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04.22.15 Typhoner's 201405.22.14 X-men: Days Of Future Past
01.31.14 Typhoner's 2013: Albums 01.01.14 Typhoner's 2013: Eps
09.14.13 2013 Bleeps And/or Bloops You Might've 06.27.13 2013: Lesser And Better Known Albums I
04.21.13 Some Remarks About 201203.23.13 2013 Stuff I Heard

Typhoner's 2014

Better late than never, I though sharing some of my favorite releases of 2014 with you. Some of these are not very known around here, so maybe you find something. No ranking, no distinction between albums, EPs, or compilations
1A Made Up Sound
Night Owl

The David Bowie sample on situation alone makes this a great EP. But it's still better that Dave Huismans (aka 2562) made the other 3 tracks amazing, too - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMqNk6O91t8
2Answer Code Request

An adventurous techno album with some garage influences. Just one of the many great techno albums of the year - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucRpL2JEinc

Just a simply stunning album that luckily received quite a bit of attention here (elsewhere, not that much, sadly enough). Very smooth, but also touching donwtempo RnB/trip hop with some dubstep stylings. Production quality and vocals are off the hook - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8WNShnEL8g

For me, Goddess' strongest point is how well Banks' vocals are paired with the production. Although some tracks can sound extremely heavy and electronic, Banks can always make them feel very human. I'd definitely recommend to find the delux edition, as it includes some extra (older) tracks of that type - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naMvm2DUKiE
Our Love

Our Love might sound simple. And it is, really. It's a great sounding, but also extremely efficient dancefloor album. It is, however, also unapologetically emotional: the unconditional happiness of a young father, his love for his family, and the many worries he has about the people he loves - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMwgcRByA8Y
Outer Limits

Distance returns back to form, and churns out some of the best and heavy dubstep tracks in recent memory - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvNAhcmM0TY
The Miracle

Genre-defying open spaces, as constructed by magic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfXECARmcJU

Ena continues his quest to further deconstruct drum & bass, and reassemble it into something alien. His previous album Bilateral still contained somewhat unaltered genre influences, but real formulas have been left now. It's for the better - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BAt88be0oY
9Gesloten Cirkel
Submit X

The Arnold Schwarzenegger of techno albums: bad ass, eclectic, a bit cheesy, but with plenty of humor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYPpprVMmOE
10Huerco S
A Verdigris Reader

This year, I finally came across Huerco S's debut album "Colonial Patterns", and I'm ashamed I dind't include it in my 2013 list. Anyway, his 2014 output is a similar brand of hypnotic techno - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nxpDiN3LS0
11Inigo Kennedy

My album of the year. Brutal, but breathtakingly beautiful - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRHZE2MAoGk
12Kyle Hall
Girl U So Strong/Take Me Away

Two tracks that show Hall's will to experiment, and why he's so at home at Hyperdub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWnuwAxEDHM
13Lana Del Rey

I really like Del Rey's slower, more thoughtful side. The arrangements of the tracks are very good, and Del Rey sounds great and her lyrics are quite clever and self-aware - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFWC4SiZBao

Recondite is known and loved for his restraint and well-crafted medidative techno. But that doesn't mean he can't go full banger mode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx-Gkk0cn9s
15Scuba Death
Nitrogen Narcosis

The fear of drowning, the dark depths of the sea, our existential dread in a vast world we can't grasp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ9Oxp6C2Dk
Freezing Opening Thawing

Shack once again shows that he's in his now totally in his own genre, but now he's pushing poly-rythmics and synthesized sounds forward at an aggressive pace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TW49X2G_Ss
17Shinichi Atobe
Butterfly Effect

A collection of tracks from a mysterious producer who, for almost years 15 only had one single to his name. This collection of from-the-vault tracks feels similarly out of time: it isn't exactly modern sounding, but definitely not dated. Rather, it's how dub/ambient techno and house have evolved from 2001, in isolation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCPPJUp-Cvk
18Taylor Swift

The best, most fun pop album of 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CmadmM5cOk
A Series Of Shocks

The best sounding techno album of the year: every sound, rythm, sample or layer is just perfectly put together, to sublime results - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0YM9jlGP2k
20Token Records

A compilation from one of the best techno labels, featuring some of the biggest names at the more darker, heavier side of the genre - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Txn2RUcK2o
All The Things

Plainly beautiful, melancholic house - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJFR-Xrv_8U
22Vaccine (US)

No ASC release on this list, but luckily we still have his wife, who released some from-the-vault tracks. If you're into the more futuristic side of dubstep, ASC's 'Nothing Is Certain' or Instra:mental around the "Watching You" era, this comes highly recommended (and check out her other stuff, too) - https://auxiliary.bandcamp.com/album/decryption-ep
23Voices From The Lake
Velo Di Maya

A more aggressive cousin of VFTL's seminal self-titled album. Being parts of a live set, it is not the tightly constructed journey of the latter, but it's still amazing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmFN0XXDrMM

An album I love more than I like. After a full listen it leaves me somewhat unsatisfied, but memory of it's impeccable heights always draw me in again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhtip8sYtb0
25Zella Day
Zella Day

Four tight, fun and promising summery pop jams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta3OsyNCuvs
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