Boomkat Product Review:
Jamal Moss returns to Earth, bumping a glorious 2LP of anti-G synth bounce and mindbending cosmic jazzcid cut from his eternal ribbon of studio jams...
The Chicago icon pays no concessions to shifting trends as he finds ever more variation within the classic brackets of Sun Ra-indebted jazz and deepest acid house nodding to Adonis. Of course, references aside, Jamal’s Hieroglyphic Being still simply sounds like nowt else on this planet, here reeling off a spectrum of sounds that reminds equally to his landmark ‘Strange Strings’ as much as the psychosexual pound of 2022’s ‘Thanks 4 the Tracks U Lost’ with Modern Love.
Jamal sounds like he’s channelling forces from beyond on ‘The Moon Dance', like a fleshy vessel for intergalactic energies and the thrust of Chicago jazz and house that came before him, tilting between breathtaking moonlit stepper ‘When the Earth’s Shadow Falls on the Moon’ to the mental compressions of ‘Purple Skies with Cotton Candy’, and what sounds like a deep-fried Larry Heard on ‘Mawu’, via warehouse levitations on ‘Tethered to the Divinely Spaces Within’, and inimitable blend of below-the-belt grip and head-spinning leads in ‘Fooled by the Divinely Spaces Within’.
Hard heads get theirs in the wallop of ‘Celestial Poems Of The Lady With 10'000 Name’, and the loosest dancers will be in their element with ‘An Eternal Star Beyond The Firmament’ and ‘Lunar Mind Manipulation’.