If you haven’t been listening to Dandelion, you really should! Their ability to create unique and innovative soundtracks is apparent with each and every new release. With Borrowed Wings is an extremely peaceful and gorgeous song. The theme explores a pony afterlife which is made apparent by the heavenly design and instrumentation. Helen the vocalist has an angelic voice which sings softly over a subtle, bright synth. Some dream-like bells are mixed in with light percussion to really give life to the tack. Brilliantly designed and original, make sure to check out this song and more from Dandelion’s channel!
There’s no questions StableTwoStallion is the reigning king of the industrial sound, having released several tracks in the genre last year. Sung in German, this dark, heavy track is about the working live and personality of the titular Maud Pie. The guitars are tuned down and carry a dirty, distortion while the drum snare and kick hit hard to emphasize the powerful nature of the track.
Today we return to StealingShad3z with a Friendship with Benefits Song! The song starts out with a bit of instrumental giving it some time to build up before the vocals begin (as I did with the article for Vylet Pony’s “LESBIAN PONIES WITH WEAPONS”, I’m gonna tackle the lyrics for this one in a separate part later on). While the vocals are going on the song builds up in the background preparing for the chorus. For the chorus Shad3z delivers some lovely vocals while the background music is still building up, culminating in a short but sweet Instrumental part before we go on to the next verse. In the next verse the background music maintains the awesome level of the chorus to keep you rockin’ along, and as the chorus returns the instrumental just keeps ramping up! Even after we start the next verse the music keeps building and building! The music only calms down for a little pre-chorus before immediately returning to the upbeat final form of the instrumental before ending on a sharp note, which is a really great touch.
Today we’ve got ourselves another amazing track from A State Of Sugar’s “Chocolate” Album. Cynifree brings us an awesome Future House track featuring some lovely Flutters Vocal chops. The track starts out with a catchy drum loop that’s quickly joined by all sorts of other amazing stuff and turns into a lovely melody accompanied by vocal chops of our favorite shy horse! Later on the melody changes a bit only to change back later which gives the song an interesting progression that’s more like different chapters to the song rather than verses and drops. Closer to the end we do actually get a drop that really feels like another chapter since it never really comes back down and rather combines with other elements for sort of a final chapter. This article was proofread by thecanderson, so big thanks to him!
What a great tribute to Queen Chrysalis! I love the description that NeverLastStanding provided for the video, which explains the ebb and flow of the song between its darker, attacking passages where Chrysalis is at the height of her power and the lighter passages where she is biding her time and waiting to strike again. The song begins with the queen bug horse planning her latest attack and sets the table with lovely atmospheric effects, strings, and vocal chops before launching into a frayed, distorted, pounding melee where the synth waves do so well to personify the waves of changelings. The melodic break is a really great counterpoint to the “evil drops” and harder passages, almost allowing a sense of calm and happiness, but there is always something percolating at the edges of this tale, and it’s not long before the progression ramps up, not once but twice, to its final crescendo. The retention of the more blissful elements before distorting them during the final drop is really effective narratively. Though the song ends on a hopeful note, how long will we all be safe from such a tenacious foe?
You may be familiar SCRATON’s original “Wireless”, which was a mellow, if sombre, track that mixed some great instrumental elements with electronics and (in my opinion) sounded a bit glum before ultimately ending on a few hopeful notes. Vylet’s remix (also redone on her “Fairytales” album) added great vocals and atmospheric elements while upping the tempo, creating a compelling narrative delivered with scintillating urgency. PSFMer takes those outstanding Vylet vocals and combines them with a more subdued approach that is brighter than the original, incorporating a simple but effective bassline, snappy drums, fantastic atmospheric elements, and dreamy synths while making great use of the vocals. I love the layering of vocals throughout the song, and there are a lot of nice touches where they are tweaked to make them meld with the melody, often emerging and fading out, which adds some great depth to the track. The overall delivery is very chill, introspective, and engaging, and I hope that you will give it a listen and enjoy it as well! I would also like to thank PSFMer for the really great description of their process in the YouTube video comment and for linking to the previous versions of this track! Good on ya!
PeKaNo has been around for a long time and it is always great to see a new song from them! This Nightmare Nights themed track has a lot of great elements, from the percussive horror-screeching, to the modulated synth, to the uber-catchy beat! It’s great to see niche sub-genres represented as well; tribecore is a fast form of free tekno and PeKaNo has a talent for using it to bridge fast, hardcore elements into something more melodic while maintaining all the intensity of a great Nightmare Nights track!
So, everypony, today we’ve got an album full of amazing randomness by Zizkil. The whole album is a compilation of unfinished songs he made over time, and it includes both small pieces of unfinished songs and songs that are pretty much finished but haven’t been released. He himself says that some songs on this album might be considered cringe, but either way there’s a plethora of different genres on it! This article’s intention is to highlight some of these great songs, both short and long, because there really is some good stuff on here!
What better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of FiM than with an awesome megacollab? Featuring some great vocal work and punchy instrumentals, this is a fantastic tribute to the show and is sure to evoke a pleasant feeling of nostalgia. It’s clear that a lot of love went into this song, and the effort was well-worth it! As a giant bonus, the accompanying video is a wonderful companion to the song and combines fan art and animation with great clips from the show. Please check it out and give these guys some love!
Today we’ve got ourselves a track by TCB remixed by Tw3Lv3. The track starts out with a lovely Christmas-y melody which is quickly joined by vocal chops, and the whole track ramps up a notch. The track is filled with crystal clean sounds and ascending/descending melodies. You get a drop, and then the melody calms down, only to throw another jump-worthy drop at you afterwards. It gives the whole track a definite structure while still shifting throughout, which is a difficult combination to pull off, but Tw3Lv3 absolutely nails it!
Thanks to my friend thecanderson for proofreading!