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Wondrous Bughouse

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Through Mind and Back
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Mute
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Attic Doctor
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The Bath
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Pelican Man
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Dropla
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Sleep Paralysis
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Third Dystopia
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Raspberry Cane
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Daisyphobia
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Ryan Reed

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03.05.13
A fascinating follow-up with a slightly out-of-focus aesthetic
2013 | Label: Fat Possum Records

If The Year of Hiberation, Trevor Powers’s debut album under the name Youth Lagoon, felt like riding a slow-moving, psychedelic county-fair carousel, then his sophomore effort, Wondrous Bughouse, is like being strapped into the spinning teacups at Disney World while on psychotropic drugs. This woozy, slightly out-of-focus aesthetic is a sharp U-turn, arriving after the pixie-dust electro-pop of Hibernation — it’s as if Powers grew disinterested in idyllic prettiness and purposely decided to uglify and… read more »

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Wondrous Bughouse

tonywok

I had picked up "Year of Hibernation", gave it a once over and shelved it. A year or two later this album comes out and I pick it up on recommendation. This album is best enjoyed loud, allowing yourself to get lost in the walls of sound. I've been discovering something new every time I play through it (20+ times so far). The tracks meander effortlessly before launching into a complex psychedelic groove. Some standouts for me include "Mute", "Dropla", and "Raspberry Cane". After seriously enjoying this album, I went back and dug up "Year of Hibernation". I now understand just how good it is. I hope the previous poster will experience the inverse :) Happy Listening!

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Lorax76

I played "Year of Hibernation" on repeat, on multiple occasions during the years 2011 and 2012. It was the kind of album that was accessible and strange, but the accessibility factor far outweighed the strangeness. I don't usually write reviews on here or anywhere, but after purchasing this album, I have to warn others that this in no way resembles "Year of Hibernation." The only song on this album that I enjoy is "Dropla," and even that song pales in comparison to any song on the first album. These songs are definitely big, but also loud, meandering, without melody, and much, much noisier. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate weird for weird's sake (Hello Oneothrix Point Never), but this is an album that deviates so far from its predecessor that it's almost like listening to an entirely new band. One that isn't nearly as good or as likable. Maybe it will grow on me, but I have shelved it for the time being. BUYER BEWARE!

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"It's easy to just find beauty," Trevor Powers says of his Boise, Idaho, hometown. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist might almost be talking about the two albums he has recorded under the name Youth Lagoon. 2011's The Year of Hibernation was an indie-rock moonshot, resonating with wide audiences precisely because of how personal its winding guitar lines, sighing synths and fragile vocals could sound. New album Wondrous Bughouse was recorded with producer Ben Allen (Animal… more »