The Release of The Life and Times of a Spiritual Gangster by @SheerZed 19/01/2018 #NewMusicFriday

The Life and Times of a Spiritual Gangster

This collection of four experimental electronic ambient drone audio works reflects life changing experiences I had during an eight day trip to Thailand in late September 2017. There I met four remarkable and sublime high occult practitioners in the Thai Buddhist Lanna discipline (‘ajarns’). During a 24 hour period in the environs of Chiang Mai I went through deeply profound magickal rituals in which both fire and gold were blown onto and slammed into my body, visited ancient meditation caves, experienced inexplicable psychic phenomenon and endured the placement of an invisible sacred magickal tattoo (Sak Yant) on my upper back dedicated to Mae Surastri (a profound and holy earth goddess). This album is dedicated with love to Ajarn Daeng, Ajarn Suea, Ajarn Nanting, Ajarn Apichai and Peter Jenx of The Thai Occult. The album was mastered by Gregg Janman at Hermetech Mastering. The album is released on my birthday 19th January 2018 onto numerous digital platforms worldwide including GooglePlay, 7Digital, itunes, TIDAL, Xbox, Spotify, Deezer, Napster and AmazonMusic to name but a few. The track The Purifying Influential Rituals of Fire and Gold is streamable in full on SoundCloud for your listening pleasure.

Release Date: 19th January 2018

Genre: Experimental Ambient Electronic Drone 

Artwork and Production: Sheer Zed


1. The Purifying Influential Rituals of Fire and Gold. – 4:36 mins
2. Ghosting the Meditation Caves of Wat Unmong. – 8:35 mins
3. Mae Surastri Sak Yant Initiation. – 9:30 mins
4. The Life and Times of a Spiritual Gangster. – 20:00 mins

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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