The Release of Do Not Submit to the Control Claw by @SheerZed 27/04/2018 #NewMusic

Do Not Submit to the Control Claw art work

Do Not Submit to the Control Claw is an album of seven sensuous and absorbing electronic sound meditations. The listener is submerged into rich nourishing textures moving the spirit through dense atmospheres, immersive ambience, trance states and exciting invigorating rhythms. Drawing from rituals, dreams and meditations Do Not Submit to the Control Claw is a varied collection of multi-faceted audio sculptures that delve deep into twilight worlds, avant mutant dubscapes and incandescent vistas of subconscious shamanic otherness. The ‘Control Claw’ image was hand drawn and channelled by Sheer Zed. The album track Deus Ex Machina (For DIL23) is dedicated with love and respect to his friend and fellow artist David (DIL23) who passed away in December 2017. The album was mastered by Gregg Janman at Hermetech Mastering. The album will be available to purchase and stream on numerous global digital platforms on 27th April 2018. Pre-ordering starts 20th April 2018. The track Magick Square Defense from the album is streamable in full via SoundCloud.

Release Date: 27th April 2018

Genre: Experimental Electronic Ambient Techno Drone

Production and Artwork: Sheer Zed

Mastering: Gregg Janman at Hermetech Mastering


1. Do Not Submit to the Control Claw – 9:59mins
2. Spirit Sensei’s Guiding Light – 5:57mins
3. Magick Square Defense – 8:17mins
4. The Hypnogogic Encryption of Star Systems – 11:37mins
5. Deus Ex Machina (For DIL23) – 5:33mins
6. Slowly Drifting Into Geometric Space – 14:13mins
7. Destruction of the Control Claw – 7:50mins

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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