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A Symphony Of Two – Introspections | Orchestral

A Symphony Of Two’s new piece resolves around Starlight’s reflection on who she might really be and who she is meant to be, tortured by her sinful past and at the same time encouraged by her friends to be the great and valiant leader and world-guardian she proved to be in the S6 finale. As Trixie told her, she is “really good at it”! Fitting really nicely as an epic and emotional BGM that would play during a cutscene in a RPG where Starlight’s character depth would be emphasized on, the track shows an amazing progression clearly reflecting that depth, and portrays once again the duo’s talent at composing masterful OST-like pieces of much profoundness. The piano is especially doing an amazing job at creating emotion, reminiscing of the musical style of OST composers such as Yoko Shimomura.

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Frozen Night – Evergreen Sanctuary | Epic Ethnic Orchestral

Frozen Night sure has been pulling off quite the impressive streak of amazing tunes that are both masterfully composed and emotional, and this new movement from the upcoming EP is doing a magnificent job at going even further. Bringing a very creative ethnic vibe in continuation to the first movement, it plays out the concept from the cover art and the title in beautiful and epic ways over a mighty progression where Orchestral and World Music instruments gather for a massive experience of blissful sound.

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Liquid Harmony – Despair | Orchestral / Piano

As you might expect from the title, this is a melancholic orchestral piece that starts with a sad piano motif, accompanied by some lovely atmospheric string pads. The progression remains consistent, and slowly builds in tension, yet the transitions remain subtle, like a train of thought. Inspired by AshleyH’s “Remembrance” series, its a mournful piece for Princess Cadance having lost a loved one.

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Daniel Ingram – You’ll Play Your Part (Elias Frost Swedish Cover) | Folk Metal

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 13 March 2017.

You’ll Play Your Part is one of my favourite songs from the show, and Elias Frost has done it up in a pretty awesome way! With Swedish vocals, and a terrific build throughout the piece, this is certainly an awesome rendition. Starting out pretty soft and folk-sounding, it steadily gets more metal through the piece, as Elias’ voice helps to build the tension too. The breakdown at 2:35 when it all comes together is especially gratifying.

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NeverLastStanding – Relate | Chillout / Orchestral

It’s always so amazing to see pony musicians trying to do more with their songs than just “making music”, and I gotta love to see NeverLastStanding’s descriptions full of genuine feelings, motivational messages, or poesy, depending on how you wish to see it. The power of being able to Relate to somepony is definitely great and I know it very well, since I always like to meet people who I can relate to, and also always wish to meet someone who could relate to me. It’s definitely a deep theme, and perhaps some motivation can be obtained from NeverLastStanding’s words or the experience of this song. If so, be sure to let him know, as I’m sure that will make him very happy! After all, I can Relate to wanting to help people… And I can’t believe all of this review has only been about the meaning behind the song so far. This is powerful stuff! You know that a song is extra special when you can write about its meaning just as much as about it musically. I’ll just add that the Chillout/Orchestral take is definitely a huge success, with such a wonderful and soothing mood to be felt throughout the track, and the Flutterchops are the element that makes it extra emotional and relatable for so many of us.

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Night Blaze – The Sisters | Soundtrack

A wonderful surprise full of progressive greatness, this new piece from Night Blaze in tribute to the alicorn sisters builds a strong instrumental blending many genres and making for an unique OST-like track. Orchestral instruments, but also guitars including a bass, drums, and those synths melodies that are so reminiscing of J-RPG Soundtrack. The part at 4:46 is especially epic and emotional for me. Definitely a masterpiece, and a magnificent tribute to Celestia and Luna!

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[SoK] Indie Notes – Tales of a Bad Seed | Acoustic

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 12 March 2017.

Indie Notes returns with another track from his recent mini album Under Equestria’s Skies. Also available of Bronies For Good’s recent charity album, this piece is pretty stripped back instrumentally, with the main element being acoustic guitar. The vocals drive the majority of the piece, with some great lyrics sung in a really nice soft voice. Give it a listen below if you want some nice easy listening!

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Ponytronic – Faint Kisses | Orchestral

The intro track of the upcoming Missed Hearts LP, Faint Kisses reflects Ponytronic’s exploration of the Orchestral genre just as much as it reflects Vinyl and Tavi’s exploration of how far their feelings for each other will take them. As mellow as Equestrian love, the piece softly delivers a blissful musical experience that melts the heart with tender plucks that embody the love so well. Perhaps the track itself is the embodiment of what an expression of love through Faint Kisses feels like…