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Perhaps best likened to an Italian Tom Waits}, singer/songwriter} Vinicio Capossela} channeled influences spanning from two-fisted novelist {%John Fante} to poet and philosopher {%Samuel Taylor Coleridge} to forge an experimental, profoundly literary approach to popular music quite unlike anything else in the contemporary European sphere. Born in Hannover, Germany, on December 14, 1965, Capossela} came of age in the underground clubs of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. A protégé of folkie Francisco Guccini}, he issued his debut LP, All'una e Trentacinque Circa} in 1990, winning wide acclaim for idiosyncratic melodies and arrangements inspired by tango} and gypsy} music as well as lyrics that drew allusions and comparison to writers like {%Charles Bukowski} and {%Louis-Ferdinand Celine}. Modì} followed in 1991, and the following year Capossela} moved into theater, scoring works for actor Paolo Rossi}'s Milan-based troupe, most notably Su la Testa}. Subsequent albums including 1994's Camera a Sud} and 1996's Il Ballo di San Vito} both refined and expanded Capossela}'s approach, and 2000's Canzoni a Manovella} won the Targa Tenco and the PIM, two of the premier honors in Italian music. After several years of touring, which yielded a series of live LPs and videos, Capossela} in 2004 published his first novel, Non Si Muore Tutte le Mattine}. Two years later he finally returned to the studio for Ovunque Proteggi}, recorded with guitar great and longtime Waits} sideman Marc Ribot}. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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