Can’t go wrong with any of the four tracks on Neroli’s Inside Part 2 various artists EP, or indeed much of what Neroli releases. But Hieroglyphic Being‘s A-side track “Black Hands Sound 63” just hits the right spot. Years before anyone made “lo fi” a meme and DJs began playing festivals on the basis of it, Hieroglyphic Being was sculpting with distortion, taming feedback into melodies and building a wall of sound with ancient analog electronics bleeding into one another. The difference between his stuff and that stuff is, well, that stuff is boring, as in DJ Boring, and this will bring you life when you need it most.
“Black Hands Sound 63” is machine jazz, this could be credibly covered by a quintet with brass and winds and a big elephant stomp from the drum riser. An object of beauty and a functional one.
Hieroglyphic Being: “Black Hands Sound 63″ (from Inside Part 2, Selected by Volcov) (Neroli / September 2021 / 12” Vinyl)
A1. Domu – “Point Of Entry” (3:48)
A2. Hieroglyphic Being – “Black Hands Sound 63” (6:19)
B1. Patrick Gibin & Kaidi Tatham – “Don’t Read” (5:46)
B2. EDB – “You Bring Me Joy” (feat Marsha & Alberto Lincetto) (6:03)
⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was not submitted as a promo.