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The CyberNoise Directives 2015 (Best Of Year 2015)
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 2015
• Kung Fury
(Original Film Soundtrack)
Not available on CD but it is available onlimited edition vinyl LP
10 Compilations and Reissues 2015
• Millennium Volume 2
(Original TV Soundtrack)
limited edition 2xCD (2000 copies worldwide)
• Eight Albums
Threshold Archives 8xCD set (available individually)
Order online from Boomkat
Gigs Of The Year 2015
Officially Released Live Video Awards 2015
1st - OMD - Dazzle Ships At The Museum Of Liverpool
--> Finally, some decent electronic music related live concerts were released on video in 2015 and in first place it has to be OMD with great packaging, awesome video and of course brilliant music! There was also a 1080p HD download available and even when there were problems with the audio on the DVD and downloads OMD sorted out replacements with little fuss.
(Was) available on DVD or digital download:
Unfortunately this live concert video was only available via a PledgeMusic campaign
which has now closed.
2nd - KMFDM - We Are KMFDM
--> Another excellent live concert release which also included a 30th anniversary documentary!
Buy, rent/stream or download including HD options:
Order DVD online directly from the band
Officially rent/stream or download online via Vimeo
3rd - Rammstein - Rammstein In Amerika
--> And a hard hitting third place offering from Rammstein which is also available in HD on Blu-Ray.
Available on DVD or Blu-Ray:
Recommended Documentaries of 2015
--> A fascinating documentary that traces the origins of "Industrial" music and is a must see!
Available on DVD or Blu-Ray:
Order online directly from the producers
--> Documentary celebrating the legendary Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer / drum machine
Not available to purchase yet.
Design Awards 2015
7" shaped white vinyl in pyramid sleeve (2000 copies worldwide)
--> Triangular white vinyl of The Egyptian Lover's first single. Custom sleeve – thick black board, gold foil printing, magnets – 8 panels folding into a pyramid!
2x12" white vinyl (500 copies worldwide)
--> Amazing, double single-sided 180g etched, white vinyl 12" singles encased in a white, branded, rubber housing, all packaged in a printed transparent plastic box - design by Alexander Brown
7xCD+LP box set (2500 copies worldwide)
--> 7xCD + LP + 64 page book in patent leather-bound, foil embossed box set - design by Mike Lopez
Recommendations For 2016 - Watch and LISTEN out for them!
(Oh and BUY their stuff of course…)
The CyberNoise Directives