The Young Gods
Like many other unique creators, The Young Gods have never let trends or fashion interfere with their music.… That's why, since 1982, the trio from Switzerland cultivates its own sound, its own rhythm and its own world, that has naturally grown and evolved over the years to become one of the most unpredictable and powerful outlets in worldwide sonic turmoil.
From their early mixes of new wave, to Stooges-like powertrip rock, and electronic ambiance (furiously captured on their '87 first LP), The Young Gods have covered a large scale of yesterday and today's music. They incorporate organic sounds from outer space (L'eau Rouge), elements of classical music (play Kurt Weil), or heavy metal satire (in the amazing TV Sky '92) ... that has never overloaded their major songwriting talent. A talent that reminds us now of such soulful and poetic artists as The Doors, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, or Kraftwerk.
After their live album (Live Sky Tour) came out in '95 the overwhelming and worldwide success of Only Heaven (Interscope, produced by Roli Mosimann), proved that the band was not just another industrial outfit, but one of the most important musical channels of the last decade. With six albums to date, The Young Gods have created a magical universe of sound, landscapes and emotions attracting a huge and eclectic following who are still surprised by the many different aspects of their music.
In '98, after being involved with various projects (Al Comet and Heaven Deconstruction) Al and Franz parted company from drummer Uese. The Young Gods soon recruited another long time friend Bernard Trontin to join them on their journey. They started a new European tour to fuse as a band, with a new musical rush, head-set, and sweat-drenched live experience.
Back in their hometown in '99, the pioneers of sampling started building their own studio and locked themselves in to work on new songs, a long and awaited process of creation that as usual was as unique as the fusion of three free electrons.
Today, we live within electronic overdose and out of focus rock and roll in a multi-cultural melting pot. The Young Gods return with their most focused, strong album to date. Second Nature (produced by the band itself) is a genre - bending flow of digital and organic emotion showcasing the band at its peak, pure and simple.
Listening to such mighty tracks as Lucidogen, Attend, the mind-blowing Supersonic or The Sound In Your Eyes including astral journeys as In the Otherland, Love 2.7 and Toi du Monde, The Young Gods have proved their relevance and their will to push the wall of sound forward.
Tomorrow will be another rebirth for the Gods.