Drummershy is someone that needs zero introduction in this fandom. Drumming is his game. He has however bought something new to the table. With Everfree Flower, Drummershy brings the skill of his drums with a lesser known talent of his, Electronic Music. Synthesizing a mesmerizing rhythm to a theme of the mystery of the Everfree Forest. The pulsing effects of the beats create a feeling of a tension filled atmosphere. Mixing in some mysterious vocal chops for more effect. The track breaks into a full on gallop of pace with the combo of his rhythmic drumming. It feels like you are running through the forest looking for Zecora hut in desperation. He has a degree as an Audio Engineer. He utilizes the skill for his first ever original track of music. This fandom wants some new flavor that is dynamic. Drummershy is happy to bring it for this unique experimental piece of music. Something I’m pretty sure he can run with, and keep being more creative with this combo of percussions and electronic music. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Remember Falling (f.k.a. Sights Unseen) has released her first album under her new alias, Monolith, along with a video for its single! With simultaneously dark and uplifting lyrics performed passionately and an instrumental that changes courses multiple times, this tune defies convention and genre. Don’t skip this one if you’re into genre-bending stuff!
As a long-time fan of Sights Unseen, I just want to say how happy I am to see that not only is he producing brony music again, but also that there are plans for much more to come! Bringing his unique blend of synths and rock music, Sights gives us this brilliant, powerful song about the Princess of Friendship and her struggles in learning how to lead after being thrust into such an important role. The synths in this track are used to great effect as leading riffs as well as background chords that add a level of epicness to each other instrument playing at the time. Sights does an amazing job in keeping the theme of adversity front and center while bringing in “heavenly” musical elements to make the struggle beautiful. If you are unfamiliar with this artist, then make sure to check out this track (and if you are familiar, then you know I don’t have to tell you to)!
I’m not really sure what this song is about beyond RPGs and dice rolls, but there’s a fun electronic and rock hybrid instrumental and plenty of crazy Russian vocals. Plus it comes with a neat typographic video full of ponies, which is pretty cool too.
2013 was a long time ago, so it’s awesome to see a complete re-work of BroniKoni’s big hit from back then, Keep The Beat Alive, for their upcoming 2018 album. Complete with a pretty awesome video that shows like a big Vinyl Scratch concert, the vocals are top notch with some fantastic choruses. The instrumental also is excellently produced, with a great mix of rock and synth vibes.
A new collab and duet from the ever-so-successful duo of Sights Unseen and Cadie, this Twilight-centered track gives all the Synth-Rock vibes while providing an unique progression and storytelling, filled with gorgeous vocal parts from both singers. The distant/faded aspect of the vocals definitely reflects well Twilight’s internal struggle and suppressed call as depicted by the lyrics.
More music based on the most recent episode, this time an actual original song from Outside the Day. While the song starts off with a fairly normal-sounding instrumental part, the vocals are definitely the most notable thing about this song. Not really the most appealing, but definitely something experimental that we can appreciate. Perhaps it could be refined in the future, then you’d having something with a very unique selling point!
We completely missed this when it first released back in May, but thanks to someone sending it in to us, we’re able to share it with you today! This compilation album featuring artists from the Japanese fandom scene was released at Japan Ponycon in May earlier this year. It features some names you might recognise (e.g. Oodoratoo2, delfino), but also has a wide variety of other artists you may never have heard of, and a huge range of genres too! The above video contains previews of each track, and the album itself can be downloaded from JPP’s website for free!
Brace yourselves everypony, because you’re about to get surprised in the most amazing ways, as we present to you the result of two years of collaborative effort from musicians of the 4chan /mlp/ board, a massive 51-tracks album of stunning quality. Featuring a wide variety of genres (even including some very unusual ones), perhaps even more variety than in the P@D or LDB albums, this heartfelt compilation of sophisticated tunes will surprise and delight as you experience its many wonders, such as the very mellow and enthralling RarityRF (#7), the emotional and surprising you-would-never-guess pony vocals from Flut (#8), the incredible vocal chops from Protocat’s remix of I’ll Fly (#11), the masterful collaboration work in To Anon Too Late (#15), one of the best and most epic remixes of Luna’s Future (#21), Feral FurE’s wonderful remix of Better Than Ever (#26), some more feels from the Out On My Own remix (#29), the original Derpy-centered Surf Rock track Surfin’ Derp (#30), the blissful piano melodies from Tree of Harmony (#32), the heartfelt realtalk combined with quality instrumental in Waifu Blues (#33), the mighty rock spirit from Eclipses (#48), or the massive party track The Club Pony Party Palace (#50) that I will feature as a solo post next. I guess the expression “Do not judge a book by its cover” works here, and you won’t be disappointed if you decide to go give the full album a proper listen (and if you would consider donating, note that all proceeds will go to charity). This music lover, for one, is blown away.
Isn’t it wonderful when fan songs complete or extend the depth present in the show? This new song from ChickenSteve is a fine exemple, with all the events of No Second Prances and Trixie’s depth of character surfacing again in a musical way, not without that ability of triggering powerful emotions all over again, a magic that I’m calling Passion and that we can all awaken to. Food for the soul, heartfelt ode to Trixie, or blissful music masterpiece, there are many ways to appreciate this wonderful song. Don’t forget to show your gratitude to the artist and to life, and keep feeling powerful things!