After a long and tense wait, melodic magician Jason Ross has finally taken the wraps off his debut album, ‘1000 Faces’. Finding a home on good friend Seven Lions’ Ophelia imprint, ‘1000 Faces’ also represents an important milestone for the label, with its first full length release. The album is a nuanced exploration in the realm of melodic bass, interspersed with a healthy dose of Jason’s roots in melodic trance.
Although perhaps the four most mainstream singles were released in anticipation of this 10-track LP, ‘1000 Faces’ finds its charm in the diversity of sound design and genre influences, all united under a signature Jason Ross vibe.
‘When The Night Falls’ and ‘Letting Go’ are both quintessential Jason Ross melodic bass tunes, with a sweet lead synth taking the helm, backed by dense supersaws and charming vocals by Fiora and RUNN respectively. Meanwhile, ‘Chains’ and ‘Known You Before’ both present a welcome return to his trance roots, while still retaining the melodic bass feel of the album. In stark contrast, both ‘Intro’ and ‘Leave Me to Wonder’ feature an ambient, exotic soundscape with gentle, lilting leads, perfect for a soothing listen.
Although this album represents his most substantial body of work to date, Jason Ross already has an Anjunabeats release (debuted at ABGT 350) and a SLANDER collaboration locked in for release. It’ll take some time for you to come to terms with this album’s sheer brilliance, but if you do, you have can find solace in the fact that Jason’s releases are not slowing down even after his debut album!
- Jason Ross – Intro
- Jason Ross – When The Night Falls (with Flora)
- Jason Ross & Dabin – One That Got Away (with Dylan Matthew)
- Jason Ross – Someone That I Needed (with Dia Frampton)
- Jason Ross – Chains (with Rory)
- Jason Ross – Shelter (feat. Melanie Fontana)
- Jason Ross – Leave Me to Wonder (with Fiora)
- Jason Ross & Seven Lions – Known You Before (with Emilie Brandt)
- Jason Ross – 1000 Faces (with Dia Frampton)
- Jason Ross – Letting Go (with RUNN)