What People are Saying About Madrum

  • The combination of their musical backgrounds has constellated a form of expression and a resonance of spirit that is healing and transformative for all who have ears to hear. - Chloe Goodchild, international singer, voice teacher, author and performer.
  • Gavin Frank's vocals have a pure, choral quality to them that is juxtaposed to the very earthy sound of the percussion that Lawrence brings to the mix... This is a great album to dance to as the exotic beat slips into the bloodstream... This is a testament to the talent of these two pioneers in spiritual music. - Kindred Spirit Magazine.
  • Marrakech is the atmospheric second album from Madrum; an exotic journey through highly charged sonic soundscapes. The title track begins with an insistent drum pattern emerging from cacophonous street sounds, contouring up a bustling market place filled with outlandish sights and sounds... The production on this album is second to none - everything is clear with different musical elements perfectly balanced in the stereo mix. - Simon Barron, singer/songwriter.
  • You cannot help but be moved by the raw and passionate feel of the songs; the integral and extraordinary drums and percussion fuse with Indian harmonium, guitars, and sequencers to produce a sound that sweeps you away to the sultry Arabian nights. This is a very successful fusion between East and West and is a must for any world music fan. - Muse Magazine, Oct/Nov 2010.
  • We met last year when you came to play for Marie Motais 5 Rhythms weekend. I had the great pleasure to hear your music at the Global Inspiration Conference in Barcelona. Many thanks for producing such inspiring music. - Luc Enaut.
  • So beautiful! I just can't stop hearing the Marrakech CD! It's deeply resonating in me and my chest, my lungs, my heart, and my voice would love to join and answer. Thank you! - Birgit Osterholt, PR consultant and passionate dancer.
  • Your music. So raw, so honest, so beautiful. Love to you both x. - Rachel.
  • I bought your album after seeing you perform, and singing with you in your workshop at the Mind Body Spirit Festival earlier this year. One of my best purchases of the year! - Mary.
  • Soma is a masterpiece of subtle, well crafted, heartbreakingly beautiful songs that moves something deep within the listener. This sacred vibrant music cannot be recommended enough. A must for any record collection! Can't wait for their next release!                       - Will Pimlett, www.willpimlet.com
  • Gavin/Lawrence, fabulous performance at Croydon Hall, you have a special talent that needs to be heard. - Andy Trevascus.
  • I'm so deeply touched by your music! Merci beaucoup! I don't forget the desert alarm call! I hope to see you perform live ! Hug & biz. - Nina, desert dancer.  
  • I saw you perform at Quest this year. I was totally overwhelmed by your music... the honesty and clarity of your expression drew tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful gift. - Felix May, musician.  
  • Madrum performed a magical set on the main stage of the White Feather Festival this year (2006). Truly haunting, the performance seemed to draw people from all corners of the festival site towards the stage. Madrum are totally original.                                                       - Andrea Thompson, organiser of the White Feather Festival, Devon.
  • I hope to order one of your CDs very soon... Thank you for contributing an interesting and therapeutic genre of music to the world.     - David Potembski.
  • Wonderful sounds, fantastic drumming, Gavin's voice sounding brilliant, both your musicianship and your enthusiasm really came across. I particularly enjoyed the diversity and complex textures that you manage to weave. Keep on making your wonderful music.  - Simon Barron, singer/songwriter.
  • From elemental sound, raw rhythm, and the naked voice Madrum weave a new music, taking the listener on a journey. They look good too! - Jon Stein, artist and musician.
  • Madrum come with a refreshingly clear, sincere range of spirited sounds; music that gently massages the heart and soul. These are sounds that plug you into the many frequencies of ethnic man. They then deliver rhythms that induce a kick ass urge to throw yourself about and dance! - Sannah Miles.
  • The sound of Madrum had me spellbound throughout their performance. Madrum need to be listened to again, again, and again.        - Dot Spink, coordinator of RAW RAWA Benefit Cabaret.
  • Wordless, liquid music that calls you to joy. - Cathy McGavin, life coach.
  • I love the very spiritual nature, clear sound and subject matter the music, it is so poignant to our world now.At times it is truly ecstatic! - Helena Matthews.
  • Your music is fantastic and your voice touched me, moved me very much. I listen to your CD often and it brings me great peace and helps me to connect with the Divine. - Anne-Marie Boudou, from 5Rhythms retreat with Alluna, Brittany 2012/13.
  • Anthemic joyous tracks, Native American chants, Indian inspired invocations... powerful and precise percussion, and Gavin's amazing voice in multi-harmony awakening heart, body and soul with passion and clear intent. Both exquisite musicians...Soma is a beautiful, strong CD with many moods. - Susannah Darling Khan, Movement Medicine founder and teacher.
  • Madrum's music is more than just music; it's an experience! The voice and instruments resonate in the space. Madrum are professional and a joy to listen to in a live setting. - Sadie Green, Projects Officer, Devon Artsculture.
  • The sounds of a heart surrendered to the voice of God. - Cathy McGavin, Lifecoach.
  • The flawless pitch, intensity, and clarity of the vocals are met by powerful and perfectly placed percussion that provides a stunning and mesmerising  feast for the senses. The sound of Madrum has a haunting and otherworldly quality, it reaches within you and stirs something oft forgotten. - Juliette Medder, sculptor.
  • Madrum's style is eclectic, highly sensitive, covering a range of expression from wildly impassioned to innocently open-hearted and pure. - Chloe Goodchild, Pioneer of the Naked Voice. 


Reviews of This Life Radio Edit

What a gem. One of the most enjoyable instrumental projects I've come across lately, achieving a rare balance between the familiar and the creatively fresh.  Simplicity and colour light up the hopeful groove and uniquely evocative arena of sound that is the UK’s own Madrum’s single This Life.  Featuring a pristine intertwining of delicate synths, a choir of breathy vocal layers and modest organic rhythms, It feels like a near-euphoric ode to the atmospheric musicality of eras past – as well as an inspiring and uplifting celebration of life and the world itself. Gavin Frank and Lawrence Kelson make up Madrum, a world-music and humble ambient project that’s melodically enchanting and creatively unique. While there are familiar aspects to the style, that’s a comforting warmth to elevate the otherwise original sense of heart and mood that the band bring to modern music. Their repertoire is a dreamy and enchanting realm of calming escapism, and I whole-heartedly recommend you spend some time immersed in it.- Stereo Stickman.

I was completely captivated. The vocals are  simply angelic. It's like a soothing balm for the soul. I felt every word reverberate through me. The way the vocals intertwine with the echoes and choruses is nothing short of magical. I found myself transported to another realm, lost in my thoughts as I reflected on the highs and lows of my own journey. The lyrics hit home in a profound way, stirring up a whirlwind of emotions within me. But it's not just the vocals that shine; the instrumentation is equally exquisite.and  creates a beautiful tapestry of sound that perfectly complements the voice. Together they weave a narrative that is both powerful and moving.  As the song fades away,  I couldn't help but feel a sense of tranquility wash over me. It's rare to come across a piece of music that speaks to the soul so deeply. It's soulful, impactful, and filled with positivity and energy. Thank you for creating something so beautiful and profound.- Jrake (Dulaxi)

This track engages from the get-go with driving melodies, an intelligent and an ever-evolving arrangement. This excellent release needs to be heard!- FV Music Blog

The instrumentation is lush and evocative, with a sweeping orchestral arrangement that complements the soaring vocals perfectly. production and beautiful chord progressions.-Union Music Group Ltd

This has really strong and very well produced vocals. Also I really like the way the intro builds the sound. - 122 Music Management

Amazing track.-Sword Radio UK

The haunting vocals wrapped in the ever evolving electronics was what I never knew I needed. -No Such Thing Records

Very cinematic. Really liked the calm feel you get listening to it and the bells are very effective andfull of mystery at the same time.Vox well performed  blending really nice with the instrumental  textures.- Kate Sansi

I really feel the emotion and tranquility of your composition. Your both are clearly very talented musicians with years of experience behind you!- Sleepless Recordings

A very soothing and calming composition with lovely vocal melodies.-Insight Music

A really unique sound here, and an incredibly well produced and mixed record. Congratulations! I definitely think you've got something worth sharing.-Big Sad

This Life  Album Reviews

I loved it. It's so original, evocative , daring and your voice is hauntingly beautiful.-Nikki Slade

Your album is amazing. Love the sounds,colours and rhythms. It's a great soundtrack for a great film.-Hanna Luna