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Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio
Journey Through The Outer Darkness

The incredibly prolific Hieroglyphic Being (and technically also his pseudo-backing band Truth Theory Trio) drops a new mini-LP. Journey Through The Outer Darkn...view item »


JAI/MAHL (Jamal Moss / Hieroglyphic Being)
#DontjusttalkaboutitbeAboutIt

Sneaky release from Jamal Moss (better known as Hieroglyphic Being) under his JAI/MAHL alias. One of the most dependably interesting artists in electronic music, pretty much everything he does is worth listening to. #DontjusttalkaboutitbeAboutIt is a bit more conventional than what he's ...view item »
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Various / I.B.M
Reflection Series #3

Jamal Moss, the human being behind the Hieroglyphic Being, applies his special techno technique to three tunes by Public Image Limited, Kissing The Pink and Bigod 20. Perhaps not what you might expect Jamal to be delving into, but of course he t...view item »


Hieroglyphic Being
The Replicant Dream Sequence (Blue PA14 Series)

Following up his loving tribute to all things innovative in the jazz world from classic Blue Note records onwards on 'The Red Notes', Jamal Moss releases The Replicant Dream Sequence (Blue PA14 Series) under his foremost Hieroglyphic Being alias.  Moss visited the late Bob Moog's Sound...view item »


Hieroglyphic Being
The Language of Strings

A nat’s crochet after the drop of new Hieroglyphic Being LP The Red Notes via Soul Jazz, the one born Jamal Moss...view item »
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sɪŋkrɪtɪzəm
Our Souls Are In The Hands Of The Translator

Arcola Records (Nkisi, Rian Treanor) drop a new 12” from Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being under his new sɪŋkrɪtɪzəm alias. Our Souls Are In The Hands Of The Translator has comes through with two intriguing bits of cosmic acid. ‘Impoverished Spirits&rsqu...view item »
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Jamal Moss
Acid Taken Over

The man better known as Hieroglyphic Being presents five tracks from his self-released, silver envelope-encased Acid Attacks tape, plus an extra unreleased cut. This music has all the squelchy hallmarks of acid, but twisted into surprising and exciting new forms. Very hard, uncompromising and avan...view item »
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The Sun God
The Anticipatory Organization

Described in the press release as 'three rousing tracks to stir the attention' (whatever that means), this record is probably one you're going to want to listen to should you need to have your attention stirred (apparently). It's worth noting that amongst the attention related jokes that these three tracks are actually pretty cool...like the alb...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
The Red Notes

Prolific producer and DJ Jamal Moss puts out another record under his primary Hieroglyphic Being alias. He expanded his horizons with a collaborative album We Are Not the First in 2015, learning from and working directly with Marshall Allen and&nb...view item »


Hieroglyphic Being, Sarathy Korwar & Shabaka Hutchings
A​.​R​.​E. Project

Ever-prolific techno stargazer Hieroglyphic Being continues his endless trajectory on a collaboration with drummer Sarathy Korwar, who has previously made records involving both Sidi folk music and electronic fusion. Also on the record is saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the three a...view item »
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Jamal Moss presents R2 Underground
The Walls

Jamal Moss, the Hieroglyphic Being himself, presents a fine cut from a live performance in Zurich on the A-side of this, the one hundredth release of the Mathematics label! Over on the B-side, we get to enjoy a ‘Paradise’ mix and an ’Ocean To Ocean’ version from Blake Ronan...view item »


Various / Jamal Moss
The Northside Revival

Jamal Moss, the human being behind the Hieroglyphic Being, applies his special techno technique to three pieces of music by old industrial greats: SPK, Severed Heads and Nitzer Ebb. While this might seem a surprising move for Jamal, he totally k...view item »
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Various / Jamal Moss
Reflection Series #2

Jamal Moss, the human being behind the Hieroglyphic Being, applies his special techno technique to three pieces of music by The Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Fad Gadget. Not what you might expect Jamal to be delving into, but...view item »
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Africans With Mainframes
Faces of Africa II

Africans With Mainframes is the ever-potent pairing of Noleian Reusse with Jamal Moss, aka the Hieroglyphic Being himself. With the twin influences of cosmic drift of outer space on one side and the hard-jacking thud of Chicago’s basements on the other, Africans Wi...view item »
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The Sun God
Same Beings, Same Experiences, Same Worlds

Chicago legend Jamal Moss’s best-known alias is Hieroglyphic Being, but the man just can’t stop sprouting tracks and identities to go with them. As The Sun God, he here presents two cuts of good-time technoish electronics, powered by a deliciously overdriven (to the point of distorti...view item »
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Jamal Moss
Just For The Gherk Of It

Chicago legend Jamal Moss (aka the great Hieroglyphic Being himself) just keeps on producing killer tracks, and he must squeeze them out however possible. Just For The Gherk Of It indulges Jamal’s gherkin obsession, and was originally released on CDr last year. Green cassette tape...view item »
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Jamal Moss
Acid Attacks

Chicago legend Jamal Moss (aka the great Hieroglyphic Being himself) just keeps on producing killer tracks, and he must squeeze them out however possible. Acid Attacks is a self-released cassette that's circulating in very limited quantities, packed full of juicy acidic action bounced straight from ...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
This Isn't Your Typical 90's Era Techno / IDM Revisionist View

A the title claims on This Isn't Your Typical 90's Era Techno Hieroglyphic Being brings two storming tracks that aren’t just looking back at the birth and growth of rave culture and appropriating but taking it on and using it’s tremendous freedom of creativity to unleash these free thinking techno slammers. ...view item »
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Various / I.B.M
Reflection Series #5

The Reflections series of releases, a spin-off from Chicago’s Medusa club, feature main man Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being) creating his own re-edits of old synth tunes. For #5, we have cuts from Blancmange, D.A.F. and Crash Course In Science ...view item »
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Jamal Moss
Ginger Snaps

The Hieroglyphic Being just doesn’t stop producing: Jamal Moss aka The Sun God, half of The Angel Race, Africans With Mainframes, Faces of Drums etc. unleashes a 12" of 3 killer cuts in his inimitable style. Chicago house / rugged techno meets free jazz on this mystical EP that will warp minds and mov...view item »
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The Faces of Drums
Let Go & Release Yourself EP

Cosmic Gherkin Acid from The Faces of Drums, the pairing of the killer producers Steve Poindexter and Jamal Moss (aka Mathematics label boss and the Hieroglyphic Being himself). Of course, these dudes can craft irresistible body-jerkers in their sleep, so all three tracks on the...view item »


Hieroglyphic Being and The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio
Azimuthal Equidistant

The Hieroglyphic Being returns, apparently backed up by The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio, although whether that is a real outfit or just another bit of tasty pseudonym fun is anyone’s guess. Point is, the three tracks of Azimuthal Equidistant have the direct-line analogue space-house power you...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
The Disco's Of Imhotep

Jamal Moss has never been shy with releasing music (how many aliases does he have again?), but word is that new Hieroglyphic Being full-length The Disco’s Of Imhotep is a proper statement, worth serious attention. It certainly has that hypnotic blown-out Being vibe, pitched toward...view item »


The Faces of Drums
Do U Like The Way It Feels

Old-school Gherkin Acid from The Faces of Drums, the pairing of the veteran producers Steve Poindexter and Jamal Moss (aka Mathematics label boss and the Hieroglyphic Being himself). Of course, these dudes can craft irresistible body-jerkers in their sleep, so Do U Like The ...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio
The 42 Laws Of Maat

Experimental and verging psychedelic house tracks from Hieroglyphic Being, in collaboration with the so-called The Truth Trio, who - it is entirely possible - may not actually exist. Heavy hitting distorted kicks which compress the fuzzed out melodies and piano riffs that lay beneath, and dirty analog synths &nb...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
The Fourth Dimensions of a Nubian Mystic

Recently voted "The Worst DJ Of All Time" by some disappointed club-goers who couldn't deal with how real he was, Hieroglyphic Being continues to do literally whatever he wants with another smattering of good old acid. This 12" continues to prove Jamal Moss a titan of whatever he wants, with jazz percussion on the b-side and the same old house p...view item »
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Africans With Mainframes
Faces of Africa

Releases from Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being) under any of his working aliases is always welcome. Africans With Mainframes is his project with fellow afrofuturist space-electro explorer Noleian Reusse, and Faces Of Africa finds them firing off in all directions. 12&...view item »
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I.B.M
Bill Killed

What can we say about this one? The artist of this track remains firmly anonymous (answers on the back of a postcard?), although if you already know the original ‘Kill Bill’ by I.B.M. you’ll know that this is something to be excited for. Bill Killed is yet more aggressive than the original, can you bel...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
The Electronic Belt

The EP is made up of three choice cuts from last years “Man With The Red Drum” transmission with each track bearing the signifiers of Jamal’s rough and distinctive production; melodies twisting themselves into psychedelic wormholes, raw kicks and toms that hit as hard and tight as walnuts. Yellow vinyl edition in 5 d...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
The Acid Documents

Previously only available as a CD of only 100 copies, the fantastic Soul Jazz Records bring us The Acid Documents by Hieroglyphic Being on coloured double vinyl LP limited to 1000 copies. The music is a collection of odd-ball, DIY-electronica with echoes of Frankie Knuckles and ...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl
We Are Not The First

Wow, if anybody ever wanted to see what could be achieved if Hieroglyphic Being expanded his consciousness into a collective hive-mind, here is the answer. His so-called J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Bul assembles a cast of remarkable musicians including Marshall Allen, Shelly Hirsch and ...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being & The Truth Theory Trio
Keep Your Mind Open

Hieroglyphic Being joins forces with The Truth Theory Trio for a scuzzy tech jazz exploration that pushes Basic Channel tendencies into lo-fi territory whilst throwing in the blissful wandering characteristics of the likes of Drexciya. Keep Your Mind Open indeed. Out on vinyl 12” from Bedouin...view item »
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The Sun God
The Sun God and The Myth Lives On Trio

The Sun God, aka Chicago based DJ/producer Jamal Moss (Mathematics recordings) returns to radical musical curiosities label Cejero with ‘The Sun God And The Myth Lives On Trio’. The tracks are punchy but meditative electro compositions built from the warm sounds of classic vintage technology....view item »


Hieroglyphic Being and The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio
The Seer Of Cosmic Visions

Electronic artist Hieroglyphic Being is nomadic with his genre styles, moving through the sounds of modern electronic techno and house into industrial and harsher noise aesthetics. He never stops making, releasing and inventing new music. 'The Seer of Comic Visions' can, as a result, act as a wee guide for the perplex, as it collects cuts from h...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
Acid Rain Under The Stars

The increasingly prolific Jamal Moss pops up on Last Known Trajectory. A label I’ve taken some interest in since that fine Visiona et Dopplereffekt 12” and now this. Up on the A-side ‘Acid Rain Under...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
A Synthetic Love Life

Jamal Moss’s Mathematics sub-label +++ is responsible for what is in my opinion some of his finest work. An outlet for his more experimental cosmic house and techno. &lsq...view item »
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Hieroglyphic Being
Imaginary Soundscapes

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Hieroglyphic Being
Le Jardin Des Chemins Bifurquants

'Le Jardin des Chemins Bifurquants' is the debut outing on Audiomer for Chicago based DJ and producer Hieroglyphic Being a.k.a DJ Jamal Moss. Now, I wouldn't have guessed from listening to this mind-boggling release that Jamal is a student of House music educated by the likes of Adonis and...view item »
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