Despite being a well-established musician in the fandom (his channel goes all the way back to 2012!), it’s difficult to pin Seventh Element to any particular style of music. From Trap, to Disco, to Dark Ambient, and now a collection of Acid House and Techno beats. Time to break out the old Roland synthesizers and drum machines, we’re going back to the 80s today, kids!
I’ve said on a previously featured song from this album that Interior Design For Horses is a particular favourite of mine (the video for it is an experience like no other). Check it out along with the rest of the album, and if it’s not your cup of tea, don’t worry, 7th’s bound to be working on yet another new style of music that might be your thing.
Ponies On Acid is available to purchase from Seventh Element’s Bandcamp Page
NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 12 April 2017
Elias Frost has a pretty big treat for those who like folk-style orchestral music! His new EP ‘Stories Vol. 1′ has just released, featuring a number of tracks that tell a symphonic story of Princess Platinum. There’s some lovely variety, with some more uplifting pieces, as well as ones that are obviously a lot more folk-y oriented. A couple of them, Royal Duty and Party At Puddinghead’s have already been featured before so may be recognisable, but there’s a bunch of new stuff here too. Give the EP video a listen, and check it out on Elias’ bandcamp!
NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 10 March 2017.
A year or so ago Jyc Row released a series of orchestral pieces about the alicorns Twilight, Celestia, Luna and Cadance. Now though, with his stronger set of skills compared to then, he’s given the whole group of them a remaster. Some may prefer the old versions, but personally I’m definitely happy to see the new coat of paint thrown on them here. They’re some of Jyc’s best works, so it’s great to see them get a bit more love. Make sure to check the EP video out if you want to give them some love too!
It’s been a good few months since Einarx’s last EP but his latest one, Nightwatcher, sees a real step up in production for one of Magnus Records’ most prominent contributors. We’ve already featured 3 of the 5 tracks on this EP here on the site, so I won’t go into full depth on this post. The songs range from melody-based dubstep and dnb, to some more hard hitting trap and electro house – a good reflection of the range of styles he has to offer. So if your tastes in music include the EDM umbrella, I can definitely recommend this EP to you.
You can download this EP on the Magnus Records bandcamp for absolutely free.
And that art by Marenlicious is pretty awesome too!
NB: The following a press release from Bronies For Good. The full release can also be read at this link.
Today is Hearts and Hooves Day / Valentines Day. It is traditionally speaking, a day for lovers, but it has the potential to be more. On Saturday, Bronies for Good’s seventh charity album, A Change of Heart, was released. The project was the result of months of work from talented musicians artists and organizers, and the release party raised over a thousand dollars in just a few hours!
The release party was just the beginning. It’s an ongoing fundraising effort. When you donate, you can download A Change of Heart, and all of Bronies for Good’s previous albums! Donate here, and you’ll be able to download this album, (and all past albums as well). Continue reading
As I said the other week, Indie Notes may have been away from the music scene for a while, but that was only in preparation for this – his debut fandom album, entitled Under Equestria’s Skies. The album overall is very chill and mellow, with the main composition made up of an acoustic guitar and Indie’s Voice, although it does feature a couple of other instruments every now and again for additional melodies. But that doesn’t hinder the songs at all, in fact, stripping back a performance to this level is often a great way to put the songwriting back into the spotlight instead of technical skill*.
The themes covered vary too, from the happy-go-lucky vibe of Change of Place, to Spike’s longing for self-discovery in Waiting, to the bleak lyricism in Survive. If you like acoustic music in any shape or form, you’re going to love this little collection of six songs from one of my favourite up-and-coming acoustic artists in the fandom.
Under Equestria’s Skies is available to purchase on Bandcamp for $6 or alternatively, if you’re attending Ponycon in New Jersey this weekend, you’ll be able to get your hands on a physical copy!
*Oh, and don’t get me wrong, that aspect is still important, but perhaps sometimes overshadows other parts of creating music. I appreciate the different angle this album brings.
In a break from the usual pattern of albums released by Ponies At Dawn, this time round their latest release, Amity, contains exclusively collaborations and remixes of past P@D songs. As always, it contains a huge variety of songs, from artists both old and new across the fandom, all joined under one banner as part of a collective.
The album is available to download on Bandcamp for free, or any given donation price. You can also be sure to see the tracks on this album posted here on the site over the coming days and weeks, so stay tuned for our writeups on individual tracks!
NB: This was originally featured on Equestria Daily on 24 December 2016.
Seventh Element, one of the most prolific artists in the fandom, has released a spooky concept album called Fear Of Dark. Generally things like this are best served in one extended sitting – which is probably why he’s uploaded it all as one singular video. This is a pretty dark album, with ambient and foreboding soundscapes, however some parts include vocals, and others are a bit more uptempo. He’s also written a fanfic to go with it, if you want to go deep into the meaning of the album, as both the story and the album are meant to compliment each other. Make sure to check the video of the album out below if this sounds like something for you – it’s high quality stuff!
PS from Spectra: Sorry readers (and especially sorry SE if you’re reading) if you were expecting a more comprehensive post. We definitely fell behind in December, and I especially haven’t been able to keep up as much as I used to. We’re working on a way to fix that, I promise.
Here it is, what’s bound to be the best Ponies At Dawn album yet. With each new album comes both a new selection of artists as well as some of the great ones who have been around for a while – something that is in my opinion the best balance when compiling brony music.
The album is available completely for free on Bandcamp, or you pay whatever amount you wish for it. You can expect to see many of the songs from it posted on the site in the coming days and weeks!
I do find it rather impressive how Direct Current is able to put out an actual themed EP every couple of months or so. His latest one, Migration, puts the focus on pegasi, which I suppose look like swans when standing in water, so album art kinda fits…right? Regardless, full writeup after the
beak break as per usual.