Transport Aerian is a Belgian progressive rock project that has been pushing the envelope for the last decade led by multi-instrumentalist and mastermind Hamlet. Big Heart explores the poetic reflection on concluded decade, love, progress, and simply the price of staying human. According to Hamlet, projects main composer and songwriter, such themes should not be exploited commercially, therefore, the song will be released as a charity effort and profits donated to Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. The single is released by Melodic Revolution Records for Direct Relief on 14th February 2020 and will be available on all digital outlets.
Big Heart features such prominent guest musicians as UK’s finest session drummer Chris Allan (Malefice, Spiral Key), experimental guitar player Peter Matuchniak (Bomber Goggles, Kinetic Element) and Italian multi-instrumentalist Marco Ragni. The live band consists of Hamlet, Stefan Boeykens, Umut Eldem and Paul De Smet.
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Transport Aerian is a Belgian progressive rock project. Taking it roots in 2009, it is known ever since for its vivid and dark combination of contemporary prog and jazz sounds, wrapped in heavier guitar work, and intimate, deeply personal poetry. It sets no strict genre borders and knows no musical or spiritual limits, but stays on the progressive side. In the recent years, the band has released three critically acclaimed albums via American grass-roots record label Melodic Revolution Records: Bleeding (2013), Darkblue (2015) and Therianthrope (2017), featuring guests from all over the world, including such names as Paul Sax (Curved Air), Elvya (Solo artist, Ayreon), Chris Allan (Malefice), Marco Ragni, and many others. In 2020, Transport Aerian has been reformed as a steady live-oriented unit with Stefan Boeykens (Guitars), Umut Eldem (Piano) and Paul De Smet (drums) joining the circus. Transport Aerian always stayed in the shape of poetic, sharp-edged artistic kind and ready to bring it’s music to whoever who is willing to hear the word said.