Just in time for Christmas! Nothing gets you in the spirit of Xmas like a romping tale of Slender shenanigans. Slenderman, ghosts, secret holy orders, sub-realities, monasteries on the outside of the world where everyone slowly descends into madness, some quality time with mother, and of course the infamous incident that takes place in Act 3 which makes this hands down the most divisive album of my career.
Of course, really, this is a story about isolation and connection, despite the cacophony of surreal and absurd horror tropes that march through this piece.
There has been a recent surge of interest in this tale, and despite all the hubbub about the Act 3 incident, the real issue i have is with its poor mixing. It’s driven me crazy all this time, and so now, in the holiday spirit, i have gone back and remixed it so it sounds far more listenable. There is a plot point near the end that i do realize is stupid and was a poor choice, and which i have changed. (I am prepared to defend why i changed this and why i didn’t change any of the other controversial bits.)
Act 1 is one of the best single acts i have ever made and act 3… is the literal definition of love it or hate it. Sounding a bit better than before, ladies and gentlemen, The Slenderman Musical! (Also, a purchase of this album gets you a Christmas Eve visit from SlenderSanta!)