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 Tracks

Albums

Hieroglyphic Being A Synthetic Love Life (Album) + + + US 2013 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being Imaginary Soundscapes (Album) + + + US 2013 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 023 Hieroglyphic Being The Songs Of The Red Lion(CDr, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 023 US 2013 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 024 Hieroglyphic Being The Universe Next Door(CDr, Lim) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 024 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Hieroglyphic Being Seer Of Cosmic Visions(6xFile, MP3, Album, 320) The Wire Tracks none UK 2013
MFM CD - 025 Hieroglyphic Being Un Autre Endroit(CDr, Album, Ltd) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 025 US 2013 Sell This Version
MFM CD - 021 Hieroglyphic Being Paisagens Imaginarias Mode 1(CDr, Ltd, Album) Music From Mathematics MFM CD - 021 US 2013 Sell This Version
ZIQ349 Hieroglyphic Being And The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio* The Seer Of Cosmic Visions(CD, Promo) Planet Mu ZIQ349 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Hieroglyphic Being The Discos Of Imhotep: The Sun Man Speaks(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label none Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl - We Are Not The First (Album) Rvng Intl. US 2015 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being The Disco's Of Imhotep (Album) Technicolour UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Hieroglyphic Being Dekmantel Podcast 052(File, MP3, 256) Dekmantel none Netherlands 2016
MATH 088 Hieroglyphic Being And The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio* Cosmic Bebop (2x12", Album) Mathematics Recordings MATH 088 US 2016 Sell This Version
DS100 Hieroglyphic Being NYE 15/16(File, FLAC) Otoroku DS100 UK 2017
SJR LP 394 Hieroglyphic Being The Red Notes(2xLP) Soul Jazz Records SJR LP 394 UK 2018 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being The Hieroglyphic Being Experience Vol. 1 (Album) + + + Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M.A.R.S-001 Steve Poindexter Featuring Hieroglyphic Being Steve Poindexter Featuring Hieroglyphic Being - Untitled(12", W/Lbl) Mathematics Recordings M.A.R.S-001 US 1996 Sell This Version
Mathematics-003 Adonis Presents Hieroglyphic Being Adonis Presents Hieroglyphic Being - If(12") Mathematics Recordings Mathematics-003 US 2002 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being Du Commencement A L'Eternite 6277 US 2004 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being Machines For Lovers EP (EP) Spectral Sound US 2004 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being The Temple Of The Moon Mathematics Recordings US 2004 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being Conversations In A Analog Dialect Klang Elektronik Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being Liquid Sex EP (EP) Spectral Sound US 2005 Sell This Version
MATHEMATICS 009 Hieroglyphic Being The Sound Of Music E.P.(12", EP) Mathematics Recordings MATHEMATICS 009 US 2005 Sell This Version
Hieroglyphic Being The Acid Test Pt. 1 Mathematics Recordings US 2006 Sell This Version

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SHODAN_2114

SHODAN_2114

November 3, 2016
he's probably released another album by the time I finish writing this comment
mancity1970

mancity1970

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

lauren_diz

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 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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