Air Cushion Finish formed in Berlin in 2007 and comprises of composer jayrope and natural vocal synthesizer Lippstueck, who have graced Berlin’s underground scene together since the 1990's. Lippstueck sings, wordless and backwards in time while his partner jayrope tends to DIY, electronic, string or percussion instruments small enough to fit into a suitcase. Changing setup and subsequently music is programmatic to the band, resulting into an unforeseeable slow motion cacophony of whispers, bleeps, rhythms and harmonies. There’s a notion of Dada, but you never know.
The 8th studio album of ACF marks their current state of poetical accident, swaying, swinging and bouncing, boldly careful, like a transparent tattoo on your forehead
"Flink is the warped, mysterious and 8th offering of Berlin-incepted oddity - Air Cushion Finish. Fronted by the manipulated vocals of experimentalist Lippstueck, who has helped form the German experimentalist scene since the 1990's, this offering continues the pioneer's steady rise and is as intriguing as it is hypnotic." Norman Records.
"It might as well be described as “a dream-like flow of musical and lyrical ideas […] there are preconceived islands, and the music drifts in free-form manner among them. Beautiful, involving and truly uncanny…” (George Grella, Big City, NYC).
released December 21, 2016
Produced by Air Cushion Finish and Thierry Amar.
Recorded and mixed by Thierry Amar at Hotel2Tango, Montreal CA and jayrope at Wokule!, Biesenthal, GER
Artwork- "The Bones of Winter" by Maia Beyrouti
Mastering - Wouter Brandenburg