Lingua Lustra – Geometrik [SLNT040]

With this release I wanted to express the feelings of living in an urban environment, being struck by a certain colour, thoughts about mankind sharing this beautiful planet, and my fascination with geometrics.

  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. Concrete Breath [04:17]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Turqoiz [09:54]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Planet Love [06:26]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Geometrik [04:49]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. One [14:48]

21 Jul 2012
Lingua Lustra is Albert Borkent from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Based in Holland and spending two years in England, Al’s musical activities span over the last 20 years. Being inspired by the likes of Tangerine Dream and Arvo Part among others, Al’s first group was Tookay as a singer and keyboardist of this four piece band, performing their own original material. Numerous bands followed, with Albert doing lead vocals, synths, or both. After attending and dropping artschool midway, Albert was singing and playing keys in a series of new wave and experimental groups, a seven piece band called Tingalumi and a squatgroup called MOV to name a few, doing liveshows and studio recordings. After a long period of jamming and try outs Al started an ambient project called QAT, releasing mostly cassettes. This period of ambient experimentation and experience gave direction to the simultaneous release of two ambient albums as Lingua Lustra on Dutch label Practising Nature. In 2009 his third album Extramunda appears on Databloem records, a collection of further evolved Lingua Lustra tracks. During that year Al also gets in touch with Arash Atman from Electronic Soundscapes, the start of a long standing cooperation. Sol's Astroman is first released, later Sol Tek - Satellites and Lightscapes I & II follow. In 2010 Al joins the Cloudcycle collective, and Ijatevuvun and Analog Grotto Mutations see the light, two high quality Lingua Lustra albums on Cloudcycle's Bakshish Music. The summer of that year brings a memorable presence of Cloudcycle at the biannual Boom gathering in Portugal, closing off the festival. In 2011 Lingua Lustra's Triquetra is released on Databloem, and Al teams up with Alireza Zaifnejad aka BlueBliss to start their own label Spiritech Records, expanding quickly, with new artists being signed and live appearances to follow.