More than 4,000 people now own a digital copy of Caustic Window.
More than 4,000 Aphex Twin fans have raised US$67,424 to buy a digital copy of the cult producer's super-rare Caustic Window LP.
A Kickstarter campaign started back in April after it emerged that a test pressing of the record was going on Discogs for US$13,500. The campaign ended on Saturday, May 10th, with 4,124 backers helping raise more than seven times the original target of $9,300 (those behind the campaign had talked the seller down to that price). The campaign was undertaken with the blessing of Aphex Twin's record label, Rephlex.
The test pressing will now be ripped to digital format and distributed to the buyers. The original vinyl will then be listed for sale on eBay. The proceeds of the eBay sale will be divided three ways between Rephlex/Aphex Twin (as a royalty payment), the Kickstarter contributors and a charity.