Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2019's Prog Epics

Here is my forever-morphing list of 2019's favorite Prog Epics (songs exceeding nine minutes in length). All songs are from 2019 releases. (Songs in bold letters indicate elevation to "Prog Valhalla" status.)


A+ (100.0 - 9.67)
MONKEY3 - "Ellipsis" (14:13) (29.5/30) = 9.83 

A (9.66 - 9.33)
ARNAUD BUKWALD - "Zöhr" (24/25) = 9.6
THIEVES' KITCHEN - "Eilmer" (19/20) = 9.5
MODERN-ROCK ENSEMBLE - "Dark Kingdom & The Evil King, Part 2" (19/20) = 9.5
KARFAGEN - "Dragon Island Suite (Part 2)" (38/40) = 9.5
THE TEA CLUB - "Creature" (52/55) = 9.45

A- (9.32 - 9.0)
THE ANCESTRY PROGRAM - "Easy for Us" (18.5/20) = 9.25
SEVEN STEPS TO THE GREEN DOOR - "Come to Your Father" (18.5/20) = 9.25
STEVE UNRUH - "Precipice" (18.5/20) = 9.25
ALIO DIE & INDALASKA - "Le temps crépuscule" (23/25) = 9.2
THIEVES' KITCHEN - "Uffington" (18.25/20) = 9.125
BIG BIG TRAIN - "Voyager" (27.3/30) = 9.11
DEVIN TOWNSEND - "Singularity" (45.5/50) = 9.1
ULVER - "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (41/45) = 9.1
THIEVES' KITCHEN - "The Voice of the Lar" (36.25/40) = 9.0625
KARFAGEN - "Dragon Island Suite (Part 1)" (31.5/35) = 9.0
THANK YOU SCIENTIST - "Chromology" (18/20) = 9.0
UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRATERNITY - "Seeds for Life" (36/40) = 9.0
MONKEY3 - "Spirals" (11:19) (18/20) = 9.0
THE PNEUMATIC TRANSIT - "The Fountain and the Feather" (22.5/25) = 9.0
IQ - "For Another Lifetime" (27/30) = 9.0
DEVIN TOWNSEND - "Borderlands" (18/20) = 9.0
STEVE UNRUH - "Luxury Denial" (18/20) = 9.0
ULVER - "Exodus" - (27/30) = 9.0
STEPHAN THELEN feat. Markus Reuter - "Briefing for a Descent Into Hell" (36/40) = 9.0
BJØRN RIIS - "Stormwatch" (27/30) = 9.0
THE PNEUMATIC TRANSIT - "Residual Sentience" (18/20) = 9.0
ARNAUD BUKWALD - "Theremoon" (18/20) = 9.0


B+ (8.99 - 8.68)
IZZ - "Age of Stars" (17.9/20) = 8.95
KHADAVRA - "Kollektiv" (49/55) = 89.09
DIZZY MYSTICS - "Wonderlost" (17.8/20) = 8.9
THE FAR MEADOW - "Foreign Land" (17.8/20) = 8.9
SPIRAL - "Anomaly's Death Trip" (17.75/20) = 8.875
LOST CROWNS - "Handmaid's Knees" (17.75/20) = 8.875
MONO - "Meet Us Where the Night Ends" (17.75/20) = 8.875
JAMBINAI - "In the Woods" - (26.5/30) = 8.83
THE PNEUMATIC TRANSIT - "Casino Mouse" (22/25) = 8.80
CHEETO'S MAGAZINE - "Big Boy" (44/50) = 8.8
THANK YOU SCIENTIST - "Anchor" (17.5/20) = 8.75
LOOSESENSE - "Tokyo" (17.5/20) = 8.75
SEVEN STEPS TO THE GREEN DOOR - "Hear My Voice Tonight" (17.5/20) = 8.75
THE SAMURAI OF PROG - "Reality" (17.5/20) = 8.75
RETROSPECTIVE - "What Will Be Next" (17.5/20) = 8.75
STEPHAN THELEN feat. Markus Reuter - "Fractal Guitar" (17.5/20) = 8.75
THE COSMIC DEAD - "Ursa Major" (18:23) (35/40) = 8.75
MONKEY3 - "Prism" (9:10) (17.5/20) = 8.75
MONOGRAF - "Horde" (26.1/30) = 8.7


B (8.67 - 8.33)
T - "The End of Always" (26/30) = 8.67
KARFAGEN - "Dragon Island Suite (Part 3)" (26/30) = 8.67
SPIRAL - "Death Cult" (17.25/20) = 8.625
GANDALF'S FIST - "The Clokkemaker" (21.5/25) = 8.6
RPWL - "Give Birth to the Sun" (17.25/20) = 8.625
JORDSJØ - "Til Våren" (17.25/20) = 8.625
GANDALF'S FIST - "The Lamplighter" (26/30) = 8.58
IZZ - "Moment of Inertia" (17/20) = 8.5
BIG BIG TRAIN - "Roman Stone" (25.5/30) = 8.5
MODERN-ROCK ENSEMBLE - "Dark Kingdom & The Evil King, Part 3" (17/20) = 8.5
MAD FELLAZ - "Sweet Silent Oblivion" (17/20) = 8.5
THE ANCESTRY PROGRAM - "Tomorrow" (17/20) = 8.5
GREEN DESERT TREE - "A Glimpse of Eternity" - (17/20) = 8.5
THANK YOU SCIENTIST - "Everyday Ghosts" (17/20) = 8.5
IQ - "Fallout" (34/40)
MONO - "Nowhere, Now Here" (17/20) = 8.5
MODERN-ROCK ENSEMBLE - "Night Comes - Dreams" (17/20) = 8.5
STEPHAN THELEN feat. Markus Reuter - "Road Movie" (25.5/30) = 8.5
IQ - "The Great Spirit Way" (38/45) = 8.44
THE COSMIC DEAD - "Video Scottish Space Race" (11:54) (21/25) = 8.4
SAMUEL CADIMA - "Outros Horizontes" (21/25) = 8.4
THE COSMIC DEAD - "The Grizzard" (24:08) (42/50) = 8.4
T - "Laughter's Cold Remains" (21/25) = 8.4
CIRRUS BAY - "The Vanishing Place" (16.75/20) = 8.375
ALIO DIE & INDALASKA - "Le temps irrémédiable" (16.75/20) = 8.375
KHADAVRA - "Dissolve" (16.75/20) = 8.375
BIG BIG TRAIN - "Ariel" (25/30) = 8.33
25 YARD SCREAMER - "Coda Jeremiah" (25/30) = 8.33
25 YARD SCREAMER - "The Silent Rising" (25/30) = 8.33

B- (8.32 - 8.0)
THE PNEUMATIC TRANSIT - "Atriums" (20.75/25) = 8.3
STEPHAN THELEN feat. Markus Reuter - "Urban Nightscape" (29/35) = 8.29
IZZ - "42" (33/40) = 8.25
BJØRN RIIS - "When Rain Falls" (16.5/20) = 8.25
MODERN-ROCK ENSEMBLE - "Childhood & School Days" (11:31) (16.5/20) = 8.25
25 YARD SCREAMER - "A Space Where Someone Should Be" (16.5/20) = 8.25
THE GIFT - "Changeling" (16.5/20) = 8.25
ALIO DIE & LORENZO MONTANÀ - "The closest place to the soul" (20.5/25) = 8.2 
PROTEAN CIRCUS - "A Mild Immortal Nymph of River" (20.5/25) = 8.2
SAMUEL CADIMA - "Refúgio" (16.35/20) = 8.175
ALIO DIE & LORENZO MONTANÀ - "On the waves of fate - Part 2" (28.5/35) = 8.143
SAMUEL CADIMA - "De Partida No Teleporto" (16.25/20) = 8.125
KHADAVRA - "Down the Rabbithole" (16.25/20) = 8.125
MONOGRAF - "The Golden Calf" (16.2/20) = 8.1
ALIO DIE & INDALASKA - "L'heure qui ondule" (36/45) = 8.0
ULVER - "Blood, Fire, Woods, Diamonds" (28/35) = 8.0
SPIRAL - "Anomaly Dreams" (16/20) = 8.0
GREEN DESERT TREE - "Progressive Worlds" (16/20) = 8.0
THE COSMIC DEAD - "Portal" (20:57) (32/40) = 8.0

C+ (7.99 - 7.68)
THE FAR MEADOW - "Travelogue" (31.6/40) = 7.9
THE BLACK FALL - "The Hollow" (23.7/30) = 7.9
THE BLACK FALL - "Far From Home" (15.8/20) = 7.9
MONOGRAF - "Grails" (15.7/20) = 7.85
CIRRUS BAY - "A Blossom of Hills" (15.5/20) = 7.75
MOON LETTERS - "Sea Battle" (15.5/20) = 7.75

C (7.66 - 7.33)
ULVER - "True North" (23/30) =  7.67
THE ANCESTRY PROGRAM - "More to This" (15.34/20) = 7.67
RPWL - "Light of the World" (15/20) = 7.5
THE GIFT - "Closer" (15/20) = 7.5
BROKEN PARACHUTE - "Devils" (15/20) = 7.5

C- (7.32 - 70.0)
ANDREW ROUSSAK - "Malta Sketches Hola Beach Boogie 1565 Sunset in Valetta" (14.5/20) = 7.25


Not Quite Long Enough:
THIEVES' KITCHEN - "Mirie It Is" (20/20) = 10.0
STEVE UNRUH - "Reckoning" (18/20) = 9.0


As yet unrated:
T - "Beyond the Dark"
T - "When We Were Us"
SUPERLUMINAL PACHYDERM - "Humming Like a Pile of Kneepads" (/20) =
SUPERLUMINAL PACHYDERM - "A Symphony of Beef" (/35) =
SUPERLUMINAL PACHYDERM - "Should I Eat the Amplifier?" (/50) =
THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS - "Epitaph" (/25) =
THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS - "Mutation" (/40) =
PHROZENLIGHT - "Soul Mantra" (/45) =
PHROZENLIGHT - "Sweet Wish" (/35) =
PHROZENLIGHT - "Spirit Mantra" (/35) =