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:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Jun 15Jun 8May 25May 11May 4Apr 27

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