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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
So I’m An Islander – Væst Ven is a profound listening experience from Søren Nissen Jørgensen, from Augustenborg on the island of Als, Sotuhern Denmark. Continue reading
Devil Say Dance – Embers is the first full-length, full-burn release from the group I first heard on Foof Yourself Vol. 1. And they’re burning bright. Continue reading
The Light Side of the Blue is a companion release to Wordless, the first collaboration by Hank Hobson and Southern City’s Lab. This release takes quite a different form, however, as it is designed to provide a musical narrative / story. 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
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
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
We're up to the eighth episode in our survey of the relationships between sound and narrative with Ulysses on The CerebralMix. This show present the first two of the three parts of the Sirens episode from the novel.
CerebralMix 2015-02-15: Ulysses Episode Seven presents a series of character portrait vignettes as an interlude in the novel.
CerebralMix 2015-02-08: Ulysses Episode Six focuses on the Scylla and Charybdis episode. The notes explain how the episode relates to the Odyssey.