Every now and then there’s a song that catches you off guard with how good it is! It should be no surprise that 7th Stive can turn out a hot, dirty mix like Frames given how hot their tracks have been this year!
Frames is the first song off their amazing new album of the same name (which you should definitely check out and buy!) The track starts off with an unassuming lead, syncopated excellently to lead into the beat. The bass on this track is fantastic – making it impossible not to nod your head along. Add in some extra sound effects and professional sound design and you’ve got an amazing door into an even more amazing album!
Polarhigh pops up every now and then with a new jam. Memories of Places You’ve Never Been is a fun instrumental with a lot of great composition going for it. The track utilizes a funky bass line throughout which keeps the energy and groove going. The song’s strongest asset is the creative use of so much instrumentation – it starts with high strings before adding in a synth, drums, and bass. Add in an ambient synth, mix it all together and you’ve got a fun, boppin’ soundtrack!
Toby Macarony goes back to their roots with this horror-inspired, electronic take on Giggle at the Ghosties. Mixing in that far-away, Halloween organ with upbeat synths, percussion, and the trademark Toby Macarony pitched-up pony chops, Giggle at the Creepy is the perfect Nightmare Night party track. While these kinds of songs have always been difficult to describe, it is a fever-dream, a nightmare, and a rave all put into one. The best way to understand is still, of course, to listen for yourself!
It’s always good to hear relatively new talent putting out solid tracks you can enjoy! Skyshard is past due for some notoriety and Blaze Shot shows off a propensity for ambient design and creating a real vibe/energy from music! The piano is soothing, the melody is very pleasing to the ears, and the instrumental panning is engaging! Be sure to check out this song and give Skyshard a sub!
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!
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 😛 )