Music Monday: Chillcraft Edition
I’ve had a love affair with Minecraft ever since Alpha (shhhh, don’t tell my husband). There’s just something about a wide-open sandbox where you can gather and create to your heart’s content. It’s a great way to wind down after a rough day, just walking around, observing the landscape and finding the perfect place to build my home, and I enjoy the challenge of creating impressive structures. It’s LEGO for adults.
But enough about the game; I’m here to talk about the soundtrack! Composed by a musician known simply as C418, the Minecraft soundtrack is the definition of the word “chill”. If you distilled marijuana into a substance that could be turned into music, I’m sure it would sound a lot like this. (Like, seriously, dude.) It’s really helps get you in the mindset for creating and building – and also for questioning your very existence, but that’s beside the point.
The unfortunate part about the soundtrack, though, is that the game doesn’t utilize it very well. On the default setting, the music is sporadic, playing only every fifteen minutes or so. Between songs, there’s nothing – not even ambient noise, just sound effects. It’s easy enough to fix, though – simply turn the music off in-game and either load up the soundtrack on YouTube or Spotify or some other music website to provide yourself with a constant stream of relaxing music as you mine and craft your way to video game bliss.
Anyway, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite tracks for your enjoyment. So enjoy, and get to crafting!
Mice on Venus
And because I love you all so much, here’s a bonus Minecraft music video parody that makes me chuckle a lot :)
Screw the Nether (Moves Like Jagger parody)