Harmonic Six continues their string of crafting heartfelt orchestral tributes to beloved series characters with this beautiful tribute to Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo! The song’s title and first half are reminiscent of the episode “Sleepless in Ponyville” where Scootaloo begins the episode hoping that “someday” Rainbow Dash will notice her and take her under her wing, which is evoked wonderfully through a soft, building orchestral arrangement. The song takes a dramatic turn midway through that echoes Scootaloo’s fall into a river and rescue by Rainbow Dash, who saves her from being swept over a waterfall. The song then returns to a more gentle theme, which seems very appropriate for two daredevils whose love of speed and adventure is ultimately secondary to their love for each other. Overall, the song has a wonderful cinematic feeling that successfully emulates the qualities of the movie scores that inspired it. The result is a really well-made, emotionally satisfying track that should not be missed!
Cadenza Heartsong is very well deserving to have one in Horse Music Herald’s view. One of the best tracks on ASOS: Chocolate. Anyone who has played RPGs for most of their lives (namely Final Fantasy 9) will pick up on this and more than likely have some serious chills and feels,.
At track 46, he takes that inspiration and turns it into something a lot of bronies really need at this very moment, a heartfelt message of hope. The arrangement is like you’ve gotten off a balloon from earth realm, right to Ponyville. You’re a brony so spent with how our world is, that you look around and see the ponies of Equestria living happily and in harmony. The quaint and hopeful elements used are like you’re right in a video game of Equestria. The use of the sparkling harp for the taste of magic is a really nice touch! You find yourself being led to Twilight’s castle as she knows where you have come from. You’re welcomed warmly into her home with the rest of the mane 6 and are treated like family as this track plays on. The artwork and heartfelt message at the start of the video really set the vibe: very nice and wonderful as you come into the world of Equestria. It’s a real gem on this album, but as always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Today we have “Alicornia” the sixth movement of RedSpark’s “A Tale of Starlight” Symphonic Poem. The song starts out with some lovely strings which create a really mysterious feeling and last for some time as if you were walking through Alicornia yourself and then it stops. Silence reigns for a second that feels like an eternity, then you hear the song really blowing up as you see the whole beauty of Alicornia. After that the song calms down again and shortly thereafter the song adds some more epic tunes which really give the whole song an amazing progression. I could sit here all day telling you about how amazing this is but I’m going to keep this short by saying: RedSpark’s stuff is on par with Jyc Row.
The best villains need their tales told too. Someone really wanted to give the greatest threat(s) to Equestria their own theme song. Playing up to the power trio of Cozy Glow, Queen Chrysalis and Tirek, RedSpark (does just that) with this blend of electronic music and real Orchestra. The song, with its intense build up, presents the intimidating challenge of facing these vile villains. The Flow of the track, sets up the upcoming fight, the fight with so much at stake from the MLP finale in which Twilight must somehow find a way to victory. RedSpark continually builds that stress with the flow of his composition until it reaches high stakes mode. A nice little shout out to the MLP villains, RedSpark! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Today we’ve got ourselves something rare everypony: this stellar track from Red Spark and even though personally I prefer EDM over everything else (who would have guessed) I have a sweet spot for orchestral tracks, this one in particular. The track starts out with dark drums and which slowly transitions into strings and goes from the dark and sinister tone more to a dark and epic tone and builds on this theme by adding more instruments only to once more switch to only strings which in my opinion really sells the theme and the track pretty much stays with this notion of epicness until it slowly starts fading out. I know I fanboy a lot over EDM in my articles but this song really is extraordinary no matter if you like orchestral or not.
Who needs something very pleasant and chill to listen to? Did you all know that WanderingArtist is the music composer of Pony Town? His small EP PonyTown Beach Update, which is a soundtrack of sorts showcases that! The melodies are light, fun and fluffy! With wonderful uses of piano, Flutes, harmonics, xylophone and bass instruments! There is not much more to say, but just sit back and put your stresses off to the sides and enjoy a nice cold drink as you listen to this beauty. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
MLP fandom music veteran Songbird Choir returns with a joyous, world music-flavored trip to sand, sun, and relaxation! Originally submitted in response to the DustCar race prompt “Pony Life”, this expanded version takes elements from Pony Life’s theme song and morphs them into a tropical getaway. The percussive melody incorporates some great flute and guitar to round out the sound. It’s a fantastic tune, and it’s wonderful that Songbird Choir was able to harness the quick, bouncy energy of a brief piece of music and grow it into this gem.
RottenTotten generates some really great emotion and atmosphere with this synth-driven piece! Produced as the first song from a project that was lost for a time, there is a strong, epic narrative thread throughout. It’s easy to picture this song backing a protracted adventure and struggle. Along with “Song of the Sea” and “Goldenblood“, this song represents some really great development in RottenTotten’s music! It’s great that this music was not lost and that the project is underway. It will be fantastic to follow this album as it is released and see the full story as it unfolds!
Oh, the wonders of making music based on the fandom’s headcanons… Now, just to be clear, it’s long been said that Twilight will not outlive her friends. That has not been changed or been confirmed by Big Jim Miller.
However! That doesn’t mean that wonderful music can be made from it, like this track! There are many pretty yet somber aspects to the composition of this track by Quinn. The vibe of the melody goes with the thumbnail artwork and the orchestra elements are wonderful. You really feel for Twilight as the bittersweet vocals of JustKat tells that story to really sell it. You have the fantastic violin from the one and only maestro Koron Korak to further those feels. It’s a very unsettling feeling for the new ruler of Equestria. Poor Twilight… As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Rottentotten takes a dive into orchestral territory with Song of the Sea. The song does well to capture the mood of sailing across a stormy sea, with plucked and bowed strings alike driving the melody over light percussion and sounds of water and thunder. 6 minutes of orchestral goodness can’t be passed up!