Geographic North announces new cassette from Nick Malkin (Afterhours, LA Vampires), out today

Geographic North announces new cassette from Nick Malkin (Afterhours, LA Vampires), out today

What a way to close out a week! Georgia-based Geographic North just dropped a brilliant new tape from Los Angeles composer/producer/DJ Nick Malkin, best known from his “noirish, backlit ambient dance music” work as Afterhours and as a member of LA Vampires (both Not Not Fun/100% Silk affiliates).

His latest release under his name, Slow Day on Brilliant Drive, is a glitchy-ambient, subdued mutant-jazz excursion, perfect for late night drives through empty streets bathed in unnatural light. In crafting the tape, according to the label, “Malkin introduced a curated series of loops to his collaborators [Maxwell Sterling (double bass) and Jon-Kyle Mohr (percussion)], who then embellished them with textures and muted motifs. Malkin then laid everything out and went to work scouring, polishing, and re-contextualizing certain elements into something entirely new, with elements within dating back to 2014.”

That all sounds just about right to me. And it can sound just right to you too, given that the results are streaming below or available in cassette format here.

Slow Day on Brilliant Drive tracklisting:

01. Morning at Café Molly
02. Slow Day I
03. Slow Day II
04. Key Lime Interval
05. Unacknowledged Moment

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