Active Child has been, er, active since the end of 2008. Despite what you may think from listening to the band’s debut album, You Are All I See, which is streaming below, Active Child is one man, Pat Grossi. The album fits into the same category as James Blake, with bleak songs surrounded by a grey, sparse atmosphere. It’s a thrilling album, with plenty to discover. Expect a full review when it gets released on Friday. It sounds like James Blake covering Bon Iver. But even better than that sounds. Listen below. Here’s an interview from February that Pat did with Pitchfork.

Pitchfork: Where does the name Active Child come from?

Pat: My mom always told this funny story about how, when I was a kid, I used to always sit with my ear to the speaker. My mom’s sister gave her this really serious look and was like, “I have to tell you something. I think Patrick’s deaf. I don’t think he can hear anything.” I would just sit there with my ear to the speaker all day, and that story comes to mind when people ask me about it. I mean, the name itself doesn’t have any deep meaning to it. It’s just a combination of words that struck me, that resonated with the idea of staying young at heart and making music that makes people feel something.