Experimental Music Love

January 8, 2008

Lavender Diamond – The Calvary of Light EP 25/05/06

Filed under: Album Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 9:18 pm

Lavender Diamond – The Calvary of Light EP

Lavender Diamond are one of the most creative bands out there, with plays, comics, gorgeous artwork and intriguing philosophies all part of this enigmatic creation. Unfortunately, the actual music isn’t quite so imaginative, sounding too sparse and restrained to effectively convey that sense of enthusiastic joy expected from such an oddball collective.

The ‘healing joy’ promised by the band does shine through on occasion however, as ‘You Broke My Heart’ builds to spectacular effect, and the spontaneous eruption that is the chorus to ‘In Heaven There Is No Heat’ jumps out at you. Becky Stark’s vocals, though delicate and fragile at times, still have a determined ability to soar and are the main strength of Lavender Diamond.

‘Comfortable’ would probably be the best word to describe this offering. Talented musicians staying in a safety zone that doesn’t allow their full potential to shine through. There is promise though, and a full length album should hopefully see some fulfillment on the obvious creativity at the core of this project.

6.5/10

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