Album Review: Active Child - 'You Are All I See'
A stand out bedroom producer
7 / 10
There’s been a recent glut of pasty bedroom boys making watered-down attempts at the sounds of a holy trinity of cultish female R&B singers (Aaliyah
), but Pat Grossi stands out. While ‘Hanging On
’ and ‘Playing House
’ tip their hat to the aforementioned ladies’ smooth grooves, Grossi’s sonic palette stretches far wider. ‘Ancient Eye
’ sounds like ’70s Italian proggers Goblin
meeting the city-chilled softness of The Blue Nile
, and ‘See Thru Eyes
’ blends the drums of the Top Gun OST with subtler, more kosmische strains. The epic emoting can feel a tad weighty towards the end, but you’re left with a solid impression of who Active Child
is, rather than who he wants to be.