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@Sadistik's 'Flowers For My Father' Out Now! (@FakeFour)
Posted by Steve Juon at Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 2:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



Sadistik's 'Flowers For My Father' Out Now!

Courtesy Fake Four.

(Our review: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2013_02F_flowersforfather.html .)

The Pacific Northwest offers pine lined mountain ridges, picturesque lakes and some of the most serene, uncorrupted beauty that one is likely to find in America. It also offers the ominous grey skies that pervade Seattle and often seep into the pores of its inhabitants. Cody Foster, the artist better known as Sadistik, calls Seattle home and knows the natural splendor as well as he knows the seasonal affective disorder that can carry on long past winter.

Flowers For My Father, which features guest shots from Cage, Deacon the Villain, Astronautalis, Ceschi and Child Actor, marks Sadistik's first solo long player since The Balancing Act and charts his growth in spades. Evolving his style to a more synthesized rendition of a signature cinematic Seattle sound, the new album displays a distinct juxtaposition of Sadistik's complex, vulnerable writing with textured, ambient production handled by the likes of Blue Sky Black Death and Kno of CunninLynguists. The result is his most mature and revealing project to date, with lush soundscapes lifting Sadistik’s verses from a vast darkness.

Shortly after the release of The Balancing Act, Sadistik's father tragically passed. Never one to shy away from heavy topics or keep his personal life personal, Sadistik wrote Flowers for his late father, choosing to treat each song as an update of what has happened in his life since. This is reflected in writing that delves into depression, heartbreak, optimism and the struggle to make sense of the ever-shifting pieces in the world around him.

Sadistik will be doing an in-store at Silver Platters in Seattle on February 23 at 3pm along with an album release show that same night at Nectar Lounge with DJ Abilities, Chicharones, The MC Type, Graves 33 & Maulskull.

Flowers For My Father is now available via Circle Into Square, iTunes, Amazon, Access Hip Hop and UGHH.

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