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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
Daniel Barbiero & Jimmy Ghaphery Converge Parallel Lines in a series of performances from 2013 and 2014 which have been presented in this release. This is a release that will be primarily of interest to listeners of music that is not based on set patterns. It’s all about the live recordings; the interactions with the audience. Continue reading
The guitar fueled textures of Gaetano Fontanazza: Sounds on Canvas reveal the intimacy of the relationship of father and son. Continue reading
Sasha Raven: Wake Up Call makes a valiant attempt at keeping the listener engaged and almost locked in the sound, but falls short in a few too many areas to be taken very seriously. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to take lightly here, either. Continue reading
oday we have a guest review of the latest release from The New False Gods: Brand Free Experience release from the Aural Films label by Mark Blood. Mark really digs this new release as you’ll see in the review below. He’s even got my attention with the reference to Bitches Brew…. 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
Commons Notable News: Adoption and Attribution. This week: three stories focused on The Inter-American Development Bank, the For Foundation and Elog.io 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 2015-03-29: Ulysses Episode Thirteen picks up on the theme of profaning of the sacred as it relates to The Odyssey and Ulysses.
CerebralMix 2015-03-22: Ulysses Episode Twelve is the start of the most interesting episode of Ulysses for it’s use of language as story telling element.
In this section of Ulysses we shift from the male dominated narrative of the previous twelve episodes into a female perspective. Bloom is noticing several women on the Sandymount Strand. He watches as two of the women minister to their children, while the third, Gerty MacDowell turns her attention to him.