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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

Therange Freak In Dub: Cosmic Transformation

Therange Freak In Dub: Cosmic Transformation

Therange Freak In Dub: Cosmic Transformation is an experiment in abstract psychedelic trance style that works very well overall. Continue reading

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Software of Seagulls: Sunrise Industry

Software of Seagulls: Sunrise Industry

Software of Seagulls: Sunrise Industry immediately reminded of a release from nine years ago, only it takes the next step. Read on to find out why. Continue reading

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X Trait: Ultimum Minutis

X Trait: Ultimum Minutis

X Trait: Ultimum Minutis is a work that I listened to with the hopes that it was going to b another Rotten Lily. It wasn’t. Check out my impressions… Continue reading

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Eric Kamen: The New Art of Urban Flamenco

Eric Kamen: The New Art of Urban Flamenco

Eric Kamen: The New Art of Urban Flamenco explores the fusion of Flamenco with a range of styles ranging from Indian music to hip-hop and reggae. Continue reading

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News

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Commons Notable News in SpaceX

Commons Notable News in SpaceX, New T-Shirt, the MPAA, and Harvard Law. Some interesting stories you might have missed recently. Continue reading

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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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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 2015-04-19: Ulysses Episode Sixteen

CerebralMix 2015-04-19: Ulysses Episode Sixteen

CerebralMix 2015-04-19: Ulysses Episode Sixteen nearly completes the Circe episode of Ulysses. Possibly the biggest manipulations of time and perspective.

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CerebralMix 2015-04-12: Ulysses Episode Fifteen

CerebralMix 2015-04-12: Ulysses Episode Fifteen

CerebralMix 2015-04-12: Ulysses Episode Fifteen we dig into the hallucinations of Bloom and Stephen a little bit for the possible literary device used.

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CerebralMix 2015-04-05: Ulysses Episode Fourteen

CerebralMix 2015-04-05: Ulysses Episode Fourteen

CerebralMix 2015-04-05: Ulysses Episode Fourteen: We conclude Oxen of the Sun, and start on the Circe episode this week.

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CerebralMix 2015-03-29: Ulysses Episode Thirteen

CerebralMix 2015-03-29: Ulysses Episode Thirteen

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.

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