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Casperous Vine/Ginger Lovers | Volume I

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Volume I

by Casperous Vine/Ginger Lovers

Music for those who enjoy the transmission of a genre defying journey that is bold, new, sassy, & beautifully unique.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"A collection of music inspired by an unusual decade....with a snow-boys quill." This statement which is written in the liner notes for Caperous Vine´s 2007 release "Ginger Lovers Volume 1" is the only descriptive given by P.C.K at that time.

Casperous Vine is an instrumental musical concept that American composer/muliti-instrumentalist Paul C. Kozlowski began to develop in the beginning of the 21st century after the breakup of the experimental grindcore outfit "Parade of the Lifeless" of which Paul was the founder/multi-instrumentalist. Originating from Buffalo, NY Casperous Vine has evolved from a solo project to an acoustic chamber quartet, formations as a sextet, and now in 2014 an electro-acoustic quartet featuring members from Lithuania, & Tenerife. Performing and bringing to life Kozlowski’s stylistically unorthodox compositions—deeply influenced by his encounters as a world traveler as well as his experience writing music for Buffalo’s avant-garde theater. The music varies drastically year to year and uses the common thread of odd structures, serial composition, dynamic improvisation & motives with twisted paths & hidden corners.

The concept behind Casperous Vine is to have various formations of musicians/instrumentation which depend on which territory Kozlowski is exploring. It is this formula which enhances the variety, depth, & dexterity of the group. Each release has been radically different but yet always remains sincere to their style, Casperous Vine does not simply try to mimic other genres but instead they embrace and weave details into a never ending tapestry.

Inspired by Classical, Experimental, Hip hop, Eastern European gypsy, Afro-beat, Latin-jazz, Cinema, Oriental, and Progressive fusion, Casperous Vine’s genre-defying sound is that of a transplanted nostalgia, the chaos of distant memories and the whimsical reinterpretation of tales. This music is new, subtle, raw, & beautifully unique.

Instrumentation.

Paul Christopher Kozlowski- All nylon, electric guitars, fretless bass, accordion, oud, vibraphone, marimba, glocks, percussion, vox, keys/synths, didj, scrap metal, flutes, mandolin, jew harp, programming, samples, jaymar, cello, violin, porpoise, the trither, anu.

Eleni Petrou-Cello

David Thomas Phillips-Trash kit, cajon

Rebecca Mercurio-Double bass

Pat Cain-Bowls, bells, vox

Jess Collins-Voice

Steve Baczkowski-Bass Clarinet

Leif Nicklas-Double Bass

Kara Mckenney-Vox, synths

Glenn Szmanski-Drum Programming

Brian Wantuch-Sound Engineer


Inspired by classical, experimental, Eastern European gypsy, cinema, arab, and klezmer music, Casperous Vine’s genre-defying sound is that of a transplanted nostalgia, the chaos of distant memories and the whimsical reinterpretation of tales. “Kozlowski’s skill as a composer (especially given his lack of formal training) is formidable, and particularly evident on the songs ‘Granite’ and ‘Li Fong’…” - Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

“Although this music has a Spanish-tinged ethnic flavor, it doesn't really sound like it has a distinct link to any one culture. What I dig is that it has a minimal yet kaleidoscopic quality with selective layers of acoustic, electric and sampled sounds seamlessly woven together into an endless story that changes scenery every few minutes.” - Bruce Lee Gallanter of Downtown Music Gallery NYC reviews debut album “Ginger Lovers Volume I”


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Bruce Lee Gallanter

Was a normal day until a young man wearing a dress with an accordion strapped to
"During a normal day at DMG, a young man strolls in, in a long dress
with a small accordion strapped to his chest and says that he met my
partner Manny at The Stone and was here leave with a CD for us to
check out. This man is called Paul Christopher Kozlowski and is from
Buffalo, NY. He has been traveling and composing music for a variety
of plays and is currently living here. I put on the disc and lo and
behold, we have yet another undiscovered gem on our hands. Mr.
Koslowski plays numerous guitars, fretless bass, accordion, oud,
mandolin, vibes, percussion, samples, flute, cello, violin, etc and
composed, arranged and produced this odd little treasure. He is
joined by another ten musicians on a variety of ethnic instruments,
none of whom I've heard of previously. This music is difficult to
explain since each of the 22 short pieces flow together and
consistently change their style and sound. First, we hear some
charming Flamenco-like acoustic guitars, cello and percussion. On
"Strynge", there is some lusciously produced synth, elegant strings,
minimal ethnic percussion and a soft melancholy haze. I am often
reminded of the quirky, child-like charm of Pascal Comelade. Although
this music has a Spanish-tinged ethnic flavor, it doesn't really
sound like it has a distinct link to any one culture. What I dig is
that it has a minimal yet kaleidoscopic quality with selective layers
of acoustic, electric and sampled sounds seamlessly woven together
into an endless story that changes scenery every few minutes. - BLG
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