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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
At the close of 2014 Radioactive Sandwich has decided to revisit Mirage with a remixed sandwich mirage…their first ever remix release. Continue reading
Nyctophiliac’s Nyctophilia may just be the soundtrack you are looking for in the middle of the night that you love so much. Continue reading
Nelson P. Ferreira & Rui P. Andrade – Miklós is an experiment in deconstruction of the production elements of a work. Interesting, but somewhat academic. Continue reading
This week on Commons Notable News: eBooks, Mixtapes, Media. CNN is a new feature of the CerebralRift, seeking to explore more CC related news. Continue reading
Happy Commons Holidays! Here’s a quick announcement about the holidays and my upcoming plans for the new year. Continue reading
So, where have I been for the last week or so? Well, the story goes back to a post from last week: One Dead Motherboard, and continues from there. As I said in that article, I had a replacement system on order, and hoped to be back by weekend. One lost week later, and I am just recovering and getting back into the swing of things. Continue reading
Scanning Center Fire — Please Help Rebuild | Internet Archive Blogs. The Internet Archive has suffered major damage from a fire last night. Fortunately there were no injuries, and none of the data was lost. However, some documents that were in the process of being scanned were lost, and some of the equipment was damaged.… 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
The recent spat over Spotify’s payouts has renewed a debate that some artists and listeners have been have regarding Music, Money and the Internet. Continue reading
Swift Manipulation And Byrne’s Fire: recent articles from both artists point to big issues with the music industry, and not with streaming services like Spotify. I tear apart these articles, and then state what artists should be thinking and doing now instead of waiting on that major label deal. Continue reading
CerebralMix 2015-01-18: Ulysses Episode Three featuring “Lotus Eaters” and “Hades” portions of the novel, with an eclectic music mix to enhance listenning.
CerebralMix 2015-01-11 is the second installment of the CerebralMix Ulysses series of shows… This part focuses on the Proteus and Calypso episodes.
CerebralMix 2015-01-04: Ulysses Episode One – The first of the twenty three part series exploring the narrative with eclectic music selections.