I have decided it is time to revisit the topic of curating a CC music library again. There’s new sites to add to my list, and a bit of a how-to as well. Continue reading
Today is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. I would like to take some time to give my thanks to the people, communities, and organizations that have been a large part of what I am doing with The CerebralRift and The CerebralMix. In my way: A Commons Thanksgiving.
In July I published 10 Netlabels To Follow the first guide to alternative labels for the music that saturates our lives. The idea was to expose different labels and bring some attention to the people making music available that challenges our listening habits. So, here is the next list of 10 excellent independent labels.
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
Ian Haygreen’s Noel is the second of two holiday themed releases from the ambient musician from Ridgewell, UK. Is this one more accessible? You judge. Continue reading
Ian Haygreen’s Dark Yule is the first holiday themed release from the ambient musician from Ridgewell, UK. This is the Goth version of the holidays. Continue reading
By the time I realized Subsume was out it was too late to review. Fortunately, the Little Histories of Cloudkicker is on my radar soon enough. 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
What’s going on in BitCoin land ths week? Why has the market taken off? Random opinions from a non-expert. Continue reading
The NSA starts to admit to abuses of their spying programs in the most laughable way possible… 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
Are eCigarettes Targeting Young People? The spate of articles about companies suing over infringing names has nothing to do with kids getting eCigarettes. Continue reading
On this week’s CerebralMix: HP Lovecraft Ep 2 – readings of Dagon and Polaris. Both are about being unable to distinguish reality from illusion.
This week on the CerebralMix is the first of three show dedicated to the works of HP Lovecraft: fetauring an eclectic mix of music to go with two stories from the master of the weird and the dark.
This week concludes the series of Sherlock Holmes based CerebralMix shows with ‘The Red Headed League’.