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Hieroglyphic Being
Synth Expression/Rhythmic Cubism

Synth Expression/Rhythmic Cubism is the latest LP from one of Chicago's most prolific sons, Jamal Moss AKA Hieroglyphic Being. Moss takes sounds from all aspects of the Chicago dance scene and beyond, seemingly never happy sticking with one genre. Polyrhythmic, polyphonic, anchored by bass, rooted in Chicago, but open to new ideas.

Hieroglyphic Being
Black Hands Vol. 2

Jamal Moss - the prolific US producer and DJ with a million aliases - returns to his ol’ faithful alias, Hieroglyphic Being, for a new four track 12” Black Hands Vol. 2 on Mathematics / +++. Coming from the Chicago house scene he mixes house, techno, industrial, avant-jazz and noise to make his own special kinda sound. 
  • Vinyl 12" (MATHPLUS019)
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  • Limited edition

Hieroglyphic Being
A Synthetic Love Life Vol 3

More astral acid from Hieroglyphic Being here. A Synthetic Love Life Vol. 3 contains four further wedges of Jamal Moss’s idiosyncratic club tackle. Anyone familiar with the producer’s style will know that there’s no-one who can take the old Midwest house/techno sounds to strange new places quite like Hieroglyphic Being (maybe the closest competitor is Afrikan Sciences, but he doesn't have the dancefloor rigour of Moss). A Synthetic Love Life Vol. 3 proves that all over again while also ratcheting up the tempo a little at times - the opening and closing cuts sound like juke on the moon.
  • Vinyl 12" (MATHPLUS017)
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  • Limited edition

Hieroglyphic Being
A Synthetic Love Life Vol 1

Hieroglyphic Being aka Jamal Moss has one of the most distinctive style of anyone working in electronic music today. On A Synthetic Love Life Vol 1 (the first of nine) is Moss at his best. Acid techno that's detailed and frenetic in a way that only one Aphex Twin can match. Moss is also a master of polyrhythms, on these four tracks they spiral out like fractals. 

Hieroglyphic Being
A Synthetic Love Life Vol 2

All-round dance music legend Hieroglyphic Being is releasing the second in his A Synthetic Love Life series. If the last edition is anything to go by, it's sure to be chock-a-block with pounding house rhythms, experimental electronics, and twisted, distorted percussion sounds. We look forward to the rest in this series.

Jamal Moss
Gherkin Edits

Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being) is releasing a single called Gherkin Edits and, if his past work is anything to go by, it's certain to be a club-ready, dirty, funky beast of a tune. His 2017 album '4 This Is Living That Gherkin Life' is a classic techno record that's full of distorted beats and fizzy basslines, hopefully 'Gherkin Edits' is more of the same. For fans of Blawan and Randomer.

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 known for, but this acid is no less potent.

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 totally knows how to re-work the material into his own richly hard-jacking style. 12” on Medusa Edits.

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 Lab at the tail end of 2016 and the Chicago house music innovator tested the classic and futuristic machines to their oscillating limits. Prismatic Afro-Futurism never sounded so Moogy, so groovy. Limited edition LP and CD on Moog Recordings Library.

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 avant garde stuff. Double vinyl.

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. The Walls is a 12” release, strictly limited in numbers.
  • Vinyl 12" (MATH100)
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  • Limited edition

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 of course he totally knows how to re-work the material into his own hard-jacking style. 12” on Medusa Edits.

I.B.M
From The Land of Rape & Honey (The Suppressed Tapes) 1995 - 2005

I.B.M. (standing for ‘Insane Black Man’) was an early moniker of Jama Moss, who you might know better as Hieroglyphic Being. From The Land Of Rape And Honey (The Suppressed Tapes) 1995 - 2005 compiles unheard examples of the project’s gnarly acidic-industrial grooves. Double LP on Interdimensional Transmissions.

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 distortion) drum machine. Same Beings, Same Experiences, Same Worlds is out on Bio Rhythm.

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, self-released in extremely limited quantities.

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 Moss’s gear. Cassette sealed in silver foil.

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. Techno centrists beware.

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 to enjoy, each given that special Hieroglyphic spin. 12” on Medusa Edits.

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 believe it? Pressed as a one-sided white label 12”.
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  • I.B.M

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.
  • Vinyl 12"
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  • Limited edition
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I.B.M
Kill Bill

Reissue of a well old track of Jamal Moss / Hieroglyphic Being, here releasing as I.B.M. Kill Bill is a pretty ferocious track from 2005, more than ready to drive you to dancefloor oblivion. We also have two strong and busy tracks on the B-side. All remastered and pressed up by Interdimensional Transmissions.

I.B.M
Eat My Fuck

Twelve tracks of Jamal Moss's most clattering and aggressively-forged jams. Industrial-laced midnight torture chamber/dank warehouse madness for the more insular and heavy-headed techno bloodhound. Has his twitching dissonant trademarks in spades but boy, this is some hard moody shit from our fave acid dread.  01. Eat My Fuck02. Rectum03. Karma Sutra04. Paradoxia05. Into The Black Box06. Oral Fixation07. Fingered08. Vortex Of Desire09. Submit 2 Me10. Autoluminescent Sex11. Psychomentsrum12. AS-FIX-8
  • Artist(s):
  • I.B.M
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  • +++