blocSonic

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Annotation

For the past decade an alternative culture of music has been sprouting up outside the wastelands of the increasingly formulaic and compartmentalized mainstream music business. This world of “Netaudio” is generally released freely, either independently or through Netlabels. As this culture continues to grow, the amount of available music grows exponentially making it increasingly difficult for folks who are new to the culture to filter the good from the bad. Each of our free releases, in one way or another, are an attempt to shine the spotlight on what we think is the best of what this world has to offer.

Consider blocSonic a filter through which you can discover this vibrant, global culture! Currently there are three ways which we spotlight what the netaudio world has to offer:

Originals

During our travels through the wide-world of netaudio culture, we find artists who stand out and who we feel would be perfect to spotlight independently in original blocSonic album releases. Each Original features:

- Available in a choice of three high-quality audio formats — Lossless FLAC, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3.
- Complete album art is available in three formats — EPS, PDF and TIF.
- 40+ page PDF booklet with complete liner-notes, lyrics, photos and album credits.

netBlocs

Each of these eclectic releases shine a spotlight on ten or so international audio gems culled from the Netaudio culture. Each netBloc features:

- Available in a choice of three high-quality audio formats — Lossless FLAC, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3.
- Complete album art is available in three formats — EPS, PDF and TIF.
- 30+ page PDF booklet with complete liner-notes, track credits and artist photos.

Xtras

These special collections feature Creative Commons licensed tracks that for one reason or another blocSonic couldn't acquire official permission to use but find them worthy of extra attention. Since no formal permission has been acquired, links to the original files are provided rather than compiling them into a proper release. However, a cover and a tracklisting is provided in order for you to burn them to disc, if you'd like.

Why do we do what we do? We love music, we love netaudio and have found that the quality and variety of what’s coming out of this culture is superior to that of much of what’s coming out of the mainstream music industry. We feel more secure donating to netaudio artists/labels then we do purchasing formulaic music-product from the majors. We’d like you to also feel that way toward the netaudio culture. We realize that most people don’t have the time and/or patience to filter through it all to find the good stuff, so we invest the time to find the gems in the ruff and deliver them to you in our releases.

Annotation last modified on 2010-01-10 23:36 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
netBloc, Volume 1: The Opening Salvo Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0001
netBloc, Volume 2: DRM Killed the Music-Product Machine Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0002
netBloc, Volume 3: La plus belle guerre Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0003
netBloc, Volume 4: Soundtrack to the Coming Revolution Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0004
netBloc, Volume 5: The Threat at Goliath's Feet... Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0005
netBloc, Volume 6: Maniacally Toying With Your Listening Habits Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0006
netBloc, Volume 7: 10 From 200 Plus One Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0007
netBloc, Volume 8: I Copyleft! Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0008
netBloc, Volume 9: Lo-Fi Adventures on Planet Rheton! Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0009
netBloc, Volume 10: Postmodernism Is Dead. Postmillennialism Killed It... Sorry Andy :( Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0010
netBloc, Volume 11: The Raw and the Cooked Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0011
netBloc, Volume 12: Anaxagoras Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0012
netBloc, Volume 13: Color in a World of Monochrome Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0013
netBloc, Volume 14: Kills 99:.9% of Bacterium Poppus Radiolus! Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0014
netBloc, Volume 15: This Album Won't Eat Your Gas Money Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0015
netBloc, Volume 16: Sweet Sixteen Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0016
netBloc, Volume 17: Refined Excursions for the Discriminating Listener Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0017
netBloc, Volume 18: Frais, Fresco, Frisch, Fresh... Mmmmmmmmmmm... Good Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0018
netBloc, Volume 19: Doctorin' Ur Tastz Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0019
Dig Deep Just Plain Ant Digital Media 12 BSOG0001
netBloc, Volume 20: Music to Accompany the World Traveller Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0020
netBloc, Volume 21: Opening Your Ears With Jamendo Various Artists Digital Media 10 BSCOMP0021
netBloc, Volume 22: Life on Ceres Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0022
netBloc, Volume 23: We Invented the Compilation Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0023
The Overcast Project Formula Digital Media 13 BSOG0002
The Catastrophic Connection Luck & Ripps Digital Media 15 BSOG0003
netBloc, Volume 24: tiuqottigeloot Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0024
Classic Material, Volume 3: UI Radio CM aka Creative Digital Media 17 BSOG0004
netBloc, Volume 25: From Darkness Cometh the Light Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0025
netBloc, Volume 26: N.E.T.A.U.D.I.O. Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0026
Boom To Bloom ETHX Digital Media 11 BSOG0005
netBloc, Volume 27: Straight Outta the FMA Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0027
netBloc, Volume 28: Why You Get a Record Deal? Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0028
Friends or Whatever Friends or Whatever Digital Media 17 BSOG0006
netBloc, Volume 29: Fantastic! Incredible! Stupendous! Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0029
Rumble, Young Man, Rumble Just Plain Ant Digital Media 12 BSOG0007. [none]
Glimmer Garmisch Digital Media 6 BSMX0009
Garmisch Garmisch Digital Media 10 BSOG0008
Facing the Sea Garmisch Digital Media 8 BSMX0010
netBloc, Volume 30: Aldartea Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0030
Sixteen Words Liam Stewart Digital Media 11 BSOG0009
netBloc, Volume 31: Goodbye, Hello Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0031
Son Of 1,000 Pardons Joey Ripps (unknown) 15 BSOG0010 [none]
netBloc, Volume 32: Make Way For What Lies Ahead Various Artists Digital Media 13 BSCOMP0032
Onwards Jeremy Macachor Digital Media 4 BSMX0016 [none]
Jeremy Macachor Jeremy Macachor (unknown) 12 BSOG0011 [none]
netBloc, Volume 33: You Can Get With This … Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0033
This Funk The Honorable Sleaze CD 15 BSOG0012 [none]
netBloc, Volume 34: The Whitewash Various Artists Digital Media 14 BSCOMP0034
[albumtitle] Just Plain Ant (unknown) 15 BSOG0013 [none]
The EPs XE Garmisch 2×Digital Media 10 + 11 BSXE0004
netBloc, Volume 35: Occupy Music Various Artists Digital Media 13 BSCOMP0035
netBloc, Volume 36: Get Dusted (Illness From the Dusted Wax Stacks) Various Artists Digital Media 15 BSCOMP0036
netBloc, Volume 37: FIVE Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0037 [none]
netBloc, Volume 38: Sojourn in a Sonic Odyssey Various Artists Digital Media 13 BSCOMP0038 [none]
INTRO The Womb 2×CD 13 + 15 BSINT0001
Bluntage DJ Harrison Digital Media 4 BSMX0037
DanceRevolution DJ Harrison Digital Media 6 BSMX0037
'94 Flow DJ Harrison Digital Media 25 BSOG0019
netBloc, Volume 39: Antididonai Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0039 [none]
netBloc, Volume 40: AAIR Attack Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0040 [none]
netBloc, Volume 41: Brought to You by the Numerals 4 and 1 Various Artists Digital Media 14 BSCOMP0041 [none]
netBloc, Volume 42: Live, the Universe & Everything Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0042 [none]
Little Boy mabafu Digital Media 6 BSMX0047
netBloc, Volume 43: ANTIPETROMUSICABIOTIC Various Artists Digital Media 11 BSCOMP0043 [none]
Sex Tape The Womb (unknown) 10 BSOG0025
They Seem to Be Intelligent Garmisch Digital Media 5 BSMX0053 [none]
Fishes Garmisch Digital Media 9 BSOG0026 [none]
And Now We Stand Against the Wall Garmisch Digital Media 4 BSMX0054 [none]
netBloc, Volume 44: Break From the System That Gotcha Various Artists Digital Media 14 BSCOMP0044 [none]
netBloc, Volume 45: Old Orchard Ave Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSCOMP0045 [none]
XX The Womb CD 6 BSOG0030
The Outer Circular Stewart & Scarfe (unknown) 8 BSOG0027
Drifting Lyndon Scarfe Digital Media 5 BSMX0069
Music For a Lost Film Lyndon Scarfe Digital Media 17 BSOG0033
Waving Lyndon Scarfe Digital Media 5 BSMX0071
Everything Has Changed – Nothing Is Different The Impossebulls CD 17 BSOG0041
Osirus III: Autochron Thitarodes Moki Mcfly Digital Media 10 BSMX0102 [none]
Radiant Jaguar Lofiuser Digital Media 5 BSMX0132 [none]
Back to It The Impossebulls Digital Media 6 BSMX0134
Wisdom Isn’t Real Ant the Symbol Digital Media 17 BSOG0056 [none]
The Devils You Know The Impossebulls Digital Media 10 BSOG0057
Five by Five I: Wrath The Impossebulls Digital Media 5 BSMX0139
Five by Five II: Sloth The Impossebulls Digital Media 5 BSMX0143
Five by Five III: Greed The Impossebulls Digital Media 5 BSMX0147
Lenna Was a Test Image BIT Digital Media 6 BSMX0157 [none]
Dark of Winter: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Digital Media 12 BSOG0065
Triumph of unconscious Viktor Van River Digital Media 10 BSOG0073 [none]
Biorobot Viktor Van River Digital Media 5 BSMX0174 [none]
I'm Gonna Need to Sleep on It Ant the Symbol Digital Media 5 BSMX0163 [none]