Matthew E. White – Hot Hot Hot

Title: Hot Hot Hot

Artist: Matthew E. White

Album: Big Inner: Outer Face Edition

Year: 2013

Genre: Funk, Psychedelic, Soul

On October 22, Domino will reissue Matthew E, White’s 2012 debut Big Inner along with a new five-song EP, packaged together as Big Inner: Outer Face Edition. But while “Hot Hot Hot” does feel like a continuation of the original LP in its mountainous grandeur, it also covers more ground than anything White has done– an advanced composition through and through. There are swooping strings and psych-funk bass burbles aplenty before the track accumulates a semblance of Afrobeat’s communality, only to erupt into a moonbound fuzz groove reminiscent of Wooden Shjips. The constants are 31-year-old White’s smoldering baritone and the rich, gospel-grade vocals of the group of ladies behind him singing on and on and on and on…