The Disco’s of Imhotep
Technicolour Records Aug 1, 2016
Earth shattering (and surprisingly accessible) stuff from Chicago’s prolific Lo-Fi Afro-futurist Acid House dude. Moulding techno,house, free jazz, industrial and psychedelia into rough’n’ready body music is not for the faint of heart, but Jamal Moss imbues his work with enough love that his tracks ooze a kind of analogue soul. On tracks such as “Spiritual Offerings” and “Crocodile Skin”, the sound is pure ’89 jackin’ house, albeit totally devoid of whatever small amount of studio sheen the originals had. “The Way of The Tree of Life” echoes with the rattles and hums of some alien fax machine and the album’s title track is Being’s fullest realisation yet of his raw-ass cosmic club vision. If you’ve ever dreamt about Sun Ra jamming with Suicide, you should probably spend some time getting acquainted with Hieroglyphic Being.