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Trevor Powers, whose stage name is Youth Lagoon, began writing his debut album, â€˜The Year Of Hibernationâ€™, in 2010. Based around the idea of psychological dysphoria, Powers tried to document the trails of his mind through songs of minimalism and hypnotic ambience. Powers later described his writing process as â€œmy mind communicating with me, not the other way around... it can take me to scary places but Iâ€™ve realized those bizarre thoughts I have donâ€™t define me.â€
After signing with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum Records in 2011, he toured much of the following year before going back into solitude to write.
â€˜Wondrous Bughouseâ€™, Powersâ€™ sophomore album, was spawned from what he describes as â€œbecoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world.â€ During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.
â€œYouth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears,â€ explains Powers. â€œMy mental state is usually pretty sporadic... a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time. Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary. Experimenting with ideas about dimensions. Iâ€™m not a gifted speaker, so explaining things is difficult for me. But music always makes sense.â€
â€˜Wondrous Bughouseâ€™ features production from Ben Allen.
LP format contains two slabs of vinyl and beautiful illustrations.
CD includes fold-out poster of the album cover and handwritten lyrics.
01. Through Mind and Back
03. Attic Doctor
04. The Bath
05. Pelican Man
07. Sleep Paralysis
08. Third Dystopia
09. Raspberry Cane