Handful of Snowdrops synthpop band from Quebec. They started out in the early 80's, released an album in 1990 (Land of the Damned), released a second album in 1992 (Dans L'Oeil De La Tempete), and called it quits in 1993, releasing a final collection of live songs (Mort en Direct). They were published by the now-defunct C'est La Mort records, about which more can be read here. They're best known for Area and Controlled Bleeding, and some C'est La Mort releases were much later reissued on Projekt. Many C'est La Mort albums remain out of print, though, including Handful of Snowdrops.
Handful of Snowdrops wasn't a great studio band. Land of the Damned suffers from very raw production-- lots of big dry synths, fakey choir samples (not that I don't love fakey choir samples...) and very mechanical drums and sequences. Dans L'Oeil De La Tempete was almost overproduced and sounds way too clean and deliberate, and the drum programming is still very mechanical. Drum machines aren't necessarily bad, but the rest of the instrumentation seems to be striving for lushness and expression and the drums just don't support that well.
It's no surprise, I guess, that Mort en Direct really stands out as the best document of the Handful of Snowdrops sound. Even the sequenced parts sound better onstage, and rather than sampled guitars, they appear to be playing with a live guitarist. If you'd heard their studio albums and wondered what the big deal was, Mort en Direct could convince you that they really were worth paying attention to.
Here are a couple of Handful of Snowdrops songs. "Now, Then, and Forever" was only available on Volume 4 of the Doctor Death compilations, Marvels of Insect Life. "Land of the Damned" is the Mort En Direct version of the title track from their first album. "Godhood" is also live, and doesn't seem to have been released elsewhere.