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Never Say Neigh – Black Stable: Vol 3 | Compilation Album | EDM


Never Say Neigh just unveiled their newest album and as with the previous two compilations, this one hits hard and with fantastic quality! The eight-track album has a nice variety of producers and collaborations who all combine to show that NSN is a stand-out project within the fandom to continue paying attention to! Do not be afraid to turn NSN3 up and make it loud – that’s how it is meant to be played!

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Cloud Hop – Dreams of Distant Stars | Album | Orchestral


Close your eyes and get ready for a ride! Cloud Hop really knocks one out of the water with this 14-track album! Every song on Dreams of Distant StarsĀ evokes imagery of some kind using creative and expertly composed instrumentation.

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SoGreatandPowerful – On My Own (loophoof & Tw3Lv3 Remix) | Electro House

Firstly, if you haven’t downloaded The Rest of Our Lives then you are missing out! This charity album is filled with treasures of many kinds!

loophoof and Tw3Lv3 are a power combo as they build on a key section of SoGreatandPowerful’s original hit, particularly with the standout Applejack vocal chops. Tw3Lv3 brings a great, unique perspective to the track, adding electric guitars to an EDM track for loophoof to build around. His pure EDM sections are tight and add an incredible dynamic to the SGAP-centric sections as well as the trio-parts where Tw3Lv3’s guitars drive the energy. The entire combination is innovative and greater than the sum of the already top-tier parts!

Bonus credit to Osoch for his work mastering the track!

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[The Rest of Our Lives] Direct Current – Redshift (feat. Evdog) | Indie Electronica

Hot off the new compilation album The Rest of Our Lives, Direct Current and Evdog really plant one in the feels with Redshift. The sound design and ambiance in this track are incredible. The depth of the instrumental feels like it is coming from another dimension and time. The vocals are heavily processed to really give it a feel that feeling of being something beyond this world. Lyrically the vocals sing about great friendships and memories past and how that time lives on to strengthen us as we venture into the unknown of the future. Slowly paced to really savor the nostalgic emotion, you really get the opportunity to feel all the warm, uplifting, and even somber melodies that come from an incredibly well-crafted song.

All proceeds from The Rest of Our Lives album will go towards the Brony Thank You Fund, which is currently providing supplies to mask makers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Any contribution helps and the album is packed-full with incredible tunes and talent!

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GeekBrony – Long, Long Way | Orchestral

This one may bring a tear to your eye. Celebrating his love for the community and the emotional roller coaster this past year has been, GeekBrony unleashes this emotional tribute to Celestia looking back on all of Twilight’s many accomplishments. Long, Long Way begins very soft and slowly adds some light, high keys. As the song progresses, we get more orchestral elements of brass, big drums, and eventually well placed Celestia chops. There is a touching homage to Celestia’s Ballad that really brings the whole thing together into a touching memoir of GeekBrony’s many wonderful experiences with the show and friends.

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[P@D] John Kenza – Take to the Sky (feat. Koa) | Hands Up

There’s never a bad time to listen to some John Kenza and that’s doubly true when Koa’s always top-notch vocals are added to the mix! Fresh off the new hit compilation album, Ponies at Dawn: Ignite, Take to the Sky is an uplifting song celebrating the hippogriff’s freedom from the terror of the Storm King and the liberating sensation that they can once again take to the sky. The verses are very relaxing and chilled with lyrics reflecting on time spent waiting for this day before building into a big melodic bop we all know and love Kenza for.

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StableTwoStallion – Fallout Equestria | Industrial Gothic Metal

Woah. Brace yourself! This FoE-inspired thrash track is heavy and hits hard! STS has been pumping out industrial tracks for years and is no stranger to going heavy with the powerful distorted guitars, thumpin’ drums, and eerie vocal chants in the background. StableTwoStallion explains that Fallout Equestria is “inspired by Rammstein and Oomph” and lead vocals reflect that comparison in every good way! As an added bonus – this song is entirely in German which personally just makes it all the more epic!

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Luna Ticks – Gamer Girl [Horses IRL #7] | Ska Punk

The power team of Francis Vace and Quicksilver are back at it again with a great punk track all about Equestria’s best gamer princess. The Luna Ticks are known for making the highest quality ska punk music in the fandom and Gamer Girl mixes in a great blend of ska sections with straight pop punk and even a slower interlude. The changing styles allows a great emotional transition from the energetic gaming, to the playful personality, to the sentimental, titular character. The video editing is excellent, allowing the personalities of both members to shine through. Do yourself a favor and check out these guys immediately.

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ShobieShy – Blinded By Love | Hip-hop

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The Real Glim Shady is back at it with a story of getting duped by a changeling. ShobieShy always brings a little something new with each track and Blinded By Love uses pretty simple instrumentation to its fullest. A simple riff, beat, and bass you can feel combined with Shobie’s flow makes for a great storytelling device. The chorus mixes up the style with staggering vocal effects to really hit the depth and impact of the conflict. Shobie always writes music from the viewpoint of himself in Equestria and this song really paints a vivid picture of what a threat some creatures could be to interpersonal relationships in such a world.

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A State of Sugar – Brownie | Compilation Album | Electronic


It is time again for another incredible ASoS album, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, then get on it! There are so many incredible tracks on this 43 song compilation album that there’s no way to highlight all the greatness in one article! Luckily there will be plenty of individual posts in the coming days on Horse Music Herald!

Brownie is another masterpiece in a collection of A State of Sugar albums which are dedicated to “sweet” themed tracks. Perhaps the most diverse of ASoS albums to date, this one features everything you could want and more!

There’s powerhouse collaborations, bright and uplifting songs, crazy and complex dance tracks, creative and catchy hip-hop, metal-EDM collaborations, and everything in-between! Brownie is high quality and a mega album like this will keep you boppin’ along for hours!