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Spanspek Album Review: Sahab - Kittysiclosis

How goes it everyone?  Did you all vote?  Or at least write in a hilarious pun-based name for some high ranking office?  That's always fun.

Anywho, time for another album review!  Give it up for the new release from Fresno prodigy SAHAB!
(Available at shows, iTunes)

On Sahab's newest album (his third in two years), the emotions are dialed way up.  It's hard not to make comparisons, but Kittysiclosis best resembles Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak, with 80's synths subbing in for the distinctive drum machine, and Sahab's own personal growth replacing West's loneliness and despair.  It makes sense though, as Sahab has seen a number of major changes in his personal life, from the birth of his son to the death of beloved cat Sito.  It all adds up to a somber album that moves the soul.

At the forefront of the albums themes are the responsibilities inherent to fatherhood.  The Pearl Jam lyric sampling "Red" taps into the sacrifices needed for the sake of family.  Likewise, "Loops", with it's reverb drenched Beach House guitar, details the struggle to provide basic necessities while not sacrificing artistic credibility.  While in the studio, Sahab's new family is never far from his mind.

And that's what makes Kittysiclosis another triumph for the Fresno producer.  While the man is already capable of seemingly conjuring bangers out of thin air (see the amazing Drive-esque "Prom"), Sahab is always searching for ways to bring his audience closer.  By sharing his personal struggles, Sahab inches ever closer to pop perfection.
For more info on Sahab, visit the following:

And be sure to attend his Album Release show this Thursday! 


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