Outside / Inside

(Destijl - IND041) LP $17.00 (Out-of-stock)

Charlie Nothing was the fractured-psyche pseudonym of author, father, horsekeeper, organic farmer, beekeeper, philosopher and clown Charles Martin Simon, inventor of the dingulator (guitar sculptures made of the metal from American cars). The second Charlie Nothing LP, originally issued by Everitt Enterprises, thematically follows The Psychedelic Saxophone of Charlie Nothing (Takoma, 1967) with two side-long flute-based instrumentals. Palpably preserved on these sides of Nothing is the air of a real-time dropout scene. It is a wonder that Outside / Inside circulated at all beyond the vacuum in which it was created. Nothingness, a California existentiality looping back on itself, preserved and disseminated as evidence. There are indeed very few records like these.