Hagakura Records was founded in 2006 as a one-stop-shop for bands to have a vehicle for experimentation. A no-frills label, enabling anyone to create what they wanted to express. The founder is a multi-instrumentalist musician who once worked as a Relapse Records intern. Someone who knows the importance of complete creative control for independent artists.
With more than a decade of near-nonstop production, the label has worked with a dozen projects to produce over 60 releases. It’s also collaborated with other labels for further releases, mostly split EPs and compilation albums.
The flow is never interrupted, with all stages handled in-house. Recording, mixing, mastering, album art, graphic design, merchandising, digital distribution, and advertising. The label does everything except booking tours and getting physical albums into stores. But maybe one day that’ll change. Everything else does, over time.
Hagakura Records: Always experimenting. Always something new.