Ghostly International will release the soundtrack to Minecraft on vinyl, Minecraft Volume Alpha!
Ghostly International have announced that they’ll be releasing the soundtrack to the best-selling video game of all time, Minecraft. The soundtrack was composed by German composer and musician Daniel Rosenfield, who goes by the moniker C418.
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.” -Ghostly
Ghostly International will release Minecraft Volume Alpha in a few different vinyl variants, including a limited edition green vinyl variant that has already sold out online:
• 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
• Artwork by C418
If you’re still wanting to snag the 3D lenticular limited edition variant on green vinyl , your best bet would be to check out one of your local shops on the release date. Otherwise, Ghostly has made a black vinyl 3D lenticular variant available that will ship in the Fall.
Pre-order Minecraft Volume Alpha via Ghostly here.
Listen to a 30 minute playlist of the Minecraft Volume Alpha below: