It’s been a big year for Ponies At Dawn; January saw an ambitious project of an album composed entire of collabs, covers and remixes; June marked the release of Guardians, the biggest main album to date; now they’re back with something special.
Anthology isn’t like any of the other albums. The first half of the album is a collection of brand new tracks from P@D favourites such as DJT, UndreamedPanic, Silver Note, Frozen Night, Exiark and many more! The second half brings some of the best songs from all the past albums released by the collective, as chosen by the staff who put the albums together.
But that’s not all. Something that’s been requested for a long time by fans of the P@D albums is a physical release. Well merch fanatics, your wish has been granted!
This limited edition 3CD release features half of the new tracks (they couldn’t fit it all in!) on one disc and all the of the “golden oldies” on the other two. If you’re as big a fan of Ponies At Dawn as I am, don’t pass up the chance to get your hands on one of these!
Anthology is available to download for free on the Ponies At Dawn bandcamp page, and the CDs are available to purchase for $20, and are due to be shipped in early November.
If I remember correctly, Ponytronic gained an affinity earlier this year for a certain couple of music ponies after reading a well-known fanfiction about them. Shortly afterwards, his song Times Like These was released – a smooth liquid dnb piece about the duo, perhaps one of his best songs to date. Now after a couple of months of an open contest, he’s proud to present the Times Like These Remixes EP!
Featuring a variety of genres, from more dnb reworks to a hip-hop remix and even a couple of really left-of-field genres, this EP has both some regular names to the brony music community and some people just breaking out into the scene. It’s also seemingly a chance for some artist to break out into new genres – I’ve never heard Metapony do Drum & Bass or UndreamedPanic do hip-hop before! Definitely give this EP a listen, you might just find a new artist or style that you’d be interested in.
Times Like These (The Remixes) EP is available to download for free on Ponytronic’s bandcamp.
PS: The music box rendition at the end is a super cute addition to the album :3
SeyN has composed a series of upbeat and very energetic electronic tracks. Some are more house, while others are more dubsteppy, but all of them are very good. It’s all-around a high-quality album, and very Vinyl-like!
The EP is available to buy for $3 from SeyN AQ’s Bandcamp.
And if one compilation album wasn’t enough for you tonight, here’s another one! South Korean brony & furry label Magnus Records teamed up with our very own Cider Party to bring you a mini-album that packs a real punch. The 6-track release features Magnus regulars Einarx and Mantlegen but also has appearances from Lovestruck Brony, AJ Young, Suskii, and Chang3ling. All in all it’s a great selection of bass-heavy producers and a more bitesize compilation album for you to try.
You might have seen a couple of songs from this out already, but in case you missed it, Horse Music Central released their 4th edition of their seasonal compilation albums. The general theme of summer covers the album, but as per usual each artist gets to showcase their own style. With a mix of long-time staple artists and some slightly newer faces, it’s a great chance to check out some new artists.
Editor’s note: Better late than never, eh?
Zaktt and PVNK (also known as Phoxi) have brought us a gritty EP for you guys to check out. The EP has a total of 5 interesting tracks in total. If you’re into the more aggressive, yet dark type of electronic music, then this one should definitely be one worth checking out.
Quicksilver releases an amazing EP with a lot of awesome tracks with a lot of Pop/Skate/Emo Punk influences. This EP is really short, so I guess that I’ll do a track by track review. Catch it after the break!
Editor’s note: Better late than never…right?
Russian group Illumnation releases a downright amazing pay-what-you-want EP about Princess Luna! The instrumentation in general, and harp in particular, is stellar. Folk isn’t my thing at all, but this was an immediate download because it’s just that good.
But the true heart of the album is its awestriking vocals. Velvet’s beautiful voice is just brimming with passion. And the lyrics are perfect, about Princess Luna guiding our dreams and watching over sleeping ponies all across Equestria.
Casting Shadows is available to download on ILLUMINATION’s Bandcamp for any named price.
The collective that started parodying P@D since the finals of 2016 – Ponies That Yawn – released another album that parodies the newest P@D album: Guardians and also parodies the newest Pinkamena Party album: INCOHESIVE HORSE ADESIVE. The result is JUXTAPOSITION DEFENDERS.
This album is full of very good tunes and includes the NightVapor remix of an ExplodingPonyToast song done by EPT himself! Grab the album, it’s worth to listen!
The album is available as Name Your Price on a bandcamp near you!
NeoN comes back with this short album which, as he says in thebandcamp description, is something different and really shows the experimental capacity of NeoN. This album is mostly based upon what NeoN says to be the “The Beginning of the End” – the beginning of leaving the brony music scene and the starting of producing more non-pony music.
Although the theme (just check the full description, for not getting angry with NeoN), the production and the music that is on the album is pretty good. Many of the tracks present on the album have guitar riffs that are very pleasing, also with the future influences that are pretty awesome. The full album is very atmospheric! I really like it!
You can get “The Horse Within Us” on NeoN’s bandcamp page for any given price.