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Active Child

Rapor

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December 2, 2013

No emotion is minor in the world of Active Child. With a voice primed as a kid in the Philadelphia Boys Choir, Pat Grossi sings big and fits swelling synth sounds to scale, making for epic songs on the order of M83. This six-song EP follows the delicate, harp-assisted success of his 2011 debut You Are All I See with more atmospheric odes to sentimentality and harder-charging electro-pop. "Subtle" ups the beat speed and pairs Grossi’s feathery falsetto with a guest spot by Mikky Ekko. "Silhouette" slows down in search of smeared tears with extra vox by Ellie Goulding. There’s a lot of feeling here, sometimes too much.

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