The opening track "Moving On" is an epic instrumental affair that clocks in at just over 10 minutes in length. It's a cool tune, but I'd be willing to bed the point would have gotten across in 5. It reminds me a little of Rush. I actually like it and the musicianship is great, it's just too long, especially for the opening track. "Tunnel of Light" is next and it's got a dark and moody groove to it. It's the first we hear from vocalist, Angelina Dang. She's got solid pipes for sure, but this song lacks something. It's not awful, it's just not particularly interesting is all. "Moving On" has a certain sex appeal to it. I much prefer this one to track 2. It's more focused and frankly has better production. The EP ends with "Boyfriend". This one channels No Doubt and it's a good sound for them. Stripped back a little with earnest lyrics of longing. This is the best song on the record in my opinion.
There was enough to like about "Darkness and Light" for me to give it a positive review. I recommend it to fans of pseudo-prog rock with a softer edge. If that's your thing, I think you should give Crooked Flower a listen.
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