-Container is the solo project of American-born, London-based musician Ren Schofield, who over the last decade has refined a signature sound combining his background in drumming and lo-fi noise with techno and rhythmic electronics, cementing himself as a distinctive and disorderly force in modern electronic music.
-‘My intentions and goals for this record were to make it way more‘rock’ oriented than ‘techno’, almost as if it could be aband or adapted by one (albeit a rather non-traditional one), and Iwanted to incorporate some potentially awkward sounding timesignatures, but do my best to disguise them as something digestibleand not without a groove.’
I probably wouldn't have listened to this without the context of it being about dementia, but even without that context, this is a real work of art. The distorted big-band samples create a sound that starts out nostalgic, and becomes disturbing and confused, then fades into emptiness, but is enthralling all the way through. Stage 4 is my favorite, simultaneously defying musical logic and upholding it. Ivan Stanton
I listened to this album for the first time in its entirety on a perfectly clear, crisp day in late October. I decided to go on a walk at the cemetery by my apartment as I was feeling rather heavy, mourning the absence of someone’s presence in my life. By the time I got to Kelso (Blue Sky) it felt like Liz was speaking to me personally. It was one of those rare moments where you hear a song for the first time and it feels like you’re in a film. 10/10. On repeat. Josef Gaard