Vylet Pony - Carousel (An Examination of the Shadow, Creekflow, and its Life as an Afterthought) Review
Maybe a good album
Carousel is the latest album from the Portland-based My Little Pony fan music creator Vylet Pony. So far I’ve made various comments on this album online. Normally for me, I am not interested in this kind of music. I have never seen a single episode of the TV show and I have never heard of this artist before anywhere. The sole reason why I am listening to this record is for the latest Sonemic feature. After a full listen to this album, I have to say that this is a fairly interesting album.
This album is packed with content, with around 70 minutes of music, and it has some pretty solid tracks. Track 5 Brohoof is a solid glitch hop song and Carousel is simply beautiful, Examining the Afterthought is a great interlude… and that’s basically the good parts of the album. For the rest of the album, however, things are getting a bit rough. On one hand, you have a structurally terrible track, Bass Cannon. The bass parts essentially ruined what is otherwise a pretty solid song in my opinion. On the other hand, some tracks, like Pony Rock! and Constellation Cradle, are fairly generic.
Track listing aside, this album is also trying to do too many things at once. This album is mostly electronic, but there is also a fair bit of rock elements on this album. Many artists have done similar things before, but on this album the flow isn’t as smooth as some of the other records I have listened to. The transition between different genres has a cut-and-paste feeling to it and feels like it’s piled on top of each other.
Overall, this album is a giant mixed bag in my opinion. The musical theme is all over the place and it’s not really well organized. I also don’t really get the story that this album is trying to tell. But this album also shows the potential of this artist. The good parts of this album are really good. It’s just the rest of the album doesn’t make up for it. I am looking forward to Vylet Pony’s next project which will hopefully do better. For now, this album is a 6/10 for me.