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The CyberNoise Directives 2014 (Best Of Year 2014)
The CyberNoise yearly lists are compiled from the music that has been played the most by the CyberNoise team this year, using various metrics including iTunes play counts, longevity, personal memory and most importantly those albums still on rotation months after their release - they are in no specific order. The gigs of the year and design awards sections are purely CyberNoise's favourites based on what stood out to us the most from this year! Well done to everyone on this year's lists. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
10 Albums Of The Year 2014
10 Compilations and Reissues 2014
• OST Runaway
Limited edition CD (Varese Encore Edition)
Dark Entries limited edition vinyl LP+7"
Vinyl LP+7" available from Dark Entries
• The X-Files: Fight The Future soundtrack
(Remastered Expanded Edition)
Limited edition CD (3000 copies only)
• Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers
(Expanded Theatrical And Producers Cut Soundtracks)
Limited edition 2xCD (3000 copies only)
Available from Buysoundtrax
• Touched Two
255(!) track digital compilation featuring unreleased tracks
Purchase via Bandcamp
All proceeds donated to Macmillan Cancer Support
Gigs Of The Year 2014
Officially Released Live Video Awards 2014
1st - Ministry - Last Tangle In Paris - Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR
Available as blu-ray+2xCD or DVD+2xCD
>= Once again this year we're hard pressed to find three electronic music related live concerts being released on video and although this one's a little hard and heavy it's Al fuckin' Jourgensen and it's available on blu-ray so instant first place!
Available as 2xDVD+2xCD+blu-ray audio or digital video download
>= It's electronic music (just). It's live. It's Depeche Mode going through the motions. There's no blu-ray. 2nd Place!
3rd - Genesis - Three Sides Live
Available as blu-ray, DVD or digital video download
>= Scraping the barrel for electronic music related live concerts there is Genesis' Abacab live tour de force from the start of the eighties remastered and at least it's available on blu-ray!
Design Awards 2014
black and white splatter vinyl LP with tooth shaped USB stick (90 copies worldwide)
>= A tooth shaped USB stick of remixes comes with this glorious splatter vinyl copy of their original album - their album only just missed out on our 10 Albums Of The Year but they're on our "Recommendations For 2015" list (see below)!
3xCD deluxe box set (3000 copies worldwide of which 1000 signed albeit black pen on a black postcard - WTF?)
>= Another lovely box set from Erasure including an enamel badge, a set of postcards, a lenticular print and a glass tealight holder!
box set (limited edition)
>= A fantastic, well made and presented box set with 3xLP+2xCD+1xDVD+1xCassette+booklet - design by Ian Tregoning
This year, although not strictly electronic music, honourable mentions must go to Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Inside The Pleasuredome
" (the last remaining copies are available from Amazon UK
) and The The's "Soul Mining (30th Anniversary)
" (also available from Amazon UK
) box sets. And although it hit our list last year
the Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collection 11xCD TARDIS box set
has only just been released - the crazy world of box sets/limited editions eh?
Recommendations For 2015 - Watch and LISTEN out for them!
(Oh and BUY their stuff of course…)
The CyberNoise Directives