Album: Vinicio Capossela, Marinai Profeti e Balene (Ponderosa)
Sunday 22 April 2012
The Italian Tom Waits/Tom Zé/Paolo Conte (take your pick) has taken musical
ambition to new heights on this long-awaited effort.
It's a two-CD concept album inspired by sea-faring tales, utilising everything from sea snails (yes, sea snails) to a vocal choir and orchestra. The songs fall into the following imagined genres, among others: vaudevillian gothic, sea-shanty punk, and toy-town tango. Ridiculous and sublime in equal measure.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
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