G Jones has long been hailed as one of the most skilled producers not only just in the bass music realm, but in electronic music as a whole. Each of his productions gives further credence to the reputation he’s built for himself, but he’s just released his debut album and it’s something else entirely.
The Ineffable Truth (ineffable meaning “too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words”) is an 11-track sonic journey that, as the name suggests, is difficult summarize in words. It’s a producer’s wet dream, a listener’s cosmic expanse that is too complex to be understood by lesser minds, a logical next step in the evolution of sound design and the electronic music experience.
The album works its way through 11 unique tracks that each bring a different perspective to the work as a whole. (G Jones breaks down each track on the album here.) As G Jones himself describes, the album itself rarely has a set tempo, and relies very little on existing patches or presets. Each of the sounds is painstakingly molded, modulated, and adjusted to provide exactly the effect that he wants – and it shows.
To say that an album is a journey is often a crutch, a buzzword that we use when we want to say that tracks flow into each other and maybe tell a story. Or perhaps it’s a way to connect with readers using a word they easily understand to offload some of the burden on us writers. But in the case of The Ineffable Truth, it’s no exaggeration or crutch. In a lot of ways, this is probably the most important bass music album of the decade. There are no crowd pleasers, no features, just pure unadulterated sound and creativity.
There’s no better way to describe the album than to simply listen to it for yourself. There will be moments that the chaos of noise seems insurmountable and you’ll want to turn it off. I implore you: don’t. Push through it, and you will be rewarded.
G Jones – The Ineffable Truth
G Jones embarks on The Ineffable Truth Tour beginning in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 8th. For tickets and more info, head to http://www.gjonesbass.com/.