Irene Lambrou, Patrick Robinson, Tony Winkler,
Rich Curtis & James Farrell
Medea is a dark and dramatic alternative rock band born in 1999. So far, there are three well-received albums of original music, and now the band has reconvened to create more sultry compositions, colored by recent national and personal tragedies, and flavored by the ever-present feeling that time is growing short.
"Organic rock and strength of songwriting elevate the naturally intriguing groove, melody and storytelling of Medea’s latest release The Visit.
Rising up from mysterious, short-lined verses and acoustic softness, to the ultimate uplift of a passionate hook, The Visit depicts a fine balance between melancholy and hope – a quality that resounds in both the lyrical imagery and the literal sound of this melodic evolution. . . . Suddenly we’re embraced by this arena-ready, anthemic realm, that’s both inclusive of everyone yet decidedly unique to the individual delving in alone. That balance works beautifully. . ."
-Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman
MEDEA goes back to RetroCity Studios this summer to record more new songs with Matt Muir. Stay tuned!
Irene, Pat, Bob McKeown, Glenn Marrazzo
& Michael Ghantt
“Fronted by the throaty, dramatic thrush Irene Lambrou, Medea will put a spell on you with their dreamy music I’d dub ‘goth-elegant.’… Lush keyboard flourishes, buzzy Jorma Kaukonen-style guitar and a slick rhythm section add to a production sheen so finessed a major label could put out this set with pride. Fans of classically-influenced popsters such as October Project, (early) King Crimson and Renaissance will like ‘em. So, too, will devotees of Heart, Indigo Girls and Sade. Grade: A.”
— Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News
“Irene is a captivating vocalist. Her sultry vocals heat the music to a passionate degree. The musicians ride her waves creating an album rich in dynamics.”
“Medea has crafted a sound that deserves to be heard: a mesmerizing blend of rock, pop and jazz highlighted by mystical lyrics and Irene Lambrou’s alternately sultry and haunting vocals.”
—Bucks County Courier Times
Irene, Pat, Michael, Glenn &
"Local new-agey rockers Medea have a new album out. The Miracle Line has a clean, folky, XPN vibe, full of ethereal lyrical ruminations and layered harmonies. Like the Nields on Zoloft..."
-Pat Rapa, Philadelphia CityPaper
"The nicest ballad-band in town? That could be Medea, whose dreamy but sinister electro-jazzy folk, heard on their new CD, The Miracle Line, hits Tin Angel June 12..."
-A.D. Amorosi, Philadelphia CityPaper
-Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News
Irene, Pat, Tony Winkler, Rich Curtis &
“The quintet Medea plays dreamy elegant pop highlighted by the burnished alto of lead singer Irene Lambrou.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Medea is a complex beast. It’s got progressive rock on its mind, a torch-song heart, and the guts of a hard-driving rock band… It’s an alchemic mixture that brings electric guitar to ethereal folk, marries jazzy elegance to R&B, and puts singer-songwriter acoustic in the middle of a smoky, velvet-wallpapered lounge… Medea is light and shade, muscle and mind, comedy and tragedy.”
- M. Ruben, Philadelphia
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