Luna’s Future has always been a favourite of mine from the world of Equestria, and sweet Celestia, Etherium has done something truly magical with it. Right from the start we are bombarded with a flurry of tension and emotion from a masterful use of choruses and an atmosphere that feels like a “blanket of eternal snow” to put it into words. This one gave me chills from beginning to end, and it is one you definitely don’t want to miss.
For someone relatively new, I’m shocked at how deep this feels. Fascinatin did a great job conveying Twilight’s goal of setting an example for all of Equestria as the Princess of Friendship and the emotions that are being evoked are just incredible! If there is one thing that stands out to me, the creative rhythms thrown in by the drums and I’ve always been a sucker for legato synth leads. I expect great things to come from this and can’t wait to hear whats next! How about you?
Riovelk is one of those artists I really want to see gain more traction. Memories of You tells the tale of when Celestia Banished her Sister to the moon with some stellar vocals and a very catchy mix throughout that exudes those glorious 80s vibes complete with complex melodies and power chords and it takes me back to “the good ol’ days” of Super Ponybeat and just love how they breathe new life into an aspiring genre such as this.
Rusty is at it again! This song tells us about his realization of developing what is known as “Imposter Syndrome”; which is where you feel that anything good in your life, whether it be your actions or things you just find good in general, are all due to manipulation, luck, or someone else’s work. Rusty does a great job at telling this tale with infectious and emotional vocal work, that I don’t hear very often and there are plenty of developments through out to keep you coming back for more. Electro Swing is hard to do right. The melody and groove in this gives off such a great vibe and the creative ways that Rusty went about producing this, is just incredible! You do not want to pass this one up!
Straight from the album Otherworldly Journey, this track envelops you with its chilling melody, depth, and sense of determination as it tells of how Luna, after being exiled to the moon is trying to get to someone, and how nothing will stop her from getting there. Faster than light we are taken through Exiark’s Universe and yet, we still have much further to go before we reach the end.
Here is a wonderful chillaxing piece with a sprinkling of 80s vibes brought to us by FruityFusion, with some astoundingly smooth vocals from Imitator! This piece manages to pack in quite the atmosphere and energy for the pace it sets and makes use of some interesting textures and organic soundscapes (my personal favourite is the subtle wooden chimes) that all come together to form a dreamy and serene track that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go until the very end.
This right here. Over Equestria is one of those tracks that reminds me of how far we have come together, and how far we have yet to go. As the introduction to Tales From Equestria, Vylet sets the tone with some deep, retrospective sound design. It really paints the picture of standing atop a hill, looking out over the world, a light breeze in the air, and reflecting on where it all began to where we are now. You really have to hear it for yourself to understand. But it also begs the question, “Where will we go from here?”