Art by Petirep
|Active since||May 2011|
In the fandom, he is primarily active as a composer of instrumental pieces of electronic music, but he does occasionally provide vocals for a song. He has increasingly collaborated with other musicians, usually focusing more on the instrumental parts of a song than on the vocal component (that was the division of labor for "Love Me Cheerilee", for instance). He is among the most remixed composers of the fandom.
He first burst onto the brony scene in May 2011 with a remix of an unrelated song by Renard using very brief clips from the show (see below). He also cites Renard as one of the major influences on his musical style.
Selection of musical pieces
|2011-05-27||Pinkie's Lie||3:35||techno||Remix of the Laughter Song and Winter Wrap Up|
|2011-09-11||She's A Pony Remix||3:19||techno||Remix of At the Gala and a movie soundtrack remix by General Mumble|
|2011-10-31||Nightmare Night||3:17||techno/rap||Collaboration with MicTheMicrophone|
|2012-02-11||Love Me Cheerilee||3:17||techno||Collaboration with The Living Tombstone|
|2012-03-01||Fruits Of Her Labour||3:40||house||Collaboration with StormWolf|
|2012-08-12||Lost on the Moon||3:37||house||Collaboration with The Living Tombstone and Rina-Chan|
Avast Fluttershy's Ass
|Avast Fluttershy's Ass|
WoodenToaster's first bit of pony music is a remix of the 2008 song "Avast Your Ass" by Kitsune^2. The pony version joins a long tradition of remixes of this song which take a couple of very short snippets of an unrelated soundtrack, string them together and change their pitch so they match Renard's melody. In WoodenToaster's case, the dominant (but not only) "snippet" is Fluttershy saying "yay", from the episode Sonic Rainboom.
The song passed a million views around April 21, 2012, twice those of the Renard original. A remix by TheBaffMan has proven almost as popular, with about 1,188,000 views to the original's 1,191,000 as of July 22, 2012.
The song was originally uploaded under the name "Avast Fluttershy's Ass", but WoodenToaster changed it to the "more British" spelling in early 2012. Beginning in summer 2012, the name is now being changed on a regular basis, following the letters of the alphabet. It is called "Avast Fluttershy's Undercarriage" as of January 12, 2013.
|Published||August 14, 2011|
"Rainbow Factory" was an entry for the sixth installment of the Toast Beard competition; it came in second to an early version of "Rainbow's Blood" by Interrobang Pie. The theme was "Where do rainbows really come from?".
The idea to "take a darker tone" than usual for a pony song, and parts of the melody, were inspired by the theme for the film Beyond Re-Animator WoodenToaster had watched the night before composing the song. The song's lyrics are not explicit, but suggest that Cloudsdale is not all it seems. The titular rainbow factory is said to be a place "where your fears and horrors come true". It later inspired the fanfic Rainbow Factory.
Beyond Her Garden
|Beyond Her Garden|
|Published||October 10, 2011 (on YouTube)|
This song was the winning entry of the eleventh Pony Music Compo. The lyrics center on Carrot Top. They are intended to be aspirational for the pony, who, in the show, was "always depicted as doing something wrong"; they encourage Carrot Top that she has not yet reached her full potential, but can become a star if she trusts her friends and tries. Show composer Daniel Ingram has called "Beyond Her Garden" one of his favorite brony original songs.
Among the many remixes the song has received, two stand out; both for their popularity (over 200,000 views each, as of April 16, 2012), and because they led to subsequent collaborations with WoodenToaster: One is WoodenToaster's favorite, by The Living Tombstone.
|Beyond Her Tomb|
|Composition||WoodenToaster (original melody), The Living Tombstone (remix)|
|Lyrics||WoodenToaster (org.), Mic The Microphone (additional)|
|Arrangement||Mic The Microphone|
|Vocals||WoodenToaster (original), Mic The Microphone (add.)|
|Published||October 25, 2011|
The other was retitled "Beyond Her Tomb" and consists of Mic The Microphone laying a rap track over the Tombstone remix. The rap lyrics are based on the same theme as the original ones, but drive the point home more forcefully, adding "haters" who try to put Carrot Top down and hold her back. They also contain some references to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
| Beyond Her Garden|
Official Music Video
|Date added||October 29, 2012|
|Vocals||H8_Seed (lead), WoodenToaster (backup)|
|Published||May 30th, 2012 (on YouTube)|
Awoken is the spiritual successor to Rainbow Factory. It discusses the life of a pony that is locked away in the Rainbow Factory and forced to work inside for the rest of his life, slowly losing his sanity and believing he is beyond redemption. In the end, he decides to escape the Rainbow Factory to take control of his life again. He continues to question if he can escape his past, but is willing to give it a chance as he witnesses the outside world. Awoken is one of the most highly-acclaimed and rated songs in the entire fandom, being ranked number 1 on the community voted list of the top 25 Brony Songs of 2012. It's interesting to note that all of the songwriting and lyrics was almost totally handled by H8_Seed, although WoodenToaster is usually credited over him.
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-03-24). 23:10
- ↑ Question on WoodenToaster's tumblr (2012-02-23). Retrieved on 2012 September 15.
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-03-24). 30:09
- ↑ Question on WoodenToaster's tumblr (2011-11-19). Retrieved on 2012 September 15.
- ↑ Question on WoodenToaster's tumblr (2012-06-19). Retrieved on 2012 September 15.
- ↑ Question on WoodenToaster's tumblr (2012-07-20). Retrieved on 2012 September 15.
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-03-24). 38:09
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-03-24). 28:17
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-04-08). 44:58
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-03-24). 44:13
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-03-24). 48:57
- ↑ Daniel Ingram Skype interview (January 2012). (8:50-09:31)
- ↑ UK of Equestria Podcast (2012-03-24). 38:53
- ↑ , 01-02-2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH8mQOhYpv0 Top Brony songs of 2012