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may 29th, 2010
|de stijl (usa) #ind 084 cs|
dingulator (usa) #dingulator one cs
charlie nothing “charlie nothing & dingulator” c32 cassette
- dingulator one (1) (15:45)
- dingulator one (2) (15:40)
|may 2010 release ; incredible tape (a reissue of a 1985 private release) of charlie nothing going to town on a selection of his dingulators (pronounced ding-a-laters) - guitars (loosely) constructed out of american car parts (all metal) & tuned to odd, dissonant intervals ::|
after a long spoken introduction, charlie gets rolling, pausing for nary a second while shredding out atonal, scrappy guitar jank, miles away from the takoma school w/ which hes often paired ... his playing is all of the smash-grab variety, absolutely savaging the strings & using the resonant aluminum frame(s) as a percussion instrument ...
after a good chunk of solo playing, his vocal cords get a work out, repeatedly uttering the phrase charlie nothing charlie nothing ... ding a later ding a later with slight variation (i.e. kick you with a alligator) ... the deer in the headlights delivery does remind me a lot of contemporary traveler dan higgs ; if youre un-anointed to the world of mr. nothing, higgs could be a great reference point (only way more outsider and with a speck of the experiment-instrument-builder strain) ... highly recommended !!!
|de stijl press release...|
charlie nothing & dingulator
charlie nothing & dingulator was one of the seemingly myriad 80s charlie nothing cassettes and it's inclusion was, in part, intended within a 2cd anthology that we'd planned but the amount of material is too great and the moments therein are too grand to even dream of an edit.
although this is fairly late in mr nothing's oeuvre, we can't think of a more fully realized statement regarding the scope of his playing recycled automotive steel guitars and the performing of his big dingulator song sweet (or suite, as it were, a concept of his that implied all songs were but one song) than a reissue of this 1985 manifesto-like piece.
what you are about to hear, is dingulation ..