Just in time for the spooky holiday, One Track Mind brings us six great tracks to really get into the Nightmare Night spirit! This extended play uses a great array of dynamics to convey an overwhelming, almost helpless at times emotion throughout a very exciting set of songs.
The first track, Nightfall, does an incredible job setting up the feel of the rest of the EP, introducing an exciting, horror themed soundscape that flows beautifully into the second track.
Edge of the Forest is an exciting track right up until One Track Mind flips it on it’s head and gives the track a somber, chilling finish.
Unloyal starts off like a disco track and runs with that theme, managing to be eerie in it’s upbeat style. About halfway through the soft, terrifying feel of Edge of the Forest comes back to top off the track with that familiar fear feeling.
Fluttering Lullaby is an intense, more powerful track. The synth is on-point with the tense drums, invoking imagery of someone slowly losing their mind.
Black Heart Purple Fur changes up everything with narration over top of a distorted, stop-beat intro. This song is more laid back from the rest of the EP, and utilizes a high, ticking noise to induce anxiety throughout.
Giggles in the Dark wraps up the EP very nicely, like you are racing out of the woods, not knowing if you will make it or not. This track incorporates great dubstep wubs and has several moving parts that keep it interesting and intense!
ANOTHER STARLIGHT SONG, WOOHOO! And it’s breakcore, a genre we don’t see that much of too. This lovely song is about Starlight and her journey. It seems to be encapsulating the season 5 finale, beginning slowly and gently and progressively building more power and speed. From there, softer and more melodic elements enter, as Starlight realizes that she can forge new friendships.
NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 11 April 2018.
Arturo makes some pretty killer glitch-influenced music, and this track has a whole heap of that, as it delves into intricate and deep soundscapes to confront some nightmares. It’s got some pretty awesome sound design throughout, with just enough melodic content to help drive the craziness.
Noise.horse’s compilation albums are always a great chance to experiment and venture out of your comfort zone. One Track Mind being already a musician who tends to explore the paths less traveled, it makes this tune even more unique, with a quality progression of beautiful piano as well as glitchy melodies. A song grasping the essence of Nostalgia in an intricate way, it’s available as part of VALENTINE’S BRAINDANCE, a compilation album from the experimental label noise.horse that features a lovely array of talented musicians who pushed the limits extra further for Hearts and Hooves Day!
A really kickass and extreme 220 bpm track done by our friend Brohoof Studios! With a lot of good sampling work, the kicks are really well formatted with that big amount of distortion that we want in a gabber track! Also that hats and cymbals, I love it! The true feeling of flying under influence (some drug lol) That synth is also pretty trippy and with the “breakcore” parts, this songs put the listen in a stage of euphoria! Listen to this if you want to party! Good job on this one Hoofy!
Editor’s note: Listener discretion is advised, but not obligatory if you’re hardcore enough.
Hey kids, do you like hardcore music?! Do you like earraping fun?! Do you like celebrating Thanksgiving in a different way?! (And a week late too, oops!) Do you like to support awesome charities?! If so you are in the right place!
Let’s celebrate Flanksgiving, where you instead of thanks everything and everyone, you do naughty things! That’s right! At Flanksgiving we do the craziest things in the world! So yeah, listen to this album for celebrate! The Pinkamena Party Crew gave to birth another crazy compilation full of awesome and hard songs mostly about celebrating the Flanksgiving or stupid situations at Flanksgiving! And you better buy it, because the money will go to support an association that helps children with cancer. Download or buy at the Pinkamena Party bandcamp page.
After long period of writer’s block and a time of producing non-pony music, FruityFusion returns with this amazing track (and other two, Going For A Fly and DEADPON3)! SPELL_FAIL is really a mechanical and industrial feeling track, with robotic synths, synthetic feeling drums and catchy melodies. Also, the sampling work is pretty well done! FruityFusion did a great job on this track, the bassline and synthline, and the IDM-style drums, it’s all great. Keep up the good work!
Close Your Eyes
Control Your Inner self
Have Sweet Dreams
Radiarc delivers some really atmospheric and ethereal Breakcore for this Nightmare Night track. The song, with a spooky image as visual art done by dadio46, Finaglerific and Lopoddity, has a lot of orchestral and industrial elements, mixing the aggression and wildness of breakcore with the mechanical feelings of industrial and with the atmospheric and ethereal elements of orchestral! Radiarc did really an amazing work on this, do more Breakcore please! This turn out amazing, keep up the rad work!
It’s like they crossed over with Pinkamena Party… Have this to finish off our Nightmare Night posts! Writeup is after the break with some gory stuff.
Knew more for their wonderful experimental orchestral compositions, the French duo A Symphony of Two returns with a delightful and experimental IDM track that amazed me. Chilling and atmospheric IDM with Downtempo elements that stole my heart when I listen to the first drum beats. With vocals done by Blue Note (one of the elements of AST) that fit with the ambience and atmosphere of the instrumental with some really weird and experimental synths that really are the main thing in the song. The drums with the classical breakcore/IDM feeling that are slowed down for fit in the synth are well performed and really amazing. This song amazed me and it’s really atmospheric that I’ll use it while I’m studying for exams!