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Direct Current – Chroma​.​Voltaic​.​Friendship | Album | Chiptune / Orchestral


How does this dragon pony put this next review of music into words? The very concept of Sunset Shimmer, and Sci-Twi being transported into cyberspace for a friendship problem. Their mission? A super AI that pulled them to this mess. It sounds like a very unique idea even for this fandom.

It works simply because it’s Sunset and Twilight, the geniuses of the group. So the music here by Direct Current is an EP of four songs of Chiptune/8-bit & orchestra joy. It’s very unique, that he’s found a way with these songs to make it feel like Equestria girls. The story told through Direct Current’s music is blissful and imaginative. You feel the equestrian magic happening in the first song, Sunset, and Twilight going into the internet only armed with the magic of friendship. Once there, you can hear in the melodies. The frustration of these two not understanding how an A.I could have this kind of issue at all. I love how I close my eyes and seeing this as this tune plays, this tone of deep thought. It fits right into what Sunset and Twilight are as characters. It’s believable seeing them butting heads over this.

The 3rd track comes in with this uplifting melody of the girls figuring out things for this A.l. The tides are turning in the girls’ favor. You can feel this in the music. that big powerful music number that happens in moments like this. The EP closes in a way that sounds epic. Much like a classic video game when you have beaten the odds. The music is so charming and gentle. The gamer inside of me is yelling for pure joy, I grew up on music like that. I like to add that Direct Current somehow got an 8-bit sounding guitar riff to make me smile so big. I didn’t expect that. This is one of the most clever and creative pieces of music I’ve ever heard in this fandom to date. You can listen to it here on his BandCamp, or start Here the singles on his youtube channel. Go listen, it’s different in a very good way.

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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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Agents of Discord – Odds & Ends | Album | Breakbeat


Full of many tasty pony Breakbeat bangers, this new album from Agents of Discord will surprise you in many ways, with a wide diversity of themes and lots of musical wonders all around! Many tracks exhibit such a creative musical vision and very cool endeavors in sound design, and the ideas behind the themes are just so lovely. To name a few, the opener Chrysalis’ Take Over is bringing an onslaught by our beloved Queen, Crystal Cave Rave (in 3 parts + a VIP) is kicking off a gig inside the crystal caves beneath Canterlot’s castle that we saw in the S2 finale, Ultimate Sweetie Belle and Ultimate Scootaloo are definitely living up to their names, and Saddle GameZ is such a excellent mashup! Lots of fun to experience while partying hard to these treats! And if you missed the live release party, you can watch the recording of it here! I was lucky to be able to attent it, and it was amazing!! I definitely recommend noise.horse‘s live release parties to anypony who hasn’t experienced it yet!

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ROKII – SmartPony™ | Album | Electronic

ROKII recently released their SmartPony™ Album and I have to say its a real treat! Introduced with an eerie yet mystical ambiance that relays a sense of discovery and the unknown. From here things progressively ramp up and AI Heartbeat really caught my attention here. Its very mechanical yet melodic and everything feels like clockwork from here as elements are brought in and out breathing life to the machine and is a very solid track that blends the mysticism of the opening with the rest of the album’s inner workings.

After a short interlude we get into the dark and gritty of Internet Protocol Address. After the AI comes alive it than needs an identifier. That is where this track comes into play with some industrial minimalist vibes it really feels like a driving force for whats to come.

This album has quite a lot of diversity ranging from ambient, to progressive house, tech house, dubstep, complextro, and more and its just such a fun experience to explore the mind of the SmartPony™. I especially love its ending. The raw emotion it exudes is awe-inspiring and the world it shapes before we even get into the first few notes really sets us up to let us know that it is indeed getting dark, and their batteries have run out; at least for now…

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TCB & Ditherer – The Closet Anthology | Album | Hip-Hop


This is an album that deserves thousands of posts! Our dear pony musicians TCB and Ditherer teamed up for the loveliest of results: a 15-tracks Hip-Hop album brimming with passion toward ponies and episodes! Why, Ditherer imagined so many rich and deep backstories and headcanon to ponies, wrote a lot of amazing and thoughtful lyrics about them, and sang them in all those themed songs! That’s a lot of pony passion and dedication and I LOVE it! Equally dedicated to the cause, TCB did amazing as well with so many instrumentals that truly shine, both in themselves and in accompaniment of the vocals, and if you know TCB you just know they have that special emotion that we get from TCB’s music and unique creativity. Each of the tracks has something special, much emotion, and a lot of love and passion to express toward ponies, but let’s mention Schism of Years about that fateful fight between the two sisters and its aftermath, In Loco Parentis about a deeper-than-ever Trixie, Farewell to Spring about Roseluck, Death in the Afternoon about Berry Punch’s drinking problems and relationships, Multiple Choice about the events of the S5 finale, and so, so many others that have so much in store for you. Grab it all from Ditherer’s Bandcamp, or listen to each track individually from Ditherer’s YouTube channel!

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Seventh Element – In Her Mind | Album | Breakcore / IDM

It’s time to dive deep into another exquisite dark concept experience from Seventh Element! With no less than 15 chapters of an associated full-fledged story on Fimfiction, the album brings forth many dark musical wonders all themed around a mysterious story about Twilight that the musician imagined. The album is also available as Physical CDs on Bandcamp! And one of the tracks from it, Visions, is playing at the Cider Party right now!

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noise.horse – Lunar New Year: Trash3D | Compilation Album | Experimental


The noise.horse collective is back with a new compilation album, this time for celebrate the Chinese New Year. And the music is more experimental than ever! Full of music mostly using chinese/japanese scales – Featuring music from a lot of artists including Agents of Discord, Cynifree, FrostFyre, Kakofonous A. Dischord, Shuffle Horse, DEFORMED STUUFYSH, Crashie Tunez, Enuna, r_chase and flankƨy!
A mixture of aggressive, calm and experimental! You should grab the album and help the label!

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Crashie Tunez – Tattered Romantics | Album | Nintendocore / Cybergrind

Expressing a personal story through music, Crashie crafted this album using his signature musical style and it’s so good to get a new release from him as part of noise.horse’s latest marathon of releases! Fast, brutal and with chiptune notes, the tracks are delivering much power! Get the full album from Bandcamp, it’s available as physical CDs too which is so awesome!

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Dynamite Grizzly – TECHNOPONE VOL.3 | Album | Electronic

Dynamite Grizzly has been dropping hot albums in this fandom for almost 6 years now and still going! TECHNOPONE VOL.3 is the culmination of lots of time and hard work throughout 2018, and the final result is a great reflection of that effort!

This album features a healthy collection of originals based off season 8 as well as a couple hot remixes from HACKD and Spikey Wikey tracks. There is a good mix of genres from acid to techno to drum and bass all the way to hardcore which keeps the flow of tracks interesting and fun.

Dynamite Grizzly is a big fan of brony music and even gives a nod of appreciation on the bandcamp page for this album! TECHNOPONE VOL.3 is listed as name your own price, and with all the love Griz gives us, certainly we can all give a download back!

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Pinkamena Party – THE GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: RARITY’S MERRY & MAGICAL CHRISTMAS NEIGHTIVITY PAGEANT | Compilation Album | Various Genres

Better late than never! As to be expected with PP releases, viewer discretion may be advised.

HO! HO! HO! It’s that (late) time of the year (basically, Christmas ends on the 6th of January, but anyways), and Pinkamena Party delight us with a new album! Taking the concept of “destroying the birth of Jesus” the Crew created, for me, one of the best Christmas related PP album ever! With the likes of yours truly, Dynamite Grizzly, Schatz, Kakofonous A. Dischord, Supersaw Hoover, r_chase, CopyCat, mycutiemarkisagun and some new faces like Koron Korak with an almost 6 minutes dark ambient track, Drixale and Minty Love. We also have the return of Oyama (PeKaNo), and PERNE (Pernegyre).

All for destroying christmas as we know it, and all for amazing charities!

Download the album at Pinkamena Party’s bandcamp!