Went through EQD’s spotlights and put together a playlist for both. As always you can find these on BMD’s front page and for previous months too. Congrats to those who made the cut.
ANNOUNCING A NEW PONY NOISE ACT
KIND OF LIKE WHITEHOUSE BUT WITH HORSES
WHITEHORSE IS 3TERNAL + SUPERSAW HOOVER
WE WILL PERFORM LIVE AT BRONYCON
AND THEN WE WILL RELEASE AN ALBUM DIRECTLY AFTERWARD CALLED APPLE SEED
IT WILL BE HERE
SEE YOU AT BRONYCON
Hey everybody! Looks like my EP fundraising worked out alright, and I’ll be able to make it to BronyCon this year! So with that I have some cool news for everybody: I’m going to be on a panel! Turns out I am the music lead on a pony game project called “Shattered Kingdom” and we’re going to show off our game. We’ll be talking about the game overall as well as presenting a demo. Our Creative Director and Producer Gremlin Grenade will do most of the talking, while SilFoe (Associate Producer/Artist), Pen Stroke (Lead Writer), Radiarc (Music Team), and myself will stare back at the audience with
This game is a tactical RPG, much like Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem. The story features a war torn Equestria, divided between two sisters who wish to unite Equestria as one: a Solar Empire or a Lunar Republic. You play a unicorn mare named Eclipse, who must choose a side to fight for, encountering many familiar faces friend and foe alike. An interesting cast of characters, rich story line, excellent graphics and an emotional music score make this one you don’t want to miss.
As the music lead, of course I’m gonna post a song from the game! This song is battle music for a war torn Ponyville, being the final city to become involved in this devastating war. The context will become clearer at the panel, so if you’re coming to BronyCon we’ll be in The Hall of Stars on Saturday at 5:30 PM. Come by and say hello! Also we’ll have a playable demo in the game room, so you can get a hands on close up feel of the game.
Thanks to your tremendous work, the three previous Seeds of Kindness albums have raised over $100,000 from online donations alone, supporting various Your Siblings and Engineers Without Borders projects in Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania. I think we really produced something great and did a lot of good, so after a few tweaks and some reworking backstage to correct some mistakes and make everything go smoother, Bronies for Good and I would like to ask once more for your help to support the outstanding work of the Against Malaria Foundation!
Seeds of Kindness 4: SHINE TOGETHER
Soft deadline: November 22nd, 2014
Hard deadline: December 10th, 2014
Release date: December 20th, 2014
Charity status: There is no middle man, 100% of the money donated will go directly to the Against Malaria Foundation and will only be used to purchase insecticide-treated nets. Donations will be tax-deductible in the US, Canada and most of Western Europe. Each donation will be publicly allocated to a specific program and extensive tracking, pre-distribution and post-distribution reports will be published online.
What changed: This album will operate on a pay-what-you-want basis and a free download for the album will be provided, so you may release your song as soon as the album is out. For the sake of musicians who submit their songs early, there is a set release date this time around. It does mean that we will get less breathing room to give feedback and help entries that are close to making the cut, so we recommend that you submit before the “soft deadline” to make that still possible.
“Fillies, gentlecolts and all you bronies who like to get down, Nightmare Nights Dallas is excited to announce our EQuestria Dance Music concerts! Two nights, twelve performers, ten hours of solid EDM madness! These 12 DJs will be giving it their all to deliver two nights that are so awesome, Luna will hear it from the moon! So join us this October 24-25, for amazing performances by Basscat, Chang31ing, DJ Calcos, DJTetsuo, DKKS, Lyonize, One Trick, Notica, Shroo, SMOR3S, Tremil and TripDiam that’ll really rock your Nightmare Night! Be sure to follow @EQuestria_NMND for more.
Nightmare Nights Dallas is Texas’s largest My Little Pony fan based convention. Come join us this October 24-26 in a celebration of not only Nightmare Moon but all things MLP. Please visit us online at NightmareNights.net, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook for all our latest announcements.”
DOUBLE SIDED NOW OUT
hey GUYSS i need some help, i have been selected to perform at Nightmare Night Dallas, but i need some money to go. all money generated from this EP will go towards my travel and lodging funds to perform at Nighmare Night Dallas in Texas for you alongside many other amazing DJs and friends.
This EP features 5 songs that i have made in the past, and either were saving for something or forgot about, there are a lot of old but golds in there and i hope you all enjoy it! yes there is a price of $3 right now, after NightMare Night Dallas is over i will make it free.
i really need a lot of help in reaching my $350 goal so i can attend the con where ive been selected to perform for you guys alongside other amazing producers and DJs such as Smor3s, Lyonize, TripDiam and MANY MORE.
you can get the EP HERE: http://basscat.bandcamp.com/album/double-sided-ep
You gotta love the gravel in BronyDash’s voice in this tune. It does a lot to contribute to the blues feel of the tune. Although I haven’t personally read Fallout: Equestria, I do quite enjoy tunes like this one, which really set the mood for the setting. One can imagine this being played in a seedy dive in some settlement for another. Tunes like this one breathe a real life into the world that you don’t even need to read the story to hear.
Relative1Pitch gets extra points for using a jawharp in this tune. Overall, it’s a really fun tune, because of how relatable it is. There’s little imperfections in the performance that drive a sense of authenticity. Where the original kinda glossed up the whole back-porch hoedown sound, this one takes it back home.
The drum programming and sound effects in this tune are really top-notch. Take a moment and really listen to all the little bits and pieces that are going on here. There’s a lot of great detail. I’m also a fan of the vocoding on the chorus. In all, this is a great, dark tune, that gives a really creepy take on Discord’s approach to chaos.
The breakdown of this tune is where things get really good. Alternating 3/8 and 5/8 patterns are something that are rather difficult to pull off from a compositional standpoint, because they need to have a certain flow in order to sound good that the form doesn’t lend itself to. If successful, however, it’s a very hypnotic effect, and ShinZm does this quite well. There’s loads more to love in this tune, like the piano outro. Definitely give it a listen.
Counterwise brings some great stuff with this melodic drum and bass tune. There’s some really great polyrhythms there in the climax of the tune. One of my favorite parts, though, is the jazzy melody that plays in the breakdown.
Again, a really cheap and easy way to get on my good side is to set up an automated saw wave pattern, move the cutoff knob around, and run that junk through a heavy distortion box. I also have to comment on the lo-fi timestretching algorithm used on the drums. That took me back.
I like to think of this as being about Fluttershy’s relationship with Discord in Keep Calm and Flutter on. It evokes for me, the moment Fluttershy rescinds her friendship, leading Discord to realize how valuable it really is. Collin C’s vocal performance here is quite stellar, too. This is a good one to listen to on a rainy day, I think.
J Brew- The Banishment
From the first chords, it’s clear this tune is going to challenge the listener. It’d be easy to write this off as just aimless banging, but the whole tune is expressionist—it’s meant to evoke images and emotion. J Brew explains it all in the description, but if you really want to try your musical chops, figure out what’s going on ju
Wubbaducky is a fairly new face to the music community, and I’m already really impressed with their stuff. I really like the way Wubbaducky contrasts highly atmospheric segments with sharp cuts in pitch and tone, here. There’s also a really cool thematic juxtaposition of Discord with samples from The Great Dictator with Charlie Chaplin.
Aoshi always does something really special with his production. In this case, I really like how the beat, unlike what is common for Hip-Hop, takes a back seat to the texture of the guitar. This borrows heavily from Wanderlust, by Renard. But it does so in a way that you almost can’t tell if you aren’t paying close attention.
I usually find dubstep that appealing, but when something is this unabashedly wrathful and dark, I have trouble not appreciating what it’s doing. There are no uplifting interludes. There is no seminally upbeat section. This tune is an onslaught of rabid barks and feral growls, interspersed between hopelessly dark sampling. Strik9 strikes again.
For the minimalism of this tune, it’s still incredibly fun. I really quite love the solos in the intro and outro as well. The repeating two chord background allows the vocals to take center stage, and you can meditate on their meaning, which is something I tend to forget about with music. Summer is Here won’t let that happen.
Guthey demonstrates quite an ear for texturing, here. The pad design in this one is delicious, and all of the sounds blend from one to the other seamlessly, giving the tune a great cohesiveness, despite having several distinct sections. The kick drums are cool, and in the context of the art, evoke the slow steps of the Ursa as she plods through the forest.
I had literally never placed French and Metal in the same thought before hearing this. I guess it should have crossed my mind as at least a possible combination of two concepts, but Le Chevaux Sans Têtes had to beat it into me. And I’m glad they did. The mucisianship and vocal skill in this tune is apparent. It’s too bad I don’t know French—all I can figure out is it’s about the Headless Horse.
The drums in the intro to this are so epic. Right from the moment they kick in, you know you’re in for a ride unlike any other. I’m also a fan of the trombones in the C-section, which provides a nice lull in the action, while still maintaining the tune’s high energy, before the main theme knocks me right back over again.ening.
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What you’re listening to is an alternate ending to the “Party Of One” episode. This implies that Pinkie didn’t “snap out of it” at the end. She feels as if her friends decided to have their own party, intentionally excluding her. This album tells a story of her literal and emotional journey to the moon and back.
I’d like to thank everyone involved for their contribution to the album. Every song, aside from Reality, has at least two people involved in it. Altogether, there were 26 people who worked on it, and after an entire year, it’s done! We’re all happy to present “The Pink Side of The Moon”.
So ATR has a new channel where he reads fimfiction. As with most things i am hearing about this WAY too late but don’t be afraid to get subscribed and hear the first 4 chapters of the The Royal Ponyville Orchestra.
Event albums? Sure there’s still loads of them going on. Check out what’s open, what’s coming to a close, and where the party is at in the fandom.
Hey why not pass along a tutorial since I’ve run smack dab into it?