Dandelion & Alex – PonyTron-Ic 2000 | Synthwave

Here we go, everypony! After Dandelion had Alex perform “Art Of The Dress” and make a stunning cover out of it, the duo have now picked up the EDM music again and made this fantastic original piece.
The song starts out with a slow build up that includes a lovely piano, and then we get the first of many vocal chops taken from both pony games and the show. Then we get the first drop and, oh god, it’s amazing! The drop is an astounding explosion of Synth melodies, and it’s just lovely! The song then doesn’t calm down for a while; when it does we once more get a focus on the main leads that Alex made. Later, intro-ed by a rarity vocal chop straight from the show, we get another build up, and then we get the amazing drop again, this time also featuring claps which give it just this last bit of fullness and make it so much more awesome. To end the song we get some more vocal chops, and the track slowly goes silent.

This article was proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!


Dandelion – Daring Doo’s Theme | Synthwave

Today we’ve got ourselves something of a throwback in the sense that the technology used to make this song is of the older variety. This is a lovely Synthwave track actually played real time with a bunch of different instruments, a list of which can be found in the description on YT. The song starts out with a small sound bite which, believe it or not, is not actually taken from the show but rather is voiced by the amazing MeleePrincess, and then we go straight into the Synthwave sweetness with a lovely melody. The melody itself has loads of changes and never stays the same for long, and everything has this amazing progression to it. We end on another awesome sound bite by MeleePrincess.
Thanks to thecanderson for proofreading this!

Note: This song is actually a reupload of a song released before under the alias Shining Mane. Find the post of the original upload here.


One Track Mind – Cyberpony EP | Electronic

Okay, everypony, I’m going to level with you. I almost didn’t listen to this album. The first time that I played “Flyby at Night”, I got about a minute in, and I bailed. “This is too much 80s-style synth for me,” I remember saying at the time. I guess I was busy with some other stuff, and it didn’t engage me at first. Then I looked at the Bandcamp page and modus_ponens’s review. It was a glowing review, and it listed “Flyby at Night” as the reviewer’s favorite track. “Okay, okay,” I thought to myself. “I’ll give it another shot.” Later that day I found myself in the kitchen needing to get a bunch of cooking done and wanting a little background music. Long story short, that time flew by, and now I have to agree with modus_ponens–these are all great songs. Please give this album a listen! Feel free to read on for my take on this soundtrack to a story that I wish that I knew better!

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Sawtooth Waves – Flurry’s Part (feat. Vylet Pony) | Alternate Electronic

Today we’ve got ourselves another great song by Sawtooth Waves which is once again paired with an amazing PMV by daspacepony. For this track they got the help of Vylet Pony, who provides the awesome lyrics. The track starts out with a lovely melody and then adds a drum loop with a background buildup that comprises the entire track buildup even though it’s just one sound and the rest stays the same. And for the drop we get treated to a little reference; the start is essentially an extended version of Sawtooth’s intro with some pitched background vocals by Vylet Pony. After that we return back to the normal melody and more lyrics by Vylet Pony, but this time it’s not pitched vocals anymore, and Vylet gives us more or less a partial cover of the show’s “You’ll Play Your Part” while the PMV changes the meaning from Twilight’s Part to Flurry’s Part. While all this happens we once more get the build up to another drop along with a more extended intro and the pitched background vocals, and we end on the last part of the original “You’ll play your part” show song. As I mentioned before this song has an entire PMV attached to it; daspacepony once again went all out on the visuals incorporating different things along with his animation including visualizers and lyrics being displayed throughout.
This article was proofread by my good friend thecanderson, so big thanks to him.


Arabesque Sympony – One More Day (Covering Daniel Ingram) | Synth Rock

Ok, everypony, today we have another song by Arabesque Sympony! This time he brings us a fantastic Rock cover of “One More Day” from the Christmas special “The Best Gift Ever”. The lyrics are kept pretty much the same as the original and are sung by Arabesque himself, so let’s get to the bottom of this piece! The song opens with the original melody remade by Arabesque as he sings along with his guitar accompanied by traditional folk strings. As he sings the instrumental builds up, and for a brief passage the instrumental takes center stage while Arabesque’s voice is more in the background, which makes for an amazing change. There is a brief instrumental section as the song builds up to the chorus, which has a very bass-forward rock delivery. After that the instrumental calms down a bit for a slower part, and we actually get a synth-y folk beat in the background. As we leave the slower part the instrumental builds up again until it peaks in the chorus. After the chorus the instrumental and the lyrics actually interchange, and the song ends on some lovely piano notes.

Huge thanks to my friend thecanderson for proofreading.


[Helpie’s Corner] Altius Volantis – Retrospection | Synthwave

You have accidentally traveled to the past, now you are in 1980, but it is not a problem, because you have finally found a perfect place to find yourself again and do retrospection on your decisions. Well, this would be the perfect soundtrack for such a situation.

Altius Volantis transports us to the past with his newest song, during the first seconds of the song you can feel all the eighties air, with the reverberated drums and the primitive synthesizers that dominated that era. Little by little, it surrounds us with airy pads that gradually dominate the song, until in a moment they fall silent and make way for a new synthesizer that makes a sticky but dark melody, little by little those pads that were echoes of the past return to appear to harmonize with the nostalgic melody, it is quite a journey, undoubtedly the soundtrack of some science fiction movie of the 80s, but with ponies as protagonists!

This song is just a preview for the upcoming album Helpie’s Corner: “Shelter of Hope”.


RedWire – Out Of Time | Synthwave

For a guy that has been making Brony music for the better part of 2 years, you would think someone who can make tunes like this would be just a tad bit more known. Well, let’s try to change that.

The theme of the track is about the season 5 finale of MLP. There is a great deal of drama in the pace of this track; the tempo changes in reflection to the dire situation of Twilight trying to figure out how to stop Starlight Glimmer. How this track is arranged is pretty good in playing off that; we all know the consequences that Twilight knew she was dealing with, and the realities of what time travel does. The melody really plays on that with the switches in the mood and little elements used in the composition flavors the mood right up until the end where Twilight has no choice but to hope she can talk some sense into Starlight or all is lost. RedWire is an unknown in the fandom. He has a backlog of his pony music on his channel to check out, as well as a SoundCloud with even more. (you can check that out here) Let’s encourage him to keep getting better in the community! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself. Make him feel welcome and give him some love please.


RottenTotten – End of the World | Synthwave / Hybrid Orchestral

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!


Various Artists – Equinity 03: Breach | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre

This article on Equinity 03: Breach is a Horse Music Herald collab piece, co-written by Canatime, Cynifree and DrakeEmberHeart.

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