A new Soundtrack treat from Chiptune Brony, this one stars characters that naturally have RPG vibes, dragons! With such a blissful retro sound, the boss battle-like track is such a delight, and with this kind of wonderful releases it is surprising that the musician doesn’t already have way more subs than that! Still, awesome milestone, here’s wishing for way more to join!
A piece that would fit well in the score of some epic movie or perhaps as the main menu BGM of some game, Starlight is an intricate yet fluffy theme that accompanies that cute artwork of Starlight and Trixie in a beautiful and refined way, and you can’t help but wonder what other creative endeavors Saphire Systrine will have in store for us in the future!
How does this dragon pony put this next review of music into words? The very concept of Sunset Shimmer, and Sci-Twi being transported into cyberspace for a friendship problem. Their mission? A super AI that pulled them to this mess. It sounds like a very unique idea even for this fandom.
It works simply because it’s Sunset and Twilight, the geniuses of the group. So the music here by Direct Current is an EP of four songs of Chiptune/8-bit & orchestra joy. It’s very unique, that he’s found a way with these songs to make it feel like Equestria girls. The story told through Direct Current’s music is blissful and imaginative. You feel the equestrian magic happening in the first song, Sunset, and Twilight going into the internet only armed with the magic of friendship. Once there, you can hear in the melodies. The frustration of these two not understanding how an A.I could have this kind of issue at all. I love how I close my eyes and seeing this as this tune plays, this tone of deep thought. It fits right into what Sunset and Twilight are as characters. It’s believable seeing them butting heads over this.
The 3rd track comes in with this uplifting melody of the girls figuring out things for this A.l. The tides are turning in the girls’ favor. You can feel this in the music. that big powerful music number that happens in moments like this. The EP closes in a way that sounds epic. Much like a classic video game when you have beaten the odds. The music is so charming and gentle. The gamer inside of me is yelling for pure joy, I grew up on music like that. I like to add that Direct Current somehow got an 8-bit sounding guitar riff to make me smile so big. I didn’t expect that. This is one of the most clever and creative pieces of music I’ve ever heard in this fandom to date. You can listen to it here on his BandCamp, or start Here the singles on his youtube channel. Go listen, it’s different in a very good way.
A recent favorite of mine that came out of nowhere, Nyancat380’s Bootleg is quite emotional with such a creative use and effects on Pinkie vocals from the beloved Smile Song. The bassline all throughout is adding even more emotion, making for quite a unique remix like we don’t get that often. The last part is especially powerful for me!
Mad choirs and organ are immersing us in a last boss battle in this new OST-inspired track by Chiptune Brony! More precisely inspired by Motoi Sakuraba‘s battle themes, he provided another nostalgic and blissful experience for us OST lovers in the community, with those signature melodic and progressive aspects! You can do it Spike, I’ve trained you up to level 99 and unlocked all your special skills after all!
Skunked has been improving a lot lately, and this is definitely my favourite thing I’ve heard from him so far. Featuring a relentlessly upbeat and positive vibe throughout its chiptune-flavoured dubstep vibes, there’s some terrific energy supplied by the aggressive sound design, clever use of vocal samples and lovely FX inputs too. The way it just dives into the drops is especially fun to experience, even on repeated listens.
Emotional, entrancing, reflective, magical all the way, John Doe’s new masterpiece Altitude is the perfect BGM to play while exploring a snowy mountain in a RPG game, feeling so much emotion along the melodies and rich arrangement of many instruments. And if you focus on the journey you’ve been through, the memories you’ve made, and the team members you’ve met and who joined your adventure… then chances are a distinct powerful emotion will hit you, and prove once again, that music and Passion are magic!
CisumClassic is going strong with a full album’s worth of instrumental themes for different Equestrian locations. The whole soundtrack is set in RPG style music and varies greatly from world to world. From the western flair of Appleoosa, the chill sounds of the Breezie Village, the ominous setting in Chrysalis’ Lair, and so many more, this compilation has something for everyone!
Also: there is a part 2!
A song about dating Pinkie, made with such a distinctive OST-like musical style? Yes please! Chiptune Brony has really done it this time, hitting my musical weak spot once again, all while giving much love to my favorite pony. You could easily see this piece playing as a BGM during a dating scene in some MLP visual novel or dating sim! No, I didn’t say eroge!
It is really cool to see music inspired from the IWD comic book series, especially new comics! Chiptune Brony has an awesome and creative style that uses old synth instrumentation to create and epic, 90s era boss theme for Cosmos, a villain that uses mind-control on the ponies and has a bizarre, romantic relationship with Discord. The high, airy sounds set a great ambience of mysterious unrest while the hard hitting-snare and thumping, upbeat bass set a sense of urgency and action. Even without reading the comics, Nova Astralis sets the stage to tell you everything you need to know about how disastrous this villain is!