This is to announce the launch of the Young God Records Website
- Created on Monday, 14 February 2011 22:01
The website contains a full range of information relevant to my current work with Angels of Light/Body Lovers/Haters, Swans etc, as well as other artists involved with YGR, such as Calla, Flux Information Sciences, Ulan Bator, David Coulter, Windsor For The Derby, Ourselves(M.Gira and Dan Matz of Windsor), including current news, tour information, reviews, interviews, general press, soundbites, photos, links, direct online purchasing, discussion page, special projects available exclusively to users of the site, etc. Also, in the future, we will include sub-sites and pages pertaining to related visual artists,writers, musicians, and conversations/ dialog with same. This site is/will serve as the OFFICIAL resource for all my current work as well as YGR related activities. We also will continue to archive Swans historical information as time allows.
My belated presence online began just a few months ago, and I'm now committed to an active presence and involvement with the YGR website. After years of struggle, Young God Records is finally beginning to develop as a viable conduit for interesting, commited, adamantly individual and emotionally challenging music, moving well beyond the scope of my own work and ideas. I encourage you to visit this website, if only to familiarize yourself with some genuinely authentic musical experiences and statements. My goal is to release a wide range of styles in music, from original, forward-looking songwriting, to soundtracks ranging from the extreme to the sublime. The controlling factor for me is always the committed, performative engagement of the artist involved, regardless of their chosen genre.
The style of the YGR website is frankly informative, and we have intentionally eschewed flashy graphics or hype. Nor will you find any hero worship, image-making, or mystification. We strive to be a simple information resource, and a place to access the music we release, and if you choose to purchase it, it will be offered at a reasonable price (with no out-of-print mark ups or collector's items). However, you can still purchase my right-hand pinkie for $250,000 if you wish, no joke!
Jarboe oversees the Swans site, and it reflects her view of Swans, as she sees it. My involvement and input into that site has been extremely minimal, confined to the contribution of an occasional letter. I have absolutely nothing to do with the swans website, though I'm glad it exists as a historical archive. I thank her for her efforts in this regard.
www.younggodrecords.com is overseen by me personally, and is webmastered by Mr. Ted Matson, with great thanks. I look forward to seeing you there. Please pass this letter along to whomever you think might be interested.
Michael R. Gira