Label: Spectrum Spools
Is it noise, or is it techno? Does it matter? Providence's Ren Schofield uses techno's conventional trappings and structures, coaxing throbbing, shuddering beats from his drum machine and rudimentary electronic devices, but his squalls of feedback and overdrive have more to do with the underground noise scene, where industrial electronics meet free-improv sprawl. Similar in feel to his first album (also called LP), this record is even heavier, rendering the raw sonics of influences like Drexciya and Pan Sonic in even more brutalist tones. It's lo-fi but high-impact.