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Replikants

Although Replikants includes two members from the United States trio Unwound — guitarist Justin Trosper and original drummer Brandt Sandeno — the two bands’ sounds could hardly be less similar. Instead of Unwound’s fierce, crunchy rock music, this is very murky breakbeat that uses a live drummer and what sounds like an analogue keyboard. It’s definitely not indie rock; abstract space rock is probably a better term to use, and its spare, reverbed-out drums show a strong dub influence. The drums and keyboard slowly fade into and out of focus, sliding into a hypnotic rhythm and adding s ...read more

Although Replikants includes two members from the United States trio Unwound — guitarist Justin Trosper and original drummer Brandt Sandeno — the two bands’ sounds could hardly be less similar. Instead of Unwound’s fierce, crunchy rock music, this is very murky breakbeat that uses a live drummer and what sounds like an analogue keyboard. It’s definitely not indie rock; abstract space rock is probably a better term to use, and its spare, reverbed-out drums show a strong dub influence. The drums and keyboard slowly fade into and out of focus, sliding into a hypnotic rhythm and adding scattered samples, until the whole composition builds to a subtle climax before dissolving into a jumble of cut up vocal samples. Replikants released their first full-length in 1997 and the second called Slickaphonics in 1999.

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Slickaphonics
1999

4
2 Votes
This is Our message
1997

4.3
2 Votes

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