Serving as the intro to his album of the same name, Zephy, joining forces with the vocal talent of Pretty Pegasus Wings, brings an interesting and intense track not for the faint of heart. Unlike Zephy’s usual fare, this is an experimental track filled to the brim with creepy atmospheric noises and a brooding piano riff, complete with a haunting spoken word poem. This piece wouldn’t be out of place in a horror game soundtrack. It definitely isn’t for everypony, but if you like dark ambient music, this could be right up your alley.
Now, I know it’s a little too early for Halloween. However, if you feel like getting the spookies on before everyone else, you may do your decorations to this track! The dark, gloomy industrial overtones, coupled with interesting vocal effects on “This Day Aria”, which is kind of a signature of this particular artist, makes for an intensely creepy yet strangely satisfying experience. All in all, another great remix from Toby Macarony!
Also, check out the album which this remix is part of here.
One Track Mind introduces a collection of eleven undeservingly discarded electronic tracks. The strong sub and morphing resonances of the prelude track gives a taste of the wonderfully crafted ambient pieces in this album. Then the octave-switching neck-breaker known as Drama that follows gives you a taste of the synth-wave roots. The masterpiece Some Days, being my personal favorite of the album, incorporates a spatial piano playing tense chords and high melodies with a swingy drum track following it. The ending to Some Days also creates a near-perfect transition to the next song (both title-wise and sonically). For more ambient brilliance, follow the filtered saws and synth swells of Lethargy and the impactful basses of Hiatus. For more retrowave action, mosh along to the dark Deicide and the hopefulness of Neo-Canterlot! Varnished with consistently good intros and a piano composition as the outro, this solid Bandcamp release will surely be enjoyed by ambient and synth-wave listeners alike!
This piece of music is a chilling and a bittersweet reminder of just sometimes you don’t need words for a message. Sleepy Toaster’s piece heavily reminds me of why I love atmospheric music. It’s not just pony music that could be used in a grimdark or Fallout Equestria setting. But this music could be used to set the tone for anything you want to give an unsettling feel too. Or a mysterious vibe to as well. Its has this dark music box tone, birds chirping and static radio sounds with this slow clockwork-like melody that slowly creeps up your spine. Not bad! As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself
A new stunning and complete experience from Evgeniy Doctor, this 4-tracks EP is quite heartfelt as it is a tribute to the impending closing of FiM (but remember, not of MLP nor the community!). Of various genres, the tracks made with love are expressing much emotion, from the Ambient Magia Ex that builds the epic experience to come, to the Psytrance Last Minutes that is almost 8 minutes long, to the deep Voices Of The Past that is a collab with One Track Mind, to a powerful Orchestral finale in Time To Become Infinite. Both very impressive and conveying much feelings, this whole EP is a masterpiece!
Shards Of Memory EP is available from both Bandcamp and Mediafire!
Tw3Lv3’s latest piece is of pure beauty, reminding of other beat-driven atmospheric chill pieces such as Hay Tea’s. What’s more, it’s sampling that certain scene with Luna appearing in Starlight’s Dream, and it’s so perfectly integrated into the mix, making for a new experience of the scene, empowered by the music! Also check out Tw3Lv3’s other recent piece, Long Live The King!
I want you to picture something in your mind, as you hear the start of this. Rainbow Dash has been challenged to a fight by Lightning Dust. They both see each other in the distance as they fly at each other over the skies of Cloudsale. That’s the first 36 seconds of this song goes before the mood changes before both Pegasi are duking it out in an epic duel. There’s just enough intensity going in and out to give this song this epic dueling music with such an emotional atmosphere. It’s fitting that my colleague Cynifree is basing this off the real Japanese Kirin lore. I invite you to listen for yourself, As always judge for yourself and see if what this Dragon Pony says it true. It only the first track of the Equinity 01: Stellar album. Not a bad start!
From noise.horse’s hottest compilation to date, Viricide has submitted their prowess for plucky, glitchy ambiances with this track. This one is not for the weak of heart! Soothing, yet harsh; loose, yet constricted. The passage of time is a complex one and this track is full of little intricacies and design choices that really showcase what noise.horse is all about! Don’t forget to check out the rest of Out of Limit 4: The Philosophy of Time for more abstract and interesting songs, trust me, its really worth the time!
Hay Tea and Age Of Vinyl are at it again! Downpour has an incredible outpouring of emotion right from the get go and the balance of energy and weight is astounding! The subtle vibrance and ambiances that support this track have such a deep and profound sound to them and the whole song with its meticulous melodies and whimsical harmonies flow like water. This power duo never disappoints and its always a journey seeing what comes next!
What might just be my new favorite dark experiment from Toby, Sometimes I’m Scared is named after an aptly chosen lyric from A Changeling Can Change, sampling that song and turning its vocals into mysterious, spooky yet emotional sounds. The very Ambient-like instrumental, amazingly completed by a Funk-like backup, is doing wonders at creating a stunning experience, and I wish more dark experiments like these were being made in the community because it sure sounds so unique and emotional. A real masterpiece and culmination among Toby’s dark musical experiments, in my opinion!