Nashville’s Ren Schofield has established himself in the East Coast underground through his alchemistic cassette label I Just Live Here and the harsh oscillator/tape/guitar drones of his God Willing releases. For Container’s debut, LP – on the continually impressive, John Elliott-run Editions Mego imprint Spectrum Spools – Schofield speeds into high gear with an abstract, beat-based electronic pursuit that retains the damaged, minimal aesthetic of his previous output. “Protrusion’s” motorik-propelled industrial warble-tech thrusts minds and bodies into diasporas as trilling as the track’s own rapidly vibrating movements. I cannot say whether or not Container’s LP necessarily wants you to dance, but I strongly challenge you to try keeping two-(four)-on-the floor a few beats in.
Words: Mary Katherine Youngblood
LP is sold out at the source. Check online distributors Forced Exposure, Experimedia, etc. OR, grip one when you catch Container live with Unicorn Hard-On at the Avant Ghetto show at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Monday, 10/24