Here is the third edition of Zephy's Off Kilter Picks of the Week. These are some assorted tracks that are the favorites of Zephysonas! He has selected them as the cream of the crop of brony music this week. We hope you give this a read and them a listen.
Praises for the artist, Yourenigma. Whose technical skill and musical knowledge always yield sophisticated and interesting tunes to listen to. This version of "my roommate is a bassist," is a club edit of his original work. Reorganized to yield more drive and less string-focus with a shorter build up in the intro, this song could easily fit into any club scenario while still maintaining enough subtle musical nuances to make everyone happy.
Stress is statistically at its highest point, for people, in the holiday seasons. It is always nice to take a moment to wind down and settle back into ones routines. And if you want calming music to do that by, this is certainly the piece for you. A relaxing, almost haunting introduction heralded by light strings, percussion and harp is later complimented with the listless flow of a solitary flute that lulls the listener into a state of content. The end of the song comes as a surprise. Rather than tapering off calmly, the instrumentation builds and swells briefly into a strong and hopeful section that ends the piece on an equally strong note.
A fast, chaotic, driving tune with a focus drawn from the inspiration of traditional Finnish and Russian folk music. This foot-tapping-tune remains strong throughout, with its exceptional guitar and synth parts that compliment the vocals of the esteemed Rina-chan. Props to for composing such a unique and fun piece of music.
One dos not simply pass over a new Tsyolin composition. An orchestral adaptation of tombstones old "Octavia's overture," this tune does the original justice, while still giving its own unique spin to the tune. Taking a slower and more constant tempo with more room for epic chord swells, awesome instrumental runs, and concise percussion parts. There is really not much I can say to this other than the proclamation that Tsyolin is certainly one of the strongest orchestral arrangers in the fandom.
Something a little different with this one. A piano transcription by DJ Delta, with free available sheet music for download. DJ Delta never takes short cuts in his transcriptions, always capturing the songs amazingly, and this isn't the first. There are dozens of Pony-related transcriptions on their youtube channel. Definitely worth checking out for any good piano players (as these transcriptions are certainly not easy).