Prog author Martin Kielty aka The Boozer Cruiser has launched a brand new “prog poem” No Liars, in collaboration with White Willow/Donner mastermind Jacob Holm-Lupo, which is premiered under.
Based mostly across the mantra “No liars had been harmed within the suppression of this fact; no liars had been harmed within the constructing of this phantasm,” the story units a billionaire in opposition to a younger lady in an exploration of present occasions together with the Ukraine invasion and the worldwide monetary imbalance.
“As ever, I used to be led by the music of Jacob Holm-Lupo, who composed a chunk that explains his emotions in regards to the Ukraine invasion,” Kielty says. “It crystallised for me a variety of thought-threads I’d been processing for a while into the creation of two characters who can’t admit they’re trapped in a world that scares them.
“No Liars is not only one other anti-war expression. It’s an anti-war-structure expression. Our primary survival intuition, powered by worry, has led us right into a world the place billionaires conceal from their worry by exerting it on these of us additional down the ladder. Successfully, they’re victims too. I wished to precise that concept in a really private method.”
The story depicted within the video was impressed by a first-hand expertise on a Milton Keynes road just lately, Kielty added. “I used to be witness to a scene of unimaginable violence and I wound up attempting to calm a younger lady who’d been one of many victims. It occurred to me I’d by no means seen real terror up shut like that earlier than. I felt like she’d out of the blue been thrown from a world of TikTok and Strictly into a brand new, scarier existence; and that, extremely, it could be the making of her.”
He discovered the inspiration blended completely with a “heartbreaking and melancholy” piece Norwegian-based Holm-Lupo had written to precise his emotions in regards to the Ukraine warfare. “It hits very near residence for him and his household. I felt the necessity to add some anger – and who’s angrier than probably the most frightened of us? Thus the offended billionaire attempting to justify a younger lady reeling in terror, interpreted starkly in an intense efficiency by Kelly Phillips.”
No Liars is the fourth Boozer Cruiser “prog poem” following The Withy, The Ghost of Terror Bay (that includes Chrissy Mostyn of the Blackheart Orchestra) and Echo Echo. Kielty and Holm-Lupo have a number of extra items below improvement and goal to launch a compilation later this 12 months.