The Jason Fables

Amazingly independent music.


The Jason Fables are a collection of songs written by me, Jason Pristash.  I began writing and recording songs when I was a kid in the eighties and have been doing so ever since.  I performed a little in high school and college using the band name Sounds from the Stairs, but after college I stopped performing, being much more interested in crafting musical recordings.   So I focused on my home studio in Chicago and began building albums under the name The Mosaic Virus.

The large library of songs I’ve written over the last thirty years has become like a collection of fables to me; my own personal mythology.  “Jason’s Fables”  would probably have been a more appropriate artist name, but I didn’t think that sounded quite right.

The name “The Jason Fables” originated in 2012-2013 when, needing practice material while learning a new  recording software, I began re-producing the remains of an old, partially-completed album called Phantom Morgana (songs: Misdirection, Dreaming of Green Scene, Chains and I Win).  The process went so well that I became determined to build it out to a full album’s length.  I searched through my archives for any other unfinished projects (finding more songs: Spine Go Crack, The Tin Smythe, The Here and Hey Now).  One song, Lighter Than The Things Around Me, which had previously stood as my highest-quality recording, was added without the need for any additional production.  During this period of learning and training I also began to write songs again after a hiatus of several years.  By the time the album, Be Your Own Myth, was assembled I had written four new songs (Here Come the Calm Again, We Didn’t Do It Alone, The Sullen Flowers and I Sneeze in the Sunlight).

Now in Atlanta, I am nearing the completion of the next album, The Reluctant Cannonball (an Andy Partridge/XTC reference).  Currently, all songs have been written and recorded.  The last two are in the final mixing stages.  The album arrangement is mostly complete, including the ‘continuous play’ additions inserted between the songs.  Just a few more weeks now.

Please help me out by spreading the word and buying my songs.

Most current release: Puzzled by Tricks and Lies.

Enjoy. Peace. Jason.