Rapor [EP] - Active Child

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 85
    It’s a very well-rounded EP--every box is ticked--and we’re left clamouring for more when the dust has settled.
  2. Oct 31, 2013
    Grossi's ability to deftly assimilate these more pop-oriented artists into his oeuvre is a testament to his growth since You Are All I See, resulting in his most confident release to date.
  3. Oct 21, 2013
    It stands before you with the reverence of a cathedral and leaves you with a lasting sense of piety and clarity.
  4. Oct 21, 2013
    It might not be the full-length follow-up to You Are All I See that Active Child fans are waiting for, but brevity aside, the high quality of the songs on Rapor more than fulfills on Grossi's promise.
  5. Oct 31, 2013
    Grossi’s signature touches are all here—the angelic soprano, arpeggiating synths and grooving percussion all bundle the EP together nicely--while the guest appearances provide distinctiveness to an effort that may have otherwise been too cohesive.
  6. 75
    Rapor is an absorbing and accomplished 80’s sheened synth-pop EP infused with heartache and imagination.
  7. Oct 25, 2013
    Rapor doesn’t push any boundaries or break the speed of light, but it constructs its fragile, fervid, and elegant confections with laserlike precision.
  8. 60
    Nearly three years into a relationship with Grossi, it’s natural to want him to find comfort. But, hopefully that doesn’t necessitate coming at the expense of these somber dreamscapes.
  9. Oct 31, 2013
    Rapor should be a display of Grossi’s adaptability, but it just ends up leaving you to wonder what he actually stands for as an artist.
  10. Dec 2, 2013
    There’s a lot of feeling here, sometimes too much.

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