As mysterious as it is curiously gorgeous, Heart of Thicket is the conception of Chiptune Brony, the resident jack-of-all-trades composer who hails from Oregon. The composition brings the audience in with ethereal and uncertain soundscapes, later woven into a World soundtrack of sorts. It is very reminiscent of many film soundtracks from the 80’s and 90’s, creating a familiar yet peculiar and exotic set of tones and melodies.
Remember Falling brings us into the story of Hollow and her escape from confinement in this cinematic track. The vocals evoke a sense of urgency as acute and relentless synths stab and cascade on throughout the arrangements. Wings can be found in likeness to that of a modern cyberpunk soundtrack, establishing a grim and anticipated fate for the story of Hollow.
Loophoof‘s electro house tracks are quickly becoming staple songs in the fandom scene, and their remix of A Kirin Tale by Daniel Ingram is sure to live up to the hype. With full chords and expert use of the original vocals through means of vocal chops, the remix establishes a familiar upbeat vibe that we’ve all come to know Loophoof for. Between the energy of the drops comes a nice melodic section that brings the audience back to earth for just a moment before being sent back up again.
A timeless and punchy style of electro house is brought to us in the latest song, Lost Night, by GrazySmash. This club friendly track employs ear-perking scales and quite notable usage of syncopation in the arrangements. Befitting for Luna, Lost Night is bouncy yet dramatic, accompanied by an illustration by viwrastupr.
Home by Luna Jax evokes exactly what the title implies: a feeling of an earthy homeliness. Raw acoustic guitars and drums set the tone for the composition as Luna Jax’s vocal work brings the arrangements together harmoniously. The song can be found on the Ponies at Dawn album, Enigma.
Etherium Apex assumes the persona of Sombra in this dark and gnarled tale of the fallen king himself. The track is a crafted with augmented guitar chords and arpeggiated synth atmospheres. But nothing compares to the chilling vocals that rend through the song, driving Sombra’s story accompanied by a fitting illustration by Huusii.
Frozen Night is acclaimed for their highly articulate and expressive orchestral compositions, and Fire and Frost is no different. The audience is instilled with a sense of duality and drama as cascading string sections and french horns accompany the listener to a powerful mid-section. Brilliance is found in no shortage with this piece. A story is yet to come.
Under layers of saturation and twisted soundscapes comes Infinity, a song that entails the story of the character of the same name. Remember Falling expertly weaves intricate textures and pulsating basses into a cinematic experience, establishing the next chapter in her Wayward storyline. It’s very easy to get immersed in this one.
GrazySmash puts their spin on FelonOnBass’s ‘Undercover‘. The remix calls back to an era when dutch and big room house styles reigned supreme in the fandom’s 2014 music scene. Grazy establishes a heavier four-on-the-floor groove against the original track’s laid back atmosphere. Additionally, this release is accompanied by some great illustration work by Viwrastupr. You wouldn’t shy away from a Glim Glam track, would you?