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72 Minutes of Fame was C418's second major album. It is also the only album to have a limited CD release (CDs for Minecraft - Volume Alpha are also no longer being sold, although they were not marketed as a limited edition; one and Excursions are still being sold).
Imagine an album with just a few tunes. Now imagine that album being house, breakbeat, drum&bass, ambient and orchestral... well. It's all that and more!
An entirely new album full of eclectic tunes. Intended to listen to as loud as possible!
I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did making it. It's a crazy one, I promise you that!
Ah, nostalgia. 72 Minutes of Fame is the first album I released after I became completely freelance. No job, no need to wake up to go somewhere, freedom. Well, sort of. This was the first album I physically published and shipped myself. It was a lot of hard work and I was definitely not very good at it, ha!
I’ve always had the urge to make an album that is just purely meant to dance on. My experience wasn’t particularly great, so 72 Minutes represents my attempt to learn how to make house music. I personally don’t know if I succeeded. It’s definitely fascinatingly experimental.
72 Minutes of Fame stands for the feeling I’ve had that I was known as a one trick pony at the time. I made Minecraft music and that was all I was good at. I mean, of course not, I am a very eclectic composer and a lot of my albums are crazy varied. Also nobody ever told me such a thing. I just had this premonition that this is the case and I was all intent to prove that specific nobody as much wrong as I possibly can.
In that I succeded. 72 Minutes is not Minecraft, lol.
See also song that didn't get on the new album #1 and song that didn't get on the new album #2, two b-sides for this album.
United Colors of Scrapyard
There’s a poem about working and death, called “Alive”. My mental headspace at that time was obviously me quitting my job, and being scared sh*tless doing it. Freelance composer IS a job, but it’s more often than not a very unlucrative job, and I did have a sort of cushy gig as an assembly person in a factory. It was boring, but I had money. And then I just decided to print out the letter of resignation and walked away. Scary back then, a no brainer to me now.
The world passed away,
all in just one day.
But if you've prayed to God,
all should be okay.
You should have fought
for your reason to live.
You should have got
to places you love.
You should have paid
all the debts you owe.
You should have thanked
All the people that kept you
Now it is over,
the world has ceased to exist.
You could have done million things
but you never had the time.
You stuck with your stable life
to have a bed to sleep in.
You've never done the things you wanted
Just because you thought you'd stay
I Jike my Lob
You Have to Cut the Dope
My brother was also into the idea of buildups that are unexpected and lead into nothing. Kind of annoy everyone, but then drop the bomb. You can hear a lot of that in “You Have to Cut the Dope”.
Marketing Squander Versus the Little Man
From the Window
There’s a song that lasts around 15 minutes and keeps changing pace, that’s “From the Window”, “Along the Busiest of Roads” and “Welcome Back to the Machine”. I mean, it technically is one song. When I made it, it was just one project file.
Along the Busiest of Roads
Welcome Back to the Machine
There’s an orchestral arrangement for nothing in particular at the end of the album. Called “Stilbruch”. I think I created it because I was totally into the idea of minimalism in real physical arrangements. I mean, I also bought a ton of new sample libraries and needed to try them out.
- The CD release for 72 Minutes of Fame is incredibly rare, only 1000 copies were made and they rarely ever go up for sale on sites like eBay or Discogs. Daniel shipped them out himself, and had stated that it was "super tedious" and stressful.
Promo image 4, the round image on the right was used for the CD physical release
Signed CD copy of 72 Minutes of Fame
Another signed copy of 72 Minutes of Fame
Posted to C418's blog, showing the project file for From the Window/Along the Busiest of Roads/From the Window