The Release of #ItStartedWithTheAlarm with Vanessa Sinclair 30th June 2017 #NewMusic

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It Started With the Alarm with Vanessa Sinclair is an album of four deep, lush and exploratory electronic tracks enthused and crystallised with sublime cut up technique poetry. The album was inspired by and arose from four archival recordings of Vanessa’s beautiful divinatory poetry.

Using randomised and deliberate pre-production techniques I developed the tracks drawing in various styles and textures. Each of the tracks can be employed as a whole or separately for various taskings be they personal/group ritualsmeditation, intellectual inquiry or just simple listening pleasure. An edited cut of the track Message 23 appeared on the compilation of the same name. A more generous and immersive version of this track appears here for the first time. Two of the four tracks were produced entirely from scratch while two others were utilised and deployed from an unreleased personal project. 

Vanessa’s husband Carl Abrahamsson has very kindly released this kaleidoscopic album on his fine Highbrow Lowlife label. The album received vocal and frequency nourishment from Gregg Janman at Hermetech Mastering. The album can be purchased/streamed from iTunes here.

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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