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Active Child – “Stranger” (First Listen)

Active Child’s first single off his new album Mercy is the fragile “1999.” Accordingly it deals in memory, nostalgia and all the sweet pain that accompanies growing up. His next, “Stranger,” occupies a completely different realm. It bears all of Pat Grossi’s fingerprints — pillowy synths, gorgeous falsetto, unexpected swathes of harp — but it […]

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Active Child – “Never Far Away”

Active Child — the recording project of electronic musician Pat Grossi — took a nice, long break in between the release of his 2011 debut and its followup. In that time, he put out one new EP and mostly stuck to behind-the-scenes work. Grossi’s back later this year, though, with a new album called Mercy. […]

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Active Child – “1999”

The last time Pat Grossi put out a full album — 2011 — electronic-tinged alt-R&B wasn’t the pervasive force it is in 2015. The landscape has changed, and imitators of the form that Active Child helped initiate abound. It’s to the point where I almost forgot that this combination of porcelain falsetto, slow grooves, and […]