Thursday, 16 November 2017

Suction Records: SNOW ROBOTS 4 - Ceramic Hello "Sampling the Blast Furnace"

Title: Snow Robots Volume 4
Label / CAT#: Suction Records / suction042
Format: 12” EP
Release Date: December 8, 2017

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.

Deluxe packaging, limited to 500 copies, with 200 copies on GREY+WHITE MARBLED VINYL.


Limited GREY+WHITE MARBLE vinyl edition (200 copies):

Standard BLACK vinyl edition:

A1. Civil Defence Programme - Wrong Diagnosis (2010)
A2. Morah - Learned Robot (2017)
A3. Beau Wanzer - Dead Heads (2001)
A4. Celldöd - Pulsdisco 1.2 (2104)
B1. Ceramic Hello - Sampling the Blast Furnace (1982)
B2. Digital Poodle - Soul Crush (Manie Sans Délire revision) (2016)
B3. June - Idealized States Of Perfection (2016)