My article Everything Keeps Dissolving for Man is the Animal: A Coil Zine – Issue 2.

A helix is a shape like a spiral staircase. It’s a type of smooth space curve with tangent lines at a constant angle to a fixed axis. The fixed axis in my instance was an LP vinyl record. A record, despite the trouble and legal ramifications that surrounded it, opened my mind to many much beloved artists which also included Coil. If You Can’t Please Yourself, You Can’t Please Your Soul by Various Artists (SBZLP 001) on the Some Bizzarre label. Some Bizzarre Records was founded in 1981 and its founder was Stevo Pearce. Genres explored: Experimental, industrial, electronic, and post-punk though genre tags tend to fumble around somewhat when trying to denote something new and something radically challenging.” – Excerpt from Everything Keeps Dissolving.

I’ve written an article called Everything Keeps Dissolving for issue two of the zine Man is the Animal: A Coil Zine on Temporal Boundary Press. It’s now pre-ordering and includes pieces by John Balance, Jeremy Reed, Nick Soulsby, Stephen Sennitt, Patrick Weir and Cormac Pentecost. Temporal Boundary Press can be followed on Twitter.

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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