The Veil

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"finding the elusive perfect blend of hip-hop prose, with a synthpop aesthetic and dance oriented beats... the EP is strong on technical hip-hop chops, with a flawless production sense."
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released 07 January 2014

Produced by Cairoglyphs
Mixed & Mastered by Ric Gordon

Label:
Russian Winter Records
russianwinterrecords.com
Press:
Russian Winter Media
printo (at) russianwinterrecords (dot) com

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Cairoglyphs Kansas City, Kansas

Cairoglyphs is the electronic brainchild of Kansas City based hip-hop artist and producer Ryan Forest. His debut EP, "The Veil" has just been released on Russian Winter Records. Cairoglyphs features retro-futuristic soundscapes that are underlined by a dark introspective narrative. "The Veil" EP serves up a sophisticated blend of deep house and rap, taking dance based hip-hop to new
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Track Name: The Phoenix
The Phoenix

Words and Music by Ryan Forest
Copyright 2014 Akashic Temple/ASCAP

Spazzin’ in my cardigan/about to go hard again/swing a swift scythe, like it's time to bring the harvest in/(slice) recite the starkest hymns/starving artist carcass slim/throw a couple darts with me, whomever hits the target wins/serve a splash of inner math from my evolving pen/ego burned to ashes like the past is to dissolve again/a certain magic in the fabric of revolving whim/evil's only half the chosen path/I am absolved within/In the land of the damned I never lost my zen/instead I thought up a plan, I knew could cost some friends/black sheep to the zed, a rebel snob to trends/take two shots to the head the saga never ends/I visualize the ramada that Don Juan was in/I empathize more with naguals ingesting mescaline/I'm synthesized, never bothered injecting estrogen/to realize in my heart, what full expression is

Don't be pretentious/I'm off the hinges/rep the fringes/I intend to clinch this/goal of mine/ensoul this rhyme with vengeance/golden lines implode the minds of infants/
When ancient rhythms/awake at instant/to shake foundations of sapient schisms/reclaim compassion/berate division/from smoldering ashes, the phoenix risen

Climb the vertical axis/invert and collapse with/subversive detachment/unheard of contraptions/triune syntax/the “was, is, will” fashion/kind, cool with raps/my bruh, skills is active/real with rhymes, I shine like thrice times/4th ray defined/sag style: the sign/and I'm/King Forest/stay fresh till infinity/ranked high, still DTE like a centipede/so if you ever consider being a friend to me/just know that the ego's the only enemy/all is love and calm daps beyond that/up above my contact's beyond rap/-free agent, no contract to rhyme, back/persuade ya with bomb slaps, sublime facts/In 87 I descended to this plane of existence, now witness the dawning of my reign
Don't be pretentious/I'm off the hinges/rep the fringes/I intend to clinch this/goal of mine/ensoul this rhyme with vengeance/golden lines implode the minds of infants/
When ancient rhythms/awake at instant/to shake foundations of sapient schisms/reclaim compassion/berate division/from smoldering ashes, the phoenix risen
Track Name: Demiurge
Demiurge

Words and Music by Ryan Forest
Copyright 2014 Akashic Temple/ASCAP

I can't help but feel
There must be something more
And I just want what's real
Not what I've had before no, no

Unraveling a pattern of rhyme/while tackling the labyrinth of time/the magical syntax is sublime/through emphatic rap I hack into the math of divine

Artificer/spark the scripture/impart from the heart with the starkest picture/beyond the rainbow's a darker fixture/I pawned my halo/the mark of stricture/exchanged for great flows/expanded glimpses/traverse the maze though, entranced intention/to change the game bro, advance invention/all to maintain those enchanted visions/slave to the night life, like Laura Brannigan/slave to mic like, Forest's the man again/forced with a plan to win/of course I'm a slam it in/and jam for all the planet god damn it and see Japan again/ya'll know the clan I'm in/Cairo's the squad fam/whatever comes next/I know it's God's hand/architect artisan nonpartisan craftsman/keeping us boxed in a present, future, and past tense/the labyrinth

I can't help but feel
There must be something more
And I just want what's real
Not what I've had before no, no

Unraveling a pattern of rhyme/while tackling the labyrinth of time/the magical syntax is sublime/through emphatic rap I hack into the math of divine

Matrix systems/basic gist is/related through ancient and sacred wisdom/as maya, illusion, this wave we live in/mostly empty space/vibrating rhythms/imprisoned/gazing through invisible bars/rockin scrapes, cuts, residual scars/gotta give it all I got while on this spherical arc/so I chose to be a scholar of the lyrical arts/and I rose to the occasion plus I'm breaking the hearts/of all the rappers that was hating on the kid from the start/and all the niggas who was yappin bout me missing my mark/now all the bitches that was fronting on the dick lookin parched/the thirst is real my verses thrill/My resurfaced purpose, immersed in skill/I'll rework the circuits, reverse the ills/with subversive words I assert my will/in the labyrinth

I can't help but feel
There must be something more
And I just want what's real
Not what I've had before
Track Name: The Veil
The Veil

Words and Music by Ryan Forest
Copyright 2014 Akashic Temple/ASCAP

(I think I’m going to take a little peek behind that forbidden door. I’m so curious I can’t resist!)
These gates we open to our lives/what comes and goes has no divide/behind the veil/beyond the light/she weaves a spell while clothed in time/illusions cloud my quantum field/and it's hard to know if everything I felt was real/or a figment of a past reaction, synapse that flashes and spins me back on that wheel/a vortex of force sets my course yet/I know where it forks next, the fourth step/I know patterns within me/it's tempting/to forget em and give in to mystery/and carry the torch for those with me/otherwise I'm forced to live history/abandon that life/abandon the script/got the world in my sights and my hand on my dick
Felt the source of it all
and tapped in
Under the Spiritual Sun that I bask in
Can't throw no shade
at this passion
Either you’re riding the wave
Or just splashing

Saw the patterns of growth
We're based upon
And crafted an oath
A sacred charm
They question the scope
asking what I'm on
The laws above and below
I correspond

Felt the forces beyond
Maya's spell
Knew the infinite calm
Behind the veil
Gripped the torch in my palm
Sipped the holy grail
Held a vigil till dawn
Left a cold trail

Saw the trinity's gaze
In the day's glow
I set souls ablaze
With my stage show
No stopping the flow
It never fails
The laws above and below
I know em well

These gates we open to our minds/kaleidoscopic shapes, designs/what comes when we evoke a sign?/a sigil with one task in mind/confusion breaks my quantum shield/and it's hard to know the character of force I wield/as an instrument of active magic/to slash the fabric of time our 4th plane revealed/the will evolves what thought creates/make sure it's strong, there's no mistakes/make sure you know the path you face/for what may connect could be hell to break/light, dark, shades of grey/the Great Work/my great escape/abandoned the lies/alive and awake/got my eye on the prize and I'm riding with fate
Felt the source of it all
and tapped in
Under the Spiritual Sun that I bask in
Can't throw no shade
at this passion
Either you’re riding the wave
Or just splashing

Saw the patterns of growth
We're based upon
And crafted an oath
A sacred charm
They question the scope
asking what I'm on
The laws above and below
I correspond

Felt the forces beyond
Maya's spell
Knew the infinite calm
Behind the veil
Gripped the torch in my palm
Sipped the holy grail
Held a vigil till dawn
Left a cold trail

Saw the trinity's gaze
In the day's glow
I set souls ablaze
With my stage show
No stopping the flow
above and below
Track Name: Deviance
Deviance

Words and Music by Ryan Forest
Copyright 2014 Akashic Temple/ASCAP

I've got
All the right ingredients
for deviance
Falling night, expedience
seize the chance
Fallen like the Son of light
seeking Pan
Felt this calling all my life
now I'm free to dance

Acquiesce with angels
Dominate the demons
Tap into subconscious mind
Have a taste of freedom
I can hear them calling me
in the garden Eden
Preaching who I ought to be
I defy their reasons

Surround the mic with sound and light/this speech shall reach a level of astounding height/bound for flight, in town tonight, no frowns in sight/sound waves abound and expound my plight/with hopes to drown the downs of clouded life/the shroud of the crowd/the proud and the like/it's loud and bright/black, unique/true to itself in the heart it beats

Dead to that
dead to this
An in between state
Is where I exist
In the midst of the tension
Intense with intention
Staring down the dark abyss
A split
within
the psyche
likely the cause
Got me feeling so hyphy
and odd
Texted addresses enticing facades
12 o clock in the morn
till dawn

All the right ingredients
for deviance
Falling night, expedience
seize the chance
Fallen like the god of light
seeking Pan
Felt this calling all my life
now I'm free to dance

Acquiesce with angels, baby
Dominate the demons
Tap into subconscious mind
Have a taste of freedom
I can hear them calling me
in the garden Eden
Preaching who I ought to be
I defy their reasons

Ditch the pose of trickster prose/with a cid hit and roll to enrich the dose/so sentences flow filled with instant soul/in this chemically gripped globe this the shit we know/explicit hopes, illicit gropes/
In the midst of ascension I'm slipping slow/to some lower dimension/I've tripped before/once again transfixed by the neon glow

Watching you
Watching me
Conveniently spaced
unconsciously
In the flash of an instant
we mask our intentions
although the response was seen
I sense, that this
just might be
highly evolved premonition
and I rightly resolve
to remove inhibitions
and unite for the cause
Shared sign, same stars
great odds

All the right ingredients
For deviance
Falling night, expedience
Seize the chance
Fallen like the god of light
Seeking Pan
Felt this calling all my life
Now I'm free
Track Name: Mysterium
Mysterium

Words and Music by Ryan Forest
Copyright 2014 Akashic Temple/ASCAP

Enter the temple of lust inverted/mystery symbols become perverted/wistfully kindled desire flirted/Blissfully blind succumb converted/enter the sanctum of carnal conscious/true love is sacred but let's be honest/they say that change is the greatest constant/all laws forsaken to taste the goddess
Enter dimensions of endless violence/monks chant to mammon in deafening silence/drunkards abandon
restraint and file in/bacchanal banquet of bodies writhing/pleasure and pain both states are heightened/treasures obtained wide gracious eyelids/pleasure and pain both states inside them/no fear remains, no chains to bind them

They crucify
The truth a lie
Elusive sights
The lucid life
Induced to heights
Our pupils wide
The muse abides
For you and I
(For you and I)

Enter the shrine of sacred oaths/and raise your glass high to the ancient hosts/incense and psychotropic doses/intent aligned with Cairo's gnosis/Nag Hammadi unravel codices/and speak easy of Babylonian schemes/to reach freely to craft the boldest beams/and seek deeply to rise enthroned as kings/
enter the shrine of time's illusion/broadcast from high this matrix cube sends/hologram shapes through wave intrusions/all a sham state of space delusion/enter the altar of sacrifice/relinquish the fear of death for life/extinguish the flame of inept fright/as we sink into the depths, we reach the heights
They crucify
The truth a lie
Elusive sights
The lucid life
Induced to heights
Our pupils wide
The muse abides
For you and I
(For you and I)
Track Name: Swayze
Swayze

Words and Music by Ryan Forest
Copyright 2014 Akashic Temple/ASCAP

Rollin round
L town
summer nights
Puffin haze
Sun roof
Night sky
Bright lights
in the fade
Wind blowing my locks
I'm top notch you snot nose
you say rappin's all that I got?
But yo bitch blowing my spot though
She up close when I rock shows
She love me like they love Pac's soul
She trynna give me that top, but
I ain't got time for no bops bro
Cairo-glyphics
Miss me with that bitch shit
Nice flow
Gifted
Game got your girl twisted
Off top
KC
Raytown
Born and raised
L town
Blazing loud
Nonstop
All day
Yo Girl flirt while u watch
Want me to smoke on her Indo
I told her that I won't block
But she say you just a friend though
She play you like a Nintendo
She lay around with yo kin folk
She hate ya style and yo simp flow
And choosing me was so simple
Cairo-glyphics
Crispy with these hits kid
Christ glow
Sick scripts
Two-seater
Dip quick

Mobbin down yo block
CG stay stuntin
Gliding with my flock
Space bass beats bumpin
Surfs up
I'm wavy
Chirp, Chirp
Can’t fade me
I'm turnt up
So crazy
I'm Swerved up
I'm Swayze
Rollin down my block
In my super clean ride
Sun roof top
Yes the King has arrived
Surf’s up
Wipe out
Got bad bitches at my house
We get twisted then
Lights out
We're Ghost
We're ghost


Eyes wide
Down to stunt
Bank roll
I'm Poppin' bands
Eyes tight
Crown and Blunts
Swank ho
She choppin' grams
Twerking like she can't stop
Pussy pop on a handstand
These thirsty niggas just jock
I'll ride that like a damn man
She get her kicks like can-can
She sleep chicks like sandman
She do her, then do me
Them hos hate from the grandstand
Cairo-glyphics
Thrice born, I'm a mystic
Fly flow
Lifted
Rhyme code
Cryptic
So quick you might miss it
No shtick I'm ballistic
Yo girl wanna get with this
I told her “be realistic”
This grown man
You're an infant
This no sham
Unscripted
She gone off that Lohan
Guess that her prescription
But I'm her addiction
She hangs on my diction
We vibe off my dope jams
Till we reach ascension
This high end
Yo girl brought about five friends
She trying to fit em all in the ride
We roll deep like the drive-in

Mobbin down yo block
CG stay stuntin
Gliding with my flock
Space bass beats bumpin
Surfs up
I'm wavy
Chirp, Chirp
Can’t fade me
I'm turnt up
So crazy
I'm Swerved up
I'm Swayze
Rollin down my block
In my super clean ride
Sun roof top
Yes the King has arrived
Surf’s up
Wipe out
Got bad bitches at my house
We get twisted then lights out
We're Ghost
We're ghost
Track Name: Elysium
Elysium

Words and Music by Ryan Forest
Copyright 2014 Akashic Temple/ASCAP

The deepest hole to climb in/I reside in/perfect timing/I found
enlightenment/time to dive in/
right when/I'd forgotten nature's way of solving/instead of dwelling
on thoughts of what could cause this/I've lost it/my sanity for now
and never felt so free/to be, to let things flow, to let your soul
open, close to me/so close to me/but time and space is a device that
wastes the now, I've spent eternity in this embrace/my state is like a
child/full of wonder/the universe and its essence/contained within
each iris is the message/the blessings/impressions/subtleties/
summon speech/loving things/confessions/expressions/mumbling
something sweet/accepted, except this is somewhat expected/when dealing
with signals and how they're directed/inflected/invested/when
inhibitions exit/to wake up, and pick those jeans back up from where we
left them/get
Faded, elated, I’m so glad you made it (x4)

Experiencing the gift of life/in the midst of strife/the bliss is in
escaping time, suspending fits of spite/when I try and act things out I
never get the sentence right/when I try and shape the route, I can't
improve on life's design/in the grand scheme of things, I know it will
be fine/as I awaken from this dream and reclaim my peace of mind/as
the waves oscillate like the flow of the tide/we'll ride that wave
together when that new day arrives/new dawn, feel the calm and let it
hold you cuz this night/is so close to destruction/now that Set has lost
the fight and the right/to meddle with the will of fallen
lives/deception will dissolve in the midst of truthful vibes/the proof
resides/in the fact that we reflect the light/the first to see that
all is one shall guide the weak and blind/
we'll survive/and undo ill effects from mindless babblin/telepathic
lions stabbing dragons in the abdomen
Faded, elated, I’m so glad you made it (x4)