Madelyn Lavender | Memory Tree

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Memory Tree

by Madelyn Lavender

Folk-Rock/Pop with a twist of Psychedelia. An array of sounds from Folk with a Punk-ish flavor to hauntingly orchestral.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Travelin' Alone Together
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2. Psychedelic Lunatic
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3. It's Never Dark
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4. On The Road To Inner Peace
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5. Money, Sex And Power
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6. Quickening
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7. Like A Surfer
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8. So This Is Progress...
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9. Restless Soul
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10. Can This Be Me?
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11. Procrastination
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12. Memory Tree
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Madelyn Lavender's new CD is a conscious journey through the hypnotic and jocular--a vivid musical and lyrical landscape where you can reach out and touch the colors. Incorporating an inspired use of Folk, Rock and World instruments, Memory Tree is a provocative blend of old and new sounds woven into songs that are as simultaneously beautiful as they are thought provoking.



"The free space riding music of flower power rising again...a spell binding album that is both mystifying and enlightening."

Tom Robinson
Kingstown Radio, U.K.



"A very talented girl with a great voice."

Kurt K. Gabriel
Archangle-Theben Radio, Austria



"Wonderful singer...Superb album."

Dave Smith
Jukebox Show, U.K.



"I just love Madelyn Lavender..an extremely talented lady"

Henry Prokop,
Honky Tonk Blues, Australia



"A great album...Nice fresh sound."

Gerd Stassen
Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle "Hillbilly Rockhouse", Germany



"Love it...Great artist!"

Al Watts
PBS 106.7 FM, Australia



"Standout voice."

Otto Waldoft
SCAWC Radio, Denmark



"...From the golden era of the west coast sound."

Massimo Ferro
Radio Voce Spazio, "Highway 61", Italy



"This is nice fresh music."

Rolf Hierath
RhienWelle 92.5 Wiesbaden "Hillbilly Jukebox", Germany



"Good feeling artist and music."

Radio Spikenisse,
Netherlands



"Wonderful."

Entertainment News,
Texas



MADELYN LAVENDER is a singer/songwriter/guitarist whose music is a blend of Folk-Rock/Pop with a twist of Psychedelia. Originally an artist on the Comstock/Paylode Records label, she received heavy radio rotation in Europe and the U.S. with her two singles "Please Don't Make Me Change" and "Scared To Love" released under the artist name "Lavender". In 2003, she released her first full length CD entitled "Memory Tree".

THE BACKING PLAYERS:

JOE LONGOBARDI contributes Electric and Acoustic Guitar and Bass performances on Memory Tree and also doubles as Arranger and Producer. His background includes several albums with the progressive rock band "Attika" released on Massacre Records in Germany, Teichiku Records in Japan and CMC Records in Greece.

Percussionist and Arranger RIVER GUERGUERIAN is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music Conservatory and recipient of the school's award for "Most Outstanding Percussionist". His credits include performances and recordings with The BBC Symphony Orchestra, New Music Consort, English Chamber Orchestra, Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble, Sophie B. Hawkins and Ziggy Marley/Gipsy Kings. He shares a Bessie Award with Oscar winning composer Tan Dun for Jo Ha Kyu and has worked on the John Cage documentary soundtrack "I Have Nothing to Say And I'm Saying It".

RICHARD ASHMAN is Producer, Engineer, Arranger and Keyboardist on Memory Tree. His vast background includes recording artists from Brain Eno to Robert Fripp, Union Station and Trapezoid and has worked with a roster of Grammy Award winning artists.

JEREMY CORN is a classically trained pianist who has worked with numerous artists in Western North Carolina.


Reviews


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James Cassara, Rapid River Magazine, NC

Color her world: The fresh voice of Madelyn Lavender
“With a voice that harkens back to the more mellifluous days of 70’s pop, Madelyn Lavender brings to her music a sense of serene determination, an essence of purpose that speaks to her wholesome love of creation...An abundance of delights to be found.”

Laura T Lynch of Kweevak.com

Magical !
Lavender writes vibrant visual lyrics that are set to a variety of musical textures and tones. Her music is a fusion of rock, folk, jazz, psychedelic, pop and world. The international grooves and instrumentation give Madelyn's music an edge and diversity that is exceptional. Lavender is a strong singer who executes her poetic lyrics with passion and care. The opening track 'Travelin Alone Together' flows on a hip bongo beat as Madelyn's versatile vocals carry the listener on a magical journey. The guitar work is subtle yet worldly. 'Money, Sex and Power' clocks in at almost seven minutes weaving cunning chords with crafty beats combined with shrewd lyrics and controlled vocals. The title and closing song is a rich reflective poem accented with deep delicate instrumentation. Memory Tree grows on you as musical multi-layers cascade into expressive lively vocals.

Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio (UK)


The bright and colourful 60 -70's style psychedelic cover draws your attention immediately to the album..what mysteries and sounds are held
within? Like an ancient and inquisitive Pandora I just had to venture inside and play the album!
Madelyn has a very original style with the music linked to the presence of yesteryear a touch of the Lena Lovich style, a folksy Donovan and the free space riding music of flower power rising again. I found it a
pleasant album to listen to and enjoy. We live in a very serious and disruptive era with a world in turmoil, yet
this album is full of intensive feeling towards Colour and beauty. Track three 'It's Never Dark' has a haunting melody throughout. 'Travelin' Alone Together' 'On The Road To Inner Peace' possibly sum up the
thoughts behind Madelyn's dreams and reflections on life. This album certainly stirs one to thinking about our lifestyles and living, the interlinking with other humans, the world and how we might make things better through life's journey. Here is a young artist ,a talented singer songwriter, with a spell binding album that is both mystifying and enlightening. One is drawn to the music and the evocative solo vocals. To enjoy this album you have to sit and relax and let it flow over you. After playing a few times you are hooked. For the serious people try listening to this album during those quiet reflective moments with a glass of wine! You'll love it!