After a collaboration with Ital, Chicago’s Jamal Moss returns to Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu under an extended alias – with his first solo full-length for the prolific label. Expanding the Hieroglyphic Being moniker to And The Configurative Or Modular Me Trio hints at the concept the Mathematics Records founder developed for the album: selected from the house producer’s comprehensive back catalogue, The Seer Of Cosmic Visions plays with synths templates and distorted beats. The rough surfaces of Moss’s explorations are the thread of the album. His fragmented, dissonant and wildly structured soundscapes seem like warped and condensed versions of classic house and techno songwriting approaches: these alienations make his consistent cosmos references all the more tangible.
Jamal Moss’ tireless output showed no sign of stopping in 2014, with the debut I.B.M LP Eat My Fuck and a scattering of releases away from his own Mathematics Records base under his more known alias Hieroglyphic Being. The Chicago artist’s back catalogue is a seemingly endless, perplexing labyrinth of alternate aliases and sub labels that draw you into his world, so the arrival of the Seer Of Cosmic Visions compilation on Planet Mu is a welcome access portal to some of the previously vinyl only cuts on the artist’s +++ sub imprint. Acting under the extended alias Hieroglyphic Being And The Configurative Or Modular Me, Jamal Moss wears his Sun Ra influences on his sleeve and his singular approach to music is similar to that of the mythical Saturnite’s; always challenging, unique, with no comprise. Despite Moss’ courting of labels outside the security of his Mathematics home, his material is still as confrontational as ever, securing him the position of electronic music’s enfant terrible.