Wondrous Bughouse Youth Lagoon Review

Youth Lagoon’s second record, Wondrous Bughouse, is one of the most impressive albums you’ll listen to this season. Trevor Powers, the band’s only member, explores the genre of dream pop; developing and empowering the mix of alternative, psychedelic and pop rock.

Throughout Wondrous Bughouse, Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers becomes fascinated with where the physical and spiritual worlds meet, creating a journey for us that’s just as supernatural as that of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Wondrous Bughouse sees Powers level unusual but attractive synthesisers under unique tunes and simplistic pop melodies, in the process developing an extensive medley of overwhelming sounds which are constantly absorbing.

The songs on Wondrous Bughouse are moody but not sad, which does not venture away from Youth Lagoon’s 2011 album, The Year of Hibernation. Several songs touch on different states

of mind, which – just like reality – isn’t always comfortable, but Powers takes you on a tour you wish will never end. It’s appropriate, considering an old word for insane asylum is bughouse, and this album spirals.

Wondrous Bughouse shows Powers asking questions relating with the human mind and metaphysical universe, evoking thoughts about his own mental status. Regardless, the final composition is enriching. The album demonstrates that there is more to life than what meets the eye. It opens a doorway showing that life’s a complex mystery, but still a breathtaking journey.

Songs worth a listen: ‘Mute’, ‘Pelican Man’, ‘Dropla’ and ‘Attic Doctor’.

Tags: ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Frank Eats Out of Bins by Zac Schroedel

  Zac is a second year video journalism student.

Ben’s Need for Speed

Post by Blindfold Motorcycle Land Speed Record. An audio documentary by David Saxberg Part 1: It is not every day […]

Floriade Dogs Day Out 2014

By Elysia Roberts Today has seen hundreds of pooches from playful puppies  to lifelong companions to enjoy a beautiful day out […]

Scott Australian 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships – Live Blog

The Scott 24 Hour Australian Mountain Bike Championships are being run over Saturday and Sunday 27-28 September, from midday to midday, […]

Possums in Canberra

It’s late at night. You’re trying to get to sleep in the darkness of your room. But you cannot stop […]

‘The Half Hour’ – radio current affairs bulletins by Audio Journalism students

Monday 12th April 2014 In this Bulletin: – Fashfest – the rebirth of vinyl records – and the under 20’s […]