Hieroglyphic Being

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Biography

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    An American Sound Artist & Experimental Composer having recorded for a variety of labels (including Sony Europe - Axis/6277- Ghostly - NINJA TUNE - RVNG Intl - Soul Jazz Records) - Mathematics Recordings -Voted URB Magazines Top 100 of 2004 in a Group act & Top 100 as a solo artist, Jamal Moss has long been a part of the Chicago house/techno scene as both a Promoter/Producer & DJ. Moss’s first creative endeavors were as part of a crew that created industrial soundscapes / Art Noise for the Liquid Love parties at the famed Powerplant in Chicago from 1989-90. 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 Fall of 1993 - to the Summer of 1996 was Host/DJ for WNUR'S 89.3 StreetBeat Program Showcasing a segment named JACK-FM( Thank U Shaun Fahey ). 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: "I decided to give myself meaning and purpose, to honor my father (who gave me life) and my mentor Adonis (who gave me knowledge); I named myself Hieroglyphic Being ( Performed Live at 2004 DEMF'S Underground Stage / A Featured Artists In Germany's DE:BUG Magazine issue 92 in 2005 / Voted URB Magazines Top 100 in 2005 & has Composed Works Featured On Time Out Magazines The Other side of Paris DVD Guide Along with Bauhaus/Front 242/Black Strobe & Featured in other MAGAZINE PRINT + DIGITAL COVERAGE: 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 . Composed works for a Tribute to Robert Moog Benefit Compilation & a Featured Artist in Xlr8tr's 100 Aniversary issue aug 2006 & has done Analog Composition Covers & Analog Editing For Alexander Robotnick - Miles Davis - Sun Ra in 2007 & 2008 ).” HAS OPENED FOR: 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 - John Maus - Shabazz Palaces - Joachim Hans Rodelious - Wolf Eyes - Silver Apples - Morton Subotnick & many More. PERFORMED/COLLABORATIONS/LECTURES WITH: 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 CLUBS + VENUES PERFORMED: 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 FESTIVALS PERFORMED: 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 And the last of the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy at the Music Box, which he is uniquely qualified to write a new chapter of Chicago's Rich Musical history.
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    Selected discography

    Untitled (12", W/Lbl) Mathematics Recordings 1996 The Dirty Criminals (12") International Deejay Gigolo Records 2001 If (12") Mathematics Recordings 2002 Du Commencement A L'Eternite (12") 6277 2004 Du Commencement A L'Eternite (12", Promo, W/Lbl) 6277 2004 Machines For Lovers EP (12", EP) Spectral Sound 2004 The Temple Of The Moon (7", Blu) Mathematics Recordings 2004 Conversations In A Analog Dialect (12") Klang Elektronik 2005 Liquid Sex EP (12", EP) Spectral Sound 2005 The Sound Of Music E.P. (12", EP) Mathematics Recordings 2005 Cosmic Dust E.P. (12", EP) Mathematics Recordings 2006 The Acid Test Pt. 1 (12", RE) Mathematics Recordings 2006 Guidance / Direction E.P. (12", EP) Apnea 2007 Living In A Zome EP (12", EP) Mathematics Recordings 2008 So Much Noise 2 Be Heard (2x12", Ltd) Mathematics Recordings 2008 So Much Noise 2 Be Heard (2xCD, Album, Dou) Mathematics Recordings 2008 The Bathroom Sessions (CDr, Ltd) Music From Mathematics 2008 The Bathroom Sessions Select (12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Morphine Records 2008 The Bathroom Sessions Select (12") Morphine Records 2008 The Secret Life Of Water E.P. (12") Same Soul Different Body Imprint 2008 The 12th Planet (CDr) Quadrant Recordings 2009 Remixes: Bout Ready To Jak (Remixes) (12") Bout Ready To Jak (Hie... Spectral Sound 2004 London's Calling E.P. (12", EP) Washing Faces (A Hiero... Mathematics Recordings 2007 Appears On: Organized Confuzion (CD) Death Is Nothing To Fe... International Deejay Gigolo Records 2004 Organized Confuzion (CD, Album, Promo, Car) Death Is Nothing To Fe... International Deejay Gigolo Records 2004 1 (CD, Comp, Promo) -2 Net28 2008 1 (CD, Comp, Dig) -2 Net28 2008 Music From Mathematics (CD, Comp) Mathematics Recordings 2008 The Bremen Orchestra EP (12", EP) Bremen Orchestra (Re-... Mathematics Recordings 2008 Tracks Appear On: Organized Confuzion (2x12") Death Is Nothing To Fear International Deejay Gigolo Records 2004 Organized Confuzion (2x12", W/Lbl) Death Is Nothing To Fear International Deejay Gigolo Records 2004 Spectral Sound Vol. 1 (2xLP) Je Suis Musique Spectral Sound 2005 Spectral Sound Vol. 1 (CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Je Suis Musique, Apple Spectral Sound 2005 The Mission Objective (CDr) Bird Songs For Amelie 6277 2005 A Tribute To Robert Moog (CD, Comp) Altar Crème Organization 2006 Diamanten Und Raketen (CD) D.O.S. Klang Elektronik 2006 1 (CD, Comp, Promo) -2 Net28 2008 1 (CD, Comp, Dig) -2 Net28 2008 Mix May 2008 (File, MP3, Mixed) Je Suis Musique Time To Express 2008 Music From Mathematics (CD, Comp) Residue, Temple Of The... Mathematics Recordings 2008 Spectral Sound Vol. 2 (File, Comp + File, Mixed) Machines For Lovers, L... Spectral Sound 2009 The CS Strategy (12") Eargasmic Recordings 2004 Ancient Echoes EP (12", EP) Klang Elektronik 2005 Relics & Artifacts (12", RP) Frantic Flowers 2005 Relics & Artifacts (12", Cle) Frantic Flowers 2005 Scene 1 (7", Whi) Jack-FM 2005 Scene 2 (7", Whi) Jack-FM 2005 Scene 3 (7") Jack-FM 2005 Scene 5 (12") Jack-FM 2006 Remixes: The House Of Muzique (12") Blackholes (Unreleased... Muzique Records 2005 The House Of Muzique (Volume 2) (12") System Free (Re-Beated... Muzique Records 2007 RA.105 (File, MP3, Mixed, Pod) Blackholes (Unreleased... Resident Advisor 2008 Tracks Appear On: The Other Side Paris (DualDisc) Return 2 Saturn Deaf Dumb & Blind, Breakbeat Science Recordings 2005 The Other Side Paris (DualDisc, Mixed, Comp) Return 2 Saturn TimeOut Records (2) 2005 Thoughts From Chicago Vol. One (12") God Energy Eargasmic Recordings 2005 Time Out Presents The Other Side: Paris (DualDisc, Mixed, Comp) Return 2 Saturn Resist Music 2006 Diamanten Und Raketen II (CD, Comp) Ancient Echoes (A Trib... Klang Elektronik 2008 Thoughts From Chicago Vol. Two (12") Leo Leo Rising (Rhythm... Eargasmic Recordings 2008 My Life As A Skinny Puppy (12") Mathematics Recordings 2003 Kill Bill (12") Interdimensional Transmissions 2005 Kill Bill (12", Ltd, Blu) Interdimensional Transmissions 2005 Hurt U / No Love E.P. (12", EP) Mathematics Recordings 2007 A Music Box Reflection (12", S/Sided, Ltd) Crème Organization 2008 Appears On: Made In China (12") Made In China (IBM Edit) Crème Organization 2007 Reflection Series #1 (12", W/Lbl) Medusa Edits 2008 The Northside Revival (12", W/Lbl) Medusa Edits 2008 Tracks Appear On: Destroy Your Powercenters - IT Future 2006 (CDr, Album, Smplr) Kill Bill, Black Sunda... Interdimensional Transmissions 2006 International Deejay Gigolos CD 11 (2xCD, Album, Comp) Kill Bill (BMG Edit) International Deejay Gigolo Records 2009 MO CD 001 Various Members Only Re-Edits (CDr, Comp, Ltd) 2005 MO1 Various Historical Archives Volume 1 (12") 2006 MO10 Various Historical Archives Volume 10 (12") 2008 MO11 Various Historical Archives Volume 11 (12") 2008 MO12 Various Historical Archives Volume 12 (12") 2009 MO2 Various Historical Archives Volume 2 (12") 2006 MO3 Various Historical Archives Volume 3 (12") 2006 MO4 Various Historical Archives Volume 4 (12") 2007 MO5 Various Historical Archives Volume 5 (12") 2007 MO6 Various Historical Archives Volume 6 (12") 2007 MO7 Various Historical Archives Volume 7 (12") 2007 MO8 Various Historical Archives Volume 8 (12") 2008 MO9 Various Historical Archives Volume 9 (12") 2008