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triplej26 A pretty nice Synthwave retro style music that might not be for everyone but, it sure works here with some Instrumentals from those D.notive collaborated with. It gives that nice 80s feel to it where you feel like your in that videogame avenging the younger sister to take out the one that murdered her. Favorite track: VistaView Motel.
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DIVE This man, this guy right here... He knows how to put together one hell of an album. Ever since I first heard about Sentinel I had been looking forward to it's final release date and when I finally heard the entire album, boy it was worth the wait! Honestly this is a solid work of art and I can tell, you put a lot of love, care and time into this album. d.notive you never cease to impress me with your work and I look forward to more music of yours in the future! Favorite track: Back in the Saddle.
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travismccg An essential listening experience, regardless of what genres you like. This one transcends time and taste to achieve a nearly perfect album. Favorite track: Back in the Saddle.
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The Rift 03:35
A single heartbeat Frozen in time Overcome with terror, evil threatens to bind its free will The year is 1985 and the predator will be confronted by an indomitable detective summoned 30 years back in time to right one of history's greatest wrongs From a hospital bed the predator seized her luring his prey to the wasteland help captive by his wiles before taking her from this world Changed forever by this senseless loss of life, fate delivered one man one opportunity to save her... and change history ... forever
I'm back at it again and this time I will take you down with me. Time has given me its will and I will that you don't rest at all. Keep looking over your shoulder. You don't know I'm coming after you. Dead men can spin no lies -- It's how I know you're running out of time. Taking time To change a life Turn a crime To save a life Taking time To change a life Turn a crime To save a life I've got a Second Chance I get to do do it all again We're going to change the past, history's end that's never been. I've got to take this chance, so I can do it all again. I'm taking destiny back, so that this hell in my mind can end. Time draws short for us both, so I know there's one thing left to do. Fate has given me this oath. Does it end with me just killing you? I'm not promised a way back, and if I die I'm taking you with me. All our visions and hopes lie in this future never meant to be
You think it's over now 'Truth is I don't know how ... to give you what you need. You say I don't know pain I can't help my disdain at being played the fool. If I could show you how I know you'd never vow to hurt yourself again... Life lets you make mistakes because that's all it takes to earn yourself a friend. [Chorus] 'Cause there's no turning back. This isn't an attack or the calm before the storm You know you've got no tact, if I can call it that, 'cause I was never warned 'Cause everything you lack I'll gladly give you back If that's what I've sworn. The time has come to act, as a point of fact, If you want to be reborn. Sitting here on the brink, given no time to think, you had no way to choose. Place your needs up on top, you know you can't be stopped, working as a team Now it's time to decide between your faith or pride to come along with me. Life offers compromise; this time you have to try to stand aside and let it be.
Verse 1: I saw you standing there without an explanation. You say that you don’t care about my disposition. Well I’ve got news for you; I’m taking back what’s mine! ‘just one thing left to do: I think that it is time to face the rain again as I stand all alone No need to face the pain again; I’ll make it on my own Chorus: I start all the fires tonight as you wander in aimless flight. You’re convinced that you were right while I ignite the skies tonight ‘Cause I’m back in the saddle, back in control. You’re mad cause your love doesn’t matter it’s getting old. You’re sad cause I’m back in the saddle back in control. You’re mad cause your love doesn’t count, despite what you’re told. Verse 2: The task is now at hand to stand up and defy you. You’re doing all you can to make sure I don’t get through. Well I’ve got news for you; you’re running out of time! ‘just one thing left to do: I think that it is time to face the hate again as I tear down your throne … and if you try to lead the way, I’ll have to go alone.
One Way Trip 05:06
There's not a chance in hell you'll make it through tonight and when we're face-to-face you'll finally see who's right. We both know who has seen the light. So what's a girl to do with monsters in her head when the real threat is the one that keeps her fed. Tonight you'll stand behind your lies. A look in the mirror and you've unlocked the monster's spell. I can't be clearer: you're on a one-way trip to hell. 2x You play your game while I play my part This night may never end so don't even start Don't play insane while I play the dark You're going down tonight so don't make this hard. Lit by the candlelight your plan begins to fold. You won't let anyone remind you that it's bold. Your foes will tolerate no less. The eve of fate slowly rises in your mind and in the shadows you can stand with your own kind. The beast will terrorize the night. A look in the mirror and you've unlocked the monster's spell. I can't be clearer: you're on a one-way trip to hell.
Martyr 03:55
Although the past is dead and gone you use your power to make it linger on. I can't talk about you now because your armies would put me underground. I'll never live inside your shadow. There are just some things that they don't know. ... and if ever comes to pass... We both know you'd never make it last Through the years I've watched you grow: escalating to parts unknown. You can try to change the past. I've got your number; your destiny's been cast History will pass you by. You'll be alone and forced to question why. .. and though my victory's been won... your journey's ending while mine has just begun! We can't abide by lies you make. They'll go no farther. You can't destroy me with hate. I'm just a martyr. ... and if you try to hunt me down you will find me gone. ... and when you fall without a sound I'll know I've won.


The year is 1985.

After a lifetime, haunted by the figurative ghost of his younger sister, and plagued by images of the man who got away with murder, one intrepid detective meets fate head-on, granted the opportunity to change history.

Transported accidentally from the year 2015, with clandestine knowledge of what is to come, he throws caution to the wind and elects to use this rare opportunity to meddle with time itself, placing his own existence in peril as he crusades to set things right, and prevent a nefarious predator from capturing his sister in the first place.

No stakes are too high, and no sacrifice too great in this, the ultimate pursuit of poetic justice.

Act I:
The Rift
Red Light Syndrome

Act II:
Second Chances
VistaView Motel
Hell's Highway
No Turning Back
Given a Pause

Act III:
Back in the Saddle
One Way Trip
Streets of Passion


released January 16, 2016

All tracks written, recorded, and performed by d.notive, except for:

*Track 1: Intro narration by Ingrid Nilson
*Tracks 3, 8: Guitar performances by Tarby at www.tarbyrocks.com
*Track 4: Saxophone performance by Connor "Cyril" Pelkey, at www.cyrilthewolf.com
*Tracks 5, 7: Viola performances by Alex Bischoff

Mixing & Mastering assistance from Ara Adkins, at iamrecursion.com
contact: mastering@iamrecursion.com

Cover illustration by Daniel Govar, at danielgovar.com

"Sentinel" logo by Overglow Artwork, at www.theoverglow.com


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d.notive Minneapolis, Minnesota

Electronic producer d.notive has been at the forefront innovative sound design for well over a decade.

Leveraging a rich, illustrious backdrop of classic synthesizers, his work includes countless pop songs and dance tracks, video game soundtracks, cartoon fan music, and film scores, drawing comparisons to artists like Depeche Mode, New Order, and Duran Duran.
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