Sunday 12 February 2017, 7.30pm
Lullabies For Insomniacs presents Air Cushion Finish.
With support from Daniel Hayhurst & Reuben Sutherland (Sculpture)
Air Cushion Finish formed in Berlin in 2007 and comprises of composer/player jayrope and natural vocal synthesizer Lippstueck, who have enjoyed playing in Berlin’s underground together since the 1990’s. After seven albums and following a friendly invitation by members of GY!BE, they recorded at Montreal’s renowned Hotel2Tango studio with Thierry Amar in 2014.
Flink was the result of this session, an immersively psychedelic (sweet, rather than head-frying) world unto themselves, sensitively placing Lippstueck’s flighty vox – which range from Schwitters-esque gibber to avian and ecclesiastical runs – drifting around the centre of a sound sphere pieced together from intricately laced rhythmic mechanisms, reverberant dub basses and insectoid blues.
Sculpture is an opto-musical agglomerate made up of Dan Hayhurst (music), and Reuben Sutherland (animation). Their first test hit upon a psychedelic palette, the sensorial intricacies of which they continue to explore. Performance is central to their work, and feeds back into all aspects of the process. Sculpture’s output includes music, ﬁlm and video work, and multi-sensory live shows.
Their performances are an amalgam of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups – a mix of analog and digital practices – tape manipulation, samples, found sounds, aleatoric and algorithmic programming and live improvisation. Dan plays media devices and electronic instruments. Reuben plays video zoetrope turntable.