Wednesday, April 21, 2010

White Fence

Really nice home-recorded psychedelia from Tim Presley, who is a main force in Darker My Love, and also played in the Fall circa Reformation Post TLC. By the way, speaking of the Fall, some interesting developments there…hate to jinx it, but things are looking good for tomorrow. Hope he’s drunk.

Here’s that White Fence review from Friday’s Dusted:

White Fence, Tim Presley’s bedroom psych project, is either deeply allusive or derivative, depending on what kind of mood you’re in, steeped in references to all the great late 1960s mind-benders, from Syd Barrett, to the Who, to the Byrds, to Skip Spence. It’s a wispy, fuzz-fogged, solitary affair, layered in that home-taper way where the pieces fit together only loosely, like furniture bought at rummage sales that doesn’t quite match.

Even so, it’s hard to dismiss and harder still to pry off the music player, with startling moments of lyrical clarity (the very lovely “Sara Snow”) lodged amidst bursts of genial cacophony. It might be a lost 1960s classic, if you overlooked the mad punkish bits and tried not to hear the programmed drumming. It has not just the chords and guitar-wants-to-be-a-sitar twang, but the tarnished purity of that decade.

The rest

White Fence’s MySpace

Thanks to Michael for his help with the White Fence.

1 comment:

snivel and run said...

I just can't get into the darker my love records but this white fence record is one of the better things I've heard this year.