Nyancat380 is back again, this time experimenting with a genre we don’t get enough of in this great fandom of ours: jazz! Specifically, Latin jazz. This dark, smooth Latin piece incorporates a muted bass, a collage of brass instruments, and of course, tons of Latin percussion. The song ends with overwhelmingly jazzy solos from the piece’s piano and brass elements.
He’s at it again. Mr Macarony making up his own rules for the creative of music. This time a tune about the mane six not taking any crap from no pony. This hodgepodge of elements that he has mixed up is a mixer of Jazz, Rock and Electronica. These melodies create a theme of something you would hear in a fighting game or an adventure game. It very appropriate for getting you in to vision of the mane six going into a place like manehatten looking to solve a friendship problem. When you listen to Toby’s stuff you just don’t know what you’re getting but it sounds unique and enjoyable all in the same. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Ready for a cultural mishmash? Track 11 from SDreamExplorerS’ Ephemeral II: Parallels is (Path)(Ethic), a unique piece that blends jazz with different types of ethnic musical sounds to represent different cultures. The whole song has a festival vibe to it, with an acoustic guitar taking lead while the drums and bass occasionally burst in with fast fills and riffs. Makes you want to go out and check out a food festival, doesn’t it?
Branrich VanIster returns with more unique instrumental music. Bacon and The Siren is a slow, jazzy piece that sounds like it could’ve come out of the 80s. Throughout the song, the sound of vinyl noise can be heard while the song is primarily lead by a piano and saxophone which are said to represent Sunset Shimmer and Adagio Dazzle, respectively. I can just imagine myself sitting back in a living room with the curtains closed and candles lit, and having the two by my side with this one!
Shall we turn out the lights? A Night With A Siren is a slow, sensual jazzy piece that feels like the ideal soundtrack for spending the night with your siren of choice. Accompanying the track is a visual of Adagio Dazzle slowly swaying in a dark room as a green fog surrounds her, almost as if it’s a byproduct of her siren allure. It’s not too often we see jazz in the fandom!
With the start of the new year as well as a new decade, why not celebrate it with a soft ballad? Track 68 from Ponies at Dawn: Echoes is a chilled-out piece from Replacer that has a heavy emphasis on piano. The soft atmosphere builds up beautifully by having the piano lead the track with the faint sounds of an organ keyboard in the background before the drums and bass join in on the action. The soft dynamics and progression of the song give it a psychedelic mood, like a Pink Floyd or The Doors song. Sit back, and let Replacer take you on a journey back in time…
Drift away with Too Taken’s remix of Start Again, perfect for any serene background. It incorporates the vocals of the original overtop the most cavernous drums and electric piano harmonies until a surprisingly nonchalant drop of bells and FM sounding synths. Glittered with jazzy chords, saxophones, and an electric piano solo near the end, it serves as a grace to the golden oldie that is the original. Wafting through time comes with ease with this colorful track on repeat.
This track is available as part of Ponies at Dawn Eternal.
Inspired by that very artistic Rainbow Dash painting by Sharpieboss, Radiarc composed a matching piece that is jazzy yet intriguing and mystical, and has that certain “wandering in the mind” vibe that has become a signature of Radiarc’s music, that often has deep themes to it. Definitely a beautiful composition!
A unique piece, this one. This song almost seems to transcend genre definitions with all the elements in this song. It combines elements of music from many generations, such as implementing electronic bass and synth lines with jazzy drums and a very prominent harpsichord throughout. As the song goes on, it goes through various phases and moods, ranging from a cheery section which eventually slows down into a sudden dramatic riff before starting right back up again. All the while, the song remains elegant, just like our very own Rarity. Coupled with a PMV, it makes for a perfect tribute to Equestria’s greatest fashionista!
There is brony music. Then there’s brony music in terms of one Toby Macarony. My first taste of his flavor of creative insanity. I got to hand to him. Why was brain saying to me, “What the hay did I just listen too? DrakeEmberHeart’s brain must reboot!” I understand this, this being a Pinkie Pie song. Its all kinds of musical ingredients bending together. It’s random, just like her. BUT is baked all together and comes out all soo sweet and full of smiles. He has some ragtime, breakcore, jazz, acoustic, chiptune, hardcore. I found this perfect for someone like Pinkie. As always this Qilin lets you be the judge about this song.