Hot off the press from Ponies at Dawn: Skyward, we have been gifted with a mesmerizing piece. Opening with a very chill and laid back mood with subtle intricacies and an excellent sound stage there is an air of regal intelligence that is buttery smooth and by contrast the switchup in the song’s climax to Neurohop is down surprisingly well and hits home very hard and heavy while still blending in the atmospheric vibes of the rest of song. Excellent job MEQA and Arturo! Definitely a highlight of the album in my eyes!
I so love tracks with a concept like these! Fellow musical experimenter PeKaNo does wonders with this Breakcore endeavor that is as atmospheric as it is melodic. With tons of great ideas and a much creative take on the genre, the track enacts the story explained in the description so well! The melodic part at 1:32 especially is pure bliss for me!
It’s time to dive deep into another exquisite dark concept experience from Seventh Element! With no less than 15 chapters of an associated full-fledged story on Fimfiction, the album brings forth many dark musical wonders all themed around a mysterious story about Twilight that the musician imagined. The album is also available as Physical CDs on Bandcamp! And one of the tracks from it, Visions, is playing at the Cider Party right now!
The mix between the orchestral/classical and the IDM/modern sounds make this Seventh Element track one of the best coming from the Enigma album, reminding me of other 7th songs like Shadows and Tetrahedral Memoir, Remaining Ichor looks like a continuation of this song, because in my head and with the amazing capacity of Seventh doing amazing concept albums, I think that more songs, and 7th would release a concept album full of orchestral idm! Remaining Ichor is one of the many proofs that the brony community has talented musicians and are able to experiment with various sounds and textures, creating sound landscapes, waves of pure abstractism! The way the classical sounds change into an electronic sound it’s simply amazing. If I could say, Seventh Element is like the Boards of Canada and Venetian Snares son, with Godspeed You! Black Emperor beeing the close uncle. Result? Pretty good music.
Download Enigma on the bandcamp near you or something.
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.
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.