Found Mattew E White via the excellent new Mountain Goats CD. Like this a lot.
- Matthew E. White - ”Big Love”
(From the new album ‘Big Inner’)
The world of Matthew E. White unfolded out of the mingled sands of Virginia Beach and Manila, the youngest son in a family that raised him barefoot between the blurred racket of that far eastern jungle city and the backyard lightning-bug-hum of a trimmed southern lawn. When the earth shifted into his shape, there was already a deep sonic archaeology. The dusts of the Delta had swirled into Rock and Roll. King Tubby was dubbing. Terry Riley was overdubbing. Caetano Veloso had just turned 40. Muddy Waters was just about gone. Jimmy Cliff had had sung “Many Rivers to Cross.” So had Harry Nilsson. White shared this common inheritance. He stitched his own flag out of it.
-Sara Padgett Heathcott, Hometapes
4 notes, October 5, 2012