A Typical Night In The Pit
A Typical Night in the Pit is a collection of new music by Los Angeles Nick Malkin. It is an album that finds the artist absorbed in the density and chaos of the urban complex. It is unquestionably an LA album, but not the LA of hi-fi listening bars and twinkling, Instagram-ready New Age. Rather, Malkin navigates something more akin to the LA found in the films of Robert Altman or Alan Rudolph overheated, tense, hazy, frayed with blue-lit, nocturnal compositions that at times recall Mark Ishams noirish scores for those subversive (anti-)Hollywood pictures. Enlisting a revolving cast of LA experimentalists, Malkin has assembled a record that is as chameleonic as it is cohesive, offering up vignettes ranging from the skewed MIDI-jazz of Sixth Street Conversation to the skulking menace of Estacionamiento Privado, before giving way to the wide-eyed, cloudy closer View From Two Perspectives.
Cmon, lets go in here and get outta this heat.