Genres:Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
The Less Deceived (formerly The Ace Project) is the stage name of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Kaufmann and bass player/arranger/producer Christopher Martini. Chris chose to form The Less Deceived as a vehicle for his songs after a one-year stint at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. They've since been busy playing shows and recording several demos. July 2008 saw the online release of the Lonesome Planet EP. The self-produced Lonesome Planet album marks their latest effort.
Sometimes it's full-on rock. Other times it's well-crafted pop. Often times it's an intimate, stripped-down acoustic set featuring highly emotional and introspective songs. Please hear for yourself and enjoy.
"In a musical climate otherwise dominated by sexed-up and auto tuned pop stars, programmed four-to-the-floor rhythms and sub bass synthesizers, the ‘Lonesome Planet’ album is composed to the beat of Chris Kaufmann’s heart and is a reminder of the human soul that once compelled the industry; this record is the ghost in the drum machine.
In a testament to their virtuosity, Kaufmann and Martini wrote and recorded all of the instrumental parts and produced the album without assistance. They have developed a comprehensive track list of mixed emotions which, like any truly classic album, is best appreciated as a whole."
-- Stevie Lim, redhotvelvet.co.uk