Review of White Fence: Family Perfume, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

Tim Presley puts out SOOOO much work! By the time I’m finished spinning one album, he’s recorded three more!

For the most recent issue of L.A. RECORD, I put out an essay piece on Family Perfume, Vol.1 and Vol. 2.

… these revelations, like his poetry, are buried knee-deep under his beloved layers of sonic sand! At times, I almost wish Presley would tippy-toe out further from his bedroom with this project, even more than he did on the Ty Segall split. Perhaps after four albums in a similar style he’s proved his point, and can safely experiment with slightly cleaner methods? Though then again, with a pedigree that includes Darker My Love and the Fall, I’m sure he’s in no rush to “prove” himself in a studio setting. And songs like “Do you know Ida NO,” which uses pitch modulation to make him sound like a female singer from the Cambodia Rocks comp, show he has plenty of mystery left using the techniques he has on hand.

About D. M. Collins

D. M. Collins is a journalist and writer based in Los Angeles.

Posted on June 7, 2012, in Album Reviews, Articles, L.A. Record and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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