Thyrai seems to be getting pretty great at upbeat house music, as shown by another excellent release here. Featuring solid percussion, a catchy chord progression and some nice lead synth sounds this is definitely one to jam to. There’s some great music box-style sounds and some violin in the break, and overall it’s a pretty powerful piece.
A new musician appears with a pretty awesome piece! We don’t hear much jazz in the fandom and The PloyMaker seems to have some skill with it. This piece focuses on some lovely trumpet and saxophone sounds, with soft drums helping to set the jazzy atmosphere. Give it a listen for a lovely night out in Manehattan!
Reverbrony’s series of super heavy metal instrumental tracks continues with this powerful Chrysalis-focused piece. Aggressive guitars, pounding drums, it has everything one would expect from this style that Reverb has made his own recently. The artwork fits the piece perfectly, and there are some pretty awesome guitar melodies that pop up throughout the piece.
syzygy. continues his streak of brilliant remixes with his take on one of the more recent show songs—this time opting for a lush, supersaw-laden style. Between squishy leads and gated chords, this remix provides an all-new instrumental frame while keeping the vocal arrangement intact, thus departing from the traditional two-drop-structure we’ve all come to expect. Instead, all the transitions play off of the vocals wonderfully, and you’re rewarded with a sweet orchestral outro if you keep listening until the end. Complete with interesting bits and pieces of sound design throughout the entire track and a fair attention to detail, syzygy’s remix definitely gives the more popular remixes of Friends Are Always There For You a run for their money.
The song is available as a free download from mediafire, so make sure to add it to your collection!
Another new track from Ataraxia’s recently released album Eternal Perfect Motion, this is a continuing example of how great he is at producing piano-centric pieces. This one is a lot more upbeat than the last couple, and makes some great use of heavy piano chord hits whilst dancing around wonderfully. There are also some subtle strings that come in at times. Give it a listen for some Twilight-flavoured piano!
Francis Vace has been uncharacteristically quiet recently, but that’s because he has a new album coming out very soon, called The Old Mare And The Sea! This is the first release from the album, and is a follow up of sorts to a track he wrote some time ago called Cold Feet. His voice shines here, with some great vocal melodies especially in the chorus, which is super catchy. There’s also some classic ska horns as well for those who dig that stuff as much as I do.
While I do think the Redstone’s mixing needs work (perhaps the choice of kick too if I’m being picky), I’m loving the classic prog house style melodies and synths he’s constructed and used in this piece. Room for improvement often means an artist can only get better though, so they’re definitely one to watch for future releases.
I go through a lot of music in my life, and whilst I do of course love hearing all the fancy stuff people are able to put together, sometimes it’s just nice to relax and listen to something that’s about as stripped back as it gets. Piano music like this, no bells and whistles, not even recorded especially well, just played from the heart with obvious skill and passion, is one of the simple pleasures in life. Sonic Hooves truly has a talent for composition, so please do check it out and find something to get lost in.
Some incredibly heartfelt lyrics and vocal delivery in this one, MC-Arch gives us a song about internal struggles, dealing with the lack of support from others, and finding support with his fans. With a solid rap performance, a lot of themes are touched on in these thoughtful lyrics that a short description couldn’t hope to live up to. Check it out for yourself!
Pony acid house? Pony acid house! I wasn’t expecting this either to be honest, but Seventh’s musical interest seems to span many, many genres. This song is part of his upcoming album, Ponies on Acid, filled with plenty more acid synths and 303 beats to meet your old-school production needs (Interior Design for Horses is a particular favourite of mine).