Young God Records

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Created on: 14 Jul 2006
Group for fans of Young God Records, the independent label run by Michael Gira of Swans and The Angels of Light.

Young God Records was originally formed by Michael Gira in 1990 to facilitate the release of SWANS music (1982-1997), and now includes a wide variety of other music as well, both by Gira and a growing roster of unique artists. Focus is on highly personalized, and emphatically original, non genre-specific songwriting, orphaned soundtracks, and experimental music. The label does not focus on the commerciality of its music, but rather looks for music of genuine passion, originality and personal commitment, regardless of “style”. We feel that if the music meets these criteria it will naturally, with hard work, find an audience. In our business practices, we keep things very simple and straightforward, and we want as little as to do with the “Music Industry” per se as possible. We are an extremely small and compact organization, but we view this as one of our main strengths. We expend 100% of our energy and resources on everything we release. Our approach is adamantly DIY, and we have no interest in expanding beyond our means. Wherever possible we develop a personal friendship and rapport with our artists, and we view each release as a completely mutual collaboration.

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