Every now and then there’s a song that catches you off guard with how good it is! It should be no surprise that 7th Stive can turn out a hot, dirty mix like Frames given how hot their tracks have been this year!
Frames is the first song off their amazing new album of the same name (which you should definitely check out and buy!) The track starts off with an unassuming lead, syncopated excellently to lead into the beat. The bass on this track is fantastic – making it impossible not to nod your head along. Add in some extra sound effects and professional sound design and you’ve got an amazing door into an even more amazing album!
Nothing can stop the return of the evil King Sombra. This track fits his aura really well, painting a picture of his second attempt at destroying the Crystal Empire with a vengeance. The drop is heavy as can be, and those orchestral trap moments really capture Sombra’s dark side. Two different styles of music coming together like this is a blessing!
Welcome to the party! Don’t worry–I’m sure that Pinkie’s friends were already like that when she found them. Finally, someone has addressed the need for more “dark western trap” (frankly a criminally underrepresented genre)! What’s great about this track (apart from being perfect for making your friends and family worry about your music listening habits) is how it takes elements found elsewhere on the “Shenanigans Two” album and twists them to serve its unsettling narrative. Choirs, synths, and distortion used to evoke wonder or adventure on other tracks create a foreboding atmosphere. The guitar that was a hero on “Chiptune Train” plays its last, tortured notes before never being heard from again. The grooving bass line, introduced after the instrumental opening, pairs with dark chimes to create a twisted music box melody. When joined by the guitar and ominous harmonica, it creates an amazing effect, completing Toby Macarony’s latest masterful layering of unlikely accompanying elements. The song jangles, rattles, and scratches its way to its dark conclusion as the light fades along with your hopes of escaping a terrible fate. All of this works amazingly well with the video, which in turn burns, wavers, and pulses to the music to great effect. To borrow from another Toby Macarony album title, this is grim, dark, and groovy stuff.
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We now give you more sweet and chocolatey music from ASOS:Chocolate, with this remix that just slaps you with flavor! Grazy’s original is all about fighting for your life in Fallout: Equestria. The same could be said in Ice Angel’s remix, and it seems like Littlepip is ready for round two with this track. The mood changes after each drop, and yes, there are 3 of them, and all emotional changes at that! We have Littlepip on the run and on high alert, trying to fight her way out of battle! With all the elements used, the feel changes after the 2nd drop with this amazing bassline that seems like the battle is in slow motion and Littlepip is taking down enemies with careful aim, and then she makes a break for it! The last mood change comes in after the final drop, when it looks like she is in the clear now, having taken down her attackers and is back to safety. This track was just awesome! At track 23, Ice Angel was able to keep the dire feeling of the original and break it down in mood changes with each drop. This is another great track from the album! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Never Say Neigh just unveiled their newest album and as with the previous two compilations, this one hits hard and with fantastic quality! The eight-track album has a nice variety of producers and collaborations who all combine to show that NSN is a stand-out project within the fandom to continue paying attention to! Do not be afraid to turn NSN3 up and make it loud – that’s how it is meant to be played!
We hear so much about Somnambila’s tale with her encounter with the Sphinx. But does anyone just focus on the Sphinx itself? You’re in luck. I give you SP1TF1R3, This track has more of the focus on how evil and nasty the Sphinx is. The melodies here are a mix of some Egyptians themes with some strong synthing of dramatic melodies to create tension of dealing with this evil presence. Its a real shame that this track did not make it on P@D. It really does create an image of dealing with this monster first hand. Presentation is wonderful here. Keep working hard and working to get better good sir. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
(P.S: for those that what wonder why I end my articles with that. I am encouraging you the reader to listen to the track and think for yourself, Don’t take my word for it as reading rainbow would say)
Seventh Element has been a blessing on this fandom for what seems like forever. This remake is a giant, wonderful meme glorifying a couple of moments in brony music history. The B Word is a catchy trap piece using Silva Hound’s infamous “You are such a brony” line as well as a few other memes as chops. The instrumental work is well-composed and bizarre in a way that only Seventh can make it, featuring an eerie synth, battle horns, and interspersed pony chops as well. The visuals are silly and entertaining – do yourself a favor and watch this video!