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.
Hieroglyphic Being going back 2 his roots taking a break from the 4/4 beat.
Chicago’s Hieroglyphic Being’s Black Hands Vol. 3 presents more incredibly original analog sonics & organic swings.
Sprouting from a rich humus of Latin and African polyrhythms, Ghost Horse creates a fusion of free jazz, hip hop, blues & loop music. The result is fascinating but quietly menacing, pulsing & breathing with the visceral force of nature reclaiming abandoned structures.
Mathematics Plus presents the second volume of Hieroglyphic Being’s “A Synthetic Life” featuring uptempo electronics & simmering circuit boards stamped with Chicago rhythm patterns.
Hieroglyphic Being has materialized with the limited & stamped “A Synthetic Love Life Vol. 1” created a decade ago to cassette & sonically presented to higher plane listeners. Volume 1 of 9 for Mathematics Plus.
Mathematics staple Giorgio Luceri comes with another positive emotive filled release with long time industry vocalist and musical innovator Greg Fore (Dream 2 Science) on the ”All That We See Or Seem” EP.
Mathematics & Steve Poindexter presents Chicago native aboriginal househead Scientifictodd. “Feel Some Type Of Way” features classic house with a side of grind and tight pump grooves.
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.
On ”Portal To Canis”, Chicago’s Radius aka Ramon Norwood serves up 4 tracks of House with a downtempo/electro sensibility. ”A Dash Of Acid” and ”Seperated” kick off the A side, ”Women Are The Gateways…” continues the party on the flip.
Jamal Moss and Steve Poindexter return with 3 tracks of straight bugged-out freakness and manic drum mechanics. ‘The Inbearable Tension’ on the A side is a tweaked-out acid stomper, while ‘The Release’ and the title track back off slightly…but not much!
On ‘Azimuthal Equidistanta’ Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being & The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio serve up 3 tracks on limited colored vinyl. The title track is a jackin’ phaser workout, while ‘Discotic Compuserve’ is minimal bleep at it’s best and ‘How Far Back..’ is a contemplative lowbit riddim!
Steve Poindexter and Jamal Moss return as The Faces of Drums banging those classic Gherkin style vibes and deep chaotic sound motions with a twist of off-kilter acid to finish you off in the classic Mathematics way.
Dimdj of Audio Atlas comes with 5 fresh tracks on Mathematics. Ranging from the acid attack of ”Crash 3” to the downtempo funk of ”Temple Of The Mountain” and covering lots of territory in between.
Label veteran Roche returning on Mathematics for his third release of analog freakdom.
Africans With Mainframes return with ”Faces Of Africa Pt. II” in the series of Deep House and Acid Chicago sounds. Think Guidance or Large records from the mid-90’s.
Noleian Reusse and Jamal Moss team up again as Africans With Mainframes for ”Faces Of Africa EP”. Think early Ibadan or Smile records B-sides of murky excursions in Tribal and Techno.
Returning for another spastic floor beating with jack tracks and Gherkin acid experiments from Steve Poindexter and Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being, this 3rd Faces of Drums EP on Mathematics does not disappoint.
Jamal Moss doesn’t mess around. The legendary Chicagoan is impressively prolific, and seemingly able to knock out a new album or double EP in a matter of days, rather than weeks or months. Cosmic Bebop is his latest set of no-nonsense jack tracks; an eight-track assault on the senses forged from dusty old drum machines, occasional blasts of distant melody, and all manner of mind-altering special effects. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from Moss, and for the most part sits in the folder marked “box jams”. It’s a proper past perspective of works (1996-2014) from Jamal Moss of obscure experimental releases of unique analog sounds reissued other his other popular known alias.