Live Video: Active Child

photo by Lori Paulson (view set)

Pat Grossi is Active Child, an LA-based musician with a penchant for both choral music and New Wave synth pop. While the combination is not entirely unique (see also, the mid-80’s), Grossi’s voice sets Active Child apart from most other bands you’re likely to hear these days. His heaven-sent falsetto rising above a warm tenor that he developed through his formative years in the Philadelphia Boys Choir will send chills down your spine if not inspire tears of elation. For his recent in-studio session at KEXP, Pat brought his harp to play for a couple of songs and bass player Stratton Easter to back him up on the more electronic numbers. Check out the videos from the session here:

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  1. Zookeeper
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Harp & bass is going to be the next big genre, I can feel it.

    P.S. – Any chance these performances could make it out as Song(s) of the Day?? They’re wonderful.

  2. lesley
    Posted January 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    wow, they’re so mesmerizing. the sound is incredibly hypnotic. i think “body heat” is now up there in my top tracks. that was amazing! a lovely session.

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