ACTIVE CHILD | Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)

Active Child (aka Pat Grossi) performed the Eurythmics’ 1983 pop classic “Sweet Dreams” on Australia’s Triple J’s “Like A Version”. Grossi takes his harp and his high-pitched falsetto stylings and makes good use of them both on this marvelous rendition. Annie Lennox would have to love this. Watch video of him performing it at the…

ACTIVE CHILD | Diamond Heart

Active Child is pushing an 80s vibe on his newest single, “Diamond Heart”. The church-like reverence and dust-in-the-light quality of the songs on his LP “You Are All I See” fall away slightly to happy synth work and bubbling rhythm. The song opens with a verse of dismay, “This isn’t what I imagined / This…

ACTIVE CHILD | You Are All I See

By David D. Robbins Jr. | Their Bated Breath Active Child “You Are All I See” (Vagrant) It makes sense that Active Child (aka Pat Grossi) came from a Philadelphia Boys Choir background, because listening to his new record, “You Are All I See”, is much like a religious experience. It’s also no wonder that…

ACTIVE CHILD | You Are All I See

It’s time everyone joined the Active Child choir. I just got this link from Vagrant Records for the title track to his upcoming release, “You Are All I See”, out August 23rd. Pat Grossi sings in church-like high falsetto, with dream-sequence harps and romantic synth horn. It’s opulent and gorgeous. Like much of the music…

ACTIVE CHILD | Hanging On

Active Child’s new high-falsetto strewn single, “Hanging On”, is the fifth track in Adult Swim’s 2011 Singles Program series. “Hanging On” is from Active Child’s debut “You Are All I See” out via Vagrant in August. You can download the song for free via Adult Swim. It’s a love song about desperation.  — David D.…

VIDEO | Active Child

GOLDEN TUNE: Active Child’s (aka Pat Grossi) music is a religious experience of textures, spiritual chants and angelic high falsetto. Watch this new video for his song, “I’m In Your Church At Night”. It’s certainly a track and video to hold in high reverence. Click here to read an archived Their Bated Breath post about…

MUSICAL ASCETICISM | Active Child

Active Child’s (aka Pat Grossi) six-song debut EP, entitled “Curtis Lane”, is as spacious as the corridors of the mind. It’s moody and cavernous but somehow remains light as helium. It’s a religious experience of background layers, cadences, chants and angelic high falsetto that washes over like an ocean. The record opens with “Wilderness”, a…