Although Replikants includes two members of
Unwound -- current 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. This track is from the Taking A Chance On Chances compilation CD/LP domestically released by Troubleman. The track was recorded without the use of computers in the summer of 1996 by Replikants.
Taking A Chance On Chances