Air Cushion – Flink (2LP)
Air Cushion Finish’s distinctive sound palette reconciles pop music with experimental electronics, think Alan Bishop meets White Noise.
The duo 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 his DIY electronic, string or percussion instruments small enough to fit into a suitcase. Changing setup and subsequently music is programmatic to the band, resulting in an unforeseeable slow motion cacophony of whispers, bleeps, rhythms and harmonies. There’s a notion of Dada, but you never know.
"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.
"As this ever:present poetic note of disconnection with cemented structures & styles took them to places, they got to support a number of their own favourite artists along the line. After 7 albums of their own and upon a friendly invitation by members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor they recorded with Thierry Amar at Montreal’s renowned Hotel2Tango studio in 2014. The resulting double 12] “Flink” (Lullabies for insomniacs 2016) was mixed and co: produced again by Thierry Amar and it should well mark their current state of poetical accident, swaying, swinging and bouncing, boldly careful, like a transparent tattoo on your forehead." - LFI website.
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Release by Lullabies for Insomniacs