Nicolas Dominique’s songs are always journeys. Beauty of the Night is one of contemplation of the moonlit night. The cute bells evoke space and the plucks can be perceived as a star sparkling sound effect, making it feel as though we could hear the sound of stars. Then, when the middle section hits, a softer segment comes forth, only to crescendo back to the intensity of the first part. It seems the artwork has been chosen with great care, as the bright full moon’s light resonates with the unexpected energy coming from a chillout song.
It is fairly safe to say that pony music has reached another level in terms of quality. Furthermore, the speed at which new musicians in the fandom get better can inspire nothing but awe. The names of GrazySmash, Niłch’i Poni, Single Purpose to name a few and of course Tw3Lv3 come to mind. He can now rival with Drum & Bass giants such as Hay Tea and Age of Vinyl, ventures in a plethora of heterogeneous genres (and be good at it!) and at the same time produce some of the best lo-fi out there.
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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!
(To hear Paloris original track click here)
HMH here keeping ASOS: Brownie tracks coming at you bronies! With track 41 of this album. Do you want to go for a walk and chill for a bit? TheTaze has you covered here. This remix of Paloris’s track will be having you humming and vibeing the chillstep hip/hop melody. A track about a worrying bookhorse as per the original, has the wonderful distorted piano and vocal chops. TaZe cleverly mods the track to a R&B and stylish sound that will give you a little more into your trot. It would like you walking down the streets of manehattan with your friends having a great time. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
If I had to use one adjective to describe this album, I’d pick “Vibin’.” This EP is 100% Lo-Fi music, and each song is just a little different. There’s some jazz elements in tracks like 1998, and some hip hop and rap music elements used in songs like Projectz and HearYouInTheBackground. Throughout the album, there are bits of dialog mixed in with the music as well that add to the whole feel of the album as well as the songs individually. Overall, a great album if you love chilling out to some Lo-Fi hip hop!
Branrich VanIster returns with more unique instrumental music. Bacon and The Siren is a slow, jazzy piece that sounds like it could’ve come out of the 80s. Throughout the song, the sound of vinyl noise can be heard while the song is primarily lead by a piano and saxophone which are said to represent Sunset Shimmer and Adagio Dazzle, respectively. I can just imagine myself sitting back in a living room with the curtains closed and candles lit, and having the two by my side with this one!
TheTaZe has a varied discography, consisting of fast paced songs to ones that you can sit down and study to, this one being the latter. Memories is a lo-fi hip hop instrumental that gives off a sentimental atmosphere. The soundscapes are huge given that there’s little here: a chilled-out drum beat, soft synth notes and the sound of falling rain. Sprinkled around the track are samples from the show during a break and towards the end, adding a nice nostalgic touch. Overall, Memories does a wonderful job at bringing back some, well, memories of the show that brought us together!
Even the happiest souls show signs of sadness every now and again. Empty Inside is Nyancat380’s latest track, and consists of a chilled out trap beat set to some sad synth chords and 8-bit styled leads. The use of an image of a cheery Pinkie Pie in front of the emotional piece makes for a big juxtaposition of two completely different moods. It makes you wonder if Pinkie’s happy demeanour is just a mask for deeper and darker things inside of her…
If you ever wanted a chill, relaxing piece of instrumental/orchestral brony music, this is definitely a song I’d recommend. The music, made up of violins, piano, and other orchestral elements, is honestly amazing, and the whole thing just comes together and gives off a “walking through a forest” vibe.
Never forget who your friends are. My Friends is an emotional piece from Raven Horn, showcasing some glitzy and melancholy synths set to clips of Twilight from the show talking about her friends and listing them off. The instrumentation is slow and chilled out, having a nostalgic and longing feeling to it while the minimal drum sounds keep the beat strong. A small glimpse into the mind of Twilight Sparkle many years later!