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Radiarc and Frozen Night – Oblivious II | Orchestral

Radiarc and Frozen Night have joined forces to create the sequel to the former’s old track, Oblivious! This also marks Radiarc’s first ever collaboration with another artist. While half the length, it still manages to be epic and emotional all the same. Starting off slow, a soft string and piano riff is the first part to come into play, before building up to a quick pause, a quiet piano bringing everything down to a simmer. Before long though, everything builds up to a crescendo, the familiar piano and strings being joined by powerful percussion sounds, and then eventually simmers down once again. Radiarc can do great things on their own, but it seems like everything becomes better when others are involved!

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UndreamedPanic and loophoof – Pony Lady | House

After a year in the works, UndreamedPanic and loophoof have just released an intensely catchy electro track with plenty of bouncy synth chords and vocal chops from the show, including a perfectly timed “Whee!” from Pinkie just before the second drop. One of the chops shows Rarity singing “lady”, fitting perfectly as part of the song’s title. Closing off with a piano riff that fades out as time goes on, this song is everything you could ask for in an electro song!

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Steryotype – ThruMyHead | Lo-Fi

Not long after releasing his Lofi Pon EP, Steryotype’s already got another one on the horizon: the ’03 Mini EP, which this track is a part of. As we’ve come to expect from the fandom’s emerging lo-fi scene, this song features the typical elements of a good lo-fi track, particularly the usage of old samples interpolated and edited over a modern hip-hop style drum beat. It hits in all the right places and feels perfect to relax to under a blanket, especially in this weather. ’03 Mini EP will be released soon, so look forward to that!

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4everfreebrony – I Don’t Complain (Covering Luna Jax) | Soft Rock

4everfreebrony always seems to nail covers, and this one is no exception. Track 11 from Copycat is a cover of the Luna Jax original; 4efb’s take shows a bit more polish in terms of production, and runs at a slightly slower tempo. The guitars are soft yet rich, with the inclusion of a slide between the first chorus and second verse. His voice is perfect for this type of music, perfectly conveying Big Mac’s attitude towards his daily regimes. Once again, we have another piece of blissful rock!

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[P@D] fractilx – Ultimate Uproar | Tech Trance

If there was an award for catchiest song on Ponies at Dawn: Eternal, this would easily appear in the top 3. The 41st track see’s fractilx’s first appearance on the P@D catalogue since 2018’s Rebirth, and what a comeback it is. This song wastes no time getting started, giving us only an uplifting pad and glitchy drum samples before jumping right in. What follows is an intensely catchy trance track based around Spike yelling “NOOOOOO” alongside plenty of other vocal samples pulled from various other sources. Quick, bouncy and filled to the brim with samples, you’ll have a hard time getting this one out of your head.

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[Music for the Headless Horse III] Cynifree – Blank Slate | Midtempo

Nightmare Night is over, yet the scares never end. Track 4 from Music for the Headless Horse III, Cynifree showcases their electronic wizardry with a creepy midtempo track based on Story of the Blanks! Joined by the low whirling bass is a creepy synthline that just screams “danger”, representing the game’s town full of blank flanks perfectly. The perfect soundtrack to running away from a dark forest.

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[PVCF] PrinceWhateverer & Jyc Row – Nightmare Night (Covering Glaze & Mic The Microphone) (2019) | Symphonic Metal

This brings a smile to my face. Prince & Jyc came together for this redux of the cult classic Nightmare Night and has vastly improved from the original cover back in 2011! Jyc’s orchestral and choir elements intertwined with Prince’s vocals and skill on the guitar go hand and hand for this piece with powerful chords, ominous bravado and that sweet, sweet melody, this one is quite a treat!
(even if its over a month late but you didn’t hear that from me)
This song is available as part of Ponyville Ciderfest’s 2019 Official Convention Album.

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Feryl DeMarco – When Nothing Matters | Downtempo

Feryl DeMarco just keeps pumping tracks out! This one oozes electronic goodness, like it was plucked straight out of a movie or game soundtrack. The drums are powerful yet not overbearing and gives all the other elements – such as the soft and brooding synths and plenty of glitches to go around – to breathe. With the rate at which DeMarco’s uploading and creating new music, I think we can expect nothing but greatness in 2020!

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Jyc Row & Elias Frost – The Demon Child | Orchestral

Third track of Jyc Row’s Legion EP has been uploaded and stands out by its more devious and fright inducing nature. This time he partnered with fellow part-time orchestral producer Elias Frost, and indeed their styles blend admirably. A creative and slick orchestration is backed up by glitched out and distorted sounds. The level of professionalism throughout, in every layer of the piece, makes it sound as if coming out straight from the soundtrack of a horror film starring the utterly cunning Cozy Glow as the main villain.