As a writer, Mason Jones has produced both fiction and non-fiction works.
His fiction has appeared in small-press magazines such as Enterruption,
while his non-fiction has ranged from social commentary to a great deal
of writings on music. He published the journal Ongaku Otaku,
dedicated to exploring the Japanese independent music scene, and at present
writes about music for Dusted
Magazine online. He used to maintain the Japanese-music audio blog
OngakuBlog, which is still
available as an archive.
Ongaku Otaku magazine had four annual issues
published. Its four issues covered a wide
variety of music from Japan's independent music scene, from noise
to psychedelic rock and punk. Interviews included KK Null,
DemiSemiQuaver, Ningen Isu, Grind Orchestra, Ruins, MSBR, Kosokuya,
Gaji, Otomo Yoshihide, Aube, Jojo Hiroshige (Hijokaidan/Alchemy
Records), Omoide Hatoba, K2, and many more.
Japan Edge, published by Cadence/Viz Communications,
includes a large section about Japanese noise written by Mason.
Other publications have included contributions to
Morbid Curiosity magazine; Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect,
a book of essays and fiction; and more.