A Symphony of Two – A Moment of Relief | Chill IDM

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!


Ponies That Yawn – JUXTAPOSITION DEFENDERS | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre

The collective that started parodying P@D since the finals of 2016 – Ponies That Yawn – released another album that parodies the newest P@D album: Guardians and also parodies the newest Pinkamena Party album: INCOHESIVE HORSE ADESIVE. The result is JUXTAPOSITION DEFENDERS.

This album is full of very good tunes and includes the NightVapor remix of an ExplodingPonyToast song done by EPT himself! Grab the album, it’s worth to listen!

The album is available as Name Your Price on a bandcamp near you!


[PP] Dynamite Grizzly – Moondancing All Alone | Breakcore

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 8 February 2017.

Dynamite Grizzly has made a bunch of cool new music recently, and you can find a bunch of it, along with this track, on their new album The Horses Really Like Techno. This is possibly one of the zanier tracks on the album, and features an interesting and diverse range of sounds with some quieter sections interspersed with crazy breakcore drum sections and some great vocal sampling throughout.


Boards of Equestria – Music Has the Right to Pony | Album | Electronic / Hip-Hop

A new album from one of Technickel Pony’s aliases (you may remember Beats and Pieces), whose name is in tribute to the Scottish electronic duo, Boards of Canada. The album is mostly made up of relatively short pieces, and keeps to a sort of chill electronic / hip-hop style which runs throughout the entire album.

Technickel’s production style seems to have become a bit more standardised in this album compared to Beats and Pieces (although I do still hear some Sytrus presets in there ;P). While I’m unfortunately unable to do a full album review, I’d love to recommend a couple of tracks in particular. Track 7, Night Time World (ft. donglekumquat) gives a great sort of spacey feel with both the vocals and the lead synths. The following track, Dusk Light, a collaboration with Seventh Element, also has some great instrumentation and has a very strong trip-hop vibe to it.

Again, apologies for the lack of full review, but if you like chill electronica and hip-hop, this is definitely the sort of thing you should check out!


Pinkamena Party – Chromatic HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH | Album | Multi-Genre

hmh not for kids

Looking for something completely left of field? The new Pinkamena Party album is now available, with even more grimdark and mature themes than ever before! Classic Pinkamena Party artists such as sc.Dave and Dynamite Grizzly return, with features from some more “manestream” artists discovering their darker side. The bandcamp embed is after the break for obvious reasons. If you’re familiar with Pinkamena Party, you know what to expect. If not…well you’re in for a surprise.

As per usual with the PP albums, any money donated by purchasing the album (for any named price) will go to CLIC Sargent, to help kids with cancer.

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