Raven Recording | Behind The Music

Gabrielle (Producer & Musical Director)

We started recording percussion driven music in the early eighties to support the 5Rhythms as a dance practice. Since that time we have created twenty albums, each rooted in one or all of the 5Rhythms. We wanted to capture the spirit of the drumming that drives and inspires 5Rhythms workshops so that people could dance with us at home or tune into their dance while driving the freeways of necessity.

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Robert (Producer & Percussionist)

This is an excerpt from his book, Gabrielle:

Because we used her name in the title of the band (who was going to buy music from Robert Ansell & The Mirrors?), many people thought Gabrielle was a musician. She wasn’t. She was a director. Always a director. I pulled the lead oar in the making of the music, but she was the guide and catalyst. 

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Scott Ansell (Producer & Recording Engineer)

Over 35 years ago, Scott was learning how to be a recording engineer at the same time Gabrielle and I were learning how to make and produce music. So, we “grew up” together in the recording studio and music business. His wonderful engineering and production talents are at the core of everything that Raven Recording has ever done.

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