P'taah / Staring at the Sun
Album: Staring at the Sun   Collection:General
Artist:P'taah   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Ubiquity Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-04-14 Pull Date: 2003-06-16 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Jun 15 Jun 8 May 25 May 11 May 4 Apr 27
Airplays: 1 2 1 4 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 22, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
The Oldest Story
4. Jun 04, 2003: Poptronica
Become Who You Are
2. Jun 12, 2003: Fly By Night
Nobody Knows
5. May 21, 2003: Poptronica
Become Who You Are
3. Jun 06, 2003: late night
Nobody Knows
6. May 08, 2003: An Epiphany Of Sound
The Oldest Story, Late Night Sun, Nobody Knows, Become Who You Are

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-05-22
P'Taah: Staring at the Sun Label: Ubiquity

Well, we almost didn't get this CD. I got in touch w/ the folks at Ubiquity, and they were kind enough to send a copy over. What a nice CD! Local producer P'Taah has been making his own unique brand of abstract broken-beat electronic dance music. The first half of the CD is very uptempo dance-y, while the second half is more downtempo. Take your pick, lots of good stuff here. Try: 2,3,4,11,12,13,14.

1. Interlude, space-y pretty tinkly sounds
2. Snappy 2-step beat, mellow synths, dope Rhodes, catchy vocal melody
3. Funky! Catchy vocals, bad-ass organ jam, killer broken-beat groove
4. Broken-beat, claps, mellow synths, vocal samples, bad-ass Rhodes
5. R&B soul track, big slow beats & male R&B vocals, on the mellow tip
6. Space-y interlude w/ tinkly effects
7. Snappy broken-beat/2-step funk, instrumental; w/ some nice organ play
8. Kinda acid-jazz-y/lounge-y w/ smooth sax improv & mellow synths
9. Cheery synth loops, fluffy beats, melodic & kinda nice
10. Ambient interlude
11. Slow & mellow downtempo jazz piece, w/ synths & distant vocals
12. Another mellow downtempo piece, meandering synths, relaxed
13. Ambient/downtempo - long lush synths, then some slow beats kick in
14. Snappy broken-beat (almost like D&B), lush synths, pretty cool

Track Listing
1. Meditation 1   8. Beneath An Autumn Star
2. Become Who You Are   9. Hold You Close
3. Nobody Knows   10. Meditation 3
4. Lte Night Sun   11. Path
5. The Oldest Story   12. Arise
6. Meditation 2   13. Surrendering
7. Staring at the Sun   14. Ether