Release date: 04/27/2018
Genre: Electronic, Ambient
Grass surely doesn’t grow under the feet of Albert Borkent, aka Lingua Lustra. In addition to running the Spiritech label (home to his own work and to colleagues operating within similar aesthetic ambient-initiated spheres), he apparently never sleeps, as releases both physical and digital have inundated the airspace across multiple platforms and on a myriad of labels in just a four-year span. Fortunately, the quality control maintained over his output remains high, as evidenced by this new long-player, Portal, another beauteous slab of hesitant, charcoal-gray ambientscapes. And truth be told, Borkent’s not just getting older, he’s getting better. Where many are content with MIDI presets and a dearth of imagination, Borkent mines the depths of his soundbanks down to its very circuit joins. There’s a grand majesty to the shifting sonic sands of “The Gates of Dawn” that suggests the bastion of a Steve Roach/Eno ethos while subjugating it entirely: the many differing pearlescent tones reveal hitherto untold layers when experienced either in the broader stereo space or through the captive audience of headphones. This isn’t music that is content with simply being ethereal—Borkent wishes to conjure wholly new windswept worlds and unmapped terrain, the sort of thing his Lingua Lustra project now regularly excels at.
At the Heart
The Gate of Dawn (edit)
Depth of Emotion
Release date: 1/10/2020Originally from Portland, but now living in Philly, Cool Original (once called "Cool American" until the Doritos lawyers came a-knockin'...) is the project...
Release date: 1/10/2020: The amount of time between this disc's original conception and its actual release borders on the absurd. I don't remember exactly when...
Release date: 1/10/2020: Originally from New Jersey, but now living in Olympia (where he's been for the last few years), Josh Hoey has been making...
Release date: 1/10/2020First single from Kanaan's new album, Odense Sessions, coming out in February 2020. The album was recorded in Jonas Munk's (Causa Sui) studio...
DIG available now. CD available 1/10/2020.The passion of youth and the power of tradition come together in On My Way, the roots-folk-blues flavored debut EP from singer-songwriter Molly Hanmer....
Release date: 12/13/2019.The final single from Math and Physics Club is a bittersweet but fitting coda for a band that has always worn its heart...
William Ryan Fritch's original music for the short film "Exit 12: Moved By War" Like many veterans, US Marine Roman Baca wasn’t the same when he...
Release date: November 29, 2019This record almost literally came from nowhere! That is to say, my buddy, Jeremy, told me his band would be recording...