The culmination of everything Cryo has worked for since the project’s inception.
Beck: “Morning Phase”
Like a chilly sunrise Beck returns with a simply beautiful album.
Röyksopp: “The Inevitable End”
This Norwegian duo once again shows that they live in their own sonic universe, this time with a new bunch of excellent guest vocalists.
Blastromen: “Reality opens”
Robotic action electro to blast loudly on the dance floor.
Youth Code: “A Place to Stand”
The new EP is sonically miles further than the debut. The new industrial generation is inspired by the old, but manages to go forward.
Lights: “Little Machines”
Canadian pop that transcends genres like synthpop and alternative rock.
Finally someone manages to take the tired old school EBM genre and make an album that’s filled with energy and fun.
Daily Planet: “Two”
Sweden’s finest synthpop band returned after a looong time, and they still know how to twiddle their knobs. And I mean on their synthesizers, you pervs!
Erasure: “The Violet Flame”
It’s not a masterpiece, but it’s got some stonkingly good tracks like “Sacred” and “Paradise” on it. It also brings back the dancey, fun side of Erasure.
Hans Zimmer: “Interstellar OST”
The movie was great, but the soundtrack stands out as the best soundtrack of 2014. Simply beautiful.
Moderat: “Last Time”
The German super group of Apparat and Modeselektor released one song in 2014, and it’s brilliant.
Falco Benz: “Hat Tricks”
I know nothing about Falco Benz, but this track is one of the catchiest I’ve ever heard.
Susanne Sundfør: “Fade away”
Susanne is a somewhat new acquaintance for me, but this absolutely fantastic electropop song makes me giddy with excitement for the upcoming album.
London Grammar: “Strong (High Contrast Remix)”
This remix takes an excellent ballad and twists it into an energetic breakbeat stomper without getting rid of the melodies.
EBM goes mainstream. Nero has been at the top of the UK charts and now they’re flirting with EBM on this blistering dance track. I wonder what the album holds?
Röyksopp feat. Jamie Irrepressible: “Here She Comes Again”
Some of the most sublime synth works of 2014, where soft analogue pads twinkle underneath Jamies expressive vocals.
The track that put Wulfband on the map for me. Mean, aggressive and fun.
They arrived to a tired genre, and managed to shake it up. I don’t know who they are, but I know I love them.
Mystical pop ambience from the northern parts of Sweden that shows that southern Sweden doesn’t have a monopoly on electronic acts.
They keep bringing originality and intelligence to the pop world. Please continue.