Active Child - You Are All I See (3 stars)

A lovely and welcoming debut of choral shimmers and electro pulses

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Active Child - You Are All I See

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Linda Ronstadt; Jon and Vangelis; the Chariots of Fire soundtrack – all this and we’re less than a minute in to Active Child’s debut album (and title track) ‘You Are All I See’.

The electro-dreamy conduit of bygone choirboy Patrick Grossi, Active Child’s aural vocabulary is colonised by familiar pop culture: it conjures Bon Iver, R Kelly and Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells’ (on ‘Hanging On’); and Antony and the Johnsons and Sigur Ros (on ‘High Priestess’). Recent single ‘Playing House’, meanwhile, highlights Grossi’s ethereal R&B chops and features vocals from How To Dress Well.

There’s little variety in tempo or tone, but these choral shimmers and electro pulses make for a lovely, and welcoming, debut from an LA nightingale worth watching.

Active Child - You Are All I See [Audio Stream]

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