Holy moly, I haven’t heard anything like this in the brony fandom since…well ever! It’s a complete reharmonisation of My Past Is Not Today, adapted to fit acoustic guitars playing plenty of maj7 chords and a softer style of vocals. It’s just really relaxing to listen to, and so unique, you just have to check it out!
Jyc Row keeps the pillar theme going with this tribute to Somnambula – the pillar of hope. Another exhilarating orchestral piece for his upcoming EP, Hope has a very Egyptian feel to it, no doubt evoking the atmosphere of the town Somnambula. Row uses middle eastern synths and strings to compose tension into the track and introduces war drums so that the beat adds plenty of drama to the piece. The outro is a soothing resolve with a quiet, high wind instrument as it fades out.
I truly love when Elias Frost branches out into more folk-influenced stuff, especially when it comes in the form of new original tunes. This piece is inspired by the culture of the great yak race, and definitely sounds like it would represent them well. The woodwind instrumentation is enchanting, and the composition is superb.
Time for something a little different from Zephy. While he normally works in and around the Orchestral genre, this time he’s broken out into a little bit of folk, seemingly inspired by the Rarijack artwork. It’s nice to hear Zephy sing too, I can’t remember if he’s done that in any of his previous songs before!
From a new perspective, BlueBrony has been releasing some really interesting projects. This one is one of many. The marimba feeling along with bells gives a western yet tropical vibe to the song. A song about a stick and stone from our favorite show. What can we ask more? Good job BlueBrony, keep up the amazing work.
Continuing his theme of orchestral tunes for the six legendary pillars, Jyc Row introduces us to his tribute for Mistmane. Learning some new tricks in instrumentation and composition, Jyc Row gives us a nice change of pace with an Asian-themed score, using several instruments indigenous to the continent. The track begins with a very full sound, despite only using a few instruments, then builds into a grandiose, epic soundtrack for the most generous of the pillars. All of the characteristics of a typical JR score are there too, reminding us all why he is one of the premier producers in our music fandom!
I think the thing that impresses me the most about this isn’t necessarily the ponified lyrics, but more those high notes that Moon Flame hits in this! It’s one thing to rewrite a pop song about ponies, but another to be able to actually sing something like this too. Nice job.
A tribute to the eponymous and renowned Celtic Orchestral musician Jyc Row, this new song by Elias Frost is also a challenge to try and compose something in Jyc’s style, and I think it definitely succeeded in both aspects! Rich progression of various Orchestral and Celtic instruments, epic vibes and melodies, it’s a breathtaking composition overall paying much tribute to Jyc and his style! Such a wonderful initiative!
Homage is back in full force and first up is an inspired Dubstep tune themed around Saddle Arabia, and that can definitely be heard throughout the song! Eastern melodies are accompanying the wubs and the beats for a tasty result. If this is how Foreign Relations sound like, then I assume they must be very successful!
The Russian group Przewalski’s Ponies have a new song about Snowdrop. Gentle, well-paced, and delightfully atmospheric, it’s very relaxing. A poignant mix of simple electronics and strings permeate throughout the song, and Andy Feelin’s vocals are expertly sung.