Different Fountains is the Brussels-based project of Bernardo Risquez and Michael Langeder. For a few years now, they have been at the center of what Brusssels has to offer in modern electronic music. Their sound hybridizes an impeccable knack for melody and atmosphere with an ever inquisitive mind-set that gives them an enviable and unique perspective in which influences float by naturally, touching base at will and evaporating exquisitely. ‘Shrimp That Sleeps’ is their first full length LP after having released a 7inch and a 12inch on their own Different Fountains Editions label. Its nine tracks (ten on CD) touch upon subtle house music, post-rock, ambient and atmospheric pop. Through rhythmic diversity and a loop-like treatment of vocals (sampled or not), ‘Shrimp That Sleeps’ is an incredibly engaging, absorbing and beautiful record that works as one undeniable whole. There’s diversity in moods, some tracks are danceable, some are contemplative and have an experimental feel to them. The Different Fountains universe is inviting yet not afraid to upset some conventions. This album is a highly convincing distillation of what makes music modern today and, in the process, adds to it through subtraction of what is not essential. ‘Shrimp That Sleeps’ is just that though, essential that is!