+++ is Jamal Moss's boutique imprint for his weirder output. (As if he needed an excuse to be even more out there.) He doesn't skimp on the weirdness for the label's eighth instalment, The Human Experience, either. Things sputter to a start with "How Wet Is Your Box," which is hard to even describe. It sounds like he's forming a beat out of a broken radio, tapped out by bits of static and interrupted by huge fragments of jagged distortion. At one point you could easily mistake it for a guitar solo. "Siddhartha (Part 1)," meanwhile, definitely has some real drums, but they're mired in a shroud of distortion as the breakbeat heaves wildly like it's struggling to break free of something. Big, distorted snares hit at the sides, only increasing the feeling that Moss is trying to force his tunes to violently dismantle themselves in realtime.
The flipside is a little more forgiving. "Long Live the Flesh," with its catchy (yet supremely stuttery) bassline and chanted vocals, is tribal house in the most literal sense. Its also maybe the only track on the EP you'd consider playing out in a club. The EP closes out as strangely as it started with another heavily-filtered oddity: the title track has the same kinda-sorta-but-not-really 4/4 pulse as "How Wet Is Your Box," and this time a heavily flanged synth skips up and down like a pebble in a pond.
Tracklist: Hieroglyphic Being - The Human Experience EPA1 How Wet Is Your Box
A2 Siddhartha (Part One)
B1 Long Live The Flesh (The Edit)
B2 The Human Experience