Real Name:
Jamal R. Moss
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.

Current Update :
Genre: Electronic ( Acid House / Detroit Techno / Deep House / Industrial / Avant Gard – Improv Jazz – Sound Sculptures )

Live Pa – 90-120 minutes
Sound Selector – 3 Hours

The Wire – The Guardian – Bomb Magazine – Chicago Reader – Chicago Tribune – Washington Post – Resident Advisor – Fact Magazine – Vice – Mixmag – The Georgia Straight – XLR8R – The Quietus – South Side Weekly – Crack Magazine – Electronic Beats – Groove Magazine – The Fader – Pop Matters – Financial Times – Village Voice – Time Out – Spin – Noisey – Pitchfork – Vogue .

BBC – Red light Radio – Red bull Radio – RinseFm – NTS – NPR – World Wide FM – Beats In Space – Intergalactic FM – WMTS Radio – WNUR

The Sun RA Arkestra – Kamasi Washington – Shabazz Palaces – Chris & Cosey – Holly Herndon – William Basinski – Actress – Silver Apples – Senyawa – Morton Subotnick – Vatican Shadow – Dean Blunt – Mala - Senor Coconut

Animal Collective – Pantha Du Prince – Hans-Joachim Rodelious – Paul Woolford – Alexander Robotnick –
Fatima Yamaha – Matrixxman – Cavern of Anti-Matter – Illum Sphere

Mark Sanders – Orphy Robinson – Adonis – Evan Parker – Shabaka Hutchings – Marshall Allen – Jean-Francois Pauvros – Danny Thompson – Hamid Drake – Steve Poindexter – Jean-Marc Foussat – Wolf-Eyes – Reggie Watts –
Janelle Monae – Shazad Ismaily – Greg Fox

ADE – Big Ears – BEMF – Moogfest – Bestival – Dance City – Unsound – Le Guess Who – Phono Festival – Free Rotation – New Forms Festival – Roskilde Festival – Melbourne Music Week – Milhoes De Festa – Donau Festival – Dimensions Festival - Dekmental

Berghain – Corsica Studios – Cafe OTO – University Of Chicago – Oberlin – Tate Modern – Zoo – MOMA PS1 -HKW : Art Institute In Berlin – Palazzo Re Enzo – Barbican – EMPAC – Royal Albert Hall – Paradiso – Rex Club – Jazz Cafe – The Art School – Trafo : House of Contemporary Arts – Exploratorium of San Francisco –
Smart Bar – Panther Room – Dude Club – Lux Fragil – House Of Electronic Arts Basel

Hieroglyphic Being Discography Tracks

Hieroglyphic Being - Bout Ready To Jak (Remixes) album art Osborne Bout Ready To Jak (Hieroglyphic Being Remix) Osborne - Bout Ready To Jak (Remixes) Spectral Sound US 2004 Sell This Version
MATHEMATICS-016 Hieroglyphic Being - London's Calling E.P. album art Chris Moss Acid Washing Faces (A Hieroglyphic Being Cleansing) Chris Moss Acid - London's Calling E.P.(12", EP) Mathematics Recordings MATHEMATICS-016 US 2007 Sell This Version
Mathematics 028 Hieroglyphic Being - A Prescription Of Love E.P. album art Marcello Napoletano Linguetta Acida (A Hieroglyphic Being Re-Duction) Marcello Napoletano - A Prescription Of Love E.P.(12", EP) Mathematics Recordings Mathematics 028 US 2009 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being - XI Versions Of Black Noise album art Pantha Du Prince Satellite Sniper (Hieroglyphic Being Version) Pantha Du Prince - XI Versions Of Black Noise (Comp) Rough Trade Taiwan 2011 Sell This Version
RTRADLP613 Hieroglyphic Being - V Versions Of Black Noise album art Pantha Du Prince Satellite Sniper (Hieroglyphic Being Version) Pantha Du Prince - V Versions Of Black Noise(LP, Comp) Rough Trade RTRADLP613 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
RH-VIRGO2LTD Hieroglyphic Being - Untitled album art Virgo Four Boing (Hieroglyphic Being Pongo Remix) Virgo Four - Untitled(12", Ltd, Cle) Rush Hour Recordings RH-VIRGO2LTD Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
LR002 Hieroglyphic Being - Culture Clubs album art Ital (3) Culture Clubs (No Culture) Ital (3) - Culture Clubs(12") Lovers Rock LR002 US 2011 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being - Redose-1 album art Ra.H & Dynamo Dreesen / Madteo & Sensational Freak Inspector (Hieroglyphic Being Rework) Ra.H & Dynamo Dreesen / Madteo & Sensational - Redose-1 Morphine Records Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
OJO-08 Hieroglyphic Being - El Effekto EP album art Jorge C.* El Effekto (Hieroglyphic Being_Rework) Jorge C.* - El Effekto EP(12", EP) Ojo De Apolo OJO-08 Chile 2012 Sell This Version
Hyp 079 Hieroglyphic Being - Hyp 079 album art Hodge (3) Boing Hodge (3) - Hyp 079(File, MP3, Mixed) Hyponik Hyp 079 UK 2012
Hieroglyphic Being - You EP album art Florian Muller Mobius Dub (Hieroglyphic Being Re-Source Cue Version) Florian Muller - You EP (EP) Cinematic Recordings UK 2013 Sell This Version
PB006 Hieroglyphic Being - Untitled album art Hypnosaurus* Untitled (Re-Played) Hypnosaurus* - Untitled(12", Ltd) Porridge Bullet / Pudru Kuul PB006 Estonia 2013 Sell This Version
TOB040 Hieroglyphic Being - A Musical Drama EP album art Bohemian Groove Everybody Here (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience 1) Bohemian Groove - A Musical Drama EP(12", EP) Throne Of Blood TOB040 US 2014 Sell This Version
BLP100TRKS2014 Hieroglyphic Being - The Top 100 Tracks Of 2014 album art Various Remember (Hieroglyphic Being Version) Various - The Top 100 Tracks Of 2014(100xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Bleep (2) BLP100TRKS2014 UK 2014
DN004 Hieroglyphic Being - Hakken Dub / Throat Dub album art Aïsha Devi Throat Dub (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience 9) Aïsha Devi - Hakken Dub / Throat Dub(12", Maxi) Danse Noire DN004 Switzerland 2014 Sell This Version
none Hieroglyphic Being - Podcast 345 album art Matrixxman Venetian Mask (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience) Matrixxman - Podcast 345(File, MP3, Mixed, 192) XLR8R none US 2014
WASTEP4 Hieroglyphic Being - Remixes album art Roedelius* Remember (Hieroglyphic Being Remix) Roedelius* - Remixes(12") All Saints WASTEP4 UK 2014 Sell This Version
MOM001 Hieroglyphic Being - Dancing Hindus album art Pedro Vian Dancing Hindus (Hieroglyphic Being Remix) Pedro Vian - Dancing Hindus(12") Modern Obscure Music MOM001 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MARMO 003 Hieroglyphic Being - Adderf Arreug album art Modus (3) Voice Of Vatikan (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience 14) Modus (3) - Adderf Arreug(12") Marmo Music MARMO 003 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
WAST034CD Hieroglyphic Being - Greater Lengths (An All Saints Compilation) album art Various Remember Various - Greater Lengths (An All Saints Compilation)(2xCD) All Saints WAST034CD UK 2014 Sell This Version
NITE-20 Hieroglyphic Being - Galacticoast Mosi album art Death Comet Crew Alpha Delta (Hieroglyphic Being Reinterpretation) Death Comet Crew - Galacticoast Mosi(12") Citinite NITE-20 UK 2014 Sell This Version
SUS009 Hieroglyphic Being - P.H.O.N.E. album art Kloke P.H.O.N.E. (Hieroglyphic Being Remix) Kloke - P.H.O.N.E.(12", Single) Styles Upon Styles SUS009 US 2015 Sell This Version
TV 120 Hieroglyphic Being - Truancy Volume 120 album art Karen Gwyer Throat Dub (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience 9) Karen Gwyer - Truancy Volume 120(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Truants TV 120 UK, Europe & US 2015
MPR 005 Hieroglyphic Being - Metroflex album art New Jackson Metroflex (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience) New Jackson - Metroflex(12", Single) Major Problems MPR 005 Ireland 2015 Sell This Version
SPC-129 Hieroglyphic Being - StuxNet album art Matrixxman Venetian Mask (The Hieroglyphic Being Experience) Matrixxman - StuxNet(12") Spectral Sound SPC-129 US 2015 Sell This Version

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November 3, 2016
he's probably released another album by the time I finish writing this comment


April 8, 2016
When does this guy find time to sleep? bangin music though.


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.


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


November 14, 2004
edited over 13 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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