Wandering Artist (or John Doe) is back with some more deer-y pony music! Originally intended for the Pony Town soundtrack, this piece evidently evolved into something a bit more than that, with some gorgeous complexity and dynamics throughout the piece. The composition is soft and playful, making great use of piano, strings and more.
Kelvin continues his recent Applejack-themed acoustic streak (in fact, it’s all part of an upcoming album) with this more melancholic piece about wanting to go back to the past and simply remain there.
Rusty’s already a very experimental musician, but this song goes a little deeper and a little weirder into that sort of production technique. The general feel of the song makes me think it could fit in to some kind of horror musical, but it’s Rusty’s sampling techniques that bring out the experimentation. The middle section of the song also breaks down a lot of convention and adds another different, eerier sound to the song.
An amazing feature on MyLittleMusics’ album Spark:Magic done by Moon Flame. A really warm ballad with really awesome instrumentation! The vocals and the lyrics are also really well performed as with the “yay” samples! It’s amazing that it got featured on ROCK FARM! Download the “Magic” album on Spark bandcamp!
Rarity Advocate’s little piece for Tavi here is a solemn and mellow duet for piano and, of course, cello. It goes through various stages, the different sounds of despair broken up by a brief moment of happiness halfway through, before the dark, deep bass notes of the piano toll loudly. So yeah, kinda sad.
Continuing his theme of orchestral tunes for the six legendary pillars, Jyc Row introduces us to his tribute for Mistmane. Learning some new tricks in instrumentation and composition, Jyc Row gives us a nice change of pace with an Asian-themed score, using several instruments indigenous to the continent. The track begins with a very full sound, despite only using a few instruments, then builds into a grandiose, epic soundtrack for the most generous of the pillars. All of the characteristics of a typical JR score are there too, reminding us all why he is one of the premier producers in our music fandom!
I never thought a simple piano movement could be so moving, yet Ataraxia’s abstract concept mixed with a phenomenal composition makes Talisman a piece of perfection. Written as a score to the inner fascinations of a mare’s mind, the tune is whimsical and light, like her dreams. As her reverie becomes volatile, so too does the score, before finally resolving to the soft beauty of the protagonist standing face-to-face with the crystal heart. Be sure to follow the poetic description of the song as you lose yourself in the aural embrace, and check out Ataraxia’s full EP, skies which includes this track!
Done as a commission, Vylet’s switched up his recent style a bit more to swing this track more into a rock/pop direction. As the name suggests, it plays along the same theme as the song from The Perfect Pear with a smoother feel to it.
Yoooooooo my man this is the stuff you NEED to hear! My homeys Hollow & J. Free collabed for this dope track. Dope bars, awesome beat. VooDoo did awesome on this track and it truly completes the circle man. Outstanding work, I am truly amazed. You guys truly earned the title “Kantalot Killas” ‘cuz you guys killed it man. Keep up the awesome work! From one MC to another two, thank you for doing Hip-Hop right with this bros. And VooDoo, stay dope with the beats man you ROCK! everybody, show some love!
NLS has been trying his hand out at Orchestral compositions a lot in recent months, and this one comes from the latest Ponies At Dawn album. He’s also written about the song at great length in the description and comments better than I could ever speculate, so check that out for some EXTREME detail.