The Hieroglyphic Being – ‘Le Jardin des Chemins Bifurquats’ LP
Le Jardin des Chemins Bifurquats is the first full lenght album of Chicago based electronic music artist, producer, DJ and Jamal R. Moss. Educated by House legends Adonis and Steve Pointdexter, he’s been following a singular musical path, producing a gritty, futuristic meltdown of House, Free Jazz, New Age and Noise. For this record, Jamal worked round the concept of plants having a religion, and the question of what their way of worship then would look like. This resulted in a dark, deep-space overture with raw synth stabs, extreme pitch-shifted textures and hypnotising tribal rythms – somewhat reminiscent of Sun Ra’s interstellar electric keyboard explorations. Le Jardin des Chemins Bifurquats is an unclassifiable tour de force that is oozing with ideas and profound cosmic meaning. Stunning artwork is supplied by visual artist Robert Beatty (of Hair Police).
White Out – ‘Asphalt and Delay’ LP
Awesome brand new LP that marks the band’s first full length album foray in to the exploration of duo improvisation. Recorded over an extended period of time, in a secret midtown Manhattan location high above the city streets, this is their first record devoted entirely to duo improvisations. The LP also features striking silkscreen cover art by Yoko Tack. Since their late-1990s inception, White Out – as comprised by multi-instrumentalist Lin Culbertson and drummer Tom Surgal – have been one of the most consistently absorbing and unpredictable experimental outfits on the grid. The duo’s fertile sound is unusually malleable, due in part to a top-notch succession of collaborators ranging from the No Neck Blues Band’s David Nuss to Jim O’Rourke to Thurston Moore and Carlos Giffoni.