Pretty much kicking myself for only getting on this today to be honest, but Active Child is streaming his debut album You Are All I See via Hype Machine this weekend. Not only is the man otherwise known as Pat Grossi in possession of a soaring, ethereal voice, he’s also created some uniformly gorgeous soundscapes to go with them – from the sparkling, harp-like sounds that introduce the record on its title track, to the the tumbling drums and twinkling synths of ‘High Priestess’. There’s also the haunting, hip-hop leaning ‘Playing House’, featuring guest vocals from Brooklyn’s How To Dress Well and the bubbling, sinister undercurrents of ‘Shield & Sword’ to mix things up a bit. Overall, it’s an effortless and intriguing listen – but don’t just take my word for it, have a listen to the record by clicking here (or check out the first three tracks below). ‘Hanging On’ is particularly sublime.
You Are All I See is out on Vagrant Records on 23rd August in the US, and 17th October in the UK.