A dominant song in this personal soundtrack has been La Villa Strangiato by the legendary Canadian power trio, Rush.
Partly inspired by some nightmares guitarist Alex Lifeson had experienced, La Villa Strangiato is a nine-minute instrumental divided into twelve distinct parts that combined tell a unified story complete with a plot and characters,
Part adventure, part fantasy, part nightmare, the song contains as many twist, turns, and transitions as the birdemic era itself, which is likely why it has found a place in my personal soundtrack over the course of the past two years.
The first video is a live performance. The second is the studio version of the song complete with chapter titles for those interested in following Strangiato "plot."