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Frozen Night – Thorn of The Frozen Star | Album | Orchestral / Metal


Breathtaking, astonishing, mesmerizing. The superlatives are lacking to describe this majestic album.
If you decide to embark on this journey Frozen Night has crafted for us, you will be hearing the incredible fusion of orchestral and metal we know and love him for. Half of the tracks include gorgeous lyrics sung by the equally gorgeous voice of Velvet R. Wings.
Each piece is a chapter of a well thought-out story which you will be able to discover in the document that comes with the album, along artwork accompanying every track and detailed explanations. It tells the tale of a kirin trying to save her kin from a looming threat of olden times. Zenith is about an epic fight between the protagonist and her nemesis, told with creative sound design exploring different electronic elements, all while empowering Velvet’s extraordinary operatic singing. Thorn of The Frozen Star creates spellbinding soundscapes throughout the track which has multiple phases including ones of respite with heartbreaking melodic percussion and the absolutely stunning climax with the guitars and strings working in unison to create a memorable experience. The album closes on a beautifully emotional ethereal piece centered around a piano and strings.
Together with Radiarc they coordinated their respective album releases to be simultaneous, and you should check out Radiarc’s album too, and remember physical copies of Thorn of The Frozen Star are available!

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Francis Vace – To The Nines (Covering Koa) | Ska

We should now be used to Francis Vace making delightful ska covers of electronic music, but he still manages to catch us off guard.
If you thought you had finally freed yourself from the treacherously catchy To The Nines by Koa from Ponies at Dawn: Eternal, well Francis Vace is here to make sure it stays in your skull for a little more. The energetic song incorporates all you could expect, including sick guitar riffs, electric drums, spicy brass and of course Francis’ punk vocals which you might find yourself singing all day!

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[PP] Seventh Element – Darkness Falls | Breakcore

This track is about King Sombra’s madness but it’s hard to know who’s the more insane of Seventh Element or Sombra. Fast drums and a variety of strings, even incuding a harpsicord, make the music dense and intense, even though calmer, more laid back parts are mixed in to let you realize what just happend, only to go hard again. Nevertheless, creative sound design is the constant, and the general feel of the track is reminiscent of Radiarc‘s style at times, only more fast paced.
This track is available as part of this Pinkamena Party album.

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Ardeleiz – Solelh-còlc | Acoustic

A new treat from Ardeleiz has come out, and it is a delicate Tia inspiered acoustic guitar solo. The title in Occitan translates to “sunset”, and indeed it makes you feel as if you were sitting by the sea, basking in the last amber to scarlet rays of Celestia’s light, waiting for her to gently lower the sun, as gently as the mellow melodies coming from the music itself. The composition is centered around a catchy main theme with variations all the way through. Go check it out if you want to soothe your soul, and admire the blissful art from WolfieDrawie.

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Brilliant Venture – Legacy : In the Mix | Album | Dubstep / Drum & Bass


Here it is! Brilliant Venture’s long awaited album is now upon us and boy was it worth the wait. Including many remixes of classics of both community and show songs, as well as original tracks, this album is truly a love letter to the fandom.
Brilliant’s signature wubs are very much present as one could expect and the musician also ventures in drum and bass giving a refreshing new spin to the Ponies at Dawn-featured track I Love This Fandom. Time honored Party With Pinkie by Alex S. gets a remix keeping the spirit of the original while making it sound quite novel. You will also find their take on iblank2apples’ I’ve Been Dreaming of Sunshine and Celery Stalks, adding it to the ever-growing list of wonderful remixes of this now absolute classic, giving it a new feel with heavier dubstep parts in true Brilliant Venture style.
I most definitely invite you to discover the many delightful gems treasured in this album full of adorable pony vocal chops, uplifting beats and marvelous melodies!

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N4ghtwolf – Artificial Madness (feat. Liv & Learn) | Hybrid Orchestral

N4ghtwolf is back again with an impressive piece featuring vocals from Liv & Learn. The dark story it tells can be heard both in the instrumentation with a variety of strings and an organ, mixed with more electronic components, as well as in the grim lyrics. The concept-driven piece carries heavy emotions throughout, and definitely manages to convey the creepy feels in the atmosphere crafted in the story.