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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

Knowz and Darkside Chronicle Martians

Knowz and Darkside Chronicle Martians

When this release popped up on my radar recently, I know that I would have to listen to how Knowz and Darkside chronicle Martians. Continue reading

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Inhale Ashes At 419

Inhale Ashes At 419

Inhale Ashes at 419 is one such example of a release from Memory Format that is a challenge, as this review will discuss. Continue reading

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Skankshot - Skankshot

Skankshot – Skankshot

Skankshot has released their final album on BandCamp. Of course, as always, i am late to the game and didn’t know about this band the last 4-5 years. Continue reading

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S4DNESS - Violence

S4DNESS – Violence

There are claims about S4DNESS – Violence that I just don’t buy. Like calling it “experimental” or the whole “Witch House” micro-genre. Continue reading

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News

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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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Happy Commons Holidays!

Happy Commons Holidays!

Happy Commons Holidays! Here’s a quick announcement about the holidays and my upcoming plans for the new year. Continue reading

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One Lost Week

One Lost Week

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

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Call To Action: Please Help Rebuild Internet Archive

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

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Op-Ed

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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

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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Swift Manipulation And Byrne’s Fire

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

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Are eCigarettes Targeting Young People?

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

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CerebralMix

CerebralMix 2015-01-18: Ulysses Episode Three

CerebralMix 2015-01-18: Ulysses Episode Three

CerebralMix 2015-01-18: Ulysses Episode Three featuring “Lotus Eaters” and “Hades” portions of the novel, with an eclectic music mix to enhance listenning.

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CerebralMix 2015-01-11

CerebralMix 2015-01-11: Ulysses Episode Two

CerebralMix 2015-01-11 is the second installment of the CerebralMix Ulysses series of shows… This part focuses on the Proteus and Calypso episodes.

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CerebralMix 2015-01-04: Ulysses Episode One

CerebralMix 2015-01-04: Ulysses Episode One

CerebralMix 2015-01-04: Ulysses Episode One – The first of the twenty three part series exploring the narrative with eclectic music selections.

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CerebralMix 2014-12-28: Top 15

CerebralMix 2014-12-28: Top 15 for 2014

Welcome to the Top 15 releases for 2014 on The CerebralRift. This episode is in a literal countdown style show, complete with commentary for each track.

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