Matthew E. White
Big Inner - SPACEBOMB / HOMETAPES
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Marty Sartini Garner on August 23, 2012
The hirsute Matthew E. White shoots soul arrows straight up from the Virginia coast, piercing gray clouds seeded by Bon Iver and Beck, and falling back to the swampy earth of Randy Newman and Dr. John. “Cool” is a word we don’t use well, but it’s hard to think of any better way to describe the seven tracks collected on Big Inner: this is gospel-smacked, laidback music, tinseled by horns and strings and grounded in a big, big love.