72 Minutes of Fame

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72 Minutes of Fame

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Also known as 72 Minutes Of Fame
Release date 2011-07-19
Genre(s) Ambient, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Electronica, House, IDM (Intelligent Dance Music), Orchestral
Total running time 1:12:00
Available on Bandcamp $7 or more
Available on Apple Music/iTunes $9.99
Available on Google Play Music $9.99
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72 Minutes of Fame was C418's first major album. It is also the only album to have a limited CD release (CDs for Minecraft - Volume Alpha and one are still being sold) on Bandcamp.

Official descriptions

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!
—C418, Bandcamp
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!
—C418, Bandcamp
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.
—C419, c418.org

Tracks

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.

Timelapse Kingdom

Timelapse Kingdom
Length 8:24
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Trivia

United Colors of Scrapyard

United Colors of Scrapyard
Length 7:56
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Alive

Alive
Length 5:34
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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.
—C418, c418.org

Lyrics

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

Alive...
Alive...
Alive...
Alive...

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

Alive...
Alive...
Alive...
Alive...

I Jike my Lob

I Jike my Lob
Length 6:23
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Trivia

Bd08

Bd08
Length 2:38
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You Have to Cut the Dope

You Have to Cut the Dope
Length 8:33
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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”.
—C418, c418.org

Marketing Squander Versus the Little Man

Marketing Squander Versus the Little Man
Length 8:42
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Trivia

From the Window

From the Window
Length 6:58
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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.
—C418, c418.org

Along the Busiest of Roads

Along the Busiest of Roads
Length 5:11
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Welcome Back to the Machine

Welcome Back to the Machine
Length 5:18
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Stilbruch

Stilbruch
Length 6:20
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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.
—C418, c418.org

Trivia

CD release

  • 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.

Album trivia

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