Bruno  Capinan
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Bruno Capinan

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Band World Singer/Songwriter


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Interview for PanTV - PanTV

"CBC Radio Interview"

Show Here & Now! - CBC Radio

"Bruno on Bravo"

'Acalanto' music video on Bravo 24/7! - Bravo Television

"50 best albums of 2010"

See link for details - Paul Corby

"Album Review"

There is no doubting Bruno Capinan’s Brazilian roots, even if he made this, his debut album, in Toronto with many of the city’s finest players. But while he sings in Portuguese and there’s a very clear influence from bossa nova and tropicalia, Capinan is by no means a traditionalist. And nor is he the kind of artist to simply slap coffee house electronic beats onto his indigenous music.

Instead, Capinan charts his own course, with his smooth crooning leading the way through string arrangements, jazz leanings, electronic shadings, and occasional art-rock leanings. The track Astral features a dubby Massive Attack groove, a melancholy violin evoking European cabaret, and a sci-fi theremin thrown in for good measure.

Capinan’s anything-goes approach is put to the ultimate test when he transforms Hank Williams’ Your Cheating Heart into a whispered rumba — a daring move that doesn’t sound the least bit unnatural in Capinan’s hands.

Apparently just after this album’s release, Capinan headed back to Brazil after seven years in Toronto; that’s our loss, because Gozo is sure to be one of the most inventive and rewarding albums of 2010 to be released in this rock ’n’ roll country.
Download (iTunes, Astral, Tantas Horas, Your Cheating Heart - Michael Barclay

"Album Review"

Bruno Capinan splits his time between Brazil and Toronto, and his music sounds very much like a collision between those two cultures. The songs borrow heavily from traditional Brazilian music, but he’s layered on subtle electronic touches and rock flavours to come up with something completely new.

There’s a drifting romantic quality to most of the disc, which makes for relaxing listening. Some may find it a touch too mellow, so don’t expect it to get a dance party started in your living room. Capinan’s walking a fine line between ambient experimental music and pop, and at times you wish he’d choose one or the other. Still, it’s a remarkably original-sounding album and a strong debut from a young artist.

Top track: Oxigênio - Now Magazine

"Album Review"

Far from the eternally festive Afro-Brazilian rhythms of his native Bahia, singer Bruno Capinan’s sonic constructs instead play out like an all-to-familiar theme of personal disaffection on his dramatic and delicate debut, Gozo. Built on a sensation more in-tune with the feelings of disconnectedness brought on by his more recent Toronto environs, songs like the searching “Captura,” with its sombre, yet bellowing, horn swells, and the equally desperate “Gozo” drip both lyrically and musically with the emotions of a man at odds with his surroundings. While this premise generally holds throughout, increasing layers of percussion and digital elements, as in the heartbeat rhythm of the suffocated “Oxigênio” or the lazy lounge rock of the Hank Williams remake “Your Cheating Heart,” help diversify Capinan’s fragile artistry. By the time the cello creeps in, the captivating effects of this plaintive, yet oddly abrasive, journey become both unavoidable and undeniably alluring. - Exclaim! Magazine

"50's best albums of 2010"

See link for more details. - Paul Corby

"New Music"

'sensitive, compelling, a gifted musician' - The Globe & Mail


'Gozo' Jan. 2010.
New album release mid 2011.



A foreign sound (a mutation of samba via Toronto)

Bruno Capinan's inspiration is nourished as much by Brazilian music as by contemporary pop art. He sees no division between Tom Jobim and Arcade Fire, afro music and indie-rock. His free approach to music served him well in his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Gozo’, described as a remarkably original-sounding by Now Magazine and listed in Paul Corby's best records of 2010.

The Toronto based singer and songwriter moved to Canada nine years ago and has collaborated with emerging local musicians and has since attracted attention from his community and beyond. You may recognize him from the CBC's and OMNI documentary 'Gloriously Free' a film that focused on his struggle to stay in the country having his immigration status initially refused. Later granted, Bruno became a promising talent and an artist who sees no boundaries.

The year of 2010 saw him touring Brazil and the release of three music videos, including 'Acalanto', a CTV and Bravo production. Capinan is currently in studio working on his second LP – an upbeat samba album set to be released in mid 2011. He has teamed up with a group of young musicians for the new album and upcoming performances. You can see Bruno Capinan and new band performing monthly at the Tranzac Club, in Toronto, starting spring 2011.