Aphex Twin's <em>Caustic Window</em> test pressing bought by Minecraft creator

One of the year’s most unlikely stories takes an interesting turn.

Yesterday, we reported that the much-ballyhooed Aphex Twin test pressing of Caustic Window had sold for $46,300 on eBay, and now it appears that the winner was Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of über-popular video game Minecraft.

Persson initiated the rumors by tweeting “So I kinda paid a lot for a double LP from the ’90s,” which was retweeted by the official WATMM account; the man behind the whole Caustic Window Kickstarter later confirmed it.

“He’s a really cool guy, and didn’t even consider the charity aspect when buying it (but was really happy to hear that half is going to charity) – he’s been an Aphex fan since he was young,” writes Joyrex. “My daughter was blown away that the guy who made the game she endlessly plays bought a record off her dad for 46K.”

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