Family Perfume, Vol. 2

  • Record Label: Woodsist
  • Release Date: May 15, 2012

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. The songs he thinks up are somehow both resonate and impossible to anticipate--old and new at once.
  2. May 17, 2012
    If Family Perfume Vol. 1 can be seen as a progression where Presley is settling into his skin, Family Perfume Vol. 2 is a cathartic catalogue of letters never sent, the consequences of past decisions poignant enough to keep Presley musing, wide-eyed, remorseful--but nonetheless hopeful.
  3. May 17, 2012
    Vol. 2 dive-bombs deeper into the zonked-out ephemera, letting the outré tape noises and sound effects hold center stage.
  4. May 17, 2012
    What keeps Family Perfume, Vol. 2 interesting even with its dips into overly derivative songcraft is its constantly shifting production.
  5. 70
    Towards the middle, the record does sag from a heavy dose of Presley's weird experimentation; however, with 15 songs that clock in at just over 40 minutes, that moment is short lived, and all is well with the beautiful, meditative exercise that is "Makers".

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