WE are chuffed that Midnight Sun CD is now available on Fusion/Prog Rock/Jazz/World platform AbstractLogix. Check it out: http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=26285
As well as recording a couple of new funky instrumental tracks, Koos and Dmitry are laying down the parts for a new song, Migration. It will be the title track for a new album, a mix of songs and instrumentals. We’re currently honing the sounds and finalizing the arrangement.
Summer’s made a late entry here in the North Pennines and ‘rain stopped play’ at the home studio for a while, too, as we tussled with technical trouble. Back on track now, though – treated ourselves to an upgrade, so MetaQuorum are now the proud owners of Cubase 8 Pro! The interface had been totally reworked, plus there’s lots of cool sounds to explore, so we’re looking forward to experimenting with them.
MetaQuorum is #4 in UK Jazz Charts on Reverbnation!
Swallows’ Riff has joined MetaQuorum tracks District Line and North Sea Fret on Croydon Radio! Catch it there, on air all month!
And here are some more behind-the-scenes photos of Dmitry recording the first draft of Swallows’ Riff in a hotel room in Byala, Bulgaria – amazing what you can do with a micro-Korg keyboard and a laptop, providing you have the skill and inspiration!
Well, things have been moving pretty fast here at MetaQuorum. North Sea Fret finished 13 out of 100 in the IndieNationBlog viral competition – thank you all for voting! And the title track Midnight Sun reached number 3 in the All About Jazz popular download charts. We’ll be loading another track with them in a few days, so watch this space for the latest free downloads. Midnight Sun also went on air with BBC Newcastle Introducing last weekend, while for those of you living down South, tune into Croydon Radio to catch District Line and North Sea Fret, playing all month.
Meantime, the début album Midnight Sun is getting some great reviews both at home and abroad – check the Reviews page for the latest. Here’s what one of the pundits says:
“Yesterday I played Clodhopping on air for the second time, and as I said, it gets better every time you listen to it. Actually, that goes for the whole album. Silver Thread and Unexpected Encounter are especially beautiful, and Canzona too.
Eventually these kinds of records always turn out to be the true gems in your collection, because in the long run they keep on surprising you.”
Dick de Graaf, De Etherbak show, Smelne FM, http://www.smelnefm.nl/ (Feb. 8, 2015).
Check more reviews here: https://metaquorum.uk/reviews/
We had a really productive time last week with Koos over from Friesland, the home studio was definitely well into the funk groove! As well as jamming and trying out new sounds, Dmitry and Koos polished two new tracks, recording live drums and key bass. With pre-production complete, the pieces are all set to go to the studio, so we’re looking into ways of funding the next stage. Any suggestions welcome 😉
District Line is our track of the week, and it’s going great so far! It’s been hand-picked by the team at Croydon Radio to be played two or three times a week for the next month, so listen in for an upbeat commute to work 😉
For those of you who prefer a bit of eye candy while you’re listening, why not check out the simple District Line YouTube video?
The MQ Team