MetaQuorum is a new music project by Dmitry Ermakov, a Russian-born British composer/keyboard player.
Ermakov was trained in classical music and jazz from the age of six. Before immigrating to the UK, he gigged and recorded with his own bands Panika and FoxBox and with various musicians in the Soviet/Russian underground scene such as Yury Morozov, Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky etc., as well as composing/recording for Lenfilm cinema studios and theatre.
Koos van der Velde took to drums at the age of six. In the early years he played with Frisian metal group Lunacy, later going on to join jazz-core band Megakronkel, with whom he toured extensively. Over the last 25 years, Koos has gigged and recorded for a variety of bands and artists from all over the world.
MetaQuorum’s début album, Midnight Sun, (produced and mixed at Loft Music Studios, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK), is a journey through progressive fusion, an organic blend of jazz, funk, rock, reggae, baroque, electronica and more, with a cool, foot-tapping swing which makes the room buzz. The complex polyphony, riffs, quirky piano and synth solos, upbeat drums and occasional roaring guitar reflect Ermakov’s joie de vivre as well as his influences, which include: Miles Davies, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Weather Report, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Kraftwerk, Yello, King Crimson, Chicago, Vivaldi, Frescobaldi, Mozart and Rachmaninoff.