“Trīgintā” is a word in Latin that means “Thirty”. This EP is a mix of old and new from Brilliant Venture and friends that reflects on the past thirty years of his life and this fandom, with optimism for what the future holds. Its a wonderful mixed bag of goods including an original piece, remix, and a mashup!Continue reading
Chiptune / Video Game
Algo at All – Land of Harmony | Chillout
JayB – I Love Everything (Toby Macarony Remix) | Glitch Hop / Chiptune
Toby is back at it again! Their signature unique style is on display once again with a crunchy and powerfully melodic remix of another fandom classic! The entire song is vibrantly saturated with 8-bit blips and beeps with a catchy break beat groove and some screaming high and rich chords. Add in the nostalgia trip the iconic flutter vocals bring and Toby’s finesse and you’ve got a really great time ahead!
[Album] Brambleshadow4 – Dustcar 2021: The Scraps | Pop/Chiptune
If you haven’t checked out DustCar yet, it may be worth your time to join the Discord server where every two weeks they host a songwriting competition open to everyone as a way to encourage musicians of every skill level to challenge themselves to create something musically. Over the course of 2021, Brambleshadow4 made several contributions to the competition and combined them into The Scraps album which showcases a variety of genres ranging from a singer-songwriter style of just ukulele and vocals, to heavy chiptune, and even a live Christmas remix from TrotCon! This album is a great example of how the DustCar community challenges its participants to try different things in their music as well as grow through the experience!
BGM – Cute Mare Song | Chiptune
Darksoma – Let Me Be A Hero (Power of the Crystal) | Soundtrack
There’s nothing quite like an intensely emotional track with an awesome backstory! Opening with somber strings and piano, the song (also featuring art by the musician!) kicks into high gear with the addition of some skittering, tinkling percussion and sharp strings. There are some really nice effects applied to the instruments that give the song depth and ambiance, and the pairing of dark piano with the strings creates a pleasing intensity. Overall, there’s a really strong OST vibe running throughout the track, and, paired with the fantastic description, it’s easy to get immersed in this tense moment for the character. I’ll definitely be looking forward to more of this story and accompanying music!
Lectro Dub – Fallen (Brilliant Venture’s “World On Fire” 2020 Mix) | Dubstep
Brilliant Venture combined sick wubs, vocals from Lectro Dub’s Fallen, pony vocal samples, chiptune melodies, a meaningful backstory, positive messages (I highly recommend reading the description on YouTube), emotion, and much heart in this remix, and with no surprise it resulted in something astonishing and very emotional. Oh wait, that’s not all… Just when you thought that you couldn’t possibly make this more awesome, there’s actually a whole PMV to go along with the song, made with love too!! Indeed, Brilliant Venture is quite the MVP in the pony music scene, so go sub to him if you haven’t already! And even when it seems like the world is on fire, please keep hope!! And find solace in love all around you, or, you know… right here ♥ *hugs*
Vylet Pony – Fairytails | Alternate Electronic
The title track from Vylet Pony’s latest album Super Pony World: Fairytails really sets out to impress! Primarily showcasing a chiptune style, the whole track sounds straight out of a video game. It starts out with just a set of brooding choir chords before a plucked sound joins in; it quickly transitions to a pure chiptune melody with the whole 9 yards: digitized drums and plucky 8-bit melodies. We only have a few seconds to enjoy this before the song properly kicks in. There’s an adventurous melody played along numerous different synth sounds and styles, which really makes this unique piece sound out. Just over halfway in, Vylet’s voice pops in, sounding soulful and powerful as ever. Another banger to add to the list!
RedSpark – Hidden Sanctuary (feat. Koron Korak) | Folk / Soundtrack
RedSpark’s newest lore-heavy musical release is a collab with Koron Korak enacting the discovery of a hidden village of batponies deep in the woods! Now that has got to tingle my RPG and adventurer spirit!! You’ll be able to feel for yourself how the Folk vibes of the track are so immersive and perfect for such a concept!
RedSpark – Light of the Stars | Orchestral / Soundtrack
Not only one but two new installments in a row, both this track and Yaks Stomp released at the same time are such perfect BGMs for the part of the story that they illustrate, the former representing a stroll gazing at the night sky and northern lights, and the latter depicting an epic battle with the yaks showing their might. Find a summary of the story in the descriptions on YouTube, and the full story on Fimfiction!