Transport Aerian shares a Christmas Blog

Christmas Vibes and Limbos

Dear friends, followers, music lovers, and random passers-by!

The Christmas approaches, the year is nearly over and it’s time to reflect on the events that made it. It’s been quiet on Transport Aerian’s side, but turbulent all around at the same time, so as much as I would like to say, that there is some work being made behind the curtains of this intimate and deeply personal musical journey, that wouldn’t be entirely justified, although, not entirely untrue either.

Making music, just like anything that comes out of creative mental processes does require time to be thought through and money to be put to life. Besides, it needs a certain clarity of ideas and – most importantly – a massive energy investment. I struggle with either. I have never really been a creative breed machine. Words, images and musical constructs have never been flowing effortlessly, rather, it’s always a long process of careful examination of what inspires the particular ideas, and the analysis of what has already been done – to avoid self-repentance. Unlike many of my artistic brothers, I never write anything starting from a melody or a separated part on an instrument, I start with the idea and the concept. And I never even consider starting until the bigger and complete concept emerges. That said, I’m not in the void with the ideas. I do have something in mind, something painful and personal enough to require me developing layers of nacre around it, so writing of the first sketches and lyrics is already in process for quite some time, and I have a few very solid pieces laying on my table awaiting for more infusion, alongside with possible album title – but given that I have a habit of changing everything around a couple of times before the final plan crystallizes it’s too early to make that all public, but one thing I can say for sure – it won’t be a light-headed, singer-songwriter style thing, likely, I’ll drown even deeper into the experimental side, while maintaining it comprehensible and melodically consistent – everything you know Transport Aerian for, yet something that you don’t quite expect from it!

The plans of releasing a 3-album box-set in the shape of the art-book to be set up alongside with some intimate-style live shows are not entirely dismissed either, although there is an incredible amount of logistics and financial obstacles that need to be resolved before this could happen. The conclusion of it all, this has been a quiet year for Transport Aerian, it is very possible, that I won’t publish much new in the coming months either. On the other hand, the other side of me is undergoing quite turbulent and active phase. The avant-garde metal project I’m involved in, Fabulae Dramatis, is very active currently, as we’ve been extensively gigging throughout this year supporting our second album and whispers of working on the third one are getting louder and louder, but for that you’d have to visit their pages as I don’t intend to spoil anything here!

As for energy inputs, a lot of my firepower is now aimed towards my other front of operation: as some of you might know, my musicianship is but a part of my life. The second, and not anyhow less important being in an academic and educational line of work that I mostly keep out of the musical circle, to prevent two quite opposite worlds collision. But unlike usually, now I feel compelled to be outspoken regarding this issue. It does take a lot of me, both creatively and physically at this moment. In that department, a lot of changes has happened in the course of last months as I was pushed to change the University, I’ve been working at for nearly a decade, and it takes an incredible amount of effort to establish elsewhere, while still maintaining the quality of work and scientific (or cultural) creativity that I was used to. It takes time, money, ideas, but most importantly, it takes nearly all my energy, which significantly slows down other creative aspects of work, obviously including music.

That said, I’m still here, I’m as alive as ever. And I wish all of you – in the coming year – to stay safe and keep going for what you love the most. And Merry Christmas to you all!

Always yours,
Transport Aerian project.

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Hamlet on Fabulae Dramatis and Transport Aerian

It’s been a while since I shared with you what was going on, and my disappearance – as it often turns to be – has few to do with me laying low, rather with way too many urgent matters at hand that has to be resolved or participated in. First off, things are fine, probably even more hectic than I could wish for. The main reason for silence from my side regarding Transport Aerian is that I’ve been called to the flanks of my little musical cause and was particularly busy working with my two other projects. One of them you, surely, already have a notion of an avant-metal band Fabulae Dramatis, that has just released their second album and now working hard on promotion and playing live shows all over to bring the new programme to the thankful audience. With their avant-garde heavy music, well-thought stage appearance and a video footage synced with the performance, I feel home on stage, but it does take a lot of my time and energy, as, since me, Isabel Restrepo and Daniel Diaz have formed the band back in 2012 it has indeed evolved into a very promising act that I consider well worth every invested hour.

Finally, there is one more project I will be working on in the next coming months, but I’m not allowed to talk about it just yet!

However, despite me being busy on all fronts, it doesn’t mean Transport Aerian becomes dormant. While I haven’t managed to set up a live line up sufficient to bring out Therianthrope in all its complexity live, so I ruled out this possibility, as if I can’t get the audience coming to the concert into my ideas at their fullness, I’d rather not do it at all, the studio album is doing pretty well, and I have just obtained the information that the limited edition copies at MRR are in fact sold out, but more copies are on their way, which might become available again within two or three weeks, and for now my entire digital discography is set with a significant discount! I’m also working on the in-depth blog regarding every song and every artwork on the album, that is to be published in the course of this year.

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