Cadenza Heartsong is very well deserving to have one in Horse Music Herald’s view. One of the best tracks on ASOS: Chocolate. Anyone who has played RPGs for most of their lives (namely Final Fantasy 9) will pick up on this and more than likely have some serious chills and feels,.
At track 46, he takes that inspiration and turns it into something a lot of bronies really need at this very moment, a heartfelt message of hope. The arrangement is like you’ve gotten off a balloon from earth realm, right to Ponyville. You’re a brony so spent with how our world is, that you look around and see the ponies of Equestria living happily and in harmony. The quaint and hopeful elements used are like you’re right in a video game of Equestria. The use of the sparkling harp for the taste of magic is a really nice touch! You find yourself being led to Twilight’s castle as she knows where you have come from. You’re welcomed warmly into her home with the rest of the mane 6 and are treated like family as this track plays on. The artwork and heartfelt message at the start of the video really set the vibe: very nice and wonderful as you come into the world of Equestria. It’s a real gem on this album, but as always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
MLP fandom music veteran Songbird Choir returns with a joyous, world music-flavored trip to sand, sun, and relaxation! Originally submitted in response to the DustCar race prompt “Pony Life”, this expanded version takes elements from Pony Life’s theme song and morphs them into a tropical getaway. The percussive melody incorporates some great flute and guitar to round out the sound. It’s a fantastic tune, and it’s wonderful that Songbird Choir was able to harness the quick, bouncy energy of a brief piece of music and grow it into this gem.
Nopony can resist Somnambula’s charms… This has been proven once more with the cute and irresistible pony becoming Koron’s second favorite, and the dedicated musician proceeding to make a tribute to her… And it won’t be the last one! Meditative and Egyptian vibes are making this yoga-ready piece a very fitting musical extension of that scene from that episode when she returned (and we all went crazy about it), also available as an 1Hr Version for all your meditation sessions purposes!
SDreamExplorerS or Soul Strings is about to release a new album, Ephemeral III: Imhnieńnie Ščaścia, a folk metal album with vocals in Belarussian and the third part of the Ephemeral circle. It will release on the 28th of August, but pre-orders are available. Alternatively, bandcamp will cut out its fees on the 4th of September, which is a great opportunity to support awesome artists like SDreamExplorerS. This track is a single from the upcoming album. As per usual from him, there’s a lot to listen to in the song, including plenty of acoustic intruments like Koron Korak‘s violin or the dulcimer programmed by Pavel Lipski, all professionaly mixed. And as always,Velvet R. Wings and Soul Strings’ vocals work together beautifully despite being polar opposites, each vocalist getting a solo part too.
Part of the album Shenanigans Two, Toby’s Califoalnia Road is almost taking you in the dance of a flamenco, with such rare musical style in the community! The choice of artwork to be featrued in the video is just perfect along the music, and I can’t help wanting to imagine a scene like this at some place in Equestria!
Toothpaste is great at finding creative ways to make a song fun. Mares of Mastery in Their Craft is a chilled out track dedicated to the masters of relaxation – the spa ponies! Toothpaste uses a very Japanese style of instrumentation and composition combined with a slow drum beat to create a calm track that never drags. Unique and soothing, Toothpaste has added another standout track to their great repertoire!
Long live Prog! Rinnie expanded on Lunar Drift’s love of the genre by covering Chaos & Harmony themed around Discord, and this new interpretation is presenting new progressive wonders and ideas that certainly would make the God of Chaos proud. So glad that Rinnie is covering other brony songs in addition to show songs!!
Ready for some psychedelic vibes? Track 17 from Ponies at Dawn: Ignite is Damodarya, a Psytrance song from GrazySmash, the first of his three submissions to the album. There’s an entrancing vocal sample that makes for the hook of the song, which takes influence from world music and Goa trance, a la the likes of Juno Reactor. Makes you really want to dance, doesn’t it?
Mane In Green’s works are interwoven and taken as a whole make up a unique piece of art. She only lets us get glimpses of the world she has created at once. We were able to learn about the spring rituals of the pegasi in Rituals And Dances Of The Pegasi featuring Koron Korak, but here we discover a new kind of ritual: the firedance. Usually inspired more heavily by European folk music, Mane In Green’s music ventures here in other parts of the world. However the experimentation doesn’t end here, as the tempo changes during the song, giving a sense of movement which would be reflected in the characters’ dance. Thankfully, it won’t be long until we hear more of Mane In Green’s music: keep your eyes peeled for her collab with Velvet R. Wings on the upcoming Ponies At Dawn – Ignite album!
Stepping into the Dragon Lands is a dangerous expedition. Land of Ember is a dark and intimidating orchestral piece that takes influence from Indian music with the inclusion of a sitar alongside the familiar orchestral elements, giving it the vibe that you’re really walking through a hot, rocky land where beneath you sits a massive magma pool. That low rumbling percussion is especially menacing…