Different Fountains, aka Bernardo Risquez and Michael Langeder, met at architecture school in Venezuela in 2008. Since that time they’ve been on a voyage absurde, seemingly seeking only uncharted climes where nonconformist politics govern. Hazy or harsh, in the Different Fountains musictopia a new future is imagined in which sense and affect, rather than classification, are musical currency.
Fastidious students of social history, Different Fountains pay veneration in sound and performance to last century’s Surrealist anti-heroes. Musical collage, projection, poetry, dance… any and all of these might take place in live assemblages uncharacteristic of the contemporary electronic music scene. With their label Different Fountains Editions, so too are new postcodes established in the territories contested by Tribal, House, Electro, Pop, Ambient and Techno.
There simply is no way to be a scholar on the music of Different Fountains, where like a river swiftly running, no two performances, releases or sets much resemble one another. The only thing left to do is listen and dance.