Aphex Twin - Caustic Window

There are some really, really big Aphex Twin fans out there. In 1994, Richard D. James recorded, but did not release, an LP called The Caustic Window Album. A test pressing of the LP surfaced earlier this year, and thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, a digital version of the album finally saw release. (You can also stream it here.) But the owner’s original plan was to sell the pressing for $13,500, and that turned out to be a way-too-low number. FACT reports that after more than 100 people bid on the pressing in an eBay auction, the piece of vinyl will now go for $46,300. That’s $3,858.33 per inch of vinyl.

UPDATE: The winning bidder was apparently Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft.

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  1. The person who bought the record was Notch, who designed the indie game Minecraft. I don’t think the price must have been too big a deal for him since he’s made about $150 million since his game launched a couple years ago. Still, he must be a pretty big Aphex Twin fan.

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