Smash & Chill is a 9-track tribute to the music of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros, produced by Tudd and General Offensive. Fusing post-rock, lofi, and synthwave styles, the album is a groundbreaking installment in GameChops’ “& Chill” series.
Smash & Chill’s tracklist comprises fan-favorite themes from the Super Smash Bros soundtrack and spotlights a wide sampling of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises including Super Mario, Kirby, Fire Emblem, Earthbound, Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong, Persona, and Yoshi’s Island. Mastered by VGM legend Stemage, Tudd describes Smash & Chill as a “multi-genre, explorative project, driven by our creative instincts”.
Tudd and General Offensive first met years ago through an online Sonic the Hedgehog fan community. They hit it off immediately, and both having musical backgrounds, started making music together. After many collaborations and single releases together, Smash & Chill is their first full-length album. Drawing on some of their favorite themes from the soundtrack, the album’s tracklist spans a wide range of musical genres while maintaining a chill vibe.
Smash & Chill’s first single, “Dedede’s Theme”, is a tribute to Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai’s other classic franchise, Kirby. The musical accompaniment for Kirby’s arch-rival, “Dedede’s Theme” appears in nearly every installment of the series, from Kirby’s Dreamland for GameBoy to the Nintendo Switch’s Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Tudd and General Offensive’s second single, “Lost in Thoughts All Alone”, is the main theme of Fire Emblem: Fates, composed by Hiroki Morishita, and stylized as a triumphant synthwave waltz with a post-rock edge. Super Smash Bros Melee’s inclusion of Fire Emblem characters and music introduced the tactical RPG series to a Western audience for the first time, and with the 2012 release of Fire Emblem: Awakening and 2015’s Fates for Nintendo 3DS, the Fire Emblem series amassed a huge new following.
The third track on Smash & Chill, “Stickerbush Symphony”, channels 1990s nostalgia in an atmospheric synthwave arrangement. Masterfully composed by David Wise for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest, “Stickerbush Symphony” is amongst the most iconic tracks of the SNES era, featured in Super Smash Bros Brawl, Wii U, and Ultimate.
Smash & Chill is out on all online stores and streaming platforms. Support Tudd, General Offensive, and GameChops by streaming, saving, and adding to your playlists! All compositions are used with permission.
Lifelight (from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Dedede’s Theme (from Kirby’s Dream Land)
Stickerbush Symphony (from Donkey Kong Country)
The Days When Mother Was There (from Persona 5)
Snowman (from Earthbound)
7 PM (from Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
Lost In Thoughts All Alone (from Fire Emblem: Fates)
Steam Gardens (from Super Mario Odyssey)
Credits (from Yoshi’s Story)
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