Now Playing:  Active Child
    • TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011

    • Posted by: David Pitz

    The phrase we would use to describe Active Child's debut, You Are All I See is "pleasantly unexpected." Though the album shows some qualities that might mellow the minds, we couldn't help but fight the numbing feeling in order to pick apart the dense, compositional nature of the band's semblance of sounds. Sure, one might feel compelled to sit back and sink into their seat, but there's more to be gained through active engagement. Think of it as an exploration of the band's depth while fighting the instinctual swim up to the surface. And as our most recent concert capture clearly demonstrates, it's a journey in any setting.

    In performance, Active Child is as unique as they come, with lush beds of synths, otherworldly electronics, and divine runs of harp laying the groundwork for singer Pat Grossi's smooth, strangely operatic falsetto. Songs like "High Priestess", "Hanging On", and "Playing House" appropriately lift off from minimalist origins, eventually blossoming into monstrosities of sound before settling back down again. The audience is hanging on every note, inhaling elements of R&B, 80s pop music, and the outskirts of indie rock along the way.



    Watch the full video at Baeblemusic.com
    Hot Baeble Videos
    Sofi Tukker live at Baeble HQ

    Sofi Tukker live at Baeble HQ

    ROZES live at Baeble HQ

    ROZES live at Baeble HQ

    Circa Survive  live at Baeble HQ

    Circa Survive live at Baeble HQ

    Robert Randolph and the Family Band  live at Baeble HQ

    Robert Randolph and the Family Band live at Baeble HQ

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    Live It Up

    Live It Up

    Overcoats live at Industry City

    Overcoats live at Industry City

    The Aces live at Baeble HQ

    The Aces live at Baeble HQ

    You Me At Six live at Baeble HQ

    You Me At Six live at Baeble HQ

    Romes live at Baeble HQ

    Romes live at Baeble HQ

    © 2017 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.