artist: Casper Jones :: genre: rock|folk|alt-country :: album: Delicious Creation :: label: unsigned
Bleeding Heart :: Better Man
To be quite frank, I really didn’t think I would dig this one all that much as I am just not very fond of alt-country/indie/add your own adjective here. As I pressed play on the mp3 player I cringed, bracing myself for the impending train wreck of sound that was sure to follow. But it didn’t. To my pleasant and wonderful surprise, Delicious Creation, the 2009 debut album by Danish guitarist/singer-songwriter Casper Jones (now living in Boston, MA) showcases Jones’ edgy guitars as his soulful lyrics laced with alt-rock angst take center stage for an Incubus meets Cracker kind of experience.
As the first power chords of ‘Bleeding Heart’ rang out I found myself intrigued and looking forward to what was coming next…even though I had no idea what that could be. Then, much to my chagrin, the next (2) tracks I listened to (‘Nothing Else’ and ‘One Night in Hell’) left me scratching my head as I now found myself looking for the folk/alt-country influence. Where was it? Next, I queued up ‘Better Man’. The song opened with a bright country/blues riff…and there it was. There’s the rub. However, that which I had feared I actually found to be quite a refreshing compliment. In fact, I would be being less than truthful were I not to admit that I was somewhat enamored with the bouncy tempo of Jones’ crisp/melodic guitar work.
Casper Jones’ Delicious Creation is a serendipity of sound that truly lives up to it’s namesake.