Jamal Moss (aka I.B.M. - Insane Black Man) is a lost warrior of sonic truth. We first uncovered his music through his own Mathematics Records, where we were shocked to find a unique permutation of the Chicago Jack gene. We came to find out that he may be the last of the line of producers directly inspired by two pillars of Chicago influence: Ron Hardy at the Muzic Box and the legendary club Medusa’s. This makes him uniquely qualified to write a new chapter of Chicago's history.
Digging through shoe boxes of cassettes, video tapes, and mini discs, we have collected the secret tapes of one Insane Black Man. This 12" is just a teaser of what's to come, showcasing a few of the rawer selections in a 12" dance format. The full project that this emanates from will be released this fall on IT as a double album and cassette tape, From The Land Of Rape & Honey (The Suppressed Tapes) 1995 - 2005.
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Amazing what a determined and talented bloke can do with a keyboard, a microphone, and an instrument that's basically an engine spring.
In the end, these spectral, evocative pieces become trance-inducing drones, with the uncoiling bounce of the mouth harp steadily taking on the hypnotic qualities of a Buddhist chant, or more specifically, of Mongolian throat singing.
Different for sure, but an extremely rewarding and immersive listening experience.