The Empty Tomb returns with a remix of TCB’s Friends Can Change The World! TET’s interpretation keeps the original’s emotion and vocal chops while adding future bass elements and beautiful buildups along with those gorgeous piano keys and synthlines. The homely vibes haven’t left at all, and the way it ends feels like watching the ending of the show all over again…
Nothing makes me happier than when a song can utilize a speech seamlessly in a song.
Twilight’s coronation speech is the perfect fit here both contextually and emotionally. Intricate and bright vocal chops melded with a vibe-y and mellow bassline, the speech opening the track, just brings about that sense of joy and longing and really plays with the heartstrings! One thing I love about this specific style of Future Bass is how laid back, yet powerful it is! Fun samples, but you can FEEL the energy in the mix, yet its not in your face. I enjoy the original a lot for its high energy and pumping beat and this takes it in a whole new direction! A State of Sugar just keeps on supplying the goods and this box of chocolate has many surprises in store. You can check out the rest of A State of Sugar’s new album, ‘Chocolate’ right here!
(You can hear the original here!)
Keeping it going with the singles from ASOS: Chocolate, we have a very curious effort done by the always creative TCB! This was made during one of his music making streams, mind you! He’s remixed a track done by two of the very best in electronic music making in our fandom; how do you make that better on your own? Just preposterous!
Nah, TCB has got you. The first track on this album, he turns a very mellow and happy song into something with the excitement you expect from something themed around Pinkie Pie. He has transformed this song into something just hard, smooth and stylish! All of loophoof’s and NLS elements are in place, don’t you worry about that! There’s just more flavor built around the core elements. There are some more colorful vocal chops, and even makes use of a Pony Life sample, that being Fluttershy yelling “Noice!” There is this really nice deep rumbling bass that you just want to move too, and even a guitar solo! Oh, how about that melody that’s like smooth orchestra synth all through this track? Just… Woah! The remix was put together with such care. Again, this was composed on a stream, and it managed to make the cut to be on this album. He sprinkles in some other fun elements just to give track some polish. As I said, TCB aims to please with a smooth track about Pinkie Pie! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
You want to talk about stepping up your game with a remake of your own work? While the original is an emotional D&B track about the Twilight mistake in “Magical Mystery Cure”, this VIP track… just… Woah. What a treat for ASOS: Chocolate. The methodical and deep emotional atmosphere replaces the pace of the original. Those vocal chops just give you goosebumps. The rhythm is surprisingly very fun and lets you get into the groove to move around like you’re in a dream. The little sounds and elements mixed in… Wow, it’s like you’re standing there at her door with the sun coming down in her window, watching her ponder on how to fix this problem with her friend’s Cutie Marks! Bravo SP! One of my favorites so far on this album! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Welcome everypony to A State of Sugar: Chocolate, the newest album from our friends over at Cider Party. For now we’ve got ourselves a lovely house track by Voltex Pixel. The track starts out amazing and believe me when I say it gets even better! I personally love all things horse house but even if you don’t, this track is going to make you dance either way. Voltex Pixel also keeps his near PMV style music videos with various artworks of, in this case Fluttershy and gameplay from ‘Them’s Fightin Herds’. This track is sure to lift your spirits with its happy upbeat tune and the combination of Future House and Future Bounce makes for an amazing dance track.
This article on Equinity 03: Breach is a Horse Music Herald collab piece, co-written by Canatime, Cynifree and DrakeEmberHeart.
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Boy this song is a mood, huh? The question, however, is this: Is it brony music? I would say that it is based on the thumb nail art of Lyra and the message of the track itself. Sometimes we all feel like a background pony in life and are not even sure if people will care enough to notice or listen to us. I’ve been there myself wanting to reach out for help and hoping people will listen. The lyrics tell that story very powerfully, as TotalSpark says in his own words and Mr. Alex Delzer sings in such an uncertain voice. The melodies are pretty with these wondrous but shaky tones and harmonics that have this feeling of questions that need real answers. The message is something we as a bunch of outcasts can strongly relate to; these days more than ever the message of friendship of MLP is very much needed in society. It’s one of the aspects I like about what Equinity03: Breach brings to the table especially so with this song, which is track 39 on the album. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
(Listen to the original here)
Atelophobia is the Fear of Imperfection or of things going wrong and also the fear of failure. It often manifests itself as a ‘perfectionist’ thinking style and can lead to a constant feeling of inadequacy or of not being ‘good enough’.
“Psychology is the name of the game here, and all of the elements are used here, my fellow bronies.”
Are you ready for Equinity 03: Breach? How about an opening track that is such a powerful remake? How about an intense dive into Sweetie Belle’s psyche? TCB must have really done his homework here. Those psychological elements are at work in the weighty opening and the expression of emotional bitterness Sweetie feels toward her sister delivered with those harmonious tones. We dive right into her fears and turmoils with these grindy and murky melodies. The vocal chops fit right in with the timing and add to the despairing mood. The track then goes into a range of emotion as Princess Luna arrives to even the score and helps the young foal. Oh man, the use of the piano and cello with ripping beats really just pulls you into Sweetie Belle’s fear! TCB has made so many improvements to the original, especially with the ending that fits so well with what Luna did for Sweetie in “For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils”. Sweetie Belle battles her fear and anger with that hard bass that TCB is known for, and there is even a nice touch of victorian era violin at the end! What an awesome way to open the album, which will drop on 08/03/2020! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself!
Dear me, it’s getting hot in here…
Track 33 from Ponies at Dawn: Ignite is Fluffy Marshmallows, a collab between BlackIceMusic, Chasing Dawn and Lennon Black! This bouncy song features great callbacks to Mantlegen’s Dirty Gem, even going as far as to use some of the same samples! Dawn delivers a smooth set of bars about Rarity’s… softness… all while the beat bounces with its catchy synth riffs and rumbly basslines. Think Rarity would dance to this one?
The Sovreign of Synthwave returns with a 15-track album full of 80s sound-inspired pony goodness! Seventh Element has always specialized in out-of-the-box sound design and style as evidenced by Equestria VHS. The songs on this album are based on the ponification of different 80s movies and references to phenomena of the time (usually centered around VHS tapes). Several sound bits are laced throughout to really help set the tone, like the clips of video tapes being inserted into VCRs, and rewind machines getting used.
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