Hieroglyphic Being – The Shittest Sounds U Don’t Ever Want 2 Hear With Spiritual Name Titles 2 Prove How Deep I Am Vol. I [MATH108]

Hats off to Jamal Moss for the tongue-in-cheek title of his latest album as Hieroglyphic Being, which is naturally another pleasingly wild, freewheeling, imaginative and out-there excursion in his now trademark style. It sees him sprint between mutant electronic jazz (‘Circumploar’), out-there analogue techno (’21 Days’), organ-rich post-beatdown chuggers (‘Foreboding Self Pleasure’), reverb-laden ambient soundscapes (‘A Dream Within a Dream’, ‘Delta Opus L’), industrial-strength dancefloor weirdness (‘The Prograde Direction’), sub-heavy lo-fi deep house (‘Black Love On An Early Sunday Morning’), sparse electronic future funk (‘Future Shocked’), and jacking, sci-fi seeped brilliance (‘The Andromeda Strain’). In other words, it’s another excellent collection from one of dance music’s genuine geniuses.

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Hieroglyphic Being – The Shittest Sounds U Don’t Ever Want 2 Hear With Spiritual Name Titles 2 Prove How Deep I Am Vol. I [MATH108]

Hieroglyphic Being – There Is No Acid In This House LP [SJRLP518]

“There is no Acid in this House” is Hieroglyphic Being’s third solo album on Soul Jazz Records, a resolute and powerful statement of Jamal Moss’s raw, vital, pioneering, Afro-Futurist electronic (dance) music. Moss once-again draws upon the vast scope of experimentation that has defined Chicago’s musical universe over the last half a century – from the birth of house music with the pioneers Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Lil Louis and others to the radical avant-garde jazz legacy of the city, The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra.

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Hieroglyphic Being – There Is No Acid In This House LP [SJRLP518]

Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 4 [MO20]

Members Only returns with 4 more Worst Edits. “Fake News” sets the tone with pulsing synth bass and New Wave guitar. Heady cut-up psychedelia and an appearance from John Cooper Clark on “Pagan Paradise”. The B-side opener is pure intensity, before a soft landing on tropical “It’s A Long Way Back”.

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Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 4 [MO20]

Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 3 [MO19]

Members Only is back with another slab of heavy-psychedelic-cut-up-tribal- disco-funk-madness. The relentless tribal rhythms and chanting of standout “Journey Into Your Feelings” feel deeply ceremonial before eventually giving way to hands-in-the-air disco euphoria.

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Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 3 [MO19]

Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 2 [MO18]

The new Members Only 12” returns with more face melting & wall sweating psychedelic New Wave edits. The Worst Edits Vol 2 includes the 4 tracks “I Wanna Luv U Dirty”, “Perversion”, “Oh Oh Oh Ya” & ”Take It From The Top” originally recorded from 1999-2001. Real Chicago business.

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Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 2 [MO18]

Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 1 [MO17]

The cult Members Only returns with Chicago don Jamal Moss on Worst Edits Vol.1. Culled from 20 year old VHS tapes restored using a baking method, these edits are real deal Chi-town badness with artistic psychedelic filtering of proto house & disco.

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Members Only – The Worst Edits Vol. 1 [MO17]

VA – Tracks From The Alley Vol. II EP [ALV008]

MOSS, Jamal/TAKESHI KOUZUKI/FLML/MITUO SHIOMI - Tracks From The Alley Vol II EP

Jamal Moss, Takeshi Kouzuki, FLML and Mituo Shiomi take part in “Tracks From The Alley Vol. II”, a Various Artists four-tracker E.P. which follows the imprint of the previous release of the Bologna based underground music label Alley Version. Here the jackin’ and acid house/techno sonic palette is diverted in a raw, immersive and screwy signature. Rough vibes for freaky minds.

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VA – Tracks From The Alley Vol. II EP [ALV008]

Our Souls Are In The Hands Of The Translator – An Era Of Spiritual Tenebrae [MOM031]

OUR SOULS ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE TRANSLATOR - An Era Of Spiritual Tenebrae

Sun Ra’s disciple and multiface artist Jamal Moss is back to Modern Obscure Music after his debut on the label with the “The Anticipatory Organization” under The Sun God alias back in 2018. J. Moss more known as Hieroglyphic Being is back to the Barcelona based record label with a new aka, Our Souls Are In The Hands Of The Translator. The new EP is composed by two 18 minutes long freejazz-psychedelic improvisations. A trip to the dark holes of the space eternity.

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Our Souls Are In The Hands Of The Translator – An Era Of Spiritual Tenebrae [MOM031]

Hieroglyphic Being – A Synthetic Life Vol. 2 [MATHPLUS016]

Mathematics Plus presents the second volume of Hieroglyphic Being’s “A Synthetic Life” featuring uptempo electronics & simmering circuit boards stamped with Chicago rhythm patterns.

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Hieroglyphic Being – A Synthetic Life Vol. 2 [MATHPLUS016]

Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio – Journey Through The Outer Darkness from the Inner Light [HVNX-700]

HIEROGLYPHIC BEING/THE TRUTH THEORY TRIO - Journey Through The Outer Darkness From The Inner Light

When asked about the story behind the tracks of ‘Journey Through The Outer Darkness from the Inner Light’, Jamal Moss answered with a laconic “No story. No dogma. No Hype”. After all, his despise of extra-musical paraphernalia is proportional to his productiveness in the studio. But there’s always a story. On April 9, 2016, Hieroglyphic Being played a live show in La Casa Encendida of Madrid within the festival Electronica en Abril. Some days later, the recording of the full set was uploaded to YouTube. When we watched it, we were totally captivated. Those eighty minutes of music had the raw power of all of Jamal’s body of work, but with a heightened sense of transcendence. Cosmic, spiritual and intensely beautiful, it sounded like a lysergic reinterpretation of Detroit techno transmitted from a galaxy yet to be discovered. As most of the material was unreleased, we reached Jamal in order to try to press it into vinyl. The result is ‘Journey Through The Outer Darkness from the Inner Light’, a 12″ that reunites eight of the individual tracks that conformed that Madrid performance. When inquired about AUM, the sacred sound all the tracks are labeled after, Jamal referred us to a book by author and naturalist Joseph Bharat Cornell. A book that the author himself presents with these words: ‘The sound of the Cosmic Vibration is AUM, and listening to it brings the greatest bliss imaginable. AUM is the Omnipotent Force that propels each soul toward Spirit. It’s the sacred, inner fire. As you approach the cosmic blaze, you feel at first its radiant, soothing comfort; then, as you come closer – AUM’s liberating flames consume you – and bring you to God”. There might be “no story and no dogma”, but, suddenly, it all makes sense.

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Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio – Journey Through The Outer Darkness from the Inner Light [HVNX-700]

JAI/MAHL – #DontjusttalkaboutitbeAboutIt [MNSX012]

A message to all listening: #DontjusttalkaboutitbeAboutIt. Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being invokes his JAI/MAHL alias with a message in the music. Reprogramming club consciousness with 4 transdimensional sonic incantations and rhythmic transgressions of the highest order.

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JAI/MAHL – #DontjusttalkaboutitbeAboutIt [MNSX012]

Hieroglyphic Being – The Language of Strings [MATH105]

The 105th record on Mathematics, freeform electronic artist Hieroglyphic Being aka Jamal Moss offers a selection of audio memoirs (Cosmic Bebop & Experimental House). ”The Language of Strings” features sonic madness, frequency enlightenment, & Hedonistic modulation.

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Hieroglyphic Being – The Language of Strings [MATH105]

Jamal Moss – Acid Taken Over [0000000-003]

‘Jamal Moss has cultivated an unmistakable sonic vocabulary. Genre signifiers are contorted into perplexing polyrhythms of perpetual dynamism and velocity. The chirps and squelches of acid heritage are subverted and lunged into new zones without sacrificing spirit. This is another essential statement from an impossibly unique and uncompromising talent.’ Tadd Mullinix … Jamal Moss’s Acid Attacks tape on a 2xLP with an exclusive vinyl only tracks.

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Jamal Moss – Acid Taken Over [0000000-003]

Hieroglyphic Being – The Red Notes [SJRLP394]

For the first time since 2016, Jamal Moss has pitched up on Soul Jazz with a typically eccentric and mind-altering full-length excursion. As you’d expect, The Red Room is another triumph – an inspirational collection of otherworldly and melodious cuts that effortlessly combine elements from Moss’s many major inspirations. One minute, you’re wigging out to his jacking, piano-heavy fusion of gospel house and synth-jazz (“The Seduction Syndrome”), the next he’s laying down a chunk of deep space ambient with Terry Riley synthesizer cycles (“Awake and Energize”).

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Hieroglyphic Being – The Red Notes [SJRLP394]

VA – Fuck Acid Part One [EGC40211]

Part 1 of this Eargasmic Acid House comp jumps off with Julio Bishop’s Latin influenced “Acid Drums”. The B-side sees Jamal Moss and Daryl Cura team up on the dirty deep “Confused Transportation” a stomping spaced out acid bit. Isoke follows & captures serene early morning vibes on “Albion Beach”.

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VA – Fuck Acid Part One [EGC40211]

Jai/Mahl aka Jamal Moss – The Message Of Zipf [TVS001]

TV Showw is a new record label from Paris. Launching the label with an EP from one of Chicago’s most prolific and inventive electronic musicians : Jamal Moss a.k.a. Hieroglyphic Being or I.B.M., among others. JAI/MAHL is his fresh new alias especially created for this EP. The three tracks are made for the dancefloor (four-to-the-floor) while not diluting his signature oddity made of sonic textures and damaged rhythms. Moss calls his style ‘synth expressionism’ or ‘rhythmic cubism.’

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Jai/Mahl aka Jamal Moss – The Message Of Zipf [TVS001]