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A State of Sugar – Brownie | Compilation Album | Electronic


It is time again for another incredible ASoS album, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, then get on it! There are so many incredible tracks on this 43 song compilation album that there’s no way to highlight all the greatness in one article! Luckily there will be plenty of individual posts in the coming days on Horse Music Herald!

Brownie is another masterpiece in a collection of A State of Sugar albums which are dedicated to “sweet” themed tracks. Perhaps the most diverse of ASoS albums to date, this one features everything you could want and more!

There’s powerhouse collaborations, bright and uplifting songs, crazy and complex dance tracks, creative and catchy hip-hop, metal-EDM collaborations, and everything in-between! Brownie is high quality and a mega album like this will keep you boppin’ along for hours!

 

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Nicolas Dominique – The Galaxy Made Of Dreams | Ambient

A trip inside Luna’s mind… The Galaxy Made From Dreams is an ambient piece from Nicolas’ upcoming album Dreamshaper, which will feature more ambient tracks like this. This song showcases 80s style synths with more modern gated synths and pads. Behind it all is a faint kick drum which fits perfectly with the bass and creates a sense of security. The song serves as a beautiful soundtrack for a journey through the mind. Can’t wait for the album!

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Whirlwind – Diamond Mine | Ambient

How many of you know Whirlwind? If you answer is that he is one of the premier drummers in the fandom then you are correct. Now he comes in with more surprises. He has made a few steps into the world of Electronica/EDM/Techno. This track is based on a wonderful dream he had. A dream of journey under Equestria he took with Rarity as his guide. The music translated his dream like magic . His OC is traveling in these wondrous caves seeing different styles of mythical and shiny geo’s with a beautiful mare like rarity. Who is more than happy to talk to you about these stones and keep you company. Ambient is about music that tells a story about emotion and environment. This song does remind me of many video games that resemble this mood. It’s calm, mysterious and relaxing. Give Whirlwind some love, he’s had a rough time as of late at the time of the release of this track. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Omnipony – I FLARE U STARE | Drum & Bass

In a surprise twist, Omnipony has recently returned to the MLP scene with their first song under the Omnipony alias in quite a long, long time! I FLARE U STARE is a unique banger that showcases their style by mixing DnB with elements of trap, wonky as well as some kooky samples! The second half of the song showcases the latter two elements more prominently, using a disjointed beat in front of some heavy synths and bass before eventually transitioning into a melodic ambient section. What a way to return, eh? I’m sure we can expect great things from Omni in the future.

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[ASOS] Niłch’i Poni – Skies Ablush | Liquid Drum & Bass

Prepare yourself for 6 minutes of pure beauty. Track 15 from A State of Sugar: Brownie is Niłch’i Poni’s contribution Skies Ablush, a liquid drum & bass banger that combines soft and heavy elements in a unique fashion. The core of the song revolves around soft piano chords and a melody created with a chopped up female vocal sample while a fast-paced beat surrounds it. During the breakdown, the music turns sombre and shows off the use of oriental-esque instruments on top of the spectacularly crafted atmosphere. It’s so unique and blissful to listen to, like you’ve been transported to another world. This is just one of possibly many beautiful tracks on the compilation, which releases on March 6th!

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TCB – FRIENDS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD | Alternate Electronic

Tissues at the ready, because this track just oozes pure emotion. FRIENDS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD is TCB’s latest outing and a love letter to the fandom that sparked this whole musical movement. Starting off with an ambient intro, everything suddenly turns silent before jumping into a lo-fi/chiptune instrumental with edited vocal samples and 8-bit synths. The amazing sound design and freeform nature of the piece, especially the heavy electronic segment towards the end only adds to the pure cathartic emotion let out by this piece. With how much the song changes in its nearly 5 minute runtime, it just has to be heard to be believed!

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Captive Unicorns – Moonsnow | Indie Pop

The fact that that Captive Unicorns, the artist formerly known as SoGreatandPowerful has released another song this year shows that Scrimshawl wasn’t just a one-off release, and that he’s really back! Moonsnow is an atmospheric ambient pop track that feels like a relaxing journey across a night sky lit by stars, represented perfectly by Captive’s voice and those glitzy synth sounds joined by minimal percussion! On another note, all of his songs this year have been uploaded just about on the 10th. Is this an intentional pattern of releases? Guess we’ll have to find out!

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Thorinair – A Recurring Nightmare | Ambient/Soundtrack

After 2 years of no new music, Thorinair has returned! Again! A Recurring Nightmare is an atmospheric ambient track with brooding synths and string sounds, painting an image of a dark place. The dark ambient elements are a welcome fit, giving a sense of dread. Welcome back to the grind, Thor! This would be a perfect fit in a horror game soundtrack.

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Whirlwind – Flight | Ambient

While Whirlwind is primarily known for his drumming skills in the fandom, he’s recently began making his way into original music by way of electronica. Flight is a chilled out ambient track that combines Rhodes style synths with erratic electronic drums, making it sound very much like an Aphex Twin song. Whirlwind has stated that it was based on a dream where he was flying with Rainbow Dash, and the song definitely gives off that vibe!

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Captive Unicorns – Scrimshawl | Ambient

Out of all the recently-returning musicians in the fandom, this one might be the most special. Captive Unicorns is actually SoGreatandPowerful! His first release since September 2013 (!!!), Scrimshawl is an amazing comeback track that showcases his unique style. His soft voice and harmonies fit perfectly with the music, which, while minimal, absolutely shine bright. It’s clear that after all this time, the artist formerly known as SoGreatandPowerful hasn’t lost his touch. Welcome back, Captive! Safe to say we can expect great things from you.