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Unsheep starts with a show of support for Rick Chase, a long time ambient music supporter who is facing a daunting financial burden after a tragedy. Continue reading
I have selected 15 Releases for the End of 2014. There’s only so many slots, so I would put this alongside the earlier 15 Must Hear Releases of 2014. Continue reading
Here it is the list of the 2014 Top 50 Reviews on The CerebralRift. This list was based on review ratings and number of views for each review. Continue reading
This Michael Brückner interview is one of the most fun I’ve done in quite some time. Michael is a bit of a character, and exceptional “sonic story teller”. (Portrait by Aleksandra Przybylska-Kursa) Continue reading
This Rob Cosh interview covers a fair amount of territory: from his release on Magnatune, to what inspires him. Rob is an artist to keep your eyes on. Continue reading
Constantine Katsiris of Panospria reminds us that running a netlabel isn’t always just about releasing music. It’s about supporting artists in more ways. Continue reading
I am mystified by Mystified, aka Thomas Park Jackson, the composer from Saint Lous, MO who has over 300 releases to his credit. While he downplays his production, he has found his work used in a PBS documentary and been written about by an artist and scholar interested in experimental works. Continue reading
Michael Harren: Tentative Armor is a refreshing, brutally honest work of life in this age, mixing light and dark with touches of humor and brutal honesty. Continue reading
adcBicycle: Malignant Cove is an interesting blend of analog electronics from the 70’s/80’s twisted into an emo/shoe-gaze style. Continue reading
Chad Lawson: The Chopin Variations is a transformation of works that might appeal to some listeners. However others may question the concepts behind them. Continue reading
Commons Notable News in SpaceX, New T-Shirt, the MPAA, and Harvard Law. Some interesting stories you might have missed recently. Continue reading
Ten years ago I was a mass consumer of over-commercialized culture. I actually held a second job to have extra money so I could buy as many CD’s, books, and other nick-knacks of modern kitsch as I could. Then I discovered something very interesting: netlabels. Continue reading
This week in Commons Notable News we have something of a grab-bag of stories. From a translation of the CC license, to licensing open hardware projects. Continue reading
Zoë Keating versus Google Music Key: a situation where an artist finds the terms of a music contract unacceptable, here’s my take on where things stand. Continue reading
Based on a couple of news stories I read last week, I realized that there is a perception of artists in contractual servitude that incorrectly has value. Continue reading
So long 2014 from CerebralRift: this is the end of year wrap up. Lots of geeky stuff, a few interesting numbers, thank yous, and some plans for next year. Continue reading
CerebralMix 2015-04-12: Ulysses Episode Fifteen we dig into the hallucinations of Bloom and Stephen a little bit for the possible literary device used.
CerebralMix 2015-04-05: Ulysses Episode Fourteen: We conclude Oxen of the Sun, and start on the Circe episode this week.
CerebralMix 2015-03-29: Ulysses Episode Thirteen picks up on the theme of profaning of the sacred as it relates to The Odyssey and Ulysses.