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Cloud Hop – Dreams of Distant Stars | Album | Orchestral


Close your eyes and get ready for a ride! Cloud Hop really knocks one out of the water with this 14-track album! Every song on Dreams of Distant Stars evokes imagery of some kind using creative and expertly composed instrumentation.

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Pony Abstract – FUF (feat. N. Hollow) (Parody of Rae Sremmurd – Swang) | Hip-Hop

The support for Ponyfest Online has been groundbreaking in our fandom, and that’s just putting it lightly mind you. So, now the pair of Pony Abstract and N.Hollow  have gone the extra mile by (doing a pony parody of Rae sremmurd – Swang) creating a low bouncing and booming track , full of hip hop bass and club-style atmospheric melodies. PA then pays tribute to Ponyfest Online with very chill lyrics that make  light of the whole convention itself with all the fun little bits and memes. N.Hollow, done with taking crap from critics, throws down some quick rhymes for those folks in his trademark manner. It’s a fun little theme song for Ponyfest Online, complete with some visuals from some PonyTown shenanigans that make it look like someone had a lot of time on their hands. FuF stuff I tell ya. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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[The Rest of Our Lives] Le Soldat Pony – Reunion [Artemis Epilogue] :: Coming Out | Progressive Pop

The 12th track on The Rest of Our Lives is Reunion, the first brand new track from Le Soldat Pony in 5 years. Reunion is a unique piece and also stands as the album’s longest track, clocking in at 12 minutes long. It opens up with a minute long intro with glitchy beepy synths before adding a reverberant beat with 80s-inspired synth lines. Soldat’s voice is ethereal and haunting yet perfectly fitting for this kind of music. Halfway in, the song completely changes course, leaving us with some faint ambient background noise before a raw recording of an acoustic guitar fades in. This, combined with him singing sounds truly beautiful and haunting. As much as I’d love to see him return fully, it’s unlikely that he ever will, so let us cherish this moment while we still have it. Either way, it’s definitely a big highlight from the album!

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William Anderson – A New Hope (Toby Macarony Orchestral Remake) | Orchestral / Soundtrack

The legacy of all the wonderful BGM tracks from the show will shine forever! And inspire pony musicians to pay tribute to them as well, and that is what our friendly neighborhood Toby Macarony is doing here with this “Orchestral Remake” of the BGM from the S2 finale, that is so nostalgic and emotional with how it brings forward those melodies that you will recognize!

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Evershade – The World Above | Synthpop

Evershade takes us to The World Above with this very cuddly song starring their cute vocals! Very Equestrian for sure, the mellow track feels like a warm hug, or like rolling in the fluffy clouds in the sky. With friends in our heart it’s even better, I’m sure thinking about everypony I love so much while listening to this song and escaping in that comfy place!

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Pony Abstract, Acarcion, CER10, SoftieShy, Rain Dreamer & RareRhyme – WATCH THIS (Prod. Steryotype & Pony Abstract) | Hip-Hop

The awesome pony rappers of our community gathered to make a new mega collab! With a vibing and blissful instrumental by Steryotype and Pony Abstract, the song takes us through lovely and fire verses by Acarcion, CER10, SoftieShy, Rain Dreamer and RareRhyme, with Pony Abstract ending with his verse full of pony lyrics that are just making me melt. He even mixed in pony samples and that is just so awesome and nostalgic! Everypony did so impressive, and such mega collabs are always so lovely to witness! And ZD made very appreciated MLP-like visuals too! Keep it up everypony! Peace.

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[P@D] Luck Rock & Friends – Do You Know | Pop Rock

Before I start this article, I want to say something very personal about Luck Rock. This song hits such a deep personal chord with me, as well as with the man with whom I am co-writing this, Makenshi. I have had the honor to know and watch Luck for the past four years in our local meetup group, watching him grow and achieve so much. As I write this, I would like the whole fandom to know something. I would not be writing for Horse Music Herald, or doing anything meaningful in this fandom if it were not for Luck Rock. He has inspired me, given me courage, sparked my creativity, and has been so incredibly kind by helping a guy who was lost in 2017 until I found this fandom. None of this would be possible without him just being the guy he is. And this song is his greatest achievement to date. So, let’s talk about that.

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Power Note – Ascend EP | Hybrid Orchestral


Power Note’s latest EP Ascend has just hit the internet, and we’re treated to 4 unique tracks. While he’s primarily known for his escapades in the electronic subgenres, Ascend showcases his prowess in creating orchestral soundscapes. The first track, Ascend is a beautiful opener with ethereal choir-esque synths and a clock holding the track together before the powerful sound of orchestral drums joins in. A minute in, the drums bring a sense of energy to the table along with all the familiar elements to make something truly optimistic. Timeloop continues this sense of energy with its soft string and piano intro, before building up to a strong climax with some electronic drums, the two genres blending perfectly together. Power is the most emotional track on the whole EP, with the main melody being driven by a beautiful, tear-jerking choir before all the strings burst in. This track feels like the high point of a strong scenario, like a group of heroes finally reaching their destination and achieving their goals. Finally, Bliss – the closing track – brings everything to a satisfying end. Overall, this EP is a beautiful collection of orchestral pieces and sounds with a unique electronic flair, and I highly recommend you listen!