It all started sometime last year with a friend of mine, Rob Pitt, saying that he’d love it if there were a “minimal” netBloc release. However, with the netBloc series being about variety, I felt that I couldn’t release something so narrowly focused on one sub-genre. If I were to put together something remotely like that, it had to be something more varied. I decided to begin slowly pulling together instrumental netaudio gems as I came across them while developing other netBloc releases. After many months, this eclectic mix of instrumentals became what it is today — a joy for the ear. I was able to find songs that were not only “experimental” but also accessible to those of you who may not be as keen on sonic experimentation.
While I was still on the hunt for interesting instrumentals, another friend, Marco Kalnenek, began to make music again and tweeted about a particular new experiment on Twitter… I downloaded, listened and instantly fell in love with it. It’s name, as you may have already guessed, “Life on Ceres”. I wasted no time in requesting permission to include it in a future netBloc release. Shortly thereafter, Marco also released an alternate version of “Life on Ceres” – to me it sounded like a perfect reprise and I wanted to include it along with the original! From there it followed that “Life on Ceres” was an excellent title for a collection of instrumental music. With Marco’s blessing, this netBloc release was christened “netBloc Vol. 22: Life on Ceres”! This netBloc also became the very first to have a title track!
If you’re turned off by electronic music that merely rehashes tired formulas… with this netBloc release, don’t expect clichés… you won't hear any! This boundary-smashing, international, sonic journey through the world of netaudio packs in artists who come to you from Canada, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, and the US… how’s that for international! I hope you enjoy this one. Oh and Rob… that means you too!
As always, thanks to all participating artists and labels! Of course… also a special thanks to you for taking the time to download, listen and follow along in the PDF! Share this release with friends and strangers! Burn copies to CD, upload to bittorrent sites… whatever… just let everyone know where they can get more free music… blocSonic.com!
UPDATE: Be sure to check out Carlton Mackay’s beautiful “There Will Never Be Another Day” video. A beautiful original song which uses Marco’s terrific “Life On Ceres” as it's musical backing.
- PDF (44 Pages)365 downloads
- 01 - Marco Kalnenek - Life on Ceres (6:03)
- 02 - Kiddo - For The First Time (4:56)
- 03 - Keinzweiter - Mircoobee (5:28)
- 04 - Ambienteer - Ecclesia (3:09)
- 05 - Bitbasic - Treeboy (5:14)
- 06 - Cherly KaCherly - I have a proof. The world is a drop of water falling slowly to it’s end. (2:25)
- 07 - Revolution Void - Biomythos (2:16)
- 08 - Pitch Boys - Pod 03 (6:10)
- 09 - Kids on Fire - MFLD-01b (1:50)
- 10 - T/M/K - Les Faiseurs De Zombi (7:59)
- 11 - Marco Kalnenek - Life on Ceres (Reprise) (4:59)