P041 – PT MUSIK – Não Sou Perfeito
Vinyl 7″ / Digital
Written and produced by PT Musik;
Mastered by Tó Pinheiro da Silva, Artwork by Márcio Matos;
Released October, 2021.
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A1 – Aplausos
B1 – Its Mine
B2 – Tudo Acabou
PT Musik is by now a long-standing alias of (former) Puto Tito, whose outstanding early teens productions still sound vibrant (“Carregando A Vida Atrás Das Costas” sits proudly as number 26 in our catalogue).
And a jump into Space. Ample vistas. Extremely romantic, synthetic, beautiful, fully-formed instrumental songs that, although short in duration, have the powerful effect of lingering in our mind. You want this groove to last forever but that is not his way. These are short statements that work within a kizomba frame to fish us out of the bad bad sea of aching and leave us under a spell pretty much forever. Equally short is the only semblance of lyric, a simple, impossibly sexy “então…”, charged with intention and possibilities.
In “Tudo acabou”, longing becomes epic, and the producer’s signature fades out into silence. That is the last thing we hear on this record. Yes yes, only 10 minutes. But the effect is that of a recurring dream. It becomes a part of who you are.
Vinyl 7″; individually hand-painted sleeve, 300 copies available for the world.
Difícil apartar estas três canções umas das outras. O outrora Puto Tito (autor do inexcedível “Carregando A Vida Atrás Das Costas”, Príncipe númnero 26) concentra muito fogo interior no seu formato 1/2 kizomba 1/2 tarraxo. Breves melodias que rolam e se insinuam, deixando sequências plantadas na cabeça bem depois do som terminar. Para além das tradicionais e já clássicas IDs de produtor, a única voz deixa no ar um “então…” muito sugestivo de qualquer coisa doce que virá. Dois minutos intensos, empoderados pelas claps sintéticas, e depois “Tudo Acabou”, esperando sempre mais romance.
Flur, October 2021
PT Musik’s 3 track 7” is another story. The laid back synths and wide open ocean ambience are a sexier and smoother vibe altogether. Formerly known as Puto Tito whose early teenage productions include Carregando A Vida Atrás Das Costas, a minimalist batida hommage, is recognizably richer but still identifiable. The three tracks totalling 10 minutes, available digitally, roll by like a waking dream.
Pan African Music, October 2021
Marking the vital Lisbon label’s 10th anniversary year, ’Não Sou Perfeito’ is one of the sweetest treats in its decade long (and ongoing) reign, exemplifying the rich soul at the heart of its sound. The artist’s name change signifies a clear advance in his already emotive style of composition, as showcased in his teenaged productions on the ‘Carregando A Vida Atrás Das Costas’ set. The style of spare, grimy, chamber-like melodies in his formative early work is now found embellished with warmer pads and more nuanced rhythmic inflections to express a heightened grasp of slow jam romance that blends his native Atlantic coast breeze with a decidedly Californian G-funk lean to gorgeous effect. It’s a west coast thing, baby.
‘Apalusos’ is the outstanding A-side, drizzling syrupy G-funk-alike soul leads on a lilting kizomba rhythm and deliciously woozy chords bound to soundtrack embraced bodies and loved-up eyes scanning the dance. ‘Its Mine’ follows to dial up the forlorn ‘80s FM synth soul with an instrumental flair worthy of a Sade vocal (perhaps that’s her not replying to the ansafone motifs?), and ’Tudo Acabou’ bring this brief daydream of an EP to its closing strokes with a come-to-bed sashay of dry iced synth haze and slow-motion hip work.
Boomkat, November 2021