Hieroglyphic Being

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About Hieroglyphic Being

Best known as Hieroglyphic Being, Chicago native Jamal Moss is one of electronic dance music's most fearlessly experimental artists. His futuristic, abstract compositions are influenced by free jazz, industrial, and musique concrète as well as techno and house. His recordings emphasize spontaneity and creativity over studio polish or accessibility, and he often uses analog equipment and primitive recording techniques, resulting in a rough, dirty sound. Restlessly prolific and often brilliant, he has released dozens of albums and EPs, including recordings under additional monikers such as I.B.M. and the Sun God. Some of his most notable releases include 2015's free jazz odyssey We Are Not the First (co-credited to J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl), 2016's succinct The Disco's of Imhotep, and 2022's There Is No Acid in This House. Moss also runs Mathematics Recordings, which has kept Chicago's acid house legacy alive with releases by himself, Steve Poindexter, and Lil' Louis.

Chicago, IL, United States

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