CLBRKS, Vagrant Real Estate - The Iceberg Theory
The Iceberg Theory is the new collaborative project from Blah Records’ CLBRKS and Scottish producer Vagrant Real Estate, pairing distinctive flow and vivid imagery with lush soul samples and icy, gothic textures.
Crafted remotely through the last year between London and Aberdeen, the project spans seven tracks where CLBRKS weaves stark confession with booze-soaked braggadocio. Following the concept of American writer Ernest Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory, he drops allusions to surface elements and allows the listener to interpret as he oscillates between cashmere vests, Greek mythology and The Chappelle Show, always leaving his underlying themes unspoken. The project features appearances from UK Hip Hop heavyweight Ramson Badbonez (High Focus Records) rising London-based stars Renelle 893 and Kish!, as well as Scottish MC Jackill, highlighting the cross-country collaboration of the album. Building on the wealth of references in the lyrics, renowned British visual artist & illustrator Emily Catherine (Your Old Droog, Mach Hommy) provided the painted artwork, pairing CLBRKS’ varied allusions with nods to Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights and The Ambassadors by Holbein.
All vocals except noted features by CLBRKS
All production by Vagrant Real Estate
Artwork by Emily Catherine Illustration