January 21, 2014

“Cairoglyphs is the electronic brainchild of Kansas City based hip-hop artist/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 heights.”

Check out Cairoglyph’s Facebook, BandCamp and SoundCloud. Electronic/Psychedelic/Hip-Hop in the vein of Earl Sweatshirt, Run The Jewels, Busdriver and Kendrick Lamar. I want to thank Ryan Forest (AKA Cairoglyphs) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Eminem “The Slim Shady LP”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Com Truise “In Decay”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • The Mars Volta “Amputechture”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • N.E.R.D. “Seeing Sounds”.
  • First concert attended?
  • An El-P concert at the Granada in Lawrence, Kansas circa 2007.
  • Last concert?
  • A Baths concert at The recordBar in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • The Mars Volta at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • The Bam Margera Experience as ‘F*** Face Unstoppable’ at the Granada in Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Shout out to Pittsburgh natives Wiz Khalifa and Mack Miller for holding it down for rap music.
  • Thanks, Ryan. Wiz and Mac are definitely putting Pittsburgh rap on the national map. Also, that Bam Margera ‘concert’ sounds absolutely unbearable.