SNOW ROBOTS Vol. 3 (Suction) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
Suction is a Toronto-based label that was initially considered part of the IDM movement but has emerged as one of the leading electro-pop labels. They may deny any connection to electroclash, and you wouldn't confuse their output with the electro-house pushed by Tiga and DJ Hell, but their sound is definitely in line with other tangents of the new new wave. More than half the tracks are by local projects, and most of those involve at least one of the two label founders, Gregory de Rocher and Jason Amm. Eighties revivalists may be a dime a dozen right now, but in this case the quality of the material is uniformly high.