I enjoy eclectic electronic music.
So, when the guru of Minecraft, Notch, posted a note that about an eclectic collection of electronic music on his Google+ stream, music composed and performed by an artist named C418, and music connected in some I-still-haven’t-figured-out-exactly-how way to the game, I thought I’d give it a listen.
I downloaded 72 Minutes Of Fame a couple days ago, and I’ve been (nearly) through the album twice now. Once, I put on the little white earbuds and listened at work, letting the smooth clutter of sounds wash out the hum of the office for the full duration, track-by-track. And then I listened once again, not quite all the way through that time, as I travelled home first down the bustling corridors of downtown, then waiting on the platform, moments later cranked louder as the train overwhelmed my headphones, and finally on the last few minutes of my drive from the station home.
And as a bonus, third time through, I’m listening as I write this post.
It’s interesting, me not the music critic, listening to something like this, and I can’t quite put my finger on why that is. There is a component that is electronic and familiar. And there is another component that is urban and enjoyably rythmic. But then there is something else, almost an organic layer of sorts that is like a kind of blur or white-noise sound that is being channeled into the effort.
I like it. And for a random, out-of-the-sky impulse download that’s pretty awesome.