Friday, March 27, 2015

UPSILON ACRUX + Decibel

Decibel Magazine presents the premiere of Upsilon Acrux's "Dogshit on the Shoulders of Giants," a track off the LA quintet's upcoming new album, Sun Square Dialect.

Stream the madness, here.

Sun Square Dialect, Upsilon Acrux's seventh full-length, comes out April 14th on New Atlantis Records.

As Decibel's Kevin Stewart-Panko puts it, "Upsilon Acrux have made it their mission to blow, expand and confuse minds and ears since 1997. Imagine King Crimson, Zappa, Don Caballero, Battles, Orthrelm (or any Mick Barr project for that matter), Gore and free jazz bouncing off the padded walls of your local nuthouse..."

Led by founder/guitarist Paul Lai, the mercurial band has been hexing and perplexing listeners for almost two decades, making fans out of fellow shredders like Thurston Moore and Nels Cline. The current lineup features two drummers, two guitars, Rhodes piano, and occasional horns, churning out wildly complex, disjointed compositions – something like Don Caballero, times ten.

"Upsilon Acrux is amazing."
–Thurston Moore

"Upsilon Acrux makes some of the most detailed compositions I have ever heard."

–Nels Cline

"A feast of heavy, odd-time riffing."
–Washington City Paper

"Mixing instrumental complexity within highly structured mini epics..."
–Modern Drummer

"Upsilon Acrux have boldly ventured into a realm of musical oddity that few other self-proclaimed 'edgy' bands could ever hope to claim."
Steel for Brains

"Upsilon Acrux have made it their mission to blow, expand and confuse minds and ears since 1997. Imagine King Crimson, Zappa, Don Caballero, Battles, Orthrelm (or any Mick Barr project for that matter), Gore and free jazz bouncing off the padded walls of your local nuthouse..."
–Decibel