Since its beginnings in 1999 Intr_version records has emerged as one of the premier Canadian experimental electronic labels. Formed while the fledgling Canadian scene was finding its feet, Intr_version has played an important role in attracting international attention to this country’s active and fertile electronic music scene. Saturday Morning Empires, Intr_version’s first compilation since 2000’s With Naïve Assurance…, includes new work from artists on the label’s current roster as well as music from artists that either have a strong affiliation with the label or will be releasing work in the near future. This collection of music includes some of Canada’s best and most compelling artists as well a couple of international collaborators. Curated to reflect Intr_version’s eclectic span, Saturday Morning Empires ranges from Tomas Jirku’s icy dub to Tim Hecker’s melancholic treated guitar works to Beans’ dreamy post-rock driftscapes to Avia Gardner’s off-kilter dream pop. All tracks are exclusive to this compilation.