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Music Video: Sentry – Station Crucial

Following on from the highly-textured soundscapes of S Olbricht’s ‘Trancess‘ and Lutto Lento’s unorthodox lo-fi melter ‘Dog Leaf‘, both released last year, Slovakian label Proto Sites welcomes mysterious up-and-coming producer Sentry to the stable. His aptly-titled debut 12″ ‘Stranger As A Friend‘ is set for release on January 25th.

Delving deep into dubbed-out techno territories, the mini LP does the splits between hallucinogenic ambient phases and a straight stomping dusty pulse. From the multisensory ballet of chiming bells of ‘Stare At The Word‘ to the hissy, reverb-drowned machinery of ‘Dada Drogy‘, Sentry interweaves some hypnotic motifs and atmospheres.

The video for ‘Station Crucial‘, directed by movement artist Masumi Saito and director Guy Wigmore, brushes a succession of 4-bar phrase haikus, jump-cutting images of Masumi dancing amidst red autumn leaves and asphalt-coated sceneries by turns. Sophisticated and playful, Saito and Wigmore’s architecturally splendid rendition of Sentry’s murky grinder is a breath of fresh air in the monolithic imagery that’s too often attached to an unadventurous techno scene.

Stranger As A Friend is released via Proto Sites on January 25th, order a vinyl copy from Bandcamp


A1 Stare At The Word
A2 Station Crucial
A3 Surrender
B1 Gargoyles Laser
B2 Dada Drogy
B3 Kingdom
B4 El

Discover more about Sentry and Proto Sites on Inverted Audio.