The Release of #ProgrammableOrganicAutomata by @SheerZed 09-12-16 #NewMusic


A Christmas single? After probably one of the most musically productive years of my life comes the end stop with possibly one of the most surreal Christmas singles ever. No sleigh bells, no shamanic red robed figures. Programmable Organic Automata is a sparse but weighty progression of Kraftwerkian stylings with abstract psych glyphs mutated and engorged by a dark foreboding horn section underscoring entire the piece. There are some wide reverbs and surreal sonic artefacts attached to the sequences. It has a clean factory floor atmosphere with spiralling chaotic robotic dirt. Sounding like Coil’s ‘Sewage Worker’s Birthday Party’ in some places this long evolutionary mutant minimal techno track unfolds and explores the creation and programming of new bio-chemically engineered cybernetic creatures. A biographical soundtrack snapshot of humanity itself as it hurtles wildly into Borg-dom. The single will be released on 9th December 2016. It is 21 mins 56 seconds in length. The cover art is by myself. The track has been mastered by Gregg Janman at Hermetech Mastering. This 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

• 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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