C418 - Minecraft Volume AlphaC418 - Minecraft Volume AlphaC418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha
**Please note: limited edition items are restricted to a quantity of 2 per customer; purchases violating our limit will be canceled. **
 
Vinyl Tracklist: Vinyl edition includes the below tracklist with a digital download for all 24 tracks of the original soundtrack.

 

A1. Subwoofer Lullaby
A2. Living Mice
A3. Moog City
A4. Haggstrom
A5. Minecraft
A6. Clark

B1. Mice on Venus
B2. Dry Hands
B3. Wet Hands
B4. Sweden
B5. Cat
B6. Danny

Vinyl/CD notes:
    •    Limited vinyl (1000 copies worldwide) features transparent green vinyl
          inserted in to a 3D lenticular outer jacket
    •    Standard weight black or transparent green vinyl inserted in to paper dust
          sleeves inserted in to 2-panel, 3.5mm spine matte printed jacket
    •    Vinyl includes download card
    •    CD is inserted in to a 4-panel digipak on matte stock and contains full tracklist
    •    Artwork by C418

Minecraft is a dreamscape, a limitless world where anything is possible. Minecraft is a tool, a means of bringing the imagination to life. Minecraft is a community, a platform on which inventive minds of all ages can share their creations and ideas. Minecraft, of course, is also a game, the most popular and best-selling video game of all time. Created in 2009 by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson, this cultural phenomenon speaks volumes of our current zeitgeist's love for virtual spaces, but its unprecedented success couldn't be pinned on one factor alone. Countless layers of thoughtful artistry flow through Minecraft's singular experience, not the least of which is its transportive soundtrack. And now for the first time since releasing digitally in 2011, the music of Minecraft will be issued on vinyl and CD by Ghostly International.

Minecraft Volume Alpha, the first installment of a two-part OST, is the work of German composer and musician Daniel Rosenfeld. Using C418 as his moniker, Rosenfeld crafted the sweeping soundtrack and vibrant sound design which helped breathe life into Minecraft's voxel-based universe. Fans and critics were universally enamored with his beatless, nuanced electronic pieces upon release. Popular gaming site Kotaku named it among The Best Game Music of 2011, calling the music "remarkably soothing," and The Guardian has compared Rosenfeld's delicate piano and sparse ambient motifs to legendary artists Erik Satie and Brian Eno. In an interview feature with C418, Polygon distilled Volume Alpha to its essence: "It's not bound by the retro aesthetic of Minecraft's graphics. It transcends them. The album is an attempt to uplift the combined game/music experience into the sublime."

But for all of the critical praise, C418's crowning achievement has to be his insatiable fan base, the seemingly endless swath of players and listeners who treat his music like gospel. They are exactly who this physical release of the Minecraft soundtrack was conceived for, though Ghostly hopes to bring Rosenfeld's music to a whole new audience as well. As any cursory listen of the touching sounds will reveal, this isn't a record meant solely for lifelong gamers and MineCon diehards; anyone in love with ambient, neo-classical, or minimal music needs to hear Volume Alpha.

For the soundtrack's physical release, Ghostly has designed standard black vinyl and digipak CD packages around colorful artwork from the digital version. There's also a limited-edition LP that brings some extra magic to the table. Record collectors and Minecraft completists take note: Only 1,000 copies ofVolume Alpha will be pressed on transparent green vinyl, arriving complete with a lenticular-printed jacket which gives new depth and movement to the cover's 3D-rendered image. Ghostly is thrilled to count this unique collaboration among its already eclectic catalog, and hopes to see the creative inspiration which drives Minecraft and Rosenfeld continue to disperse by virtue of their timeless music.
 

C418 - Minecraft Volume Alpha

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All MP3 Downloads encoded at 320 kbps unless otherwise specified.

Track List
Key $0.99 Buy MP3
Door $0.99 Buy MP3
Subwoofer Lullaby $0.99 Buy MP3
Death $0.99 Buy MP3
Living Mice $0.99 Buy MP3
Moog City $0.99 Buy MP3
Haggstrom $0.99 Buy MP3
Minecraft $0.99 Buy MP3
Oxygene $0.99 Buy MP3
Equinoxe $0.99 Buy MP3
Mice on Venus $0.99 Buy MP3
Dry Hands $0.99 Buy MP3
Wet Hands $0.99 Buy MP3
Clark $0.99 Buy MP3
Chris $0.99 Buy MP3
Thirteen $0.99 Buy MP3
Excuse $0.99 Buy MP3
Sweden $0.99 Buy MP3
Cat $0.99 Buy MP3
Dog $0.99 Buy MP3
Danny $0.99 Buy MP3
Beginning $0.99 Buy MP3
Droopy Likes Ricochet $0.99 Buy MP3
Droopy Likes Your Face $0.99 Buy MP3

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