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Hieroglyphic Being: The Seer Of Cosmic Visions

From the label:
“Producer and boss of Mathematics Records, Jamal Moss AKA Hieroglyphic Being is a one-off musical explorer. Moss’ music takes cues from the EBM and house that played a huge part in Chicago’s musical underground in the late eighties and early nineties, notably Ron Hardy and Adonis, but also industrial, avant jazz and noise. His tireless schedule of rough low-key releases over the last 12 years and his intense, very physical, psychedelic music have made him a key exponent or maybe even a pioneer of what’s recently come to be named ‘outsider house’, although he prefers the more Sun-Ra like descriptors of ‘rhythmic cubism’ and ‘cosmic bebop’. Moss’ releases, much like his music, have straddled house labels and the more leftfield avant garde electronic imprints with ease; however his deeply held Afrofuturist intent and the discipline of his radical designs set him apart from the pack. Always moving forward, his music is an ever-evolving transmission from his mind to our bodies, or as he sees it, a form of meditation that the supple, tuned listener will enjoy immensely. The Seer Of Cosmic Visions is a collection of tracks from his back catalogue, hugely varied within it’s basic drum machine and synths template: from the psychedelic blowout of the title track and the distorted, ruptured crunch of ‘How Wet Is Ur Box’, to more delicate meditations like ‘Space Is The Place’ or ‘Letters From The Edge’; from the shimmering rhythmic noise of ‘A Genre Sonique’ to the woozy tribal funk of ‘134340 Pluto’, the rough darting strings of the off-kilter ‘Calling Planet Earth’ and the relaxing gaseous drones of ‘Strange Signs In The Sky’, the album never fails to transport the listener to another state of mind.”
The Seer Of Cosmic Visions is out now via Planet Mu Records; listen to “Letters From The Edge” below.


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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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