Turns out Notch bought an Aphex Twin album for $46,000

That's where yer Minecraft money is going folks



10:00 PM on 06.25.2014

One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects in recent memory is the Caustic Window project, an effort to buy and then release copies of a fabled "lost" album from electronic maverick Aphex Twin. After being successfully funded, the original and unique vinyl pressing was put up on eBay and sold for just over $46,000 to a mystery buyer. Turns out that mystery buyer was Minecraft head honcho Markus "Notch" Persson, who isn't exactly short of cash these days. 

Whilst initially a mystery, Notch recently tweeted he "spent a lot of money on a double LP from the '90s." Suppose if you've got plenty of cash you can splurge on things like that; I felt slight aggrieved at having to spend £25 on the recent Spiderland reissue... 

The creator of Minecraft was the mystery buyer of Aphex Twin's unreleased album [The Verge]


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