Lavender Diamond recorded this 4-song EP over a year ago, but it's never too late to review something so ear-catching and relevant as this band has become. Over the past year Becky Stark and her talented minstrels have played L.A.'s Arthurfest, Arthurball, and performed numerous shows and residencies all over Los Angeles. This introductory CD is strong, original, and emanates a super-positive vibe over the entire sixteen minutes. Every song has this melancholic and endearing quality that brings to mind The Carpenters and Linda Ronstadt as Becky Stark belts out anthems of love and happiness. The opening track 'You Broke My Heart' is a triumphant ballad that hints at sadness but is musically joyful and positive with it's thumping drums and melodic chorus. 'In Heaven There is No Heat' reminded me of when I first watched Peter, Paul, & Mary sing on PBS as a child. The Cavalry of Light EP is a must-have for music fans looking for something more inspiring than your typical L.A. rock.