A Review of Sheer Zed’s 2018.

January – This January birthday month kicked off with The Life and Times of a Spiritual Gangster (first of three albums this year) which is a collection of four experimental electronic ambient drone audio works reflecting upon life changing experiences I had during an eight day trip to Thailand in late September 2017.

The Life and Times of a Spiritual Gangster

April – April saw that I was no fool when it comes to releasing quality sounds. Do Not Submit to the Control Claw received much kudos from many quarters including an in-depth rave review with Compulsion Online.

Do Not Submit to the Control Claw art work

June – June saw my participation and contribution in A Day For Dil, an important tribute and Macmillan fund raising event for friend and fellow artist DIL23, who sadly passed in 2017 from cancer. The two tracks that I donated to this worthy and wonderful event are still streaming on SoundCloud (Jerry the Cat is available as a free download and Shadow Entity Eclipsed is on a Bandcamp charity compilation).

September – September’s spiritual spearhead saw my second Thai Occult Road Trip and a fierce and fiery ritualistic appearance in Jenx’s stunning and remarkable bumper book The Thai Occult. Yes, that is indeed me under the blanket getting fireballed by the awesome Ajarn Apichai during the Kasin Fai Ritual. Toasty!


October – October opened up with the release of my third album in 2018 Gateway to the Goddess, which is a sister release to my Cosmic Consciousness EP.

Gateway to the Goddess cover art

November – November saw me nuzzling up for a cozy interview with the lovely Alex Hawkins of Frome FM’s Homely Remedies at the Arnolfini in Bristol. The interview will be aired later in 2018 and then archived on Frome FM’s site if you happen to miss it first time around.

Sheer Zed and Alex Hawkins at The Arnolfini Nov 2018

December – If you are already a subscriber of TQ Magazine then lucky you. December’s issue will see a free track giveaway from myself. This prescient music track will be sure to shock and rock your world. Subscribe now and don’t miss out on all of the riotous satirical hilarity of this pungently rabid track à la Test Dept. and Spiral Tribe which features the late and much beloved Philip Seymour Hoffman doing what he did best.

If 2018 is anything to go by, 2019 will be very interesting indeed.

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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