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Unsheep Starts With A Show Of Support

Unsheep Starts With A Show Of Support

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

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15 Releases for the End of 2014

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

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2014 Top 50 Reviews

2014 Top 50 Reviews

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

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A Commons Holiday Music Guide Part Five

A Commons Holiday Music Guide Part Five

A Commons Holiday Music Guide Part Five: well, it’s just about Christmas. No time to download music or make a playlist? We have you covered … Continue reading

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Interviews

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Michael Brückner Interview

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

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Rob Cosh Interview

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

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Constantine Katsiris of Panospria – Interview

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

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Mystified by Mystified - Interview

Mystified by Mystified – Interview

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

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Reviews

Daniel Barbiero & Jimmy Ghaphery Converge Parallel Lines

Daniel Barbiero & Jimmy Ghaphery Converge Parallel Lines

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

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Gaetano Fontanazza: Sounds on Canvas

Gaetano Fontanazza: Sounds on Canvas

The guitar fueled textures of Gaetano Fontanazza: Sounds on Canvas reveal the intimacy of the relationship of father and son. Continue reading

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Sasha Raven: Wake Up Call

Sasha Raven: Wake Up Call

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

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The New False Gods: Brand Free Experience

The New False Gods: Brand Free Experience

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

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News

CerebralRift CD Giveaway

CerebralRift CD Giveaway

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

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Commons Notable News: Now Available in the Maori Language

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

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Commons Notable News: Adoption and Attribution

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

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Commons Notable News: eBooks, Mixtapes, Media

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

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Op-Ed

Zoe Keating versus Google Music Key

Zoë Keating versus Google Music Key

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

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Artists In Contractual Servitude

Artists In Contractual Servitude

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

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So long 2014 from CerebralRift

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

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Music, Money and the Internet

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

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CerebralMix

CerebralMix 2015-03-22: Ulysses Episode Twelve

CerebralMix 2015-03-22: Ulysses Episode Twelve

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.

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CerebralMix 2015-03-15: Ulysses Episode Eleven

CerebralMix 2015-03-15: Ulysses Episode Eleven

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.

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CerebralMix 2015-03-08: Ulysses Episode Ten

CerebralMix 2015-03-08: Ulysses Episode Ten

CerebralMix 2015-03-08: Ulysses Episode Ten brings us to the conclusion of the Cyclops episode. Interesting twists and turns with this reading, and music.

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CerebralMix 2015-03-01 Ulysses Episode Nine

CerebralMix 2015-03-01 Ulysses Episode Nine

CerebralMix 2015-03-01 Ulysses Episode Nine – this week’s show is better late than never. Technical issues and illness delayed it’s release, but no longer.

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