We’re back serving you another helping of ten fantastic delicacies from the world of open-licensed netaudio. This time around, our energy was focused on presenting selections from the ever expanding archives of Jamendo.com
. If you’re unfamiliar with Jamendo, it’s a community-driven website that hosts “free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses”
. It’s an amazing source of music discovery and exploration. At Jamendo, you’re sure to find music from international artists in any genre.
We took time to download from their vast archives and hand-picked ten amazing tracks for you to enjoy in the highest quality possible. So what’s included in this collection? We’ve got pop, rock, trip-hop, hip-hop and drum ‘n bass from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the US. Also, in the PDF (which is now packaged with each of the audio archive downloads) you’ll notice that we’ve begun to include song lyrics whenever possible.
As always, this album’s available in three audio formats — Lossless FLAC, 320kbs and 192kbs LAME-encoded MP3. Be sure to also download the complete high-quality album art in one of the three provided formats — EPS, PDF, TIF.
Thanks again to all the participating artists! We can’t do it without you. We’d also like to extend a very special thanks to Patrick Haour of Jamendo for his gracious introduction and making this release a possibility!Download
. Listen. Enjoy. Share this with friends and strangers!
If you dig any of it, don't hesitate to visit the artist's and/or label's sites and show your support either by donating or purchasing a hard-copy of their album!
Leave a review at this release's archive.org page
or here at last.fm: netBloc Vol. 21: opening your ears with jamendo
Founder/Curator blocSonic.comCover of netBloc Vol. 21About the blocSonic.com netBloc series:
Many things are currently happening which are allowing for netlabels increased importance in the world of recorded music. The mainstream music industry's reluctance to trust music fans to the music they purchase. Their belief that music should be licensed for each use. Their dependence on Digital Rights Management scams to police their music. The explosion of the number of netlabels. The increase in variety and quality of the music offered by netlabels.
With this mountain of netlabel music available, the problem arises that one doesn't have the time to filter through it all and find the gems. blocSonic exists for this purpose. blocSonic is beginning it's existence as a simple blog at which I will post monthly compilations called netBlocs. Each of these compilations feature:
*10 of the best netlabel tracks available in three formats – FLAC, 320kbs MP3 and 192kbs MP3
*50+ page PDF booklet with full track information, bios and more.
*Complete package art in three formats – tif, eps and pdf