A test press of Aphex Twin’s 1994 album Caustic Window has now sold on eBay for quite a bit of money.
The record went unreleased for two decades, but a Kickstarter campaign by Rephlex Records and We Are The Music Makers (WATMM) aimed to make enough money to buy the rights to the album. The original goal was to raise $9,300, but the final tally was $67,424, allowing a total of 4,115 people to own the album.
It was released digitally, but there were a few test copies in existence, one of which just sold in an eBay auction to Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of the video game Minecraft. A portion of the $46,300 bid that won Caustic Window will go to charity, with WATMM currently voting on which charity to give the money to.