Replikas is a post-rock, experimental rock band from Istanbul, Turkey.
Their debut album, Köledoyuran was released in 2000 and the band set
its place in Turkish rock scene with their unique sound which combines
western and eastern music. Their second album, Dadaruhi followed in
2002. Apart from these albums, Replikas participated for director Fatih
Akın’s music film named “Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul” in
2005,and several other soundtrack projects.
With their unique sound, Replikas was recognized by some foreign record companies. After getting signed to Doublemoon record label, their third studio album, Avaz was released in 2005. The album was produced by Wharton Tiers, a world-known producer who also worked with bands like Sonic Youth, a great influence on Replikas’ work. Replikas’ members being big fans of Sonic Youth, the band opened for Sonic Youth on their first Turkish concert in May 2005.
Repilkas provided the soundtrack for the film İki Genç Kız. The band was also featured in Fatih Akın’s 2005 documentary on the Istanbul music scene, Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul, performing the song “Şahar Dağı.”