With a voluble energy that salutes the melodies reshaping them with sincere, but tender strength, there is a subtle ferocity hidden in the lines that inherently exhibits the profoundly detailed and powerful molecules upon which the music was written. Composed with the lancinating force of an anguish that has recently woke up, each and every note is masterly dosed with the prominent discipline of a barbarous musical veracity, easy to perceive at the sharp intensity of its profound and relentlessly organic melodies. Song after song, note after note, Between darkness and light reveals itself to be a formidable album, certainly one of the best ever released in the history of the genre.
With the fantastic contrast between dense, vaporized, heavier harmonies and more lucid, easy-minded, serene rhythmic dissonant tonalities – maybe their way to express the darkness and the light referred to in the title, I suppose (and given the fact that, in each track, the listener has, in this marvelous sonorous journey, the feeling of a soft, but gradual ascension, transmitting a sentiment that seems to be related to the title of each respective song) –, this record really has it all: from the ethereal desolate soundscapes of the melancholic vicinities of the universe to the greatest waves of a synchronic rapture, the creativity of this band has whimsically and beautifully delineated the sound of an amazing state of the art work, so refined and poetically diffuse, but at the same time expressively down to earth, that their genuine craft is yet to be challenged by any contemporary band.
Fantastic from the very beginning to the end, Between darkness and light rearranges deep harmonies – as well as common themes to the genre – into twisted and more consistent patterns. Nevertheless, despite their groundbreaking originality, post rock enthusiasts will feel deeply familiarized with their sound. They are really on the right path to be a shining star of the underground scene.