Various Artists - Chenard's Massive Menagerie of Earth's Grandest Marvels! (BSX0001, 2007)

Hello everyone, let me introduce to you the blocSonic xtra series. These special collections feature CC licensed tracks that for one reason or another I couldn't acquire official permission to use but I find worthy of attention as they are some of the best net audio available. Since no formal permission has been acquired, I provide links to the original files rather than compiling them into a proper release. However, I do provide a cover and a tracklisting in order for you to burn them to disc, if you'd like.

For blocSonic xtra 1, I'm shining the spotlight on an artist which I had originally intended on including on netBloc Volume 1, Chenard Walcker. In only four years, Chenard Walcker has released nearly 50 plunderphonic, cut-up/collage styled albums under a variety of pseudonyms. A prolific artist who has gained himself quite a reputation for releasing wonderfully reimagined music. Music that proves that sampling is an art-form unto itself (as if De La Soul's "3 Feet High and Rising", Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back" and Beastie Boy's "Paul's Boutique" didn't already do so!). Chenard's music serves to emphasize the point.

Back in October 2006, when I began planning for blocSonic and netBloc Volume 1, I intended on including 'Nobody Cares' from Chenard's release 'The Pusher'. Though I soon found out that due to his having slipped into a diabetic coma in September, it was not to be. Perhaps some time in the future, he'll be well enough and one of his tracks can be included on a formal netBloc release. Until then, let this collection be a guide into the extensive work of Chenard Walcker.

I'll not bore you with my commentary since these tracks are all equally compelling, I'll heed the word of Aerosmith and let the music do the talking... enjoy "Chenard's Massive Menagerie of Earth's Grandest Marvels!".

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Various Artists - netBloc Vol. 56: Keep Unknown
Various Artists - Posse On Bloc, Volume One (blocSonic Posse Cuts, So Far)
Various Artists - netBloc Vol. 55: Cultural Constant
Various Artists - netBloc Vol. 54: Goodbye 2020
Various Artists - netBloc Vol. 53: Bang, Plunk, Squelch & Thump
Various Artists - netBloc Vol. 52: Back to your regularly scheduled program
Various Artists - Dark Of Winter: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - The Xmas Split
Various Artists - netBloc Vol. 51: Embark!
Various Artists - netBloc Vol. 50: superSonic