Vylet’s masterpieces from her Homeward concept album come in such different styles, but all so gorgeous! Wayward is such a beauty of an Ambient track, while Vylet’s collaboration with Cactus Flower in Norphae is blending chill and hard-hitting vibes for a stunning result! As always, feel free to check out the whole story on Fimfiction!
An Ethereal environment, as the sun rises, a wistful breeze whispers above the clouds as the warden of the sky flies over her kingdom. Nicolas has always had some of the most mesmerizing ambient tracks I’ve ever heard and this song does not disappoint! The progression is spectacular and theres just enough change and subtlety through out to keep the track morphing and evolving and to build a more grand image of our beloved Princess of the Sun!
We don’t nearly get enough Ambient in the pony music scene, but thankfully Rarity Advocate has got us covered! Exploring the far reaches of space, the talented musician compiled the feelings of spending an eternity in space into one beautiful song. It’s a real bliss for the ears, soothing the mind and just making us feel like we’re floating… like floating in weightlessness!
Yet another release from Vylet’s Homeward Album. They combine both parts of Harbour and its really cool how seamless both these parts are despite giving off a very different vibe. If you aren’t already aware, this album is all part of an intricate story that really helps bring the world of Homeward into perspective and I highly recommend you give it a read.
Harbour is actually the song Vylet is listening to on his way to visit Sylver in the story specifically in the first part. We get a very upbeat and energetic rock track that Vylet says helps him to “drown the crippling fear induced by being away from home,” The chorus is infectious and all of the elements blend together to create something truly powerful.
As the song winds down we are met with a *click* and a stark contrast as the atmosphere opens up into the bustle and noise of the Starship Ponyville which signifies the part of the story where Vylet has switched off the song and is waiting for Sylver to invite him inside his suite to reminisce on memories of Equestria and just tell each other stories to pass the time. Now I love these small details, especially when you have the context of the written story, they just breathe an air of immersion and I really appreciate when the little things, be it a conversation from the story, or sound effects are mixed into the music.
From here everything slows down and a soothing piano melody plays followed by some minute glissando and various string and woodwinds with the sounds of the busy life of the starship in the background the polyphony is wonderous and it ends all too soon but is a really touching extension to the song.
ROKII recently released their SmartPony™ Album and I have to say its a real treat! Introduced with an eerie yet mystical ambiance that relays a sense of discovery and the unknown. From here things progressively ramp up and AI Heartbeat really caught my attention here. Its very mechanical yet melodic and everything feels like clockwork from here as elements are brought in and out breathing life to the machine and is a very solid track that blends the mysticism of the opening with the rest of the album’s inner workings.
After a short interlude we get into the dark and gritty of Internet Protocol Address. After the AI comes alive it than needs an identifier. That is where this track comes into play with some industrial minimalist vibes it really feels like a driving force for whats to come.
This album has quite a lot of diversity ranging from ambient, to progressive house, tech house, dubstep, complextro, and more and its just such a fun experience to explore the mind of the SmartPony™. I especially love its ending. The raw emotion it exudes is awe-inspiring and the world it shapes before we even get into the first few notes really sets us up to let us know that it is indeed getting dark, and their batteries have run out; at least for now…
A new wonderful OST-like field theme for a location from the official comics following Heart of Thicket, The Riches of Abyssinia from Chiptune Brony is mysterious and magical, bringing much emotion in a special way with those melodies and instruments, reminiscent of field BGMs when exploring places in games. A gem for sure!
It’s time to dive deep into another exquisite dark concept experience from Seventh Element! With no less than 15 chapters of an associated full-fledged story on Fimfiction, the album brings forth many dark musical wonders all themed around a mysterious story about Twilight that the musician imagined. The album is also available as Physical CDs on Bandcamp! And one of the tracks from it, Visions, is playing at the Cider Party right now!
The noise.horse collective is back with a new compilation album, this time for celebrate the Chinese New Year. And the music is more experimental than ever! Full of music mostly using chinese/japanese scales – Featuring music from a lot of artists including Agents of Discord, Cynifree, FrostFyre, Kakofonous A. Dischord, Shuffle Horse, DEFORMED STUUFYSH, Crashie Tunez, Enuna, r_chase and flankƨy!
A mixture of aggressive, calm and experimental! You should grab the album and help the label!
Now this is something I don’t hear very often! F 109 is no stranger to lesser known and underground genres and Pukak is a very ambient and powerful piece that proves it! The subtle intricacy of the vocal chops, the deep and powerful sub bass, the snappy percussion; There is a force to be weary of in this song, but a force to be admired all the same.
Ataraxia brings a 7 minutes progressive and ethreal ambient electropop track with distint relations with some Linkin Park songs from Living Things or A Thousand Suns. The song about King Sombra is an absolutly banger. The deep theme behind the lyrics and the vocal performance of Ataraxia adds more awesomness to the electronic backlash of sounds, a mix of industrial with ambient with even some house elements? I don’t know, I would say that Ataraxia always has a Linkin Park feeling, idk if are the instrumentals or that if his vocals are quite similar to Chester. The powerfull synths at the “chorus” are also pretty deep and emotional.
Anaphora. Greek: ἀναφορά, “carrying back”. Is a rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis.
It really reflects on some verses of this specific song! The ones with “I’ll be a path inside your mind”. Good job Ataraxia, you always suprise me!