Unreleased Aphex Twin Album Auction Was Won By Notch
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
I’ve long been a fan of Aphex Twin, despite my persistent obsession with multiple forms of heavy metal and guitar based music in general, so I was very pleased to find out this month that a whole album of unreleased tracks was discovered recently. The album went up on Kickstarter in a bid to recover the ultra rare vinyl LP, which resulted in the kick starter backers receiving a rip of the album in the form of a digital download.
The original was later put up for auction, but it’s who got the winning bid that grabbed my attention, Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of the gaming sensation that is Minecraft. The auction ended with a winning bid of $46,300 and a portion of the money will be going to charity.
The person holding the auction said on his blog “He’s a really cool guy, and didn’t even consider the charity aspect when buying it (but was really happy to hear that half is going to charity) — he’s been an Aphex fan since he was young. My daughter was blown away that the guy who made the game she endlessly plays bought a record off her dad for 46K.”
“So I kinda paid a lot for a double LP from the ’90s..” Said Markus via Twitter.
Bit of a random story we know, but it just goes to show how one crazy little indie game has grown to the point where the creator can now cough up tens of thousands on a rare vinyl such as this. Although personally speaking, if I could afford it I would have done the same, Aphex Twin are awesome.
Thank you The Verge for providing us with this information.
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