A State of Sugar – Lollipop | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre

The team behind the trancey chill pony themed promo channel A State of Sugar have came together around 6 months ago to organise the collaborative’s first album. Now the album is finally ready, featuring both some of the regulars to the channel and a few new artists to the scene too! In total this one reaches 21 tracks, so if you’re still overwhelmed by the size of the Ponies At Dawn albums, this is something a little more digestible but still completely fresh for you to try out.

Lollipop is available to download from A State of Sugar’s Bandcamp page, and keep an eye out for some of the songs from it here on the site.


[P@D] Flittzy – You And I | Alternative Dance / Alternative Pop

Another great track from the newest and awesome P@D album: Guardians. Flittzy bring us a great tune reminding me of 90’s music acts such as Primal Scream. This tune, which talks about the relation between Twilight and Princess Luna, has everything for becoming the best song on this great album full of surprises! First the vocals are well performed, Flittzy does an awesome job singing and we already know that! Second is the writing capacity of Flittzy, those lyrics were really cool, awesome and with some really meaningful messages. Third is the mixing and instrumentation, the instrumental is very good and the mix between the guitars and the drum machine was pretty awesome, don’t forget the mix between the instrumental and the vocals that was pretty kickass also!

Don’t forget to buy or download the full Guardians to listen and admire other artists from this lovely fandom! I LOVE YOU ALL ’cause You and I take part in something greater!


Viricide Filly – Back From Reality | Album | Electronic

FINALLY! After 3 years of hard work and production, British musician Viricide Filly releases her 5th album. Bringing us a mix of incredible textures and melodies that are really inspiring and incredible, making the album worth more than just 1 listen! Really, listen to this album more than 5 times! Because this is really amazing!

Now, what I can say about this amazing masterpiece? First, Viricide’s robotic vocals in songs like “Stuck In The Sky” (available on video) are very well mix with the instrumental and the lyrics of the songs are also quite awesome! Second, I love a lot Viricide’s experiments at each track, the intro track is well performed, and also the experiments at “Vanishing Point” (available on Cider Party) are really incredible and gives an atmospheric look to the track. Third, this album actually tells a story about Viricide’s OC, Eleanor, making a great and inspiring concept album.

I recommend this album to everyone, without exceptions! Also, listen to this more than 5 times, please! Give Viricide the feedback that she deserves for her 3 years hard work!

You can download the album from Viricide’s Bandcamp or stream the whole thing on YouTube.


Various Artists – Horse Music Central Vol. 3 | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre

You may remember the two previous albums released by the crew over at Horse Music Central, their last one being released at Christmas with a distinct wintry theme. Now the regulars of the big musicians’ Discord server have another release to offer. Although no specific theme this time, it features some of the more underground artists, as well as a few classic long-running musicians.

I swear I’m getting slowly worse and worse at these writeups

TCB – Keys & Cuts EP | Electronic

Hearing a new song from TCB is fantastic enough, but having an entire EP is quite the treat. I didn’t really know what to expect going into it, but it really has a perfect variety of songs that all contain really unique vocal chops! I love the fact that there are vocal chops of characters you don’t hear vocal chops of often in here, really makes each song iconic! Read more about it after the break.

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Jastrian – Celestial Endeavours | Synthpop

Words truly cannot express what this track (and many of Jastrian’s works) made me feel, but I’ll still try and give the song justice even though I know it’s impossible. I think there’s something special about the way Jastrian compose his tracks, that makes them especially emotional. For example, that deep and powerful bass synth in the background of the lead melodies… it just works so perfectly, like that synth was alive, like it is the embodiment of powerful emotions in itself. There’s also a certain sensitivity when composing and arranging vocal chops, that can certainly be felt here, and that makes them have a powerful effect on the soul that I truly can’t describe with words – it has to be felt. Then there’s those amazing melodies, I would maybe call them “starry”, closest adjective I can find right now, but I think they’re something else. To me, at least. Something that can’t be felt elsewhere, a unique mood and trait. Not to mention so many of those distinct sounds and synths that Jastrian is using and that give the track such a unique sound and feeling. All in all, from all those things I tried to explain and much more there still is to the track, Celestial Endeavours happened to be an incredibly powerful emotional experience to me, something so powerful that I consider it “something else” or “divine”. And I can only hope that the “magic” could resonate with more of you. If not, I guess I’ll remain alone… But in any case, I hope you’ll like the track. It is for me an honor to be able to share it here on Horse Music Herald and to you all, and a blessing to be able to feel those otherworldly emotions. Thank you for reading, and thank you Jastrian for making that magic happen.


[P@D] Totalspark & Sonitus – Embrace | Chillout / Synthwave

I’ve noticed a trend in Totalspark’s recent tracks to play around with interesting chord patterns, and the progression in this does something that I always love in music. Sparky explains it himself in the video description, but it essentially resolves to a major chord at times when it’s in a minor scale. And I haven’t even got started on the arps, the lead, and the vocoded vocals, there’s just so many great layers of sound in this track that all mesh together brilliantly!