The art of dub is no joke, but with Lee “Scratch” Perry busy exploring musical life on other planets, we’re confident Matthew E. White can do the form justice. The man’s own Big Inner LP debut was a lavishly psyched-out slab of visceral choral soul and jazz sound-think, a gauntlet thwomp laid down not just for the artist, but for his Richmond, Virginia-based label/collective, Spacebomb.
Next up from that family: Howard Ivans, Rosebuds main man and Gayngs member, whose magnificent art-funk offering “Red Face Boy” appeard on this website last month. Below, White delivers a dub version, sending it “through a kaleidoscope of delay and reverb, sailing it through the Spacebomb void, through circuits, tubes, tape and out the other side.” With production assistance from Trey Pollard and additional vocals by Nashville’s Natalie Prass the rattling track reaches a whole new transcendence.
Howard Ivans tour dates:
December 4 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott # *
December 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg # *
December 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s # *
December 7 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel # *
December 13 – Wilmington, NC @ Manna
December 14 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade #
December 15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
# w/ Matthew E. White
* w/ dosh