so first all, Happy New Year!
I'm currently staying a my parent place, doing a bit of vacation. Looking at the VGMdb calender, 2014 seems to start with some really good releases. Not so many, but a bunch which I consider essential.
REC-092 | Ken ga Kimi Original Soundtrack plus Drama (ex-Procyon Natsumi Kameoka continues to create excellent music)
VTCL-60361 | elemental / FictionJunction (so no FICTION III this time, eh?)
SQEX-10414~5 | DRAG-ON DRAGOON 3 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (I really hope to hear a second NieR, especially with Evans on board)
UMCK-1472 | Chiisai Ouchi Original Soundtrack (new year, new Hisaishi!)
PCXG-50257-2 | Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge Original Soundtrack (stupid enclosure bonuses...)
LACA-9324~5 | Beyond the Melodies (I really liked the animation, but I usually don't get much from Nanase...)
My personal highlight in January is the Ken ga Kimi album, composed by Kameoka. After Black Wolves Saga, this is her second visual novel score. The samples from the Rejet homepage sound absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to hear a lot more from her.
My other preorders are comprised of a new (full-length) FictionJunction album, similar in composition to the FICTION series. Last but not least, I've ordered what would be the Hymmnos albums of Ar tonelico. Seems like Gust now goes with the name from Ciel nosurge, and calls them Genometric Concert. The core formation is the standard one: Shimotsuki, Mitose and Shikata. Also, this time they're joined by ORIGA and Yoshino Nanjo (who I don't know -- would have preferred to hear Minami Kizuki again).
EDIT: I removed the Ar nosurge Genometric Concert sides, therefore the text doesn't make a lot of sense now...