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…
Provider of your daily gate to Equestria, Koron recorded some rare audio of Fluttershy playing the didgeridoo at Zecora’s place! You can even hear them speak! The magic of 15.ai is doing wonders again, just like Koron’s inspired didgeridoo performance! The real magic is how the show inspired passionate musicians like Koron to make such lovely fan works, though!
A very cute track from Alexey, this Twilight-themed Orchestral beauty also has some Soundtrack vibes, as it would make such a fine BGM to have playing during a light-hearted, “Twilight being cute” scene in some RPG game. The various instruments and the melodies are paying much tribute to Twilight and “Twidance” is such an apt name for this song!
A new treat from Ardeleiz has come out, and it is a delicate Tia inspiered acoustic guitar solo. The title in Occitan translates to “sunset”, and indeed it makes you feel as if you were sitting by the sea, basking in the last amber to scarlet rays of Celestia’s light, waiting for her to gently lower the sun, as gently as the mellow melodies coming from the music itself. The composition is centered around a catchy main theme with variations all the way through. Go check it out if you want to soothe your soul, and admire the blissful art from WolfieDrawie.
Retrospective nostalgia is embedded in this ambient piece celebrating the Friendship is Magic series for its long run. The soothing pads, the crisp atmosphere and the soft, Eastern percussion really carries an adventurous and mysterious vibe to it as Twilight wishes for us to remain good as we travel into the unknown.
The post-show songs just keep flooding in. This one comes from Etherium Apex, who’s no stranger to our ears. That said, however, he’s decided to take a slightly different approach with a peaceful song that takes heavy influence from folk music, with distorted instruments taking a backseat to the acoustic ones. Each chorus is rounded off by an infectiously catchy “la la la” part, which will no doubt be stuck in your head for the next week! I guess this could be a softer take on PrinceWhateverer’s “Solidarity” due to its lyrical themes about sticking together through dark times no matter what. Congrats on another hit, Etherium!
The moonlight shall heal our wounds and soothe our troubled and tired mind… This is the concept of this cathartic song by Mane In Green, that accompanies that artwork drawn by Mane herself. You can just feel the magic and the musician’s passion for her craft, through the deep melodies and the emotional strings in the background! The percussions sound awesome too, and the Japanese musical vibes are strong, for a blissful experience! The song in our heart will never die!