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Daniel Ingram – Better Way to Be Bad (Toby Macarony Remix) | Electro Tango

Wow! Toby Macarony has a style very much all their own and Better Way to Be Bad is the perfect song to get that Macarony twist! The remix has a very electro swing feel while keeping the original tango elements of the track. In addition, Toby incorporates their insane, stylistic chop effects to make the villains sound more demented – in the best way! Toby restores Chrysalis’ voice to the vocoder ways of season 2 and adds cool chop effects on the others as well to fit the mix. You really want to check this out!

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MirroredReality – Magic of Kindness | Orchestral

It is always refreshing to see when art inspires art and MirroredReality uses that inspiration in such a gorgeous way! Magic of Kindness is a beautiful symphony of strings and lighter orchestral instruments like the flute. It was composed using the cover art picture as the concept for the track, which makes sense given the gentle and serene feel of the composition. The percussive gives a nice, fitting energy to the instrumental, managing to be thoroughly felt without being too loud.

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SDreamExplorerS – Ephemeral II: Parallels | Album | Prog Rock / Prog Metal

SDreamExplorerS’ newest album is here, and boy does it deliver! Always sparked from deep experiences and pony inspirations, and calling the listener to reflect, this one takes us on quite the unique journey as it features such a wide array of genres! And you can tell how much love has been poured into each of the tracks, ranging from Progressive Metal to Ambient to Samba to Jazz and even to crazy bass play! (Perhaps there needs to be a new genre to fit to Soul’s unique musical endeavors in these!) An impressive compilation of reflections and meticulously crafted masterpieces that is just a must-have! Grab your copy from a Bandcamp near you!

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Niłch’i Poni – V’ynuk |Liquid Drum and Bass / Siberian Folk

Niłch’i (F 109) is no stranger to ambiance and sound design and this is no exception! The opening piano chords and pads are rich, deep and carry a weight behind them and that’s only the beginning. The focus shifts most notably with what appears to be a jaw harp(?) of all instruments and a more ethnic, folk sound with some tight and complex break beats to tie in to the main genre of the song. Everything ebbs and flows like water through out from the chimes to the one shots and reverberates so cleanly and mysteriously. I absolutely adore the very deep and gritty bassline that punches through at times and the dynamic range really shines through with these iterations. This is truly a unique masterpiece and truly immerses you into its world!

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CisumClassic – Location Themes Part 1 (MLP RPG) | Soundtrack

CisumClassic is going strong with a full album’s worth of instrumental themes for different Equestrian locations. The whole soundtrack is set in RPG style music and varies greatly from world to world. From the western flair of Appleoosa, the chill sounds of the Breezie Village, the ominous setting in Chrysalis’ Lair, and so many more, this compilation has something for everyone!
Also: there is a part 2!

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The Wonderbolts – What Went Wrong | Folk Rock

In a heartfelt tribute to Derpy, The Wonderbolts spin a tale of the bubbly mare’s struggle and strife in What Went Wrong. What sets this Derpy song apart from many others is the abrasive reality portrayed through a bittersweet plea for understanding, characterized by the rugged instrumental and powerful vocals. One of the most curious defining traits of the song is the overall saturated and analog sounding mix that is present throughout, particularly during the loudest sections, evoking a sense of of looking into the past as well as considering the future of one of the fandom’s most beloved characters. This song is truly a monolith to the fandom, accompanied by art from ExclusionZone.

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SDreamExplorerS – Oblivion Highway | Prog Rock / Prog Metal

Here we are with the first single from Ephemeral II: Parallels. Right from the opening seconds this song captivated me with its foreboding atmosphere and intriguing instrumentation. There is A LOT going on here from complex melodies to intricate and subtle percussive elements. The Oblivion Highway is a journey to our past across the the land of memories. You can feel the mood progress throughout as we visit some of life’s more pleasant memories, our vivid recollections, times of joy, and times we wish to forget. The album releases on May 1, 2019 and if you like intricate story telling through song, this is the album for you!

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Chiptune Brony – Heart of Thicket | Soundtrack

As mysterious as it is curiously gorgeous, Heart of Thicket is the conception of Chiptune Brony, the resident jack-of-all-trades composer who hails from Oregon. The composition brings the audience in with ethereal and uncertain soundscapes, later woven into a World soundtrack of sorts. It is very reminiscent of many film soundtracks from the 80’s and 90’s, creating a familiar yet peculiar and exotic set of tones and melodies.