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    when an artist gets more ambitious that usual, you expect them to tout the results, and critics and audiences to pay attention. but sometimes that isn't the case, and you get a deep cut instead of a defining statement. it could be because the work in question flopped, but often (and more intriguingly) it's as if the creator wanted it to stay obscure.

    what exactly "epic" entails is open to interpretation. it could be something longer, more expansive, more "all out" than usual--or it could be anything that feels particularly weird, one-off, special.

    what are some good examples? is this even a real phenomenon or just wishful thinking?

    (a legendary example might be the beatles' "carnival of light"--although afaik we can't hear any of it. so i guess you could distinguish between obscured and lost, but i'd be interested in examples of either kind.)
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    a few of my favorite rave era ones









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    I don't understand what you had in mind exactly cos the examples just seem like generic tunes but in modernist literature this is a very real thing it's the cantos, it's maximus poems and it's Finnegans wake

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I don't understand what you had in mind exactly cos the examples just seem like generic tunes but in modernist literature this is a very real thing it's the cantos, it's maximus poems and it's Finnegans wake
    so for you it's a relevant concept in literature but doesn't make sense in regards to music?

    i mean, i could try to explain why i posted the stuff above but it's not really supposed to be essential that everyone agrees on exactly what qualifies. it's not like if you post something i'm going to shout "WRONG!" like trump in the 2016 debates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvuent View Post
    so for you it's a relevant concept in literature but doesn't make sense in regards to music?

    i mean, i could try to explain why i posted the stuff above but it's not really supposed to be essential that everyone agrees on exactly what qualifies. it's not like if you post something i'm going to shout "WRONG!" like trump in the 2016 debates.
    It's a relevant concept. Just can't see how you're working it wrt the examples given

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