Clouds in a Headlock – Rigmarole
RIGMAROLE is the second single from international art-rap collective Clouds in a Headlock’s debut LP Breakfast in Phantasia. Production team Runway 45 provide the deeply emotive backdrop in the form of a minimal soulful tapestry anchored in 60s psychedelia with additional sound elements and skits edited by The Ghost in the Machine. The group’s three MCs, Lovecraft, Doctor Outer, and Èph spit raw evocative imagery rooted in golden era boom bap cadences. RIGMAROLE hits DSPs on 30.09 via CMR / Fat Beats. The LP Breakfast in Phantasia is available for pre-order now via Fat Beats.
Check out the video above and stream the song below.
About Clouds in a Headlock:
Psychedelic hip hop supergroup and flagship artists of the ŌFFKILTR circle, Clouds in a Headlock exit in a parallel dimension. In the regular world they are school teachers, ramen chefs, or goat farmers. In Phantiasia, they can exist without labels or barriers as fractals of light or sword-swinging assassins. Phantasia has no boundaries.
Lyrically the Clouds are somewhere between early Souls of Mischief, Company Flow, and the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud. The sonic backdrops are like a meeting of Azymuth & Alchemist in a smoked out 60s jazz club.
Rhymes: GT Lovecraft, Doctor Outer, Èph
Production: Runway 45 consisting of RHINO and Daylight Robbery! on beats and The Ghost in the Machine on effects and sonic sprinkles.