The Release of #VelvetTendrils by @SheerZed 15-01-16 #ZedAt50

Velvet Tendrils by Sheer Zed

To mark the 50th year of my existence a thought crossed and embedded itself within my mind to release an album. Partly inspired by Andrew Liles release 45, Velvet Tendrils represents my label (SZR) Music’s 17th release and my fiftieth year drawing breath. This six track collection of experimental electronic ambient drone noise will be released on the 15th January 2016, five days before my birth date on the 19th. Each track title begins with the letter ‘V‘, which represents the number five in Roman numerals. The terms in the titles ‘Vessel of Multimind’ and ‘Vorticitating Hypersphere‘ on the album Velvet Tendrils are drawn from the work of Peter J. Carroll. The album cover art is by myself and digitized by Adrian Finn at The Great Bear. The mastering is by Loz Gill at Fat As Funk Mastering. Velvet Tendrils will be available on numerous purchasing and streaming digital platforms. Pre-ordering can be made here and here. Below is a full streamable preview of the title track.

Published by: Sheer Zed

• Writer • Buddhist Shaman • Musician • Artist • Born in Newport, South Wales, Sheer Zed started singing at the age of six. He showed an interest in audio production, producing experimental tape shows in his bedroom at the age of eleven and started to write songs at sixteen. With a strong leaning to electronic based music, Sheer Zed recorded an industrial electronic album "Electro-Punk ’86" during the mid 1980’s. Festivals and numerous radio shows such as The Séance, The Dark Outside, The Phantom Circuit, The Numbers Broadcast, Frome FM's Homely Remedies and The Alrealon Musique Show have all featured Sheer Zed’s peculiar brand of outsider electronics. For over thirty years Sheer Zed has worked with many artists, collectives and groups. Numerous compilations such as Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism and Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazines Indie Shaman, TQ zine, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. He is a practicing Buddhist and shaman, exploring the realm of sound through ritual, mantras and sound design. Sheer Zed also has contributed to the 2019-20 exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on three pilgrimages to Thailand and is currently working on various papers within his fields of interest while producing music and creating art •

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