Boomkat Product Review:
The dark force behind White Fence steps into the solo light with ‘The WiNK’.
"Lit up within the shades and the folding conflex of his many musical outfits are the musical sparks that make Tim Presley come alive - but ‘The WiNK’ lives beyond all previous incarnations found in Drinks, Hair, White Fence and Darker My Love. Here, there’s fewer filters than ever between you and Tim.
Working with the creative team of producer Cate Le Bon, drummer Stella Mozgawa and engineer Samur Khouja, Tim’s located the corners of a perfect square, with their creativity and truth crafting unique parts to function as songs within songs, giving the tunes double-jointed features that extend their original intentions.
The Presley guitar hand has a powerful yet quicksilver touch, with metallic brilliance, especially in rhythm figurations, where it wrings chords out like panic signals, highlighting ‘Can You Blame’, ‘Long Bow’, ‘Underwater Rain’ and ‘Clue’ (to name a few) plus a cover version of Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander’s ‘Kerouac’, where a smooth and steadfast lyric melody is supplanted by a throw of broken guitar and shards of keys. Throughout ‘The WiNK’ Tim’s tone is thin and princely, connecting the dots sideways and backwards to align and make the image emerge."