Boomkat Product Review:
Commendable De Stijl reissue of '60s improvisor/instrument maker Charlie Nothing's totemic and highly sought after private press 'Outside/Inside', the follow-up to his equally obscure 'Psychedelic Saxophone Of...' recorded a couple years earlier in 1967. The aura of this record hits you from the off, taking you right into their communal '60s west coast hippy vibe with entrancing, ritualistic hand-drums from Tox Drohan and Charlie's deeply channelled reed blowing sweet and free through the smoky air. You can easily imagine the hairy drop outs lounging around soaking up his sound, and then you realise you can actually hear them in the background, especially when the music drops out to reveal chattering kids and laughter in the background. This is a beautifully centred, calmly psychedelic and treasurable DIY psych rarity packaged in a recreation of the original handmade collage-type sleeve. Warmly recommended to the heads!