Dandelion’s newest piece is a very reflective one, as suggested by the artwork chosen as video art. It has actually a whole concept around it, and you can read more from the description since Dandelion has written a poem about it from the perspective of Dashie! The gentle and hopeful instrumental is starring beautiful melodies painting the night sky wonderfully, and this is definitely a success!
Somber and dark begins this ballad from the community veterans Mathematicus & And the Rainfall. Minimal, ambient noises and the beautiful raw sound of one guitar then acts as the backbone of the first verse. This seven-minute masterpiece consists of endlessly progressive and complex collages of electronic sounds characterized by a beat-heavy rhythm and refreshing modulations. And not to mention, this piece has one of the most poetic and understated outros I’ve ever listened to. Along with that, this song is a part of the compilation album The Rest of Our Lives. All proceeds gained from the album go toward coronavirus relief.
Raven Horn’s latest track sees a trip inside Cadence’s mind after escaping from Chrysalis’ evil clutches. Chitin Nightmares is a unique blend of chilled out synthwave and orchestral music, full of spacey and distorted electronic goodness laden with all kinds of crazy effects alongside samples of Chrysalis’ voice. Creepy yet beautiful!
This song might very well be last one from one the greatest drum & bass producers in the fandom. Before jumping into the song itself, it would be wise to look back at the achievements and history of the master, the legend, horse music titan Hay Tea. Continue reading
With this short and sweet track, you’ll get some absolutely epic nighttime vibes, with some slow keyboard starting it off, and continuing through the song, eventually joining with some electronic, kind-of synthy music, making the whole chillout atmosphere of this OC theme-song track shine!
Another compilation makes its way into the fandom in the form of The Rest of Our Lives, a tribute to the show and fandom. The album contains 13 diverse tracks from various musicians across various genres such as Tw3Lv3, Replacer, Ditherer and Evdog just to name a few. The opening track, Remembering (Origin & Depth) by Space Horse Manifesto is an atmospheric rock song that stretches across 7 minutes and goes from being a spacey, ambient rock piece to having full-on funky electronic pop influences halfway through. The very next track is River of Dismay, Tw3Lv3’s first of four appearances on the album and an emotional drum n’ bass track that utilizes a piano to create beautiful soundscapes, making it one of the album’s highlights. Stand-out tracks are the previously mentioned Remembering and River of Dismay, loophoof and Tw3Lv3’s remix of the SoGreatandPowerful classic On My Own, Evdog‘s Through the Veil, an uplifting rock track with soaring vocals and lyrics with references to the show and its characters, and Freewave‘s Twilight Sleeps Loudly, an ambient piece that feels like the soundtrack to Twilight taking a much deserved rest after earning her title as the ruler of Equestria. Overall, this compilation serves as a lovely sendoff to the show and while it’s not as diverse or prolific as fellow compilations Ponies At Dawn or VibePoniez, there’s enough unique songs that anyone can find enjoyment in. All donations made towards the album will be put towards the Brony Thank You Fund, a charity which is currently providing supplies to mask makers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Another Skyscrapers LP track, and high up on a certain skyscraper is Cyan Chaser, a mare who wanders about on the rooftops, where she feels safe and secure. This song is written about her, and features all those chill vibes. While mostly consisting of just synths and strings, the song gives off a carefree feeling with how peppy and cheerful the overall sound is. Songs inspired by OCs are a treat, and I sure can’t wait to hear more about Cyan!
Zephysonas has often very sweet and cuddly intentions behind his tracks and this latest composition is definitely a fine example of that. Calling for the listener to relax and escape from life’s hardships with help of the soothing Ambient synths, it also gives you strength to face the day and that is very appreciated!
Replacer’s latest outing sees a return to Passing By in the form of a VIP, originally the 68th track from Ponies at Dawn: Echoes. While the core song has remained the same, this VIP version strips down some of the musical elements and has a more refined feeling, especially in some of the piano chords throughout that are played differently and sounding more ominous when combined with the bass. It even has a slightly longer runtime, clocking in at exactly 4 minutes long. While it’s a step in the right direction, that amazing psychedelic feeling hasn’t gone anywhere!
Part of VibePoniez’ compilation album Skyscrapers LP, Voltex Pixel’s contribution is a cute and mellow track themed around everypony’s favorite energetic yak, completed awesomely by that cute gif in the video! Time to bliss out to the cuddly and fuzzy vibes!