Anger, disappointment, disbelief … those were the emotions when a rapist, free as a bird because of our rotten justice system, raped and killed a young lady.
Here in Belgium, rapists and child molesters often go free or get a ridiculous punishment, by far not in proportion to their crimes. It seems it’s o.k. to treat women like garbage. Even worse, this happened many times before and it’s not only a problem in Belgium.
Worldwide women get oppressed, tortured, beaten, sold, humiliated, enslaved every day. And the ones who have a normal life, a family, and a job, don’t get paid equally compared with a male who does the same job. This is of course many times better than being violated but still, it just isn’t fair.
World leaders who say it’s no problem to touch women in their private parts without asking first and get away with it don’t help either. ‘No Woman’ can be seen as an old-fashioned protest song. Saying it’s time, the world starts to respect women as it should and punish the violators once and for all. The video clip features people from all around the globe, making a stand together for human treatment of our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, and grandmas.
Special thanks to Peter Skov for the footage of Japan and Canada. Supah groovy bass by Petri Lindström. Mastered by Marco Ragni.
Sgt, Tenchipoos Lonely Blimey Band is a ten-piece band, not really a new band or super-group and yet in many ways, they are both. and together they have recorded “Mexico” a fantastic tribute to beautiful human being musician and friend.
Lyrics & music by Stef Flaming
The band features founder composer multi-instrumentalist Stef Flaming (Murky Red Transmission Rails), Pasi Koivu, (Corvus Stone, Colin Tench Project,Psychedelic Eye), Joey Lugassy (BunChakeze, Colin Tench Project and 2 time Emmy nominee), Petri Lindström (Petri Lindström Project, Progeland, Corvus Stone, Colin Tench Project), Peter Jones(Tiger Moth Tales, Red Bazar, Colin Tench Project), Eddie Young (Commercial Artist & Solo), Gordo Bennett (GorMusic, Colin Tench Project), Yolanda Flaming (Murky Red), Kim Mercken (Murky Red) Christo Pellani (Air Supply, Nina Hagen, Soundscape Pyramids)
In a statement from founding member & composer Stef Flaming. A little while after Colin’s passing, a selection of musicians who worked with him over the years, lined up to form a tribute band to honor their lost friend.
The track ‘Mexico’ was already written around 2015/2016, after a conversation with Colin about the joys of just playing guitar, and the lack of time to do so. It was meant as a musical playground with mood changes, tempo changes, and it was kept basic so he had plenty of open space to jam on. Whenever he wanted to, no deadlines, no intention of doing anything with it. Just for fun.
The lyrics are all about Colin, his BunBabes, his legendary Bentley, Moaning Lisa, and because it was during his ‘Mexican period’, the title had to be ‘Mexico’
Colin was always busy releasing and working on new albums, we all know his amazing legacy, and sadly he isn’t with us anymore to play on his track.
After his passing it was obvious that many musicians wanted to honor Colin, so Sonia Mota longtime friend and digital artist for Corvus Stone, Oceans5, Colin TenchProject, and Progeland came up with the plan of inviting former band members to fill in the open space on ‘Mexico’.
All invited musicians confirmed immediately and during the past year, I received breathtaking musical contributions which lifted the naked song up to a worthy Colin Tench-level.
It was such a joy to hear the love and effort everybody put into their parts, a big thank you to all of them for making this happen. It is an honour to work with such top-notch musicians.
Because of his love for the Beatles and his humoristic way of life, we named our tribute band ‘Sgt Tenchipoos. Lonely Blimey Band’. After all, it is a happy song, written for him while he still was amongst us nincompoops, making us all happy.
For this release, we are only missing percussions due to busy schedules, but now, a year after his passing, it is time to hand it over to his family, friends and fans. Later in 2019, an updated version will follow with the promised percussions.
Release Date is planed for January 11th, 2019
Sgt. Tenchipoos Lonely Blimey Band Pasi Koivu – Hammond lead, Petri Lindström – bass, Joey Lugassy – vocals, Peter Jones – vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitars, bleeps, and felines, Eddie Young – cello, Gordo Bennett – guitars and orchestral, Yolanda Flaming – vocals, Kim Mercken – vocals Stef Flaming – vocals, guitars, keys, drums
Christo Pellani – percussion (to be recorded later)
Theiranthrope 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 world on the brink of the war, social and economical catastrophe. In the other worlds, it explores a twisted, ugly side of anyone of us in the modern world.
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. Such experimental approach is a manifest of modernity, an information field that contains the similar artistic concepts and thus allows any music to be created out of idea, without other forms of direct physical or intellectual interaction.
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. Therianthrope is set to be released in late 2017 by Melodic Revolution Records.
Transport Aerian and Melodic Revolution Records would like to unveil the first official teaser video for upcoming album Therianthrope.
The teaser video features a fragment of the song Smirking Sirens from the upcoming album, featuring Paul Sax (Violin), Elvya (Hammered Dulcimer) and Dyian (Hurdy-gurdy). Transport Aerian’s Therianthrope is scheduled to be released in 2017.
About Transport Aerian
Transport Aerian is essentially a one man progressive-oriented project led by a producer and multi-instrumentalist Hamlet. It sets no strict genre borders, knows no musical or spiritual limits. At the different times, the project had been working with different musicians, always changing and shifting its live and studio experiences depending on what the current creative state demands, performing drastically different kinds of music, yet always staying in the shape of poetic, sharp-edged artistic kind.
The project’s philosophy is closest to those, calling themselves expressionists in poetry and fine arts, therefore, the inner side of the emotional expression is what Hamlet intends to bring through project’s music to whoever who is willing to hear the word said.
The Cast of Therianthrope
Hamlet // Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Programing, 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
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