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Air Cushion Finish is multi-style and real time music. It's made from anything the players come up with at a particular moment -

and new music happily defies any style definitions. The slow motion part at least is sometimes referred to as homeopathic punk…

Air Cushion Finish formed in Berlin in 2007 and comprised composer/player jayrope and natural vocal synthesizer Lippstueck, who had enjoyed playing Berlin’s underground together since the 1990s. Lippstueck prominently sings, wordless and backwards in time, while his partner jayrope tends to also appreciate any DIY, electronic, string or percussion instrument small enough to fit into a single suitcase altogether.
Changing setup and subsequently music is programmatic to them, as well as having friends as guest musicians, all resulting into an unforeseeable slow motion cacophony of whispers, bleeps, rhythms and harmonies.
There’s a notion of Dada, but you never know.

This permanent and poetic note about their separation from cemented structures & styles took them to places. ACF got to support a number of their own favourite artists along the line. Subsequently ACF’s 8th album FLINK – upon a friendly invitation – was recorded and mixed with Thierry Amar (GY!BE) at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango. For the first time in a proper studio, if you will, but nonetheless with an audience present at recording time. The resulting double 12” ‘Flink’ was released on Lullabies for Insominacs in early 2017, well ACF’s current state of poetical accident, swaying, swinging and bouncing, boldly careful, like a transparent tattoo on your forehead.

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Who thought this was so deliciously possible? Read reviews…

acf by ropinsky 2016
jayrope + Lippstueck in 2016, image by Ropinsky

Backgrounds
In the late 90s jayrope released his first albums on Alec Empire’s Geist Records under the name Rope, while Lippstueck ran a spectacular location called ‘Goldmund’ in 2000. Later on Goldmund turned into a festival and gave birth to a new tradition of side-tracked and wonderful alternative music listening in Berlin.
Parallel universal music is 
where they met.

LABELS
Biesentales Records – “Bleifuß” 2008 & “Live in Biesenthal” (2010)
Hafenschlamm Rekords – “Spree” on 12” vinyl & CD 2014
Lullabies for Insominacs