The Disco's Of Imhotep

Hieroglyphic BeingSKU: 5054429004977

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Since he began releasing music during the mid-'90s, Jamal Moss (best known as Hieroglyphic Being, among several other pseudonyms and collaborative ventures) has been restlessly prolific, with dozens of EPs and full-lengths appearing via his own Mathematics Recordings as well as highly regarded labels such as Spectral Sound and Soul Jazz Records. The Chicago native's experimental house sound is equally informed by the interplanetary jazz of Sun Ra as well as his city's industrial scene, and his spontaneous recordings, while often danceable, always defy the conventions of dance music. Released in 2016, The Disco's of Imhotep is his first full-length for Technicolour (a Ninja Tune sublabel focused on experimental house 12"s), and it provides a good entry point for listeners who have yet to dive into his overwhelmingly vast, usually brilliant catalogue. Considering how sprawling and lengthy many of Hieroglyphic Being's full-lengths are, the album seems considerably more restrained at only 33 minutes. His tracks generally don't seem to have clear beginnings or endings, as they feel like brief snapshots of moments in time, and with all of these tracks clocking in at five minutes or less, they seem more excerpted than his usual albums.

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