Boomkat Product Review:
The eternal optimist and arch promoter of Nubian Rights projects us somewhere far beyond earth’s bullshit to The Disco’s Of Imhotep in his only major album release of 2016.
With no disservice to his previous catalogue, this album is evidently Jamal Moss’ most spaciously layered, heavily driven and lushly romantic under the Hieroglyphic Being alias, or any other for that matter: a physically-affective and mind-bending display of what he neatly terms Synth Expressionism or Rhythmic Cubism; taking the examples of his more recent collaborations with the Arkestra’s Marshall Allen in J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl or with Noleian Reusse as Africans With Mainframes into boldly singular new dimensions.
We’ll let him continue: "The Disco's Of Imhotep is about creating Frequencies and Vibrations for the Listener that are conducive for him or her to Heal The Mind and Body and Enrich the Soul by creating Hemi-Synced Harmonies and music that contains embedded Binaural Beats.
We have been made to believe that electronic sounds are just for Movement, Enlightenment, Primal Afflictions and Entertainment purposes, but it's much more… It's Sound Healing, but the ancestors would call it Frequency Medicine. Medicine is Healing and this project is dedicated to one of Earth's first Healers: High Priest Imhotep. The One who comes in Peace, is with Peace."
In other words, it works on a lot of levels, and is perhaps his most successful consolidation of jazz, techno, avant-garde electronics and that unquantifiable “other” in his entire catalogue, quite clearly so in the majestic pinnacle of the title track, or the subterranean ritual of lysergic flash and bang in Sepulchral Offerings and his uncompromisingly psychedelic slammer, Nubian Energy.