LISTEN: Active Child ‘Subtle’ feat. Mikky Ekko
The Rapor EP will feature six tracks that ACTIVE CHILD culminated together as he was travelling around the world with You Are All I See, and a year of writing at home from which he drew the inspiration for the EP’s title.
“The house is made up almost entirely of glass, designed by the architects Buff and Hensman as their personal refuge from the chaos of LA. Inside the studio you can feel the sun pouring through the skylights and the mountains wrapping around on all sides. They named it Rapor, Ra meaning sun and Por meaning house.”
The EP’s first single ‘Subtle’ has now been released and features MIKKY EKKO, who also helped ACTIVE CHILD record the Rapor EP. The track is quite laid-back but also dream-like in the way that it uses light synths to smooth out the beat, making it flow a lot more naturally.
There are some cruncher synths at the beginning of the track that flatten out once the melody kicks in. The vocals echo wonderfully throughout ‘Subtle’ and the harmonies just sound beautiful against the bursting synths that crop up over the smoother synths.
ACTIVE CHILD is playing a one-off Melbourne show alongside ‘Subtle’s release alongside OLIVER TANK before he returns home to finish a follow-up LP, which is hopefully going to be released in 2014. It’s crazy how quickly ACTIVE CHILD is pumping out his tracks, but of course it’s what he does so he can’t exactly stop! Details for the Melbourne show are below for everyone who is ready to go.
ACTIVE CHILD MELBOURNE SHOW W/ OLIVER TANK
Saturday October 26th
Melbourne Recital Centre
Words by Lauren Payne