZCOMPUTER.ORG
22. "The Boy and the Snow" - SOUP
23. "Undermind" - COSMIC TRIGGERS
24. "Hunt" - AMAROK
25. "Silent Universe" - DREAMSTATE LOGIC
26. "Quiet Coach" - BIG BAD WOLF


Honorable Mentions:
"Sensing Elements" - TANGERINE DREAM
"The Journey" - ANTOINE FAFARD
"II" - BELIEVE
"The Clock Unwound" - GENTLE KNIFE
"Symphony for a Perfect Moment" - SILHOUETTE
"Tigers" - THE SAMURAI OF PROG
"London Plane sequence" - BIG BIG TRAIN
"Awakenings" - KANT FREUD KAFKA
"From Silence to Somewhere" - WOBBLER
"I" - BELIEVE
"They Grow Layers of Life Within" - ALIO DIE
"Fermented Hours" - WOBBLER
"On the Edge of New Horizons" - KAIPA
"Flying Owl" - YVES POTIN/JAZZCOMPUTER.ORG
"Dromology" - INNER EAR BRIGADE
"The Falling Veil" - ELDER
"Language Is" - CHEER-ACCIDENT
"Skwitch" - CAMEMBERT
"Giardinaggio interiore" - ALIO DIE & LINGUA FUNGI
"Forest Mist" - YVES POTIN/JAZZCOMPUTER.ORG
"Empty World" - ANTOINE FAFARD
"Aral Sea, Parts I, II & III" - SOUL ENEMA
"Rules of the Desert" - CAST
“Crumbling Castle" - KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD 
"Genesis of Precious Thoughts" - TANGERINE DREAM
"Stratums of Seraphic Voices" - SEQUENTIA LEGENDA
"Summer Skies" - DRIFTING SUN
"Fallvind" - HIMMELLEGEME
"Mirror Lake" - YVES POTIN/JAZZCOMPUTER.ORG
"Bortom Hemom" - AGUSA
"A Scarred View" - WHITE WILLOW
"Return to Ommadawn, Pt. I" - MIKE OLDFIELD
"Simple Past" - ROBERT JÜRJENDAL
"Rolling Stone" - ULVER
"Bosses Hanging (Pt. I, II & III)" - GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
"The Lament of Pr. Frankenschnörgl" - CAMEMBERT
"Lento" - ALIO DIE & LINGUA FUNGI
"Illusions and Tribulations" - CAST
"Experimental Gentlemen" - BIG BIG TRAIN
"VII" - BELIEVE
"Fell" - KNALL

Also considered:
"Soplo de vida" - NEXUS
"A Void That I Can Depart To" - BUBBLEMATH
"Drugs" - TREE TOPS
"Gros bouquin" - CAMEMBERT
"Monochrome (Pensive)" - THE CONTORTIONIST
"Shape of the Wind" - ALIO DIE & AGLAIA
"Bluebird" - KAPREKAR'S CONSTANT
"Back" - DRAW THE SKY
"Periscope" - GENETICS
"Resignation" - GENTLE KNIFE
"Stardust (The Picture)" - ELECTRIC MOON
"Broken" - BAROCK PROJECT
"Winter" - BJORN RIIS
"Non-Locality Destination" - TANGERINE DREAM
"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
"House of the Mind" COMEDY OF ERRORS
"Coccoon" - BARROWS
"A Numbered Rat, A High Ledge, And A Maze Of Horizons" - DELUGE GRANDER
"God's Acre" - SOEN
"Syndenes Magi" - ARABS IN ASPIC
"Anthem For No State (Pt. I, II & III)" - GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
"Plans Askew" - 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
"Hallsands" - KAPREKAR'S CONSTANT
"Houdini" - KAPREKAR'S CONSTANT
"Mechanoya" - KSHETTRA
"És quan dormo que" - KANT FREUD KAFKA
"Xenolith" - ISULDUR'S BANE
"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:
"Si loin, si proche" - AUQUASERGE
"V" - BELIEVE
"Through Stained Glass" - CAST
"VI" - BELIEVE
"Vida y muerte" - KANT FREUD KAFKA
"Tristrant" - WESERBERGLAND
"Making Light of Traffic" - BUBBLEMATH
"Used to Be Home" - CICADA
"As We Agreed" - UNAKA PRONG
"Lichtbündel" - SULA BASSANA
"Oneness" - KOTEBEL
"Jord II" - JORDSJØ
"Entangled Universe" - KOTEBEL
"Power and Outcome" - CAST
"Post Ignem" - KOTEBEL
"Dream the Dead" - CALIGULA'S HORSE
"Million Light Years" - STARSABOUT
"Drive" - ISULDUR'S BANE


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