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There is no doubt that composer and producer Daniel Rosenfeld is known most through Minecraft, an independent video game so popular that its original PC version registered 100 million users within two-and-a-half years. Known as C418, Rosenfeld was born in East Germany just prior to reunification and learned to make music with digital audio workstations like Ableton Live. By November 2011, when the full version of Minecraft was issued, Rosenfeld had built a modest discography. His releases, all instrumental, ranged from melodic electronic dance-pop to austere pieces that recalled the gentler output of early ambient music masters like Brian Eno and Roedelius. Like the earlier releases, Minecraft Volume Alpha (2011) was available on streaming services and as a digital download on the C418 Bandcamp page. A second volume, Minecraft Volume Beta (2013), followed suit with music featured on updated versions of the game. Rosenfeld continued to issue additional recordings through Bandcamp. He owned the rights to his Minecraft work and in 2015 had Minecraft Volume Alpha reissued by Ghostly International on vinyl and CD. ~ Andy Kellman

East Germany
9 May 1989

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