Music: The Living Tombstone
Yoav Landau, better known as The Living Tombstone
, is a YouTube
-based electronic musician from Israel. His unique musical style combines bouncy, circus-like instrumentation with dirty, growling basslines.
He is arguably the face of the fan-music scene in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
fandom, and needless to say, he mostly makes songs inspired by the show, although he occasionally makes songs on 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
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.
- Bland-Name Product: The music video for "Jumping Devil" features a "MERF" gun.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- The Villain Sucks Song: In Magic, he criticizes Trixie's magic show.
- 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.
- 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.