Formed in 1997, and inaugurated that year with a split 12” from new-comers and label founders, Solvent and Lowfish, this year Suction Records celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with the re-introduction of their famed Snow Robots series of compilations. While originally started as a North American answer to UK electronix labels like Rephlex, Skam and Warp Records, a sound that is still a staple of the current Suction Records catalog, Suction’s sound has also swerved into new territories, reflecting our love of dark ‘80s electronic music - synthpop, EBM, and beyond…. Snow Robots Volume 4 features an international array of artists, from Suction Records mainstays like Digital Poodle, June, Celldöd, and Ceramic Hello (with their much sought-after 1982 vocoder anthem), to label-favourites appearing on Suction Records for the first time: Beau Wanzer, Morah, and one of Skanfrom/Sleeparchive’s lesser known aliases, Civil Defence Programme.
|A1||–Civil Defence Programme||Wrong Diagnosis|
|A3||–Beau Wanzer||Dead Heads|
|B1||–Ceramic Hello||Sampling the Blast Furnace|
|B2||–Digital Poodle||Soul Crush (Manie Sans Délire Revision)|
|B3||–June (25)||Idealized States Of Perfection|