If you think techno was to aim for perfection, for a sound deriving from nowadays’s technological possibilities and for skillfully taring balance and form, you won’t be enjoying Container music. Ren Schofield a.k.a. Container carves out a new niche by gluing together techno and noise (why glue? More on that later).When presenting his sets of 30 minutes live, he’ll sooner or later be snorting beer and dropping to the floor in spasmodic contractions. His equipment consists of a Roland TR-909, a four-track-recorder and a few effect-panels, all coupled in a way so that they spit out distortions, feedbacks and delays. Pure noise also introduces »Slush«, the second track on his new 12inch called»Adhesive« (there’s the glue), released at the well-established label Liberation Technologies. It’s also the record’s climax, on which Schofield chinkingly comes forward with a beat based upon industrial sounds. Only a minute later, another beat arises from a bassy mumbling, bringing along a Hi-Hat that sounds if someone hit a cooking pot with a wooden spoon. Without much effort, Schofiled manages to keep up the excitement for the six minutes of playing time, by constantly throwing in new and bulky sounds as a stimulation (best comparable to Black Sites on their »Prototype EP«). The other tracks just can’t beat the second one. »Complex« combines two very irritating sounds (a mosquito coming closer and dense crackling) and puts it all on a dance-beat that’s influenced by post-punk. »Glaze« is based on a comparably anachronistic rhythm but does without the unpleasant sounds. The final track (which is also the title track of the whole release) tries to summarize the record’s concept but doesn’t take the listener by surprise anymore. And while this EP might not convince us completely, we should still keep our eyes on Container.