We can always count on Lorris/Power Note to bring those tasty Big Fat Pony Donuts, am I right? The batponies are invading the stage for this re-imagining of Blood Pony, complete with renewed signature Synthwave elements of pure beauty and bliss, and cute melodies reflecting the appeal of the batponies so well. A lovely release for sure!
You like fast? You’ll probably like this too. This track is a quick-paced synthwave piece from Morphmoon, formerly known as Lunar, and being as such, it takes influence from older forms of electronic music, such as an 80s sounding bass, though the overall feeling of the song reminds me of module music from the mid to late 90s. I guess you could say that synthwave’s making waves in the fandom right now!
Koron Korak returns with another unique piece to add to his equally unique collection of music! 2 years in the making, this is a synthwave track that takes on a handful of different moods, with one section taking on a hopeful feeling, while the next takes on a darker tone while keeping the 80s-inspired aesthetic all the way through alongside sprinkles of Queen Chrysalis voice samples. He’s stated that this song was made through channelling emotions, and it shows well.
When the night has come and the land is dark, this track should suit the mood perfectly. Power Note brings forth a chilled out synthwave number with voice samples of Fluttershy. The synth-driven beat and her voice seem to be a match made in heaven. Sounds like a beautiful combination, right? Even when she’s not singing, the music still sounds fresh and full, even during the soft synth and piano breakdown. Synthwave and electronic lovers alike, you’ll all love this!
This track drives us to places, inspired by the My Little Pony Manga – Star Dancer, the Advocate of Rarity bring us an dreamy and ethereal synthwave track with some indie/psychedelic elements like if Animal Collective, Brian Eno and Perturbator meet in the same place and started to jam and create a collaborative track, a really well nice track, and I love it!
Nice one! Keep up the good work, Advocate!
One Track Mind introduces a collection of eleven undeservingly discarded electronic tracks. The strong sub and morphing resonances of the prelude track gives a taste of the wonderfully crafted ambient pieces in this album. Then the octave-switching neck-breaker known as Drama that follows gives you a taste of the synth-wave roots. The masterpiece Some Days, being my personal favorite of the album, incorporates a spatial piano playing tense chords and high melodies with a swingy drum track following it. The ending to Some Days also creates a near-perfect transition to the next song (both title-wise and sonically). For more ambient brilliance, follow the filtered saws and synth swells of Lethargy and the impactful basses of Hiatus. For more retrowave action, mosh along to the dark Deicide and the hopefulness of Neo-Canterlot! Varnished with consistently good intros and a piano composition as the outro, this solid Bandcamp release will surely be enjoyed by ambient and synth-wave listeners alike!
One track to talk about and a million words aren’t enough. As a part of a charity album Brony Forever organised by Bronies for Kindness , it definitely adds quality to the album. The amazing sound design and the progression of the track makes it a style that we all know and love. It shows through it’s dark and powerful synths that it is okay to feel sad that BronyCon ended, but it says even more. Even though BronyCon is no more, we should be happy that it brought us so much joy, excitement and that it brought the whole fandom even closer as a whole. The atmosphere of the track that goes from calm to dark and then building on it with a very emotional melody shows the process of losing something or someone. I said one track to talk about and a million words aren’t enough, well, maybe 3 are. One Track Mind.
Second Prances is already a great work of art, receiving some vocal love from a wonderful singer Nicole Carino. Her powerful voice makes the ability to really speak for herself and what she wants to achieve. Lorris, a French producer with an extreme amount of talent, decided to give it a go. The track obviously portrayed the same story, but with a different spin on it. Synthwave was always a happy place for me and Lorris continues to make that statement true. The cassette being played at the beginning speaks of a new beginning for someone who wishes for a second chance. Atmosphere of the track is unique and it manages to be very calming but still alive, now but yet … happy.The end of the song is very nostalgic, reminiscing of the past that made you who you are, and the things that will come. An emotionally impacful experience and a wonderful piece of music that is definitely replay worthy. Oh! And let’s not forget the man who made it possible, Etherium Apex, go give him some love, he definitely deserves it!
From new compilation album Brony Forever, this tribute to BronyCon is carrying the musicians’ feelings, and it’s so wonderful how they came together for a musical tribute to BronyCon through that album as the last edition of the community’s biggest convention happened. Mellow vocals and bittersweet synths are completed by a requiem on the guitar with that solo, making for a very rich song!
Koron always has an interesting track to bring to the table and City Sky Lines is no exception! It breathes an authentic early 90s cyberpunk arcade game from its fast pace, gritty analog basslines and leads and the visuals are spot on as well! While fairly repetitive (as is the nature of such opening themes) there is enough changes and progression going on throughout to be engaging an interesting and I really have to appreciate what they went for with this piece!