Not long ago, ambient artist Scott Lawlor approached me to narrate a story called “Russian Sleep Experiment”. This story was so well told that I thought for a while it was true–and wept for the horrors I read in the tale! How can we as humans do that to one another? (Sadly, we have done things just as horrible in real life). I was relieved to learn that it was fiction, first published on the Creepypasta web site, and narrated the tale. Scott turned it into a dark ambient tale that is not for the faint of heart!–the end result, The Madness That Lurks Within, is a destined to become a classic in Scott’s able hands. This is definitely a horror story, so if you are squeamish, please avoid this story.
Meanwhile, George de Bruin, he of Cerebral Rift, wrote a fantastic review of the release that begins:
I’ve been given an early Halloween present this year in the form of The Madness That Lurks Within.
Just a brilliant job. This is definitely going to be a major Halloween piece for me.