I want to start off this article by telling you that as someone who fights with my own brain and being familiar to the issues of having ADHD and anxiety and what comes with those battles, I can very much understand Aurelleah’s own struggles. I found out from a friend of mine that Aurelleah has had to face those same issues and more. However as he had said, he fought hard with determination and fortitude, and he has finished his first piece of fandom music in 3 years! Given how epic this piece is, I say it’s a very inspiring thing to do; mental illness doesn’t wait for you, it just hits and affects you at any time. Pushing on and keeping going is not easy. After I heard this piece of music, I heard the love and passion in it. There are so many elements blending together in the work itself; you’re treated to a soft opening of light and soft melodies of pianos, acoustic guitar, and soft vocal harmonies along with some lore to the song in the video, and then you get the start of the song.
In keeping with the theme of Equinity’s latest album release, Immersion, this track by Spikey Wikey creates a truly immersive, journey-like atmosphere that delves into many facets of ocean beauty and adventure. At first, light melodies seem to bubble on the surface of the track like driftwood. Later, the melody deepens, suggestive of diving beneath the ocean surface to explore hidden treasures in its depths. At times, mystery seems to beckon, as the destination feels uncertain. The sensation of simply floating can be felt at other times. At one point, a breathy gasp from Twilight shifts the track into a frolicky, bouncy vibe that’s pure fun. At this climactic point, the music brings a feeling of release and wonder, as if the diver has just emerged from a seemingly endless underwater cave and entered a hidden world of beauty, fascination, and discovery. Enjoy the immersive journey as you listen to this amazing track on Equinity: Immersion!
Equinity’s latest album, Immersion, has just been released! Along with many epic new tracks comes Coffee Beans by PSFMer. Powerfully introspective and rhythmic, wafting waves of base undergird the track throughout. A call-of-the-wild, ambient atmosphere replete with bird cries and other exotic animal sounds creates a sense of being transported into the jungle in the midst of a mystical, magical safari. Complex rhythmic drum patterns add to the feel of an epic journey into the wild, where both danger and the promise of high adventure intermix and irresistibly beckon. Some sweet bass work adds to the deep, almost underwater feel of the piece, very appropriately in line with Equinity’s theme, Immersion!
Time for an Equestria Girls remix! This track starts out with a thick electronic drum segment, setting a fun and energetic tone for the song. The track quickly ramps up after the drum intro, with more bopping music and the mixing in of the original vocals from Dash herself! The whole song in general is just packed full of energy, and kind of reminds me of early fandom music, which is definitely a good thing!
Midnight Fritz returns with an uplifting track that highlights the gentle and supportive help given by Rainbow Dash to Scootaloo. Soft piano chords and gentle guitar plucks sooth the listener with waves of tranquility. High notes combined with the low piano chords and soothing guitar in the background skillfully highlight the lighthearted, childlike wonder of Scootaloo, as well as the warm, tender feelings that characterize her sisterly relationship with Rainbow Dash. The magic of friendship is brought to life in this delightfully warm tribute to these two close friends.
What a beautiful gift! Inspired in part by a special somepony and Twilight Sparkle (Check out the YouTube description and wonderful video art!), this sweet and shimmery track is brimming with lovely vibes! The track opens with the sounds of nighttime insects before a light melody joins in. The melody is soon joined by a simple rhythm before adding an additional synth, bass, and guitar. Touches of choir and melodic percussion support the main arrangement before some beautiful, summer-y violin takes front stage and adds a sweet earthiness to the ethereal mix. The arrangement’s composition and intensity shifts, ebbs, and flows as the song drifts along through the warm summer evening. Please show Koron Korak some love for this chill and upbeat track!
Today we return once more to the newest VibePoniez Album, “Overcast“. Skyshard’s contribution is “Season Fantasy”, a lovely Symphony full of happy melodies and all-around great music! The song begins with a happy and calming melody which is later joined by additional instruments fronted by some upbeat strings. A bit later on the song changes and we get a slightly different melody but it still keeps its happy, calming feeling. Closer to the middle the song calms a bit and most of the instruments drop off while only some strings and a synth play. Later those other elements are slowly added back in, and the song gradually returns to its previous form, giving us this lovely progression. Later on the song gets even fuller, and let me tell you–this fullness, especially as the song is nearing the end, is something you see very rarely. It’s this perfect combination of many things happening at the same time and not overloading the track. We end this beautiful piece with an outro of just the strings and a synth. Thanks to thecanderson for proofreading this article!
Oh man oh, if you haven’t listened to VibePoniez: Overcast…dudes and ladies (especially those of you who are Rarity fans), you are missing out on a track that is frankly the definition of really good Lo-fi hip hop. It’s so beautiful, darling! This track has this sick and stylish boom and bap to it, but this is Rarity we are talking about, and the song channels the energy of her favorite stylish sleuth “Shadow Spade!” Oh baby, does this song just throw down the style big time! We have Rarity’s vocal chops mixed into this melody that’s composed of fabulous violin melodies and these sparkling gems and chimes that bring more flair to the track. The lo-fi itself even fits into rarity’s detective role. Classic noir is stylish but dark and dirty, and you can’t be scared to get your perfectly manicured hooves dirty in the face of ponies being shifty and dishonest! Everything about this track is such an outstanding representation of Rarity’s character and it’s one of highlights of the album. I have to tell you, you feel like you are there with the gorgeous mare sipping on some red wine and enjoying listening to her tell you about her many cases! Make no mistake, Rarity is a classy and powerful lady that we bronies know can handle herself. This track sure delivers that message in a way only Rarity can. BlueBrony, thank you for making such a great tribute to Rarity! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself, but this track is the essence of elegance. Believe that, darling.
(You can check out the fanfic right here for more understanding for the song and upcoming album, and more chapters are to come!)
What is like to be a princess that just smiles and waves or, for that matter, is continually used as a prop? This song and the one chapter fanfic that goes with it creates a veil of mystery for one Princess Icicle. She remembers the Crystal Faire, which takes place the one day every year that she comes out of her castle to mingle with her subjects, but she remembers little else, and her guards are always eager to get her back into the castle. When she talks to her subjects, they ask her questions for which she feels she should have answers but she doesn’t. The song’s lyrics, told by Icicle herself, relate these feelings and the visions she is getting. The music is this mixture of an upbeat yet mysterious bassline and drops along with ultra fun pounding bass, and these elements and the song’s harmonies create the feeling of “there is more going on here, Princess, and you know it”. As the lyrics start describing more of Icicle’s desire to get to the bottom of what is going on (I will not spoil it for you–read the fanfic to find out more!), the track starts to fade, and as she starts to fall from the sky the real story begins. The lyric video that goes with this track is very fitting for the energy of the music, and the combination really adds to the sense of mystery! This song is a banger for sure, but read the fic too to get the full experience! As always this Qilin asks for you to judge for yourself.