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Kallo Skull – Sands of Somnambula | Orchestral

OH, OH! Check this piece out, my bronies. Something very, very different for your tastes. A track with more of a worldly and cultural feel. Yes, yes, come on in and listen to this wonderous tale from the Sands of Somnambula! Yes, you know the name. The pony of hope became a legend and pillar of Equestria. But what about her home, its culture. This is a taste of it! Would you please sit down and listen to these melodies that let you feel the energy of ancient land. It is filled with themes and elements that are sure to please it with its exotic percussion, mythic choirs, and mindbending composition. It’s a real pleasure that Kallo Skull has put together! As always, This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Koron Korak – Ponies at the Beach | Electro

This track has such good timing and good vibes this song is! Right on time, the summer, With more and more bronies getting the vaccine for Gen 5, is not too far away, and the return of in-person pony conventions! It’s summer again like bronies want it! Koron Korak treats us to this delightful and sunny track on a bright and warm day for The Mane 6 and their pals. It has a smooth, light feeling with the melodies with these uplifting violin notes that Koron is known so well for. The track flows with the sunny and fun vibe of a day at the beach or a convention with your friends! Give Koron some love for this happy piece! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself!

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Daniel Ingram -The Midnight in Me (SpinScissor Remix) | Future Bass

Someone tell SpinScissor that he sure knows how to escalate the feels in his music! As this starts, you feel this deep fear and loathing building up as Sci-Twi sings, This emotional ride inside the anxious mind of Twilight only goes deeper once that drop hits. This chaotic mix of hardcore and future bass symbols the deep conflict inside her mind clashing with midnight sparkle and dreading she will come out and go on a path of destruction! The Experimental elements of this track fit the theme of this remix. You will be feeling emotional along with Sci-Twi too! As always, This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Yuru – Risen VIP | Progressive House

(Listen to the Original here!)
You know, my friends, I’ve noticed a trend this year of musicians going back and giving their early works an excellent polish and remixing! This track was done in 2017 by Yuru the Redstone Brony. It shows a musician’s desire to use improved skills and give old music the right feeling!
This song now has more boom to it! We’ve always been behind Twilight’s growth as a character to the end of the series. The more upbeat vibe and that sweet keyboard, The vibe that grows of twilight sparkle maturing more and more as elements get more profound as the song goes along. Yeah, this VIP does the message justice! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Derek Spear – This Day Aria (Covering Daniel Ingram) (feat. MIKITANII) | Symphonic Metal

Man, it’s been a hot minute since something covered this song! Brand new to the brony music community, mind you! But, I must be honest, you can not tell that Derek is new at all. Not when You have the mood changing as it does in the transitions between Cadance and Queen Chrysalis! A classic note for note composition of pure pony orchestra for Cadance switches to this brutal, epic metal, and nasty mood for Chrissy! It brings so much the perspective of this song, And I would not be remiss if I did not say that the singing vocals of MIKITANII brings the emotional face-first and on point for both Cadance and Chrysalis with their voice! Just WOW. Listen to this track and a new spin on a classic! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Pipetka – Calamity Theme | Country Rock

Fans of Fallout Equestria. I really should get a kick out of this one! The gun-slinging Mr fix it pony pegasus gets a very character-driven theme that if you never read anything Fallout: Equestria wise raises hoove, you get an idea of the character itself. You listen along to a very sly and hard acoustic guitar that sets the tone for Calamity coming into taking care of business. Then you get a feeling how much an outlaw and formidable guy Calamity is when you get this bass and drum combo with the taste of Harmonical and Tambourine for that “business is about to pick up the flavor.” Calamity character has had it rough by reading the backstory, and this theme sure gives you that impression. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Lexie – The Precious Thing | Drum & Bass

I like being a writer for this platform because I get to get caught off guard by artists who I had no idea made music. Lexie is brand new to the music scene. It doesn’t get much better having one of your first tracks featured on cider party (listen here). Keeping things rolling, we have a charming D&B track about little things in life that are precious; I wasn’t expecting kind of rad synth beats and that keyboard solo! However, the pace is solid with these ultra-cute harmonies and basslines. Lexie also does the cute RD artwork, saying, “kick back and enjoy the roses.” I believe we have someone we need to keep an eye on here! As always, This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

Also be sure to check out their new Cider Party track!

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MathematicPony – Just Waiting (Redux) | Piano Pop

(Listen to the original here!)
Today seems to be a day of me being a brony that is finding new artists. Yes, Mathematicpony is known in the fandom, but hearing something like this redux is perfect for those like me that have not! Hearing a musician’s growth in remakes or redux gives your honest perspective on their talent and passion. MathematicPony sings from Twilights perspective on that faithful first train ride in the season five premiere heading to Starlight’s village, as the princess of friendship for the first time.
The lyrics do set the tone for the rest of the series of looking back. Many fans wondered what would next after the season 4 finale! It where you hear a much more improved composition that adds to the wonder of what’s to come. More drum and orchestra elements that amp of the emotion of excitement that we all felt back then as bronies. Like Twilight, we all did not know where things would take us back in 2015. Improved vocals and mixing along with the core of this song, those smooth keyboard melodies. The song talks about growth and still learning, always looking forward to better days and wonders. What’s fitting is the new vibe of this song plays into things the come, and we all know what Twilights destiny was when it was all said and done at the season 9 finale! MathematicPony well done with the treat of redux and showing how much you have grown in six years. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Violin Melody – Lacuna | Ambient

This piece by Violin Melody is something else. Vio, as a musician and person, has breathtaking talent. I, as one of her close friends, will tell you first hand. It’s feeling and emotion; You hear it when she does an uplifting trance song, and when trying her hand at Ambient, You hear the story. In the early MLP comics, There was an arc about Nightmare Rarity. For anyone that has read that. Then your know that Rarity gave into her self-doubt and changed into Nightmare Rarity. The message of that comic and this track by Vio greatly blur the lines of Violin’s real-life struggles with self-esteem and worth. Something I can tell you very real. As you listen to this serene composition, like Rarity, Violin with friends such as myself helped her understand her worth and how much she valued by us. Rarity was able to break away from Nightmare Rarity after understanding that Twilight and her friends were there for her. This whole composition with so serene, tranquil, tells that story very well with its soft and gentle emotion and this feeling of a spiritual understanding of yourself. It better if you listen for yourself and hear what I speak of. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.