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One Track Mind – Ends EP | Darkwave / Synthwave

This album is packed with emotion, vibes, bops and bangers, and great songs, and everything else one would need for a brilliant album! The music covers a lot of ground, from quick, energetic hard-hitting electronic songs, like Love & Tolerate, G1GGL3, and Tartarus, to a more chill and trance-y sound, like in tracks like Intermittence and Interlude. The different tracks mix well together, and give the album a unique feel and sound. With seven epic tracks on here, there’s something that everypony can enjoy. I absolutely loved this album, and I’m sure you will as well!

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Cynifree – Washout | Psycore / Hi-Tech

Cyberpunk vibes times! Going deep and dark again, Cynifree totalled aced that futuristic atmosphere with Washout, a gem from about 3 years ago that is finally seeing the darlight of the neon streets. Listening to this feels like exploring a brand new world, with such appreciated OST vibes!

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GLIMM – Stony Pony | Synthwave

I’m going to be honest here. Rarely has a song left me this speechless. Inspired by artwork by NekoSnicker, GLIMM set out to make a song about a stoned pony. The entire song, from the awesome Synthwave beat to the (actually pretty hilarious) lyrics, is strangely fantastic. Well, what can I say other than this song is just great in its own special way!

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

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Powerful Rein – The Clock is Ticking | Synth Pop

Ah, we have some very classy style to this tune today. Going on the fandom headcanon of Twilight, watching her friends aging as she doesn’t. The lyrics are full of her questioning about becoming a princess. You feel for Big Alicorn Twilight as the song’s emotion pores on the feels. However, there some artistic effects within the melodies. The sound of the clock ticks with his very classic techno-pop, and bop is charming with these melodies of stress and anxiety. The tune is catchy and done well for someone who is brand new to the music scene. Not bad for your first impression here, Powerful Rein! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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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!

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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.

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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.