Loving the new Caterina Barbieri on Mego- possibly her best yet. Definitely a class above the typical arpeggiated synth brigade:
Also this is sweet stuff from the artist better known (it's all relative) as Black Zone Myth Chant:
Right so- that was that. Loads of great new music last year IMO and some phenomonal reissues/compilations. Some favrits from the Just A Blip radio show (Archive here) :
Laurel Halo - Raw Silk Uncut Wood (more like an EP? Still- probably my no 1 for the year)
Khruangbin - Con Todo El...
These guys are having a 25% sale Optic Music | Vinyl Records
They are based in Big Romance bar on Parnell St which seems to be one of the new breed of 'audiophile' listening bars- haven't been up to the place yet but they have a good selection on their site (if you like 70s/80s synth music :)