15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2014

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Container, 'Adhesive' EP

Container, 'Adhesive' EP

The Diplo of distortion, the Skrillex of scuzz, Rhode Island one-man acid bath Ren "Container" Schofield, actually wants to rock your party with this corroded four-song EP. While his blackened textures and squelching noise would seem at home at breaking subterranean avant-house labels like Brooklyn's L.I.E.S. and Berlin's PAN, his gnashing beats seem far more, well, funky — seemingly influenced by Southern hip-hop as much as Nineties techno. However Schofield is actually a former noise-rock expat, bringing the squealing, broken sound of bands like Wolf Eyes to these mercilessly weird, yet totally head-knocking tracks. By Christopher R. Weingarten

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