The Release of The Statistical Whitewashing of the Coronavirus Dead by Sheer Zed 12/05/20.

The Statistical Whitewashing of the Coronavirus Dead cover art

“Coronavirus: Nearly 51,000 excess deaths in England and Wales in first five weeks of outbreak: More than 33,000 people in England and Wales died from coronavirus as of early May, according to official data published on Tuesday, though estimations suggest there has been close to 51,000 excess deaths. In the first five weeks of the outbreak, 108,345 deaths were registered by the Office for National Statistics – which is 46,494 more than the five-year average. The ONS figures also showed care homes now account for a third of all Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales.” – @samueljlovett, The Independent.

This piece of music is prompted and inspired by the fact that thousands upon thousands of human lives and their untimely death have been discounted, ignored and whitewashed during this pandemic. They existed. They had lives. They were real. Whitewashing their deaths shows, irrespective of how beautiful, vibrant and alive you mistakenly think this planet is looking in terms of the natural world, what a low, vile and deeply disrespectful entity humanity is towards life itself. Governments are people. When they die their death will be marketed like a global product. When humanity finally treats each and every single life with the equality and respect they so truly deserve then we will step a little bit closer towards being humane and not so inhuman.

1. The Statistical Whitewashing of the Coronavirus Dead. – 8 mins 16 secs.

Genre: Electronic, experimental, noise, ambient and glitch.

Release date 12th May 2020 on Bandcamp.

Audio produced by Sheer Zed.

Photograph: Self portrait 10th April 2020 by Sheer Zed.

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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