Yoav Landau, better known as The Living Tombstone, is a YouTube-based electronic musician from Tel Aviv, Israel. His unique musical style combines bouncy, circus-like instrumentation with dirty, growling basslines. Landau is mostly known for his fan music for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Five Nights at Freddy's.He is arguably the face of the fan-music scene in the Friendship is Magic fandom, but he later branched out and started making songs about other subjects.He is also notable for providing music for the fifth installment of Tom Ska's ASDF Movie series. His remix of EurobeatBrony's Discord is available as a downloadable track on the Rock Band Network.
Songs by The Living Tombstone contain the following tropes:
- Adaptation Distillation: "Sister Hate" (more or less) sums up the entirety of "Sistershooves Social" in just over 3 minutes.
- Adorkable: Louise the Lab Rat. It even says it in the lyrics:Louise the lab rat, Louise the lab rat, There's nothing as adorkable as Louise the lab rat.
- Adult Fear: It's Been So Long is all over this. It's sung from the viewpoint of a mother, who, due to not paying attention to her son, lost him to the child murderer of Freddy Fazbear Pizzeria.
- After the End: "September" is set in a post-apocalyptic version of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic world.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The robots in "Five Nights at Freddy's" simply want you to come play with them...
- Amnesiac Dissonance: The protagonist of "September" (see Wham Line below).
- Ax-Crazy/Shell-Shocked Veteran: Run, Shoot, Kill... and Cry features one. Due to the fact that it's based off the incredibly dark Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons fanfic, this comes off as unsurprising.
- Bait-and-Switch Comment: "Sister Hate" has one. Sweetie Belle says that Rarity's comment that "being sisters is like apple pie" doesn't make sense. Sweetie then says that this is because she thought Rarity hated her.Sweetie Belle: Why were you racing with me tell me, why?
Rarity: Because someone told me that being sisters is like apple pie.
Sweetie Belle: That doesn't make any sense, because I thought that you hated me!
- Bland-Name Product: The music video for "Jumping Devil" features a "MERF" gun.
- Book Ends: "I Got No Time" ends with the Toreador march, the very same tune that the original Five Nights At Freddy's song began with.
- Cycle of Revenge: What "Cut The Cord" displays between the protagonist and another designer who they were a huge fan of at first.
- Darker and Edgier: Out of all of his music, Guncakes definitely takes the cake. It's explicit and it's about Pinkie secretly owning and selling guns. And she is apparently a master assassin who's really good at handling them as well.
- Deranged Animation: The music video for "Jumping Devil" is full of this.
- Despair Event Horizon: The mother in "It's Been So Long" seems to have crossed this a long time ago. Hard to blame her, considering her son had died due to her not watching him.
- Filk Song: Most of his music falls under this category.
- Teacher/Student Romance: Love Me Cheerilee.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: The music video for "Jumping Devil" shows horrifying demons attacking a town, and then getting brutally killed by the humans living there.
- Ironic Nursery Tune: His Halloween 2017 song is a creepy take on the Hebrew children's song Yumbo Bear.
- Last Note Nightmare: "Five Nights At Freddy's", as should be expected for a song about the game of the same name, uses the robots' scream at the end as a sample.
- Take That!: Living Tombstone takes a shot at IGN at the beginning of his Stop the Bats remix: "10/10 it was ok" - IGN
- Three Chords and the Truth: Most of his songs that aren't collaborations are pretty simple. (Chord pattern of I-vi-ii-V, with an emphasis on "bass, snare, bass-bass, snare" for the drums.)
- Title Drop: A few of his songs have been known to use this trope, with "Five Nights At Freddy's", "I Got No Time" and "I Can't Fix You" having some of the more frequent usages.
- Too Dumb to Live: The night guard, according to the robots in "Five Nights at Freddy's".Robot: "We're really quite surprised we get to see you another night. You should have looked for another job, you should have said to this place goodbye."
- Unusual Euphemism: In "Guncakes", cupcakes are used as an euphemism for, well, guns.
- Villain Song: ‘Die in a Fire’, the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Filk Song, written from the perspective of the Purple Man violently dismantling the animatronics.
- "The Villain Sucks" Song: In Magic, he criticizes Trixie's magic show.
- Wham Shot: In My Ordinary Life, the titular characters drive off to the horizon in their car, only for the screen to zoom out to show it was all actually on a TV. It then cuts to the three characters on the couch, showing it was just a video game and they were just stoned outta their minds.
- Wham Line:
- "I just remembered what happened in September; I'M THE ONE WHO KILLED THEM ALL! I SURVIVED AFTER THE FALL!"
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His pony persona has a teal mane and tail with red highlights, and the protagonist from "Cut The Cord" in the video goes through Pink, Green, Yellow, White, Red, and Black hair.