Son of Laughter
No Story is Over
As Chris Slaten sings, “You’re killing me with categories” on “Flesh and Bone,” it’s not only a timely cultural description of our divided states. It’s also true of the music. Son of Laughter’s (Slaten’s musical moniker) is impossible to pin down, a rich tapestry of orchestration surrounding dense lyrical imagery. No Story Is Over is the indie singer-songwriter’s most recent release, a heartening and heartbreaking eight-song cycle filled with our “broken histories” and God’s lavish grace. Picture Spirit-filled, imaginative storytelling set within inventive song structures that linger long past the album fades.