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Upsilon Acrux

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Take the weirdest of Discipline-era King Crimson, multiply it by 100. You’ll have something that might resemble Upsilon Acrux, whose music at one time or another has been referred to as “brutal prog”.

Hailing from Los Angeles,and originating in Vista, CA, this group has gone through well over 10 members and several line-ups, including everything from a 2-piece to over 5. Regardless of the amount of members, Upsilon Acrux are sure to create material that is entirely unconventional, consistently superb, intelligent, rhythmically labyrinthine, and largely alien even to the more experimental and outgoing bands around these days.

Classic Moog keyboards (often used in amusing ways), two drummers (one on the left channel, one on the right), and an all acoustic guitar/bass duo from another world make for an engaging progressive rock experience that manages to simultaneously make light of the extreme pretentiousness of math rock and make your head spin in circles from the pseudo-improvised madness.

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  • goreasylum

    1000% original content

    11 Jun 8:21am Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Forgot how amazing this is. Crawling back like a junky.

    14 Apr 2:51pm Reply
  • IAmDillin

    goddamn these are some terrible song titles

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Ranunculus

    I've heard their two albums and must say that "The Last Pirates of Upsilon" is somewhat amorphic, boneless and therefore boring, but "Galapagos Momentum" is a very good album.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Pluskoblyad

    Няши :з

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Sapling-

    All of their albums are good because they have something in common, they're brutal as fuck. This is possibly the most genuinely extreme and maddening music I've ever heard. They started out sounding primitive and have been evolving with every release. Galapagos was such a stunning balance of development and deconstruction to me. Upsilon Acrux makes me feel like a barbarian or a caveman and I wander the tundra smashing things with a club. Ya dig?

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • TimeColumns

    New album in July from similarly minded instrumental prog/post/math rock band TIME COLUMNS: http://timecolumns.bandcamp.com

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • strawberryffuck

    boa vs crab number 1! im probably the reason its at the top! ;P

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • brightbones

    SOOO GOOOD

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Dick_Dogg

    Anyone interested in Math Rock, Electronic, Ambient and other innovative approaches to music, check out my blog http://www.thedefamationofno1.blogspot.com/ for an eclectic perspective :)

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • yesyouam

    Take King Crimson and Yes and cook it up in a spoon. Upsilon Acrux is freebasing prog.

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • dmeszler

    In followup to my previous post, I think the Upsilon Live release is now good to go. Sorry for any confusion and happy to receive any feedback you might have. Thanks for listening and supporting Upsilon. Take care ...

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • stolen_idea

    Crazy good stuff! Rock On!!

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dmeszler

    Hey folks. Just a heads up to let you know that I've tried to upload a new live release from Upsilon, but have encountered system problems that I am working with last.fm to resolve. All of the tracks appear okay, except for track 8 (bicycle race) which is not the version on the live release. I'll post a followup when things are resolved -- in the interim, sorry for any confusion. Hope you enjoy. Take care ...

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    This is epic!!!

    14 Sep 2010 Reply
  • strawberryffuck

    galapagos momentum!! i love that shit! great rollercoaster of an album!

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ummanturkoglu

    Wonderful

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • brightbones

    actually pretty damn good galapagos is definately the standout though

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • TrueMithrandir

    hmm, they seem to get better with age

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • atroopofechoes

    i like you guys.

    16 Jul 2010 Reply
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