Stage Clear! Let’s move on to the next stage! The stage of The Bridge features an epic and haunting landscape, and the ongoing fierce battle against changelings is further represented musically thanks to Jyc’s talent and vision. Celtic melodies and tasty percussions do an amazing job at conveying the pace and the struggle, and getting to hear this OST track is a real feast!
Covering one of the very best classics of P@D, Francis Vace gives to the amazing EDM anthem his classic ska vibes with the funny bass and the typical vocal performance of Vace! You did great here Vace, keep doing your thing!
After clearing the Forest’s Entrance map, you go deeper in the woods and stronger enemies start appearing in relentless assaults, and you know what that means! BGM change!! Jyc Row displays his talent as a Soundtrack composer once more with this new stage theme, delivering a fitting tense mood and cool fighting vibes with even an electric guitar, delightfully reminiscent of the harder Fighting is Magic BGMs and making for a blissful OST addition to the game on standby.
Taking inspiration from a fantastic Cider Party track as well as paying tribute to his great friend, AppleBukker gives us this cunning, fun remix of Brilliant Venture’s Moved On. The original track utilized a synth which AB shrewdly recognized as a brilliant chiptune lead. This remix has the fantastic sound design of an 8-bit RPG battle soundtrack, and is made even better knowing that it meant so much to AppleBukker that he got to revisit his chiptune roots with a remix of his good buddy’s song. Pieces like this really hit home the fact that Friendship is Magic.
Now this here is the best of treats for me, because it’s a remix of a BGM from the show that I love a lot!! It also works as an extended version. Toby has been on a roll with those, and it’s a real delight to get his take on the amazing Serious Practice BGM by William Anderson. In the same vein, I recommend Fluttershy’s Training Montage which is my favorite BGM from the show ever..! So very emotional to get such rock greatness along the events of the episode…
One of my faves from A State of Sugar Bubblegum, Cavorting the Castle takes inspiration from the kind of BGM you’d hear in castle-like areas in RPG games, with fitting regal and medieval vibes, and hints of a playful side too! Heartsong (formerly DoctorSympony) displays their talent once more by perfectly emulating that style using various instruments, and creating a piece that would fit so very well as an OST track.
A momentous release for me, here’s a real treat full of J-RPG Soundtrack love! A crossover between MLP and my favorite active J-RPG series, Atelier, it takes inspiration from both Twilight Sparkle and the main theme from Atelier Viorate, and delivers a heartfelt original composition in a nostalgic chiptune style. Blissful melodies and sounds, sing an ode to the soul for the gamer!
And by the way, if you’re into J-RPGs I really recommend that series. It’s a very active one, with 9 games out already on PS3 and PS4! All games by studio Gust are amazing and very lovely, I also recommend the recent Blue Reflection and Nights of Azure games.
Toby treats us to a really nice surprise with this sequel to another track he previously made! Captain of the Wonderbolts was composed by building off of short riffs from background music of MLP episodes like “Wonderbolt Academy” and “Parental Glidance”. The track would fit right at home in any great RPG video game and is a very fitting tribute to the titular character, Spitfire. The track uses synths, horns, and a good rock beat to make the song fun and uplifting. The composition evokes images of great aerial feats and triumph just like the characters performed when we first heard the riffs from the show. Toby composes around the solid work so well, you can feel Spitfire soaring while listening this track!
If you don’t know who Inkwel is yet – it is time to fix that! Inkwel uses bright, fun synths over a modern pop beat to set the happy, almost tropical tone. There are many different phrases used to show off the versatility of the synths and keep the song interesting throughout. The track ends on a dramatic style change to a more mellow tone, bringing a notion of some seriousness to reflect on the track. Fun and uplifting, make sure to check out Inkwel and Blind Loyalty!
It’s been quite a while since HMC’s last album, but the Discord community is back again with the 5th edition in their series of compilation albums. 18 tracks in varying electronic styles – drumstep to future bass to chillout – there’s music for every electronica taste from established names and up-and-coming artists alike!
You can download the album on Bandcamp for any given price – that includes for free!