Active Child is harpist Pat Grossi, a former choir singer who grew up listening to rap and now makes gorgeous synth-pop. Grand, soaring soundscapes with haunting synths and crisp drum-machine samples lay the groundwork for Grossi's exquisite angelic vocals, which recall Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Antony of Antony and the Johnsons.
Early last year, he released a limited edition of cassettes on Mirror Universe Tape and then headed to SXSW, where he doubled the number of shows he'd played under the Active Child moniker. Upon his return home to L.A., Filter put out his first EP, and his proper full-length debut, You Are All I See, came out last week via Vagrant.
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