TRACK REVIEW: Metaquorum – Sketchbook EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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This new mini-album/EP is a collection of musical sketches from Metaquorum, a prog rock, jazz fusion duo of Dmitry Ermakov, on keys and synths, and Koos van der Velde, on drums and percussion.

These are ideas that were initially set aside and have since been reappraised and produced. The songs haven’t been more fully realised beyond their initial thoughts it would seem. Just as quickly as the intricate interplay and chord progressions of City Folk begin it ends in an unsatisfying rush. It’s unfortunate but common to pretty much every track. The more sombre Cry, energetic Dilemma, and contemplative In A Beautiful Pea all feature wildly different moods, but their personalities don’t have any time to linger and satisfy the listener.


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