Replicants –Lonley Streets EP 6.5
Streets EP’ shows the Replicants in nostalgia mode. Drum N’ Bass debts are
readily felt. The genre gets messed around with considerably. Aspects of the
more flexible elements of it are akin to Plug’s work within the genre.
Silliness is a main benefactor of this approach. Repetition is used throughout
the two pieces. Vocals help to bring the pieces together. Occasional snippets
of melody make their way through the deep weirdness. By taking on such strange,
almost antiquated genres the Replicants are able to show how much optimism can
come from electronic noises. Both songs show off a slight calm in spite of
their relatively busy structures.
has clipped noises introduce the song. For some reason these go on far longer
than necessary. Eventually the full drum n’ bass effects are in place. Melodies
grace the song. Hope comes from this approach. Plucks float about merging with
the relaxed vocals. Drums continue to pound on in the background unaware of the
bliss around them. ‘Blow Teh Street (Funhouse Version)’ is warped
beyond all belief. Little melodies make themselves felt. Rhythm is an important
attribute of the song as there are long moments without so much as an offering
to melodic movements. Words flow through distortion channels making the song
feel rather inhuman. Flexibility is the main appeal of the song. Without the
rubbery distortion of the sounds the song would be far less effective.
Replicants enjoy messing around with established genres turning them into
surreal houses of mirrors.