Sun Araw / On Patrol
Album: On Patrol   Collection:General
Artist:Sun Araw   Added:May 2010
Label:Not Not Fun  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-05-30 Pull Date: 2010-08-01 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 13
Airplays: 3 2 1 1 3 1 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 25, 2019: deep storage
Deep Cover
4. Aug 16, 2014: Space House
The Stakeout (Ft. W. Giacchi)
2. Nov 29, 2017: deep storage
Deep Cover
5. Jun 04, 2014: Brownian Motion
Holodeck Blues
3. Mar 03, 2016: radio seven
Deep Cover
6. Aug 01, 2013: Home Free
Deep Cover

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-05-27
A warm, delicious psychedelic smoothie concocted of distortions, futuristic synth, and the sound effects Pink Floyd wished they had thought up. A great trippy ride, that’s for sure. An excellent treat best served on a warm sunny day.


1. Slow, hazy psychedelic romp. Echoing guitar riffs, delicious shimmery effects and distorted vocals amongst a cascade of wah-wah petals and dripping watery noises.
2. Starts out with the ferocious sound of bubbling water. Slowly dissolves into a steady drumbeat with whistles and chirping pings. Distorted guitars enter the mix, followed by a wave of underwater My Bloody Valentine vocals. Climaxes in the middle with a wave of warm synth lines. The last two minutes dissolve into a messy noisy jam.

3. Slow bright kaleidoscope of tribal drums, clashing guitars, strange bubbly effects and outerspace gastronomic noises.
4. Ambient, dreamy synth landscape punctuated by stabbing guitar notes and blurry vocals. Surreal.
5. Harder and more upbeat. Thick with static, and deep with pulsing bassbeats. Very exotic, lots of layered minor keys and otherworldly effects.
6. Slow drumbeats accompanied by hazy guitar lines, distorted slinky reverb, and what sounds like tapeloops of the Knife played backwards.
7. A freak-out carnival ride while wearing 4-D glasses. Strange ascending and descending scales, varying rhythmic patterns and loose reverb.
8. Very quiet guitar lines with a variety of soundeffects in the background (soft helicopter beating, dogs, etc.) Sounds like a slowed down take of Jimi Hendrix warming up in the studio. Underwater. On a good day. Peaceful and serene.
9. A 16-minute soundscape which can best be described as being frozen into an iceblock and then dramatically thawing out in a sunny, epic rebirthing. Yup, it gets crazy…

Track Listing
1. Ma Holo   5. Deep Cover
2. Beat Cop   6. High Slide
3. The Stakeout (Ft. W. Giacchi)   7. The Stakeout: Reprise (Ft. W. Giacchi)
4. Conga Mind   8. Dimension Alley
  9. Holodeck Blues