You Are All I See
by Active Child
Added 2011-11-03 09:03:00Z
Avg rating: 7.4 | 295 plays | Alternative & Indie
The grand, cinematic scope of Pat's artistic vision is apparent on You Are All I See, which owes as much to his wide array of influences as it does to Pat's own knack for employing these influences in fresh, forward-thinking ways. With triumphant synths and shimmering, contrapuntal harp lines, songs like the title track and "Hanging On" are reminiscent of Radiohead's "Motion Picture Soundtrack," but improve upon that template with layered vocals not far removed from Bon Iver or even James Blake, who Active Child recently opened for on tour.
The album is indebted to the sounds of the 1980s, from New Order's drums-and-synths to danceable hip-hop beats, and it's all topped off with soaring R&B melodies. The album's first single, "Playing House," features guest vocals from Tom Krell, the crooner of lo-fi R&B project How To Dress Well.