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…
It’s always so amazing to see pony musicians trying to do more with their songs than just “making music”, and I gotta love to see NeverLastStanding’s descriptions full of genuine feelings, motivational messages, or poesy, depending on how you wish to see it. The power of being able to Relate to somepony is definitely great and I know it very well, since I always like to meet people who I can relate to, and also always wish to meet someone who could relate to me. It’s definitely a deep theme, and perhaps some motivation can be obtained from NeverLastStanding’s words or the experience of this song. If so, be sure to let him know, as I’m sure that will make him very happy! After all, I can Relate to wanting to help people… And I can’t believe all of this review has only been about the meaning behind the song so far. This is powerful stuff! You know that a song is extra special when you can write about its meaning just as much as about it musically. I’ll just add that the Chillout/Orchestral take is definitely a huge success, with such a wonderful and soothing mood to be felt throughout the track, and the Flutterchops are the element that makes it extra emotional and relatable for so many of us.
Quite a Different release from Virus Ponies, this new track brings a delightful dark mood much fitting to the cover art, and pioneers in roads less travelled to create a chill yet heavy and strong musical experience. Darkness isn’t to be feared…
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!
Flittzy’s What More Can I Say takes inspiration from Project Horizons, and tells a compelling story through his great voice combined with some nice acoustic guitar, pretty synthwork and complementary percussion.
Ataraxia takes a look at how Shining Armour might react to Cadence breaking up with him, with some awesome chill beats built around Vylet’s excellently performed vocals. The chorus is especially memorable, with a great flow to it.
This new track from BlueBrony centered around Spike’s character depth is truly a gem! Making for a blissful unusual fusion of genres, melancholic piano gives way to a Chillhop part with hints of the FF Prelude in the background, reflecting Rarity’s dreams that give such a bitter aftertaste to Spike considering how far away from him they are. The next part lays out a masterful Jazz mood, reflecting Spike’s feelings as he eats his sorrow away with donuts and Extra Sprinkles, and perhaps also matching the kind of music that some 3-pony Jazz band would play in bars such as Donut Joe’s. An utter masterpiece of a concept track, with much of a story to tell through music!
DJT showcases his abilities to make the more relaxed side of electronic music work just as well as the energetic side. Sweetness and Lightning combines beautiful Fluttershy vocal chops with some pared back percussion, pretty piano and soft ambient sounds in a really lovely way.
Art by ACharmingPony. Because it’s been months since we posted any Taviscratch on Twitter!
In case some of you didn’t know, we’re very much behind on posting current music, so we thought one way to help us catch up would be to compile all the Hearts and Hooves music into one post for you to enjoy! Catch it all after the break…
NB: Some of these songs were originally posted on Equestria Daily by ExplodingPonyToast, with a note and link to the original posts where necessary.
Phonic’s been experimenting a bit it seems – this chillout piece makes use of both ambient sound effects as part of the percussion and quirky wobbling bass sounds. An interesting hybrid of sounds that works surprisingly better than my less-than-apt description of them!