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Active Child is a songwriter from Los Angeles who creates haunting contrasts on his recent cassette release Sunrooms. Like many of his songs, “Wilderness” and “She Was a Vision” are sparse and moody, populated by brittle echoing drums patterns, lonely synth swells, and a kind of hipster castrati vocals popularized by Bon Iver. However, underneath these overly melancholic concepts are humming bass tones and shimmering echo pedals that undo Active Child’s calculated frigidity. These songs are seemingly about loneliness and isolation but are built from a tender warmth captured beautifully by the chorus of “Wilderness”…

It’s so cold but you know we belong here
to the sky and fire to keep us warm here

“Wilderness”

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“She Was a Vision”

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IsItLuck?
03.24.10
how does the album compare to these two tracks? I dig em both

Kiran
03.24.10
those were really great, "wilderness" in particular

DFelon204409
03.24.10
I actually don't have the complete album, just a few tracks (4/6) that were scattered across different blogs. It's definitely good stuff. Check out more here: http://www.myspace.com/activechild

SnackaryBinx
03.24.10
post about Gonjasufi. I seriously enjoy that dude

DFelon204409
03.25.10
Gonjasufi is fun but the album as a whole is sort of homogeneous. There's too much good new music right now.

Eclectic
03.25.10
Interesting, I love that alien feel that it gives off

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