Track 3 from Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse is This Is What It’s Like, the first of three appearances of 4everfreebrony (along with Envia Sun, SaxPon3 and TheMusicReborn) on the album! The song depicts a scenario where Celestia visits the moon while Luna’s still imprisoned there, to see how she’s hanging on. Celestia here is portrayed by Envia Sun, and her voice is absolutely spectacular. She really completes this piece, making this happy-but-secretly-sad song sounding amazing. If that’s your thing, you’ll love this!
Ready for 8 minutes of fun with Midnight Sparkle? I’ve said time and again that all the vocal performers you hear in G4 have voices that would work so well in EDM, and this track – a remix of Midnight in Me from Legend of Everfree is yet another shining example of it. As the song starts, there’s some light electronic elements that slowly become overshadowed by the voice of Twilight and some strong orchestral drum hits. Her voice absolutely soars over the instrumental for a while before the electronica takes over again. It slowly evolves into something psychedelic and fast-paced that’ll stick in your head for a while. Check out the last couple of minutes for that amazing rhythm change!
Lianella Stilson’s latest outing with Filacki is called We’re on Fire, and what an appropriate name considering this really is fire! The bounciness comes straight in right as it starts, and Lianella’s vocals are always a welcome treat. Check out that synth-filled drop! You’ll be bouncing for days.
The title track from Vylet Pony’s latest album Super Pony World: Fairytails really sets out to impress! Primarily showcasing a chiptune style, the whole track sounds straight out of a video game. It starts out with just a set of brooding choir chords before a plucked sound joins in; it quickly transitions to a pure chiptune melody with the whole 9 yards: digitized drums and plucky 8-bit melodies. We only have a few seconds to enjoy this before the song properly kicks in. There’s an adventurous melody played along numerous different synth sounds and styles, which really makes this unique piece sound out. Just over halfway in, Vylet’s voice pops in, sounding soulful and powerful as ever. Another banger to add to the list!
Nothing can stop the return of the evil King Sombra. This track fits his aura really well, painting a picture of his second attempt at destroying the Crystal Empire with a vengeance. The drop is heavy as can be, and those orchestral trap moments really capture Sombra’s dark side. Two different styles of music coming together like this is a blessing!
A unique ballad, this one. Lead by an orchestral backing with strong drums, Harvest Orange sings to himself about his desire to find his wife in his last hours on the planet. His vocals really put you in the moment and the instrumentation is full of emotion, especially towards the middle!
BlueBrony and Totalspark (the latter’s second of two contributions) join forces to create something unique as part of Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse: a unique combination of orchestral music and dubstep! It really captures the feeling of an intense spy mission, especially when the surprising rock elements make their way in!
Anime theme song, anyone? Track 38 from Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse is Of Shadows and Nightmares from Radiarc, an orchestral piece with some power! This one is sprinkled with goodness from each string instrument to the quickly plucked strings, to even the piano; it all comes together to form something that would fit well in a movie trailer or anime opening. I get chills every time that piano riff comes in. You know, there’s a reason why Radiarc is regarded at the top of the MLP music scene, and this song is a great example!
A first attempt at future house from Butterflight with their remix of Hoof Shaker, originally by GrazySmash and MEQA! This track basically starts with a buildup that quickly leads into a drop, which sounds fantabulous. The main melody’s generated with what sounds like detuned piano reminiscent of 90s house, which occasionally changes up a bit throughout the song. It’s bouncy and features the perfect tempo. Not bad for a song made in under 24 hours!
After some fine French House? FilledSilhoutte’s got you covered. Track 20 from Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse is The Personalities, which is also the final single from his upcoming album Rarity’s Fashion Playlist. The funk in this track is palpable; the samples featured are put to good use behind some bunchy drumlines. The highlights are when those samples are layered in effects and muffled, before building up right back into the action! Sweetness from start to finish. Expect Rarity’s Fashion Playlist to come out on December 18th!