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Sadistik: Ultraviolet

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On Ultraviolet, Sadistik closes his eyes tight and reaches out towards the peripheries of perception through introspection and psychedelic escapism, transcribing the vivid images crawling on the dark purple walls of his Seattle studio. The day after he finished recording 2013's critically acclaimed Flowers For My Father, Sadistik (née Cody Foster) began writing the new record with a head full of acid, left field 60s & 70s cinema and palpable frustration with the world around him.

Falling somewhere on the spectrum between the confessionals of Atmosphere and dark heart of Cage, and inspired by the delivery and ethos of the legendary Eyedea, Seattle-based emcee Sadistik has been a force on the indie scene for the better part of a decade, opening for artists such as Lupe Fiasco and collaborating with the likes of Sage Francis, Astronautalis and Ceschi. He began Ultraviolet as an exercise in creativity, pushing himself to never take a day off and make the best album of his career for the second year in a row.

With production from SXMPLELIFE, Eric G, Maulskull and Kid Called Computer and guest shots from Eyedea, Lotte Kestner, Tech N9ne, Sticky Fingaz and Nacho Picasso, Ultraviolet peels back the layers behind Foster's synesthesia and reveals the colorful terrain just out of reach in the daytime when "the skies cry 365". He details a shifting Pacific Northwest cloud cover while referencing everyone from Orwell to Burroughs and examining the self in the era of surveillance and diminishing returns.

"Cult Leader" begins the album with an ominous banger emblematic of Sadistik's finest, most nuanced writing. "1984" channels André 3000 in its opening bars before Sadistik abstractedly explores the omnipresence of big brother. "Cubic Zirconia" features interludes from Italian film icon Asia Argento and an urgent, melodic third verse harmonized with the vocals of Lotte Kestner. Eyedea delivers an eerily prophetic verse on "Chemical Burns" that reminds listeners just what a masterful lyricist and narrator of the human condition he was. Sadistik adopts a deft delivery on the track to complement that of his lost friend whose torch he proudly carries on through every album.

Ultraviolet is Sadistik's unabashed nosedive into the subconscious mind, a three dimensional portrait painted in hues of psychosis and psychedelia. Drawing on his background in clinical psychology and cinematic predilections, he creates a richly layered world of his own and offers the listener a passing glimpse through the keyhole.

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1. Cult Leader
Producers: SXMPLELIFE
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2. 1984
Producers: SXMPLELIFE
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3. Chemical Burns
featuring Eyedea; Lotte Kestner
Producers: SXMPLELIFE
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4. In the Night
Producers: Eric G.
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5. Cubic Zirconia
Producers: Eric G.
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6. Orange
featuring Child Actor
Producers: Maulskull
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7. Nowhere
Producers: Eric G.
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8. Witching Hour
featuring Nacho Picasso
Producers: Eric G.
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9. Still Awake
Producers: SXMPLELIFE
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10. Blue Sunshine
Producers: SXMPLELIFE
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11. Death Warrant
featuring Sticky Fingaz (of Onyx); Tech N9ne
Producers: Eric G.
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12. Gummo
featuring Yes Alexander
Producers: Eric G.
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13. The Rabbithole
featuring Terra Lopez (of Sister Crayon)
Producers: Kid Called Computer
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Total Comments: 15
Name: (Posted: 10/4/2014 1:52:00 PM; Partial IP: .194.17.62)
Location: MI
Comment: I'm with Jupiter on this. I completely agree w/ that statement. Fact is: I seen this dude Sadistik live, and he can't even freestyle. I mean, at least your boy Eyedea could represent hip hop in the flesh, regardless of what he put on his records. Toward the end he did the weird rock band sh*t, but overall, THAT dude not only knew what real hip-hop was, but he could always step up to the plate and embody that at any given moment. This Sadistik dude is a straight up clown!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/1/2014 8:20:00 AM; Partial IP: .98.71.220)
Location: Philly
Comment: Jupiterone - you're talking mad sh*t about emo hip hop how it's ruining hip hop. Then you give Eyedea props, make up your mind, goof ball dumb kids don't know any better. I like 90's boom bap myself, but Sadistik is a break from the norm.
Name: (Posted: 8/3/2014 2:13:00 AM; Partial IP: .194.17.62)
Location: CA
Comment: What year is this?? How many cats frequent they own bullsh*t releases? I mean it's like… enough already! WACK!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/31/2014 2:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .132.96.48)
Location: NH
Comment: This is my favorite album of the year so far. The writing and flow is in a realm of its own and the production is crazy. Maybe RTJ2 will top this but I doubt it.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 7/29/2014 9:32:00 PM; Partial IP: .194.17.62)
Location: MA
Comment: Sadistik is so indescribably wack!! on the real.. who buys this bullsh*t??? I know I ain't the only one here who is sick of these toy ass, emo kids trying to reclaim hip-hop as if they knew what it was about in the first place. They ruining everything! Uf it weren't for the Eyedea rap on here, it would get NO STARS! This is NOT hip-hop!! F*ck this soft ass movement! What's happening to this culture?
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2014 10:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 217.22.223)
Location: LA
Comment: Hahaha he said, "Cracked ribs from the hugs that you gave meeee". To each their own, I'm sure this dude has his followers. But on an underground hip hop site, this gets a generous 2 stars in my opinion. If this album was just instrumental though, it would be banging.
Name: (Posted: 7/15/2014 6:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 157.117.98)
Location: Ontario,Can.
Comment: What the f*ck is this? Hip hop for goth kids!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/10/2014 2:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 29.182.162)
Location: LA
Comment: Lol @ "album of the yr" , this is his weakest album by far, if it wasn't for eyedea killin it & beats being decent this sh*t would of been stepped on and broke. Guess appearances were wack as f*ck, this album aint even dark like his best sh*t, it aint even Ultra Violet, more like ultra gay. If it ain't broke, dont fix it.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/2/2014 5:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 45.218.178)
Location: USA
Comment: Album of the Year. This is a masterpiece. It's amazing that he came out with another masterpiece less then a year and a half after Flowers for my Father. BUY THIS!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/1/2014 5:58:00 AM; Partial IP: .192.7.103)
Location: Worcester
Comment: Album of the year for sure. Pure talent. Carving out his own niche in hip hop nobody can do what he does the way he does it.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/30/2014 4:03:00 PM; Partial IP: .132.96.48)
Location: Portland, OR
Comment: This is the album of the year for me. I didn't think he could top his last one but I was pleasantly surprised.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/26/2014 5:34:00 AM; Partial IP: .91.75.106)
Location: Australia
Comment: Incredible album. I was unsure if it'd live up to the standard set on previous LPs, and at first I was admittedly iffy on the production on a couple of tracks, but the album is basically perfect. Sadistik fans will love it. Album of the year so far in my eyes.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/26/2014 5:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 150.215.34)
Location: Sherwood Park, Canada
Comment: Man, this album is so boring. The guest verses and Eric G's beats hold it down, though.
Name: (Posted: 6/18/2014 8:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .132.96.48)
Location: Newark, NJ
Comment: This is gonna be an AOTY contender. Cult Leader and 1984 are crazy.
Name: (Posted: 5/26/2014 10:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 136.111.53)
Location: Hoboken
Comment: Last album was one of my favs of last few years so looking forward to this. Too bad no BSBD or Kno on here but these lesser known guys held it down on the last album so holding out hope for this one.
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