Steve Dalachinsky & Loren Connors – Thin Air
American writer and poet Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn in 1946. Taking inspiration from both the Beat Generation and improvisational music, Dalachinsky has 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 attempts to give his poems back to music in sound and rhythm. One of those collaborations took place at The Knitting Factory, NYC, in 2000. Dalachinsky and experimental guitar player Loren Mazzacane Connors (1949) teamed up there for a live performance that was released on the CD-R Thin Air in 2007. This CD has now been re-released on cassette by Counter Culture Chronicles, who have added a laser printed insert with Dalachinsky’s poem ‘For Loren Connors’ to the edition.
Dalachinsky’s stream of detached observations, stories, portraits, everyday conversations merges naturally with Connors’s slow and spacious guitar wanderings. Connors’s bluesy and at times psychedelic guitar work creates an atmosphere of desolation for Dalachinsky’s existentialist poetry in which everyday words can suddenly turn into hummingbirds of nothing special. → order here