Rapor is both the name of Active Child’s new EP and the appellation for the residence in which the music was created (“Ra” means sun. “Por” means house.) It’s where singer and multi-instrumentalist Pat Grossi found sanctuary, refuge, and inspiration in the wake of nearly two years of touring his wildly successful Vagrant Records debut, 2011’s You Are All That I See.

Rapor is both meticulously sculpted and stream of consciousness, allowing for ideas, songs, and stories to glide through. One particularly stunning example is the track ‘Silhouette’, Grossi’s collaboration with Ellie Goulding. The pair channel a young Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel with a radiant fervor only found in those who share a legitimate musical connection. ‘Subtle’ finds Grossi in seraphic union with Rihanna collaborator, Mikky Ekko. Stereogum immediately hailed it as “wonderful.” Pitchfork raved about its intense physicality.

Having already supported the likes of James Blake, the EP foregrounds a national winter tour, including at date at Birmingham’s own Hare & Hounds on Thurs 10th October. A full-length album tentatively due out next spring.

“Active Child’s sound now seems positively ahead of its time.” – Pitchfork

Active Child links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the new video for ‘She Cut Me’ below:

Plus support from DAMRAI VENT

All four members of Damrai Vent have been making and shaping sound for over a decade in one form or another: Dep:art:ment , Alderaan, Pemalas all shared a platform in the past through releasing music via Experimental Seafood Records and Movement who has released on the Great Pop Supplement label alongside Yo La Tengo, Fuxa, Hush Arbors and Spacemen 3. 

Now their combined knowledge and passion for music has crafted a live set out of improvised sessions and ideas shared virtually.

Soundtracks to films that do not exist…

Damrai Vent links: Facebook | Soundcloud

Listen to ‘The Other Way Dallas’ below: