Consult any accredited dictionary for the definition of 'sumptuous' and there sits Pat 'Active Child Grossi's pouting mug, the youngster looking all mopey and intense, or maybe a bit otherworldly, or maybe a little smug for having produced one of the most enveloping, most downright gorgeous records of the year.»
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active child releases his debut album 'you are all i see' via vagrant records. the album was produced by ariel rechtshaid and features 10 new tracks. the album comes as a follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed 'curtis lane' ep. one of those tracks, 'playing house,' is a collaboration with lo-fi r&b singer how to dress well and was recently premiered on pitchfork. active child is the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie pop musician pat grossi. his debut collection of songs featured the skilled use of various 80s-tinged synths to create ethereal, soaring soundscapes, punctuated by crisp electronic drum samples and handclaps. all of this lays the groundwork for grossi's exquisite vocals, which, with their unearthly sound and evocative lyrics, take on an enchanting, hymnal quality that would not be out of place amongst the richly colored sunlight of a church's stained-glass interior.
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