However today it’s time to at least give a nod to the event by bringing some new material from Pat Grossi, better known as Active Child. A new song called Wilderness has just gone up on the Active Child Myspace, and Pat performed it at SXSW along with a cover version of Ceremony by New Order. Both tracks were filmed in high quality and can be seen in the video below.
Wilderness is a hauntingly heavy piece of landscape synth that broods with mystery and menace. Sombre glacial keyboards float around the atmosphere whilst Grossi brings his ethereal falsetto to rest over the top. To show variety, his cover version is more forceful, with twangy bass and deeper vocals.
SXSW doesn’t get all of the cream though, it has to share it with the cats over here in the UK. In a couple of months Active Child touches down with confirmed shows in Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, London, The Great Escape Festival and Latitude Festival. See you at one of those maybe ?