The Year Of Hibernation
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Throughout the course of 2010, Powers began to write an album about things he had a hard time talking about. He claims that when he tries to talk about it to people, he doesn't make sense. So he wrote an album about it entitled The Year of Hibernation. 'For my whole life I've dealt with extreme anxiety.' says Powers. 'Not anxiety about passing a test or somewhat normal things, but weird.. bizarre things. Things that only I know. I sometimes feel like I'm literally being eaten up inside. So I started writing these songs. Not just songs about my anxiety, but about my past and my present. Songs about memories, and all those feelings that those bring. I know that if I can be honest about what is inside my mind, there will be others that will be able to relate to it.'
Although his music seems somewhat dreamy with the first listen, the lyrics show a different side to the matter. Hidden beneath the melodies is a voice that is eerie yet nostalgic. Powers claims his music is like letting people read his journal. 'I don t think I could ever write a completely happy album. It's not that I'm not a happy person,' claims Powers, 'but I just have too many things in my mind that haunt me.'
Top Customer Reviews
compellingly chilled psychedelic vibe and an emotional, slow-building approach that maintains a
solid grip on the melodic hook. The songs carry a subtle, bouncy, childlike buoyancy that perfect-
ly tempers the fragile, eerie, hauntingly confessional aura of sound. Like a mix of Postal Service,
Mercury Rev, Broken Social Scene, Deerhunter, Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse.
2nd star - That voice
3rd star - The syncopation between the vocals and the music
4th star - Pacing of the album. It takes its time but soars higher than high when it wants to
5th star - Lyrically it is fed up but hopeful which matches the music to a t
Deserves every star
Year of Hibernation is absolutely memorable. I sing along like a child. This music can be played ear splitting loud or quietly. You will find yourself drawn into this music in the same way that a black hole absorbs light. There is no escape from the perfectly timed guitar and synthesizer riffs. The listener will be swept over the event horizon into a place that is truly rare and magical. OK, no more Cosmos references, just listen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great album; I own it on CD and wanted it on vinyl. That said, the quality of this record is poor. Read morePublished 5 months ago by amber hansen
More of a question although I absolutely flipping love this album ... Did anyone else who ordered the vinyl through Amazon get a record with BOTH sides of the actual album having... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dave Henderson