PSFMer has been featured on both P@D albums this year and with musical abilities like those on display in Sublunar, it is not hard to see why! Staying true to the theme of Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse, this track mixes Nightmare Moon chops from the very first episode in with a pulsating bass and DnB beat. The resulting combination gives off a very trippy, outer space vibe, contributing lots of originality and creativity to another incredible compilation album!
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Some creators have been using their imaginations with 15.ai lately and TheBluishPony utilizes the fandom technology to bring us this meme of a track. RariHentai Deluxe, as you might gather from the title, is a lewd-ish, Rarity themed song with a fast tempo and hard, Darude-style synth. The Rarity chops come from the 15.ai and consist of various…noises we’ll say. The track is full of all the degenerative content you could want which makes jamming along that much more fun.
In the spirit of Nightmare Night, StableTwoStallions brings us this heavy, industrial track to really set the tone of the holiday. The drums hit hard, especially the kick. The guitars are loud and fuzzy which creates a disorienting feeling for the listener as the vocalist sings about the terror of the Eternal Night. The whole song has an overbearing sensation which perfect for the theme!
There typically isn’t a lot of pop punk on Ponies at Dawn albums, but there doesn’t need to be when it’s this good! Meelz contributes their genius and good energy to the new Ponies at Dawn: Eclipse with Twilight Sparkle, You’re My Reason to Live 2020. Venturing down memory lane, this track comes in hot with distorted guitars and a drum beat that would make any crowd go nuts. Meelz sings what we have all been thinking in 2020 – their affection and connection to the best book horse is what grants the motivation to keep going each day. It is impossible not to get hooked on this track from the start. The different sections are perfect for boppin’ along and the whole this is too endearing to pass up!
It’s Ponies at Dawn time once again and that means all kinds of crazy-imaginative, new songs! The Australian shredder crafted this innovative take on It’s About Time, slapping some Twilight chops from the episode over a very California beach rock instrumental. The main guitar riff sets the tone right away with a classic, low-fuzz tone and a quick beat until suddenly you are right in the middle of a creative blend of fun times and chaos. The synth rounds the edges by adding fuzz and a sense of pandemonium to the track. Before you know what happens, L-Train slams you into a djent-y breakdown and It Came From Next Tuesday speeds out of control to its climax!
It is always exciting to get an original track from MelodyBrony. While he is relatively new to the fandom (and young too!), Melody has proven himself a skilled songwriter and producer who is always improving. Better Life was written for the recent DustCar competition centered on Luster Dawn as a theme.
The first things you notice in this track are the metal guitars and the brilliantly mixed drums bringing a ton of energy. Melody sings from the perspective of Luster – curious about Twilight’s friends, the downsides to friendship, and how to become an accomplished unicorn like her mentor. Better Life is catchy, quick, and fun – a great pickup (as long as you don’t mind hearing magic still getting rhymed with tragic after ten years 😛 )
Everyone loves William Anderson’s incredible scores from FiM and Toby Macarony is no stranger to getting emotional when it comes to gorgeous music. Inspired by scores from various episodes, Toby recomposed and mixed a medley of fantastic pieces into one big track. The instrumentation is vast and incredible, spanning flutes and worldly strings to rock drums and guitars to horns and more! If you take a listen, you’ll be sure to hear several licks you remember and call to mind great memories!
After a bit of a quiet spell, Ditherer has returned on a hot streak, this time with the very fitting talents of mycutiemarkisagun who sets the stage with a vintage hip-hop instrumental. Ditherer brings his trademark flow rapping about everything and anything that’s been going on. Never one to shy away from saying what is on his mind, it is fantastic to see that Ditherer is still genius, introspective personality we fell in love with in recent years!
No stranger to writing a series of music around one theme, RottenTotten brings us their newest work based on FoE: Project Horizons. This dramatic orchestral piece uses the strings very nicely to create a sense of tension and danger. The choir “aaahs” add nice texture with harmonies and expand the range of soun to make the setting much bigger and scarier. RottenTotten teases that this is just the beginning of a much bigger project so be sure to stay tuned!
Bayanic (formerly Bajanic) appears every once in a long while to grace us with something special. This time, they are celebrating what they consider a new beginning with The End. A great instrumental track, this full, rock piece features some great and creative electric guitar work with a powerful solo, heavy dive effects, and excellent dual composition. The electronic drone and glistening bells in the background really round out the song and emphasize both the looming tension of an end as well as the bright promise that comes with new beginnings.