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[P@D] Seventh Element – Tetrahedral Memoir | Orchestral / Breakbeat

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 14 May 2018.

Seventh Element’s music can get exceptionally deep at times, especially when he forays into combinations of orchestral elements with breakbeat percussion and electronic synths. The result here is a gorgeous meld that tells a story of Twilight’s journey into her own mind to face some inner demons.

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PeKaNo – Starlight’s Redemption | Breakcore

ANOTHER STARLIGHT SONG, WOOHOO! And it’s breakcore, a genre we don’t see that much of too. This lovely song is about Starlight and her journey. It seems to be encapsulating the season 5 finale, beginning slowly and gently and progressively building more power and speed. From there, softer and more melodic elements enter, as Starlight realizes that she can forge new friendships.

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TCB – The Magic of Friendship | Breaks / Liquid DnB

To celebrate 1k subs, TCB has made a relaxing Breaks track with incredible sampling work, amazing drum work and amazing bass work. A track full of light and enters your heart and make it warmer. The vocal chops and the Celestia speech sampling were spot on, the “field recording” feeling at the end with the birdsong and the pouring rain sounds like a lot of fun and it fits the mood where we are right now (maybe in Europe). And for the end, that delicious piano part, choosing a great skill behind TCB’s mind. Good job TCB, hope your work inspires new musicians to make good music like yours!

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[VALENTINE’S BRAINDANCE] One Track Mind – Nostalgia | Breakbeat / IDM

Noise.horse’s compilation albums are always a great chance to experiment and venture out of your comfort zone. One Track Mind being already a musician who tends to explore the paths less traveled, it makes this tune even more unique, with a quality progression of beautiful piano as well as glitchy melodies. A song grasping the essence of Nostalgia in an intricate way, it’s available as part of VALENTINE’S BRAINDANCE, a compilation album from the experimental label noise.horse that features a lovely array of talented musicians who pushed the limits extra further for Hearts and Hooves Day!

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Exiark – Otherworldly Journey | Album | Electronic

After two big years of development and collaboration, Exiark gifts us all with an incredible electronic album! Utilizing the talents of many exceptional fandom musicians like Chi-Chi, FritzyBeat, Freest, NekoWolf, Flittzy, Namii, Megaphoric, and Lia Quo, Otherworldly Journey is comprised of a whopping 19 tracks exploring Princess Luna’s journey throughout her exile on the moon.

The tracks range in genre and encompass a great variety of electronic music while still appealing to most everyone. No matter what type of music you prefer, there’s something special on this album for you!

Aside from the obvious vocal talent featured on Otherworldly Journey, Exiark’s use of expertly crafted synths and beat tracking is on full display, and will transport you to another world! There is an excellent sense of a lunar atmosphere in the instrumentation which ranges from symphonic to synth-heavy, and the subtle space vibes will make you feel as though you are dancing with the Princess of the night herself. There is no excuse not to check out this outstanding album!

Author’s note: While I don’t like to compare fandom music to time periods for several reasons, if you had told me that several of the tracks on this album were big hits from the early days of the fandom, I would absolutely believe you. Exiark really makes the music his own style, discernible from other early fandom musicians but there’s something about the quality and energy that takes me back in time with a giant smile on my face.

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Pinkamena Party – A STICKY SITUATION AT FLANKSGIVING DINNER| Compilation Album | Multi-Genre


Editor’s note: Listener discretion is advised, but not obligatory if you’re hardcore enough.

Hey kids, do you like hardcore music?! Do you like earraping fun?! Do you like celebrating Thanksgiving in a different way?! (And a week late too, oops!) Do you like to support awesome charities?! If so you are in the right place!

Let’s celebrate Flanksgiving, where you instead of thanks everything and everyone, you do naughty things! That’s right! At Flanksgiving we do the craziest things in the world! So yeah, listen to this album for celebrate! The Pinkamena Party Crew gave to birth another crazy compilation full of awesome and hard songs mostly about celebrating the Flanksgiving or stupid situations at Flanksgiving! And you better buy it, because the money will go to support an association that helps children with cancer. Download or buy at the Pinkamena Party bandcamp page.