Hieroglyphic Being

Hieroglyphic Being

Real Name:
Jamal R. Moss
Profile:
American electronic music artist and DJ.

Recorded for a variety of labels (including Sony Europe, 6277, Spectral Sound, Crème Organization, Klang Elektronik, and Mathematics Recordings), and as a former member of The Dirty Criminals on International Deejay Gigolo Records.

Voted URB magazine's Top 100 in 2004 as a group, Jamal Moss has long been a part of the Chicago house & techno scene as both a promoter, producer, and DJ.

One of the last of the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy at the Music Box.
Moss’s first creative endeavors were as part of a crew that created industrial soundscapes or 'Art Noise' for the Liquid Love parties held at the famed Powerplant in Chicago from 1989 to 1990. When the Powerplant was closed, Moss and his cohorts started Liquid Sex, which became a magnet for many well-known house artists such as Steve Poindexter, who put Moss in touch with future collaborators the Chicago Bad Boys collective.

From the autumn of 1993 to the summer of 1996 he was host and DJ for 89.3 WNUR's radio program StreetBeat, showcasing a segment named Jack-FM.

He was also taken under the wing of house legend Adonis, who became a key mentor figure in Moss’s life and an inspiration for his moniker.

Key moments include:
- performing live in 2004 at DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) underground stage.
- featured artist in issue 92 of German magazine De:Bug in 2005.
- voted URB magazines Top 100 in 2005.
- having work featured on Time Out magazine's "The Other Side Of Paris" DVD guide (along with Bauhaus, Front 242, Black Strobe, and others).
- track featured on a Robert Moog compilation "A Tribute To Robert Moog".
- featured in XLR8R's 100 anniversary issue in August 2006.
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Hieroglyphic Being Discography

Albums

Mathematics CD - 005 Hieroglyphic Being So Much Noise 2 Be Heard (Album) Mathematics Recordings, Mathematics Recordings Mathematics CD - 005 US 2008 Sell This Version
MUSICFROMMATHEMATICS CD-001 Hieroglyphic Being The Bathroom Sessions(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Music From Mathematics MUSICFROMMATHEMATICS CD-001 US 2008 Sell This Version
MFM-003 Hieroglyphic Being A Synthetic Love Life (Studio Sessions)(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM-003 US 2009 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 002, MFM - 002 Hieroglyphic Being The Black Box (Audio Memoirs 1-12)(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics, Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 002, MFM - 002 US 2009 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 010 Hieroglyphic Being ANKH(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 010 US 2010 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 009 Hieroglyphic Being The Sun Man Speaks(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 009 US 2010 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 008 Hieroglyphic Being Free The Energy(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 008 US 2010 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 006 Hieroglyphic Being 4 She Is The Acid & I Am The Frequency(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 006 US 2010 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 007 Hieroglyphic Being The Lost Transmissions(CDr, Ltd, Album) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 007 US 2010 Sell This Version
MFM CD 005 Hieroglyphic Being Compositeurs Sans Frontières(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD 005 US 2010 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 004 Hieroglyphic Being Conversations In An Analog Dialect (Galaxy Studio Sessions 2004)(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 004 US 2010 Sell This Version
audioMER.008.LP Hieroglyphic Being Le Jardin Des Chemins Bifurquants(LP, Ltd) audioMER. audioMER.008.LP Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
Fur030 Hieroglyphic Being The Urantia Project(Cass, Album, Ltd, C60) Further Records Fur030 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD 017 Hieroglyphic Being RE-SURRECTION(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD 017 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 012 Hieroglyphic Being Primitif Nous Sommes(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 012 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 019 Hieroglyphic Being THE BLACK BOX II(CDr, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 019 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 015 Hieroglyphic Being Cura Sana(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 015 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD 016 Hieroglyphic Being Strange Strings(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD 016 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD 011 Hieroglyphic Being A Memoir Of Life In The Lust(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD 011 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 018 Hieroglyphic Being Cosmo Rhythmatic(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 018 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 014 Hieroglyphic Being Speaking In Tongues(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 014 US 2011 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 020 Hieroglyphic Being Welcome 2 The Beating Hearts Social Club(CDr, Ltd, Album) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 020 US 2012 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 022 Hieroglyphic Being The Man With The Red Drum(CDr, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 022 US 2012 Sell This Version
+ + + 09 Hieroglyphic Being Imaginary Soundscapes (Album) + + + + + + 09 US 2013 Sell This Version
+ + + 10 Hieroglyphic Being A Synthetic Love Life(2xLP, Album) + + + + + + 10 US 2013 Sell This Version

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mrs_todd

mrs_todd

June 18, 2015
Opening a moving pathway through the thicket of static to the inky depths of rhythm and the blazing heights of pure noise. And you can dance to it.
TIM

TIM

October 26, 2014
I have been trying to follow Hierogylphic Being since 2004 on Spectral. Key word is trying. How can someone release some 30 full lengths in 8 years? Hard for the completist in me ;).... Having said that there should be some quality control as it's hard to say there is that much great music to release that many. I like Mr. moss but perhaps a less is more approach. Or is the strategy to not have your followers be able to keep up? Not sure I get releasing that much music. 10 albums in one year?? I was at the record store and must have saw 25 different releases. Picked up one. Blindly of course. I probably would have picked up more if there wasn't so many. How about 3 double cdrs in a year? Makes me feel like giving up on following him lol
notoriousJ.I.M

notoriousJ.I.M

November 14, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
Jamal Moss is a name to watch. His sound touches on Detroit, Chicago, IDM and Industrial music. For the head and the more adventurous dancefloor. Also recorded an EP as IBM with Steve Poindexter on Mathematics recordings.

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