Posts Tagged ‘Pat Grossi’

May 26, 2017
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Let us all rejoice now that singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Pat Grossi, better known as Active Child, has returned! It’s been a very, very long time since we last heard from the California based artist. Active Child re-emerges with a poignant ballad named Cruel World, inspired by recent tragic events in Manchester. It’s a beautifully mournful orchestral number, of which Grossi says: 

honestly struggling today. this latest one broke me 😞and i’m having trouble finding the words… but, let me wrap my arms around you . this new one is up now and i’m working on a full length for the fall but i want to give you more. i want to release more music and feel freer, so that is what i plan to do . self released under my own label ‘sun rooms recordings’ . i wrote this with the pain of the current state of affairs on my mind but with sincere hope in my heart . let’s all create more / perform more / love equally / worry less . and always, keep our heads up 👊🏻

Expressive strings and Active Child’s wispy falsettos caress our aching hearts in the sorrowful wake of this past week’s events. We’re in dire need of such comfort and assurance, and we’re grateful Active Child has provided some much needed respite. 

May 22, 2015
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There sure is a lot of good moody, sensual, trippy electronic R&B and soul music of late, but perhaps we can count Active Child in as one of the earlier influencers of this movement. After all, Pat Grossi, his harp, and his golden falsettos shined so brilliantly on debut album You Are All I See back in 2011, likely causing ripple effects on many other artists and bands. I was one of the big fans of that album, which also featured a collaboration with then emerging R&B act How To Dress Well, too. The night I caught Active Child live, opening at Mezzanine for M83, was one of the best music nights of my life, despite it being a solo outing. Two amazing acts, one small venue, and good vibes all around… magic! Active Child is releasing a soophomore album, Mercy, on June 16th via Vagrant, from which he’s already revealed some material. Today’s unleashing of Stranger brings me right back to 2011, with its enchanting harp, tense atmosphere, and soaring vocals. It reminds me why Pat Grossi made 2011 that much better of a year for me.

November 27, 2013
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Los Angeles producer D33J offered up this sick remix of Active Child’s Subtle (featuring Mikky Ekko), and it’s absolutely delish. The original is already an extremely striking tune filled with Pat Grossi’s signature falsettos and his new wave, synthpop sound. D33J manages to give the song a drawn out, ghostly spaciousness that carries an even more dramatic and far chillier demeanor. Listen to the original below.

November 27, 2013
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Los Angeles producer D33J offered up this sick remix of Active Child’s Subtle (featuring Mikky Ekko), and it’s absolutely delish. The original is already an extremely striking tune filled with Pat Grossi’s signature falsettos and his new wave, synthpop sound. D33J manages to give the song a drawn out, ghostly spaciousness that carries an even more dramatic and far chillier demeanor. Listen to the original below.

September 10, 2013
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Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, has a new EP coming out on October 22 named Rapor. I’ve been a huge fan of his since electric, oft harp filled nu gaze since 2011 debut album You Are All I See, so this is great news. He’s amazing live, as well, so catch him on tour with his backing band if you get the chance. Today, Active Child unveiled the first single off Rapor. Subtle is a departure from his previous dreamy work. It’s much more 80’s new wave and synth poppy. On top of that, the track features Mikky Ekko! Win!

September 10, 2013
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Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, has a new EP coming out on October 22 named Rapor. I’ve been a huge fan of his since electric, oft harp filled nu gaze since 2011 debut album You Are All I See, so this is great news. He’s amazing live, as well, so catch him on tour with his backing band if you get the chance. Today, Active Child unveiled the first single off Rapor. Subtle is a departure from his previous dreamy work. It’s much more 80’s new wave and synth poppy. On top of that, the track features Mikky Ekko! Win!

August 13, 2013
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Los Angeles electronic artist Active Child unveiled a new shimmery song today titled She Cut Me. The dreamy track differs from most of his other songs in that his falsetto vocals are mere brief moments of the supporting background. It’s by and large an instrumental art pop song filled with Active Child’s gorgeous harp strings. The 2 plus minute cut seems far too short, almost like an intro to something else (perhaps with more vocals). She Cut Me will be on Pat Grossi’s coming new EP titled Rapor, which has yet to receive a release date. This man was absolutely incredible live when I caught him opening for M83 a couple years ago.

August 13, 2013
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Los Angeles electronic artist Active Child unveiled a new shimmery song today titled She Cut Me. The dreamy track differs from most of his other songs in that his falsetto vocals are mere brief moments of the supporting background. It’s by and large an instrumental art pop song filled with Active Child’s gorgeous harp strings. The 2 plus minute cut seems far too short, almost like an intro to something else (perhaps with more vocals). She Cut Me will be on Pat Grossi’s coming new EP titled Rapor, which has yet to receive a release date. This man was absolutely incredible live when I caught him opening for M83 a couple years ago.

May 9, 2013
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Oooh. I’m a big fan of Active Child, aka Pat Grossi, so I had to check out this new tune Nolita that he offered up today. It’s a collaboration with rapper Gilbere Forte, produced by Raak. It’s a surprising one for many, but as Grossi explained, he grew up listening to hip hop and has plans to create more material for us in that genre. It’s pretty cool, but I’m still most fond of Active Child’s work off his debut album You Are All I See. The sounds do meld together wondrously. His silky nu gaze/dream pop sound works great with hip hop. The rap verses are alright, but add in Grossi’s crooning, and it’s worth sharing.

May 9, 2013
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Oooh. I’m a big fan of Active Child, aka Pat Grossi, so I had to check out this new tune Nolita that he offered up today. It’s a collaboration with rapper Gilbere Forte, produced by Raak. It’s a surprising one for many, but as Grossi explained, he grew up listening to hip hop and has plans to create more material for us in that genre. It’s pretty cool, but I’m still most fond of Active Child’s work off his debut album You Are All I See. The sounds do meld together wondrously. His silky nu gaze/dream pop sound works great with hip hop. The rap verses are alright, but add in Grossi’s crooning, and it’s worth sharing.