Short and sweet, A Silver-Eyed Warrior is an orchestral piece that takes its influence from MLP as well as RWBY. Strings and orchestral percussion unite at the climax with a distorted guitar which plays a low riff to compliment the strings before slowing down again and introducing a piano, an acoustic guitar and some soft bells. Not bad for a year’s long hiatus away from composing!
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!
There’s a reason people always say home is where the heart is, as this piece should tell you. After a few setbacks, it’s finally here. This Is Our Home serves as an interpretation to the show’s ending, harbouring a positive and light mood as if to say the evils that shrouded Equestria are finally gone and everypony can live in peace. Can’t go wrong with such a serene conclusion!
How about a change of pace? Koa’s cover of Francis Vace and PegasYs‘ Silent is a much softer rendition of the original, serving as a ballad. Gone are the catchy and quick-paced drums and chiptune synth sounds; all we have here is Koa’s voice accompanied by a piano. Despite this stripped down arrangement, it all feels so full and somber, giving it a brand new atmosphere!
A tale of two quarrelling princesses… Clash of Fire and Smoke is another one of Ocean Melody’s great orchestral pieces that serves to tell a story. From the bells to the strings, wind instruments to the brass, it sounds like it came straight from an RPG game. Maybe one that could be centered around Celestia and Luna’s conflict? It’s also slated to be a part of Ocean’s upcoming album titled Tales of Sun and Moon, so keep an eye out for when that eventually comes out!
My fellow bronies, lend me your attention for just a moment. We have a real honest to Celestia pony inspired video game with a seriously awesome OST! It’s called Ambient.White, check it out Here. The music however is full of exciting energy. The same energy that good video game music, does to get you to feel invested into the game itself. Frozen Night composes the main theme of this game about two alicorn sisters (Astrum and Krinita) on a dangerous journey for their lives hiding in enemy lands. This Orchestral theme sets that tone very well. from the start. The music pulls you in with a sense of wonder, danger and excitement. This music gives me a Dust: An Elysian Tail vibe seriously. As always, This Qilin asks you judge for yourself.
This song manages to be epic in both senses of the word. It’s guitar and drums and other rock elements, as well as it’s orchestral format, mixing together, making for a high energy track about the battle between Nightmare Moon and Celestia! Definitely a great track for people who like orchestral rock music!
GeekBrony’s back with his first original track since 2018’s Last Tempest! In The Shade is a unique song that creates a sense of danger with a blend of orchestral and electronic elements. The middle sees a shift into full electronic territory with a gritty bassline and punchy drums that hit harder than Stygian ever could with Equestria. This song is also slated to be a part of Geek’s upcoming PoniGame, so keep an ear out!
Definitely going all-out not just with music but 2D animations as well, Elias crafted another tribute to Twilight and continuation of the story of the upcoming album fittingly named “Stories Vol. III”. An incredible Orchestral progression of more than 10 minutes is a delight to the ear and the mind, as you imagine the epic tales unfolding for the Mane 6 while listening!
Night Blaze contributed to Equinity 02 Catalyst with a thoughtful piece paying tribute to the series finale! Through the soft and reflective piano melodies, and the powerful strings, feel the musician’s love and passion!