Heavy Prai.

Prai‘ is a Thai term for necromantic corpse artefacts used as ingredients that are contained inside Thai Buddhist amulets and statues. Heavy Prai usually entails blood, brains, fingers, bones, urine, and body parts. The juices which stain and saturate clothes, funeral cloth, or suicide ropes from a violent death are said to contain the supernatural essence of the dead which is said to be good for various magical uses. Violent deaths are deemed to have a high supernatural energy value which is then harnessed in the making of amulets, statues and various oils and balms. The track Heavy Prai features on the 23 track compilation album Dark Ambient Volume 24 on the Sombre Soniks label. This album was featured on Frozen In Time: This is Darkness September Playlist stating; “The latest in the Dark Ambient series from the ever awesome Sombre Soniks label provides a fantastic variety of high quality dark ambient and drone tracks, from a range of talented artists…Every single track here offers something special, and this is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking to discover something new. Highly recommended!

Released September 23rd 2022.

Audio produced and mastered by Sheer Zed.
Cover art photograph by Sheer Zed which features an ancient Burmese human skull panneng that has been re-blessed by Ajarn Apichai.

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 •

Categories Autumn Equinox, Bandcamp, Buddhism, Compilations, Consciousness, Dark Ambient, Electronic Music, Experimental, Ghosts, Heavy Prai, Magical Thinking, Music, Necromancy, Occult, Prai, Ritual, Shamanism, Sombre Soniks, Sound, Sound Art, Spirituality, Thai Lanna BuddhismLeave a comment

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