Das dritte Album des aus der Bristoler Dubstep-Sezen stammenden Hyetal ist geprägt von futuristischem Elektronika-Pop, mit eigenen Vocals und live-Instrumenten eingespielt. Coming together over three years since his critically acclaimed last album, Hyetal completes his transformation from off-kilter dance music producer to futurist pop visionary on Youth & Power. Youth & Power’s texturally rich, psychedelic palette is littered with live played synths, electric guitars, drum machines, processed noise and “some under-loved 70s home keyboards” recorded at Hyetal's South London home studio. “I’d describe it as experimental pop music,” says Hyetal. “the sound is in part a return to music I was listening to as a kid, more song- and instrument-based.” The album strikes a balance between robotic Kraftwerkian simplicity and soulful organic pop, contrasting the various pitch-shifting and abstracting vocal effects with sharply concise lyrics. Semblances of Hyetal’s origins in Bristol’s early dubstep movement are still present too, deep inside the album's meticulous rhythm beds. Elsewhere chiming retro keyboard notes and drum machine beats at times recall the likes of Yellow Magic Orchestra contrasting against waves of guitars and noise which bring to mind the influence of Bauhaus and other post punk experimentalists.