The Release of #7Rays7Days7Ways by @SheerZed 29-07-16 #NewMusic


7 Rays 7 Days 7 Ways is a 17min 20sec track of experimental ambient drone pulsations and textures which progress through various large blooms exploring The Seven Rays, an occult concept that has appeared in several religions and esoteric philosophies, since at least the 6th century BCE. There are 7 movements within the piece and each one addresses each of the following as discussed by Theosophist and writer C.W. Leadbeater; First ray: Magic of Will of magician. Second ray: Magic of Raja Yoga (Development of Mind). Third ray: Magic of Astrology (Natural Magnetic Forces). Fourth ray: Magic of Hatha Yoga (physical development). Fifth ray: Magic of Alchemy (Manipulation of Material Substances). Sixth ray: Magic of Bhakti Yoga (Selfless Service and Altruistic Love; agape). Seventh ray: Ceremonial magic (Invocation of Elementals, and Devas). The single is being released near the Pagan day of Lughnasadh which occurs on Monday 1st of August. The cover artwork is by myself and is in homage to Caravaggio’s Boy Bitten by a Lizard (1594-1596). Thunder strikes of chaos spark out of the foreground figure while bubbles of disintegration and harmonious yantra metamorphose into a no-mind Zedian figure standing in the background, slowly melting into nothingness. 7 Rays 7 Days 7 Ways will be released on the 29th July 2016. The track has been mastered by Gregg Janman at Hermetech Mastering. The single will be available on numerous global digital purchasing and streaming platforms. An excerpt of the track can be heard below via SoundCloud

Published by: Sheer Zed

• Electronic Musician • Artist • Writer • Carer • Shaman • 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. Louder Than War reviewed Sheer Zed's music as "extraordinary", "immersive" and "exciting". CompulsionOnline described Sheer Zed's music as "absorbing and intricate", "surreal" and "invigorating", urging their readers "to dig in to the releases of Sheer Zed". TQ Music Zine declared Sheer Zed's music "a tour de force". Cool and Strange Music Magazine said his music was "Mithraic", while the blog 1208 North Fuller Ave Apt 1 said his work "elicit a sense of the exotic and mysterious". The magazine Indie Shaman declared Sheer Zed's work to be "meditative, surreal and hypnotic...perfect for anyone who likes to share their journeys in life with eclectic, electronic music." The Séance have accurately dubbed Sheer Zed "A veteran Bristol noise shaman." The Bandcamp compilations Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track #MoreInCommon Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations volumes 17 and 18 have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazines Indie Shaman, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. He is a practicing Buddhist. Sheer Zed also has contributed to the 2019-20 exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on 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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