Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Providence, RI’s Ren Schofield, who somehow sculpts vicious punk sonics into raw, jackhammer rhythms that groove in the most relentless, hypnotic, unstoppable and psychedelic ways currently working the grid. This lo-fi mesh of mesmerising arrangements makes for live music of serious weight and function, capable of both rushing the high-end dancefloors of Unsound, Donau and Berghain, and banging the below-stairs basements of Europe into submission.
Started in 2009 in response to Schofield’s discovery of 90s minimal techno, Container combined elements from his background in noise and cassette collage music with a newfound interest in repetitive beats to create this raw and damaged sound. After a string of various cassette releases, two LPs on Editions Mego sub-label Spectrum Spools and a clutch more, 2016 saw the new Container EP ‘Vegetation’ released on Powell’s unabashedly singular Diagonal Records for a brut-iful marriage.