Rather than wallowing in the meandering, abstract realms of this noise techno clique, Container (aka Providence, RI’s Ren Schofield) seems intent on being very, very direct. His latest, the killer “Glaze,” illustrates this perfectly. Snotty-as-fuck bass pulses beat the heart into oblivion. Static developments seethe with a reckless but purposeful style. DAW-enhanced sculptures of pretension are abandoned in favor of something furious and fun.
In some ways, we’re still waiting to see where Container’s sound will fit in with the greater story of techno, dance music, and noise. He’s still one of the new class’s brightest students, especially his casual references to the classic sounds of Drexciya, et. al. Schofield manages to be both brash and subtle within the limits of a single track. He succeeds at exposing those elements of dance music we didn’t even know we wanted. “Glaze” might be his best yet – keep your eyes on Liberation Technologies for more info soon.