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The CyberNoise Directives 2012 (Best Of Year 2012)

by Graham Needham (© 14th December 2012)

The CyberNoise yearly lists are compiled from the music that has been played the most by CyberNoise this year using various metrics including iTunes play counts, obvious multiple plays in the initial and later weeks of receiving said album and also personal memory - they are in no specific order. The gigs of the year and award sections are purely CyberNoise favourites based on what stands 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 2012

Carter Tutti Void Transverse front cover image picture

Carter Tutti Void

Transverse



Motor Man Made Machine front cover image picture

Motor

Man Made Machine



VCMG Vince Clarke Martine L Gore Ssss front cover image picture

VCMG

Ssss



Laibach Tate Modern – Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde front cover image picture

Laibach

Tate Modern – Monumental Retro-Avant-Garde

Buy It Now
Laibach Original Soundtrack OST Iron Sky front cover image picture

3762">Laibach

OST Iron Sky



Leæther Strip Leaether Strip Leather Strip Object ÆP front cover image picture

Leæther Strip

Object ÆP

Buy It Now
Tweaker Call The Time Eternity front cover image picture

Tweaker

Call The Time Eternity



Ultravox Brilliant front cover image picture

Ultravox

Brilliant



Douglas J McCarthy Kill Your Friends front cover image picture

Douglas J McCarthy

Kill Your Friends


X-TG Throbbing Gristle Desertshore / The Final Report front cover image picture

X-TG (Throbbing Gristle)

Desertshore / The Final Report





แฝดนรก (Faet Narok) [Desert Shore Evil Twin bonus remix album] - Buy It Now

10 Compilations and Reissues 2012

BEF B.E.F. British Electric Foundation 1981-2011 front cover image picture

BEF

British Electric Foundation 1981-2011
3xCD set

Buy It Now
Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap collector's deluxe 2xCD+DVD box set front cover image picture

Heaven 17

The Luxury Gap
collector's deluxe 2xCD+DVD box set (no video tracks on iTunes version)



Various Artists Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance Industrial / Post-Punk / EBM Classics & Rarities 80-88 front cover image picture

Various Artists

Trevor Jackson Presents
Metal Dance Industrial / Post-Punk / EBM Classics & Rarities 80-88
2xCD (3xCD was available through Rough Trade shops)



Hard Corps Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt front cover image picture

Hard Corps

Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt
limited edition vinyl LP

Buy It Now
Laibach An Introduction To … Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited front cover image picture

Laibach

An Introduction To … Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited
CD



Psyche As The Brain Collapses front cover image picture

Psyche

As The Brain Collapses
limited edition CD


John Carpenter Original Soundtrack OST Escape From New York front cover image picture

John Carpenter

OST Escape From New York
limited edition vinyl LP

Buy It Now
John Carpenter Original Soundtrack OST Prince Of Darkness front cover image picture

John Carpenter

OST Prince Of Darkness
limited edition vinyl LP

Buy It Now
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth Original Soundtrack OST Halloween II 2 front cover image picture

John Carpenter & Alan Howarth

OST Halloween II
limited edition vinyl LP

Buy It Now
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth Original Soundtrack OST Halloween III 3 front cover image picture

John Carpenter & Alan Howarth

OST Halloween III
limited edition vinyl LP

Buy It Now

Gigs Of The Year 2012

08/01 VNV Nation

Purple Turtle, Camden, London, UK

05/04 Laibach

Palac Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic

01/06 Gary Numan

HMV Forum, London, UK

27/09 Ultravox

Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

03/11 Heaven 17

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

26/11 The Human League

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Officially Released Live Video Awards 2012

  1. 1st - Nitzer Ebb

    Live At The Markethalle limited edition DVD
    >= Nitzer Ebb come first simply because it's their first official live video and it's brilliant.
  2. 2nd - Recoil

    A Strange Hour In Budapest blu-ray
    >= Recoil come second because of the quality of this release - blu-ray only, packaging, extras, just fantastic.
  3. 3rd - The Chemical Brothers

    Don't Think blu-ray/DVD
    >= Don't Think comes third because quite frankly it's a stunning live display with great music of course!

Design Awards 2012

  1. 1st - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    OST The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo box set
    >= Nothing could top this for first place simply because it is the most ridiculously awesome packaging we've ever seen. Not just a box set a truly stunning piece of art and design - design by Rob Sheridan
  2. 2nd - DJ Shadow

    Reconstructed box set
    >= Without The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo set coming out in the same year DJ Shadow's effort would have easily been first. Another amazing set of design and packaging - design by Trevor Jackson in collaboration with Daniel Mason at Something Else
  3. 3rd - Carter Tutti Void

    Transverse album cover
    >= It's just an album cover but it really is a great bit of design by the artists themselves (Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti) = sure to blow your mind or give you a headache… or both!

Honourable Mention: The Martyn Ware and Vince Clarke House Of Illustrious 10xCD box set would probably be in the above list but it hasn't arrived yet and so we can't see it in the flesh so to speak, thus it cannot be put it in the above list…

Recommendations For 2013 - Watch and LISTEN out for them!
(Oh and BUY their stuff of course…)

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