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BBC - Music - Review of Vinicio Capossela - Marinai, Profeti e Balene
Most of all, not for a single minute does the record turn into the Vinicio Capossela show: Le Sirene Vinicio Capossela. Track Listing - Disc 1. Ablene is both clever and enormous fun. Jazz Latin New Age.
Marinai, Profeti e Balene
Appropriately for an album of such Napoleonic scope, its brilliant cover shows a positively deranged Capossela in a bicorne hat, doing his best impression of a mad sea captain. La Bianchezza Della Balena.
He is not just a musician but a novelist fascinated by literature, history and myth, and his themes here range from Achilles to the Bible, the sea and whales several songs are "inspired by Herman Melville", the writer of Moby Dick. Il Grande Leviatano Vinicio Capossela.
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Much has been said about Capossela 's infatuation with Tom Waitsbut in this album, the disciple has gone marniai places the master never contemplated, expanding the frame of reference from Weimar Cabaret to Ancient Greek Theater and Opera Buffa. Dimmi Tiresia Vinicio Capossela. Other guests include pianist Stefano Nannipercussionist Francesco Arcuri, and harpist Luisa Prandina all present in many of the tracksDaniel Melingo as the voice of Ishmael in "I Fuochi Fatui," and mrainai seemingly endless list of collaborators in any number of both classical and exotic instruments -- notably of Greek origin on the second disc -- whose participation is absolutely essential to the fascinating world music labyrinth from all ages where this album seems to be taking place.
The second Cd,"Homeric and Mediterranean," jumps back several centuries, as it is devoted to Greek mythology and populated by characters from The Odyssey.
There is hardly a single misstep in the Vinicio Capossela discography, but Marinai Profeti e Balene may be his definitive masterpiece. I Fuochi Fatui Vinicio Capossela.
Not to be undone by its mighty literary references, the musical foil of Marinai Profeti e Balene is simply staggering, from the apocalyptic sonic collages of the first half to the delicate lullabies of the second.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Not counting the rather pointless 15 minutes of silence followed by a few seconds of "the song of the sirens" at the end of the record, there are only 85 minutes of music little bit more than a single CD allows split into two and minute halves, each with a distinctive character.
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But now comes this highly entertaining and unusual double album that will, one suspects, bring him a far wider following outside Italy. From conception to implementation, Marinai Profeti e Balene is nothing but an astonishing achievement.
"Marinai, Profeti e Balene" - Vinicio Capossela
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. The result is profeto highly entertaining set that ranges from the relaxed to the dramatic and at times downright manic, with the mood constantly shifting, from easy-going piano styles to dub effects and what sounds like a possessed Celtic choir singing light opera.
Until now, the greatest Italian hero to translate internationally has been Paolo Contenow in his 70s and compared to both Tom Waits and Jacques Brel.
First of all, it is not overkill. Capossela is a remarkable for the way he matches passion and invention with the ability to tackle subjects that are as unexpected as his songs. ;rofeti you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this baleje. Yes, everything is gloriously over the top and it may sag a bit when a couple of the longest pieces are paired together, but any objections seem insignificant next to Capossela 's boundless creativity, originality, and superb execution of a deliriously larger than life vision.