Wandering Artist is back once again with another incredible collection of environments and medleys, seven in fact as part of their new album “At the end of the day”.
Originally developed as a radio drama soundtrack involving Sunny, inspired by long commutes to work as of late and how well radio shows can keep you company during those lonely drives, but “at the end of the day”, decided to just release it as music, allowing us to think of our own stories and contemplate on what Sunny did during her day while she finally gets a moment of respite!
4everfreebrony’s most recent installment of his Tranquil Tuesdays series offers us a track with equal measures of warm and refreshing vibes. Sweet synth and bell arpeggios sprinkle delicately over a confident, optimistic piano piece, painting a pleasant sonic picture with just a hint of bitter-sweetness.
Nyanakaru (a.k.a. Nyancat380) brings us something a bit different than their usual flair. “Someone Like You” has an almost relaxing vibe that lures you into a false sense of ease as the lyrics initially sound like a love song. Don’t get too relaxed though, as there’s a twist which the chilling artwork by Highroller alludes to. The mixing puts you in the center of the band as the instrumentals immerse your ears, switching between surround sound with different instruments in each ear and a single more monotone guitar, all while maintaining an old-timey phonographic vibe. This track is RariJack to the extreme and, while slightly creepy, is still a bop worth listening to.
2 songs for the price of 1! This mashup cover from 2020 finally gets its own release to celebrate the long-awaited release of RE:MAKE’s ELEMENTS album (don’t worry, we’ll get round to posting that in time)! 4EFB’s rendition of these two fandom classics has a bit of an “unplugged” feel to it. The heavy electronic drums from the former and distorted guitars from the latter make way instead for acoustic guitar, brushed drums and I believe a cello. We also get treated to Jimmy from RE:MAKE’s guest vocals for this special rendition! Go take a listen and watch this space for more about ELEMENTS… 👀
ILLUMNATION always manage to create wonderful folk atmospheres, and this track is yet another lovely example of that. With beautiful vocals from Velvet, there’s also some very cool and creative instrumentation usage that gives an adventurous atmosphere to the track.
No stranger to making fun, upbeat pop rock songs, 4EverfreeBrony’s newest track, By The Wind, offers a fresh display of his finely-honed talent. Insightful lyrics delivered with pristine vocal harmonies by 4EverfreeBrony and MEMJ0123 are supercharged by energetic piano, drums, and bass provided by Metajoker, Whirldwind, and CyrilTheWolf, respectively. Together, these talented musicians tell a poignant and relatable story of a couple sailing across the ocean, blown by strong winds of epic change. The couple is scarred and rowing hard, unsure of their survival and uncertain of the future. With such a potent message, By The Wind is nevertheless uplifting and fun, encouraging faith over fear for all who feel precariously blown into uncharted territory.
Aside from ridiculously high quality production and sound design, Vylet Pony has a knack for relating to the world of Equestria and the creatures within it. Her connection to the show is poetically romantic as demonstrated through her concepts and music. can opener’s notebook: fish whisperer is the story of a neurodivergent unicorn going from overachieving marine biologist to aspiring musician after relocating to a quiet cabin on the Yakyakistan coast. Featuring lots of sudden track change-ups, full soundscapes, a prevailing theme of “you are/aren’t a real musician“, and so much more, every song is immersive into the coastal atmosphere and risky yet fulfilling nature of Canni (the protagonist).
If you know anything about MathematicPony, you’ll know how gorgeous she sounds in the original Dealbreaker. This redux highlights so much of her growth over the six years since: incredibly captivating composition, with mesmerizing ebb & flow; absolutely beautiful vocals, expertly capturing the pain and confusion Twilight feels; and of course, putting such a new spin on a pony classic that conveys a whole plethora of new emotion and tension. Lots more goodies to come from MathematicPony too, so stay tuned!
Harmonic Six pays tribute to Babs Seed, the fourth Cutie Mark Crusader and founder of the CMC Manehattan branch, with this delightful tune! It opens with chops from the episode “One Bad Apple”, with Babs and the CMC’s reconciling after their differences during the episode. Gentle acoustic guitar accompanies the chops before a lovely bassline joins in, and the guitar shifts to a lively melody. The introduction of percussion, xylophone, and gentle keys and woodwinds in the second half fills out the arrangement and give this song a wonderful soundtrack quality. It really sounds like it could be from an episode! The tone of the track perfectly fits the heartfelt camaraderie and playfulness of the group, echoed by the video’s background, a screencap from the episode. It’s a beautiful tribute to the character and a burst of positive energy that would make the CMC’s proud!