If you like your hypnotic techno spiked with psychedelia + pummeled with punk, you're in for a treat
ContainerThe Church on York (4904 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States) Map it $10
If you like your techno distorted and distressed, discordant and deconstructed, look no further: Container is one of a small handful of music renegades shunning conventions and favoring raw and sloppy versus smooth and glossy—one might even call his mangled, mutant sounds irreverent, iconoclastic. Music connoisseurs might say he’s appropriated and applied the aesthetics of noise to techno and the improvisational quality his music seems to possess does make it sound less structured and more spontaneous. That said, there’s something undeniably edgy, urgent, and primal about his music—a latent tension, the sense that it’s been bruised and busted, a threat that it’s precariously close to becoming unhinged—that lends it a refreshing immediacy. Watch this space…
Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Providence, RI’s Ren Schofield, who somehow sculpts viscous 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 maxed-out drum patterns, spiralling loops and mesmerising arrangements makes for live music of serious weight and function, suitable for both high-end dancefloors and filthy warehouse parties alike.Started in 2009 in response to his discovery of nineties minimal techno, Container combined elements from his background in noise and cassette collage music with a new found interest in repetitive beats to create this raw and damaged rhythmic sound.