Sentinel blends electro-pop with evocative lyrics and melodic hooks in a collection of songs that document a changing world.
Evolved from an acclaimed live show, Evans uses analogue sounds, sequenced drums and vocoder vocals to create an album that tells a story - of humanity at a tipping point and a world trapped in a climate crisis.
Richard Evans is an electronic music and digital media artist. His projects take inspiration from real-world science to explore biotechnology, machine intelligence and the environment.
Sentinel was first developed as a live production that mixes an electropop soundtrack with original video and data visualisation content.
Previously Richard wrote and performed with several new wave and pop bands during the 1980s and early 1990s.
He was guitarist and songwriter for St Vitus Dancers – whose song The Survivor was highly praised on Bullshit Detector 2, a hit indie compilation album (through legendary punk label Crass Records 1982).
Later, he played keyboards, co-wrote and recorded with the celebrated Manchester band James, appearing on Are You Ready? on the album Strip Mine (Sire Records, 1988).