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Release date 2010-08-12
Genre(s) Ambient, Breakbeat, DnB (Drum & Bass), Electronica, House, IDM (Intelligent Dance Music)
Total running time 1:17:51
Available on Bandcamp Name your price
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life changing moments seem minor in pictures is an album by C418 released in 2010, containing an assortment of songs and projects from the six months leading up to the album's release. The decision to release the album came when, after returning to Berlin for the summer, Daniel Rosenfeld discovered he would be forced to do conscription for the German government for the next six months of his life.

Many songs are the result of C418's involvement with indie game development, and in particular with TIGSource. A number were even created for a game made by C418 himself, ezo.

Official descriptions

This is my life I guess. In sound.

[...]

Music collection of the last 6 months before my life suddenly changed

Visit my blog at c418.org

You could donate to some of the expenses this album made <3
—C418, Bandcamp
The funniest thing a friend said about that album title was, "Huh. That's actually smart".

I'm not sure if it is, but I think the title describes the album perfectly to me.

The thought to release this album came in Summer 2010 when I was in Berlin, meeting a lot of old friends. At the last couple of days my mother called me saying that the german government sent me a mail, declining my beg to delay the conscription every healthy german male person had to endure. Because if they would force me to do conscription, I'd lose a stable job and had to do 6 months of work that would have low payments and lead me to nothing at all.

So I was in Berlin, meeting good friends, and Germany just screwed up my holidays.

Paul Veer gifted me this polaroid he did, featuring me, Increpare and a guy that likes to be called Esq.

Looking at the picture I realized how boring this sudden change in my life seemed to be. And thinking more about it I actually thought that if anything, Germany finally went ahead and did the thing I was too scared to do. Getting rid of my boring job as a guy that screwed bolts for some rich monopoly company.

This chapter of my life felt to big to just leave it there, so I decided to collect the music I produced the previous 6 months and put it in a big music album.

At first I released this album for free on Bandcamp, but thanks to Notch of Minecraft fame it got downloaded so often that it probably made quite some terrabytes of traffic on the Bandcamp servers. After that Bandcamp introduced their relatively good payment system, but that also meant I had to put a price tag onto that album.

So with the amount of music in it (about 80 minutes), it's probably the cheapest album I am selling.

Probably too cheap. But I love you, so it'll stay one dollar fooooreeveeeer.
life changing moments seem minor in pictures is an album I created when I just quit my job and the German military decided they really needed me to still work, just after I went with the mindset of “I can be independent.”

I mean, ultimately it was just six months of extra work I had to do for the country. It wasn’t even military work. I was allowed to do social work instead. Still though, I was forced to do work JUST when I decided that maybe I can try things on my own. I still dream of this feeling of having to do work, even though I just decided to be free.

…feels like I just wrote the same sentence five times. Well, yeah, it was a strong emotion, haha.

This album is a collection of stuff I did for several things. Most of them originate from my time with the TIGSource community

[...]

The eclecticism of this album is very strong, and I think that’s why it kind of aged well, perhaps? There’s so much variety, anyone can find stuff in there.
—C418, c418.org

Tracks

After you hear this you are older

After you hear this you are older
Length 0:13
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
You are.
—C418, Bandcamp

I lack an emotion

I lack an emotion
Length 5:06
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
You may reply "no" by which I would reply "yes"
—C418, Bandcamp
“I lack an emotion” was made for a friend’s game
—C418, c418.org

Trivia

  • Nominated by C418 himself as /r/C418's fourth Song of the Week. This is currently the only track that has been featured by Daniel rather than a fan.
  • Also chosen by /u/Dozyjones for the twentieth Song of the Week as she didn't realise it had already been nominated. This means that I lack an emotion is also currently the only track to have been featured more than once.

This song is not good

This song is not good
Length 1:54
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
You may reply "no" by which I would reply "yes"
—C418, Bandcamp

I can't afford mastering

I can't afford mastering
Length 3:50
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
It is rather expensive
—C418, Bandcamp
“I can’t afford mastering” was made at the Berlin Indie Game jam, which was a TIGSource community operated event.
—C418.C418.org

Words you will never understand

Words you will never understand
Length 2:01
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Or do you?
—C418, Bandcamp
There are also a lot of ambient works that I’m kinda proud of to this day ... I named all of these at the same time because they originate from a singular project, called ezo. It was a game I created for one of the Ludum Dare game jams. But most importantly, it was the first game I ever created. Not really good, but it was a game! All of these ambient songs essentially have been created by using Absynth and the mutate button, haha. Real good for rapid prototyping!
—C418, C418.org

Kitchens are best for making sound effects

Kitchens are best for making sound effects
Length 1:54
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
They have everything
—C418, Bandcamp

Minecraft is acid

Minecraft is acid
Length 5:39
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
I will replace all Minecraft music with this
—C418, Bandcamp

I will perhaps never meet you in person

I will perhaps never meet you in person
Length 3:22
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
But we can try
—C418, Bandcamp
There are also a lot of ambient works that I’m kinda proud of to this day ... I named all of these at the same time because they originate from a singular project, called ezo. It was a game I created for one of the Ludum Dare game jams. But most importantly, it was the first game I ever created. Not really good, but it was a game! All of these ambient songs essentially have been created by using Absynth and the mutate button, haha. Real good for rapid prototyping!
—C418, C418.org

In Berlin people act differently

In Berlin people act differently
Length 4:11
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
It's weird
—C418, Bandcamp

One second is enough to die for

One second is enough to die for
Length 2:07
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
one
—C418, Bandcamp

I can't afford mixing

I can't afford mixing
Length 2:20
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
It's rather expensive
—C418, Bandcamp

Droopy likes ricochet

Droopy likes ricochet
Length 1:36
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more (life changing moments seem minor in pictures)
$0.99 or more (Minecraft - Volume Alpha)
Droopy is in charge
—C418, Bandcamp
Featured in the video on minecraft.net
—C418, Bandcamp
“Droopy Likes Ricochet” and “Droopy Likes your Face” are both songs from “life changing moments seem minor in pictures”. It’s a song I haven’t created for anything in particular, but the first Droopy song ended up in the first official Minecraft game trailer. I get a lot of questions on what Droopy says. To be fair, I don’t know. It’s a sample library that you receive if you buy Kontakt. As far as I know, it’s a toy you could buy in the 80’s or 90’s which says random phrases about itself.
—C418, c418.org
Life changing moments is also the album where Droopy, a song people know from Minecraft, originally came from. I think the reason I added it to Minecraft Alpha is because at the time, the official Minecraft trailer used this song.
—C418, c418.org

Connections

Trivia

  • The only song to appear on two C418 albums with no changes.

Droopy likes your face

Droopy likes your face
Length 2:07 (life changing moments seem minor in pictures)
1:56 (Minecraft - Volume Alpha)
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more (life changing moments seem minor in pictures)
$0.99 or more (Minecraft - Volume Alpha)
Not featured in the video on minecraft.net but nontheless [sic.] completes the song
—C418, Bandcamp
Droopy is enormous
—C418, Bandcamp

Connections

  • Despite the gap between the two, this is the second part of Droopy likes ricochet.
  • Also appeared on Minecraft - Volume Alpha, albeit as a slightly shorter "solus" version that ended normally instead of fading into I don't need to know you to be in love.
  • Was combined with Droopy likes ricochet and remixed on 148 as Droopy Remembers.

Trivia

  • Despite both tracks being named "Droopy", only this one contains the iconic vocal effects.

I don't need to know you to be in love

I don't need to know you to be in love
Length 2:36
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
I love you anyway
—C418, Bandcamp
There are also a lot of ambient works that I’m kinda proud of to this day ... I named all of these at the same time because they originate from a singular project, called ezo. It was a game I created for one of the Ludum Dare game jams. But most importantly, it was the first game I ever created. Not really good, but it was a game! All of these ambient songs essentially have been created by using Absynth and the mutate button, haha. Real good for rapid prototyping!
—C418, C418.org

Sometimes I make video game music

Sometimes I make video game music
Length 1:44
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
But only sometimes
—C418, Bandcamp
“Sometimes I make video game music” has been made for a game jam based on the Action 52 NES catridge. The game jam itself didn’t really pan out because of bad organisation, but I created a ton of stuff which ended up on this album nonetheless.
—C418, C418.org

One second

One second
Length 2:59
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Just one
—C418, Bandcamp
There are also a lot of ambient works that I’m kinda proud of to this day ... I named all of these at the same time because they originate from a singular project, called ezo. It was a game I created for one of the Ludum Dare game jams. But most importantly, it was the first game I ever created. Not really good, but it was a game! All of these ambient songs essentially have been created by using Absynth and the mutate button, haha. Real good for rapid prototyping!
—C418, C418.org

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
Length 0:17
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
—C418, Bandcamp
“Long songs are for people who don’t have time to make them short” is probably worth mentioning for how silly it is. Back then I wanted to make a rapid fire of short songs put into a singular song, so this is what it ended up being. And people say I only write ambient! Pah!
—C418, C418.org

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
Length 0:31
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
—C418, Bandcamp

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
Length 0:35
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
—C418, Bandcamp

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
Length 0:35
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
—C418, Bandcamp

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
Length 1:54
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
—C418, Bandcamp

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
Length 1:14
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
—C418, Bandcamp

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short

Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
Length 0:27
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short
—C418, Bandcamp

If you don't know what to do just steal the amen break

If you don't know what to do just steal the amen break
Length 5:06
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
It's the quickest solution
—C418, Bandcamp
“if you don’t know what to do just steal the amen break” is a silly little proverb that I used to hold dear when I didn’t know how to make a song sound good. The amen break is a very famous drum loop, which is also embedded into this song. If you would like to know more about the amen break itself, check out this video/audio. The song is pretty straightforward. I must have found some sort of monophonic synth preset that I appreciated, cuz I went wild with one, haha.
—C418, C418.org

Please do

Please do
Length 2:50
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Because I care
—C418, Bandcamp
There are also a lot of ambient works that I’m kinda proud of to this day ... I named all of these at the same time because they originate from a singular project, called ezo. It was a game I created for one of the Ludum Dare game jams. But most importantly, it was the first game I ever created. Not really good, but it was a game! All of these ambient songs essentially have been created by using Absynth and the mutate button, haha. Real good for rapid prototyping!
—C418, C418.org

26

26
Length 4:14
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
1248*1284
—C418, Bandcamp

Trivia

  • The track name "26" likely comes from its position in the life changing moments seem minor in pictures album

Who cares but me

Who cares but me
Length 1:34
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
I do
—C418, Bandcamp

I don't sing

I don't sing
Length 1:35
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
I do?
—C418, Bandcamp

I jate my hob

I jate my hob
Length 1:40
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
Oh yes.
—C418, Bandcamp

Trivia

  • I jate my hob is an anagram of the sentence I hate my job.
  • There's also a song with the similar anagram-like name called I jike my lob from 72 Minutes of Fame

Lack of creativity is dangerous in Berlin

Lack of creativity is dangerous in Berlin
Length 2:20
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
It may kill you.
—C418, Bandcamp

Life changing moments seem minor in pictures

Life changing moments seem minor in pictures
Length 3:22
Available on Bandcamp $1 or more
It may kill you.
—C418, Bandcamp
There are also a lot of ambient works that I’m kinda proud of to this day ... I named all of these at the same time because they originate from a singular project, called ezo. It was a game I created for one of the Ludum Dare game jams. But most importantly, it was the first game I ever created. Not really good, but it was a game! All of these ambient songs essentially have been created by using Absynth and the mutate button, haha. Real good for rapid prototyping!
—C418, C418.org

Trivia

  • This track's description on Bandcamp reading "It may kill you" is also used for the next track "lack of creativity is dangerous in Berlin." The comment was presumably added to this track's description on Bandcamp by accident, as it does not make sense with the title and the song it does make sense with comes immediately afterward.

What now?

What now?
Length 5:44

Trivia

  • "What now?" is notable for being a hidden track on Bandcamp, only appearing once the album has been downloaded.
  • It primarily features the sound of rain, with portions of various songs from life changing moments seem minor in pictures occasionally being heard in the background. Additionally, a person working and setting objects down can be heard throughout the track.

Album trivia

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