"Sometimes you get tracks sent to you that give you chills down
your spine and make you feel pretty proud to have a radio show, and
that track that gave me that complete feeling was Clatterbox 'Sentinel'
Dave Clarke, White Noise Show,
EP! Force Field, Sentinel & Argonaut are my favs, will be playing
them in my set. Definitely getting peak time action at the Autechre
show I'm playing in June. Mad respect! Great job as always!!"
"Really digging 'Sentinel'. Good energy and lotsa funk! 'Synthetic
Lifeform' has some really interesting synthesis elements going on.
Almost some 'synth pop' elements to the sound palate and it makes
you wonder which way the song might go at first. Overall, nice balance
to this EP. VERY STRONG RELEASE!!"
Dylan Gadwa (Open Concept Recordings).
has been out of the game for a bit but returns on his Z-bop label
with four tracks of harder-edged electro. It's a case of if it ain't
broke, don't f*ck wit it for 'Sentinel', sticking to his lasers with
precise, streamlined and robust electro-jacker rhythms, while 'Synthetic
Lifeform' adds fluttering Teutonic melodies and 'Argonaut' goes dark
and dystopian, just how we like it. Ace!"
crushed and sinister electro from Clatterbox on his label, Z-Bop.
Title track, 'Sentinel', is set to blow speakers up with its electrifying
arpeggios, photon laser FX, and smashed analogue percussion. 'Force
Field' lays down a drifting, hypnotizing melody over chest-caving
kicks and snappy 808 snares."
zero" editor review
Z-Bop, label from the veteran David Kempston aka Clatterbox, is back.
The new ep is from David himself and it is a bomb: the tangible example
of the philosophy of the english label that spread electro in every
forms since 2003, giving to the genre always new inputs. 'Force field'
opens the game with a mixture of syncopated rhythms and raw synths.
Follows the title track 'Sentinel', great drexcyan electro style piece
with an acidic feel that Dave Clarke has charted immediately, 'Synthetic
lifeform', delicate electro ballad with a kraftwerkian taste, and
finally 'Argonaut', epic song that close the ep at the best. Great
realease to get immediately."
andrea benedetti, www.electronique.it
the new Sentinel EP, 'Force Field' is a brief track that combines
retro and futuristic electronic sounds. Think as if a musician from
1985 was creating music that intentionally sounded futuristic. This
electro record stays within a limited palette of artificial sounds
to produce an intentionally-cold track. After all, the future –
according to every sci-fi movie made since the mid-20th century –
is always full of those uniformly dressed in a nearly monochromatic
Electro? Check Clatterbox 'Sentinel' zee007DL."
Dave Clarke (via twitter)