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


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 • Shaman • Born in Newport, South Wales, Sheer Zed started singing at the age of eight. 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 1980’s. Sheer Zed has been releasing music through his own (SZR) Music label since 2002. Festivals and numerous radio shows such as 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 have reviewed Sheer Zed's music as "extraordinary", "immersive" and "exciting". CompulsionOnline have described Sheer Zed's music as "surreal", "invigorating" and "intricate". TQ music zine declared Sheer Zed's music a "tour de force". The artist Val Denham said Sheer Zed was a "Fire eating freak of god damn nature!" The Bandcamp compilations Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several) and the 95 track #MoreInCommon Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance have all featured Sheer Zed’s eclectic electronic music •

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