Artists : Steve Dalachinsky & Yuko Otomo
Publisher : Counter Culture Chronicles
Year : 2019
Recorded by John Klacsmann, NYC 2019
Design : André Koolmees
The cassette comes with a laser printed insert
Limited edition of 80
Postage & packing not included
American writer and poet Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn in 1946. Taking inspiration from both the Beat Generation and improvisational music, Dalachinsky performed and recorded with musicians such as Jim O’Rourke, Susie Ibarra, Thurston Moore and Frederico Ughi. Many of Dalachinsky’s poems were written while listening to music and in his collaborations with musicians Dalachinsky attempted to give his poems back to music in sound and rhythm. Shortly before Dalachinsky passed away unexpectedly in September 2019, Counter Culture Chronicles released a split cassette of readings of his and his wife Yuko Otomo. Homages was the title of this cassette, which has now sadly turned into a salute of CCC’s René van der Voort to his dear lost friend.
The A-side and part of the B-side of Homages contains readings (recorded by John Klacsmann earlier in 2019) by Dalachinsky of poems dedicated to friends and heroes such as Jack Micheline, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac and Ted Joans. Dalachinsky reads his soulful homages with masterly control of rhythm, intonation, sound and volume, while his wife Yuko Otomo reads highly personal poetic tributes to Joseph Cornell, Robert Frank and art itself on most of the B-side. What a beautiful farewell this CCC cassette has turned into.