For this “solo” release, Animal Collective member Avey Tare added two extra musicians, his wife Angel Deradoorian from Dirty Projectors and Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman, whose musical talent Avey strongly admires. Like this, they go by “Slasher Flicks”. ”
The LP “Enter the Slasher House” is an explicit reference to horror movies and it is purely personal. Avey and Brian from Animal Collective have been obsessed with The Hammer horror films for more than 20 years and it was time to manifest it. The aesthetic is also nurtured by the studio in which this LP was recorded, which was a medieval, dark and scary salon.
It sounds like a blend of rock and cinematic mass murder, featuring intimidating doll-like voices. An experimentation with familiarity, adding a base of horror and fear, which one can choose to laugh at or run from.