Sunday, November 7, 2010

Undoing Giants: Vinicio Capossela, Empassioned Music Man

Vinicio Capossela, born in Hanover, Germany in 1965, raised in Reggio Emilia, Italy, inventing his own musical genres I call Italian hardcore cabaret, the gritty love song and the psychedelic ballad.

With his latest album release, The Story-Faced Man (Warner Music Group, 2010), Capossela has nine studio albums and three live albums to his name.  Perhaps only more recently building a larger following in the United States, Capossela is one of the most original and influential living artists in Italy today.

His verses, often rooted in the mythological, fantastical, philosophical and of course, in love, could never be mistaken for anyone else's, for they are uniquely Vinicio. 

"On a dark ship someone's trembling like a swan, the shadows create and undo giants in the sky after a rainfall, and men have turned the lone dragon into a god..." 

                                                                                           --Vinicio Capossela, Lanterne Rosse
                                                                                              (my translation)

                                                                                                         Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

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