A Symphony of Two – Living Nightmares | Dark Ambient / Orchestral

The French duo A Symphony of Two, comes back with this spooky, chilling and ethereal tune about Princess Luna and her fears of becoming Nightmare Moon again. A nocturnal and ominous texture with some Spoken Word samples and orchestral arrangements that makes this song one of the many repertories that represent the creativity behind Blue Note’s and Cainbow’s minds.

This masterpiece reminds me of some really somber and mysterious horror videogame soundtrack like Akira Yamaoka’s Silent Hill soundtracks. You really need to check out this song and the album where it’s featured.


Nicolas Dominique – Crossing | Ambient

Nicolas Dominique has never been a stranger to good ambient. Dark and mysterious, this track will take you on a journey with Twilight and Spike, as they explore a highly urbanized city. As with all of his music, there is a wonderful flow to it with sounds coming in like waves. A simple yet lovely melody and a very powerful and deep drone synth in the background. This track is an ambient lover’s dream.


Nicolas Dominique – Journey | Ambient / Chillout

That recently released gorgeous artwork from INowISeeI has got to be a very fitting cover art for such a wonderful musical experience. Reflecting the inner depth of Trixie’s journey into the land, as well as perhaps a spiritual journey, the track dives deep into a relaxed state of much contemplative power, as we take in the many wonders around us and partake in blissful sound, breathing life and channeling emotion…


Time Baby – Blossom (Winterlight Remix) | Chillout / Ambient

Time Baby has been delighting us for years with his awesome take at several Alt Rock subgenres including Shoegaze (I highly recommend checking out the rest of his channel), and it’s time for a much welcomed comeback, with the artist’s remix of his own track Blossom originally released in 2013. Taking a surprising new Chillout/Ambient direction, the remix certainly doesn’t disappoint and provides for yet another blissful experience of sound. Here’s to hopefully more new releases from Time Baby!


Seventh Element – Fear of Dark | Album | Electronic

NB: This was originally featured on Equestria Daily on 24 December 2016.

Seventh Element, one of the most prolific artists in the fandom, has released a spooky concept album called Fear Of Dark. Generally things like this are best served in one extended sitting – which is probably why he’s uploaded it all as one singular video. This is a pretty dark album, with ambient and foreboding soundscapes, however some parts include vocals, and others are a bit more uptempo. He’s also written a fanfic to go with it, if you want to go deep into the meaning of the album, as both the story and the album are meant to compliment each other. Make sure to check the video of the album out below if this sounds like something for you – it’s high quality stuff!

PS from Spectra: Sorry readers (and especially sorry SE if you’re reading) if you were expecting a more comprehensive post. We definitely fell behind in December, and I especially haven’t been able to keep up as much as I used to. We’re working on a way to fix that, I promise.


Nicolas Dominique – Lost Symphony | Ambient

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 5 December 2016.

Some more new music from Nicolas Dominique with something a little more pared down from his usual releases. Throughout the track is some very well composed cello which takes center stage, playing some haunting melodies. The track is otherwise held together by a variety of electronic sounds that help to create an ambient and mysterious feel to the whole track.