The Release of Hidden Pathways by Sheer Zed 23/08/19.

2. Hidden Pathways cover art

Hidden Pathways is an album of three transfigurational hypnotic sound rituals. A fourth 15 minute quarter of this proposed 1 hour ritual humbly asks the listener to meditate in silence. If the listener is unable to do this immediately after hearing the album then spreading the 15 minute meditation into three separate five minute segments undertaken at your own personal leisure is completely acceptable.

During this period of meditation new awareness, third eye images and other esoteric supernatural occurrences may or may not occur depending on the sensitivity and acuity of the listener and meditator. The phone may ring, external phenomena may coalesce to inform or instruct, subtle changes in your immediate environment may transpire and particular instances of relevant/irrelevant/chaotic significance may be brought to your attention.

Numerous and wide ranging rituals, activities and physical explorations can be undertaken by the listener while the album is playing. Different locations and methods of playback can offer new and evolved permutations of resonance. This recording manifests itself as a form of future techno bardo sandwich with a surrealist bastard noise filling. Hidden Pathways will be released exclusively and digitally onto Bandcamp on the 23rd August 2019. The track The Multimensional Portal Is Open and You Won’t Be Coming Back is streamed in full on SoundCloud and can be heard on this blog.

The audio production and artwork is by Sheer Zed.

The audio mastering of this album is by Loz Gill at Fat As Funk Mastering.

Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Ambient, Techno, Meditation, Ritual, Noise, Drone.

  1. The Multimensional Portal Is Open and You Won’t Be Coming Back – 15 minutes.

  1. Perception Is a Reflection of an Infinite Connection – 15 minutes.

  1. Hidden Pathways Become Known from Whence the Deities Have Flown – 15 minutes.

Release date: 23rd August 2019

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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