I hope you’ve heard of Minecraft. If not, it’s an incredibly popular game. Basically Lego for the MP3 generation. However here we have something which is very much a physical thing; a vinyl LP or CD of Minecraft Volume Alpha. It’s the soundtrack to the game which was created by German composer Daniel Rosenfeld, aka C418. It’s a collection of simple and soothing pieces with a naivety and innocence which fits well with Minecraft’s world of experimentation and discovery and makes for some charming ambient style tunes.
Available as a vinyl LP, CD or limited edition of 1000 LPs on green vinyl.
9/10 Clinton Staff review, 20 August 2015
For those who don't have children, it's really hard to imagine what their constant squawking does to ones ears. Their high-pitched perma-wailing is probably one of the reasons why mothers have constant headaches and fathers spend a lot of their time in the shed or simply sat alone in their car. 'Minecraft', for those who don't know, is a kind of lego for that generation who won't play with anything unless it emerges from a rectangular screen. The game fills several roles, it settles children down and gets them engaged in something much more worthwhile than killing people with guns...and it has wonderfully soothing music that is cotton for any stressed out parent's ears.
This soundtrack has now been released on LP so in years to come when they grow up and flee the nest, you can play what will probably be the most nostalgic music ever. It's gorgeous, gently cinematic ambient electronica that twinkles in all the right ways. German composer Daniel Rosenfeld, aka C418 has done a wonderful job in evoking a peaceful, slow moving world where your only stress is building things slowly. Taken on it's own terms away from the visuals of the game, it's an evocative late night listen which will soother you into the type of sleep where you are sure you are floating on clouds. A perfect accompaniment to the softness of my new pillow.
8/10 Gaydo Customer review, 22nd August 2015
Even without any knowledge of the game, this one is certainly worth a listen. It's quiet, introspective and almost personal qualities make it the kind of record to enjoy with headphones late at night. The vinyl release is an abridged version of the full soundtrack, which in many ways is a good thing. The tracks flow nicely into each other and the whole thing doesn't overstay it's welcome. There's something sweet about this record that really gets me. "Mice on Venus" nearly brings a tear to my eye, but that's largely down to me being the big pansy that I am.
I like it.
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