Hieroglyphic Being Hieroglyphic BeingA Romance Of 2 Planets
ALTER (ALT04-12, 12”)
You have to have very good taste and judgement to start a label with a 7” by Oneohtrix Point Never and then, as a fourth release, come up with a 12” by Jamal Moss, one of the biggest talents –and also one of the most underrated producers– of Chicago house. It’s so unique that the first reaction is perplexity, and the second is entering your credit card code. This variety on Alter is proof that the house isn’t about just one style, while at the same time it marks a consistent line that could be summed up as the idea of “electronic music in open spaces”. “A Romance Of 2 Planets” contains three cuts of floating house that unfold in a limitless, romantic cosmos. Music that floats free of any kind of gravity and that squeezes together and expands according to its own inner movements. Hieroglyphic Being have signed similar productions over the course of their fifteen-plus year career, but on this particular single they seem to want to extend towards the cosmic as much as they can, leaving the hard techno beats with soul and their sporadic acid basslines aside.