Boomkat Product Review:
True-skool Chicago don Jamal Moss warms up his machines for another Hieroglyphic Being trip on Mathematics with this digitised version of the vinyl edition. You'll know by now there's no shortage of love for the raw and almost punked Chicago sound of Jamal Moss, the appointed flame carrier for the old skool Ron Hardy/Armando aesthetic and standard bearer for ruff, psyched and funkin effective house music. While not quite as squashed as last years 'Bathroom Sessions' on Morphine, 'So Much Noise 2 Be Heard' is defiantly Jamal Moss, and uncompromisingly covers all angles of his strong willed style. The punishing jack track opener 'Fingerprints Of The Gods' or the rudely lo-fi Euro synth and jackbeat killer 'MB Trax V' on the first plate are just appetisers for the seriously psyched gear on the second disc. 'The Pineapple Effect (Future Jazz Version)' is an instant winner, grinding looped pianos with hacked machine beats or getting ambient on 'Encounters Of A Third Kind', before dropping the stunning 'I Am That I Am (New Age House Re-Make)' sounding like you're trapped in the Music Box on some particularly strong Hoffmans with nowt but a thong on (Don't we all have that fantasy?). In his own words Jamal Moss describes his music as "encompassing an array of sounds and influences from Aboriginal Noises/Classic House/New Age/Acid/Free Jazz/Sufi Rhythms/Deep Soundscapes and Ragtime Electronics" which is far better than we can put it. The execution and purposefully lo-fi aesthetic is utterly devastating - one for the faithful! Essential Purchase.