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|de stijl (usa) #ind 042 lp|
charlie nothing “outside / inside” long playing record
- outside (20:54)
- inside (11:35)
|february 2011 release ; ... we literally could not get enough of the “charlie nothing & his dingulator” set (nicely repro’ed on cassette by the ptb @ de stijl last year) ; making this issue of charlie’s other classic lp (unlike “psychedelic sounds of”, this was one was originally self / private pressed on his everit enterprises label in 1969) a real treat ...|
very much in line w/ the psychedelic emanations of “sounds”, this one features charlie on wandering flute, accompanied only by “tox drohan” ‘s wayward, moondog-esque percussion stylings ... it’s exactly the kind of exercise in pure free-spirit tactics that fuel the entire “outsider” music framework, with the two side-length pieces taking the listener on a journey of questionable import (but damn if the ride itself isn’t a smooth one) ...
... arguably the ultimate in hippie-den antics ; highly recommended !!!
|de stijl press release...|
|charlie nothing |
outside / inside
ind 042 lp
charlie nothing was the fractured-psyche pseudonym of author, father, horsekeeper, organic farmer, beekeeper, philosopher, clown and inventor of the dingulator (guitar sculptures made from american car metal), charles martin simon. charlie’s only visible offering to the record buying public was really anything but. due to it's rarity, the psychedelic saxophone of charlie nothing, issued by takoma records in 1967, has been a source of consternation for in-the-know types for years.
outside / inside, the second and only other charlie nothing lp, originally issued by everitt enterprises in 1969, thematically follows with two sidelong flute-based instrumentals. nowhere on wax will you find more palpable preserved air of a real-time dropout scene than with these sides of nothing. it is a wonder that these records circulated at all outside the vacuum in which they were created. nothingness, a california existentiality looping back on itself, preserved and disseminated as evidence. there are indeed very few records like these.