Transport Aerian announces the release date for the long-awaited experimental project Therianthrope. Therianthrope is an album, whose themes are dedicated to the emotions of the mind, torn by different assets of mental illness in the context of quickly developing the world on the brink of the war, social and economic catastrophe. Besides the conventional music pieces, Therianthrope also features The Abstract Symphony, a set of songs and instrumental pieces based on blind improvisation by the team of guest musicians. Nobody knew what the other musician would play, as they were only given a theme to describe and photographs to emphasize the visual in the sound. For the first time,
Transport Aerian features numerous guest musicians, including Paul Sax (Curved Air, Praying for The Rain), Elvya (Ayreon, Elvya), Marco Ragni (solo), Peter Matuchniak (Gekko Project), JoJo Razor (Gekko Project), Dyian, Stef Flaming (Murky Red, Ocean 5), Darren Brush, Stefan Boeykens and Rachel Bauer.
The release date is set to 17 November 2017, and the album will be available worldwide both in digital and limited edition special design physical issue.
“The creative process that took me slightly longer and got me slightly sweatier than usual!” Hamlet states in his microblog, “The bliss and the struggle of Therianthrope was that unlike most of other studio efforts I had been involved in, it has a significant share of acoustic instruments and an incredibly wide dynamic range… but now when it’s finished it’s time to focus on all the usual release routines!”
The cover artwork and visuals included in the limited-edition issue are made by Jess Telmatt and Rachel Bauer from the sketches and concepts by Hamlet himself. In this newsletter, we reveal the front cover artwork for Therianthrope album.
The Cast of Therianthrope
Hamlet // Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Programming, Drums, and Samples
Rachel Bauer // Spoken Word and Vocals
JoJo Razor // Vocals
Paul Sax // Violin
Stefan Boeykens // Guitar
Elvya // Hammered Dulcimer
Dyian // Hurdy-gurdy
Peter Matuchniak // Guitar
Marco Ragni // Guitar & Keyboards
Darren Brush // Chapman Stick