The Hit Points

The Hit Points debut blend of high-energy bluegrass and soothing acoustic arrangements from Final Fantasy, Mario, Sonic, Skyrim, and more.

The Hit Points are pleased to present their debut self-titled album that offers a unique blend of live high-energy bluegrass and soothing acoustic arrangements of fan-favorite video game music. Featuring bluegrass performers Eli Bishop and Matt Menefee and a number of guest artists and soloists, The Hit Points brings listeners the bluegrass game music album they never knew they needed.

"Bluegrass was a huge part of our musical upbringings, but we've been continually inspired by the music in videogames," comment The Hit Points founders Eli Bishop and Matt Menefee.

"While playing videogames, it'd be common to grab an instrument and play along to the music in games like Castlevania or Pokémon. I suppose combining Bluegrass and videogame music seemed like a natural progression under those circumstances. The instruments used in a traditional bluegrass ensemble are extremely versatile and we wanted to demonstrate that by merging our passion for videogame music with those instruments to create a unique project that has never been done before."

Track List & Credits

The Hit Points was made possible by the following individuals:

: Producer
: Layout, Artwork
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
1Those Who Fight Further (from "Final Fantasy VII")4:13
: Producer
: Violin, Viola, Arranger
: Guitar
: Mandolin
2Guile's Theme (from "Street Fighter")3:36
: Producer
: Violin, Viola
: Guitar
: Banjo, Mandolin, Arranger
3Presentiment/Chrono Trigger (from "Chrono Trigger")3:42
: Producer
: Violin, Viola
: Guitar
: Sound Design
: Banjo, Mandolin, Arranger
4Rocket Hideout (from "Pokémon Red and Blue Versions")2:42
: Producer
: Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Arranger
: Guitar
5Athletic Theme (from "Super Mario World")2:30
: Producer
: Violin, Viola, Arranger
: Guitar
: Banjo, Arranger
6Green Hill Zone (from "Sonic the Hedgehog")4:27
: Producer
: Violin, Viola, Arranger
: Guitar
: Banjo, Mandolin, Arranger
7Ballad of the Goddess (from "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword")3:31
: Producer
: Violin, Viola
: Guitar
: Banjo, Mandolin, Arranger
8Dance of Pales (from "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night")3:59
: Producer
: Violin, Viola
: Guitar
: Banjo, Mandolin, Arranger
9Nascence/Road of Trials (from "Journey")5:52
: Producer
: Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Mandocello, Arranger
: Guitar
10Taliyah, the Stoneweaver (from "League of Legends")3:14
: Producer
: Violin, Viola, Mandocello, Arranger
: Guitar, Mandocello
: Banjo, Mandolin
11Double Dragon Theme/Mission 1 (from "Double Dragon")3:52
: Producer
: Violin, Viola
: Guitar
: Banjo, Mandolin, Arranger
12Streets of Whiterun (from "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim")3:58
: Producer
: Violin, Viola
: Guitar
: Banjo, Mandolin, Arranger

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