Upsilon Acrux have been in existence for two decades in various formations, from a duo to an octet. Their Galapagos Momentum lineup of dual guitars, bass and drums is a polyrhythmic squirly monster. This is Upsilon Acrux's fifth album of aggressive, intricate, athletic, complex and composed post-punk instrumental rock. Galapagos Momentum fuses the animalist attack of punk rock with a daring complexity and unusual instrumental techniques and sonorities. The music that results is very powerful but upon further listening, you'll realize that it features strangely beautiful melodies that unfurl like some anaerobic Martian flower. These guys will turn your brain to paste and you will be happy that they did!
"Technically brilliant, rhythmically unbelievable, with just the right amount of melody...for fans of avant rock and insane jazz rock."
"...a refreshing ability to reference artists from Robert Fripp to John Coltrane with crushing irreverence. Maybe the last of the cool guitar bands."
"...inspiring and exhilarating..."
– splended e-zine
"...a feast of heavy, odd-time riffing"
– Washington City Paper
"...a stunning example of both virtuosity and clever composition...amazing, and amazingly consistent...."
– All Music Guide
"Seldom is music so challenging also so easy to listen to."
"...there’s something revitalizing about hearing a band like Upsilon Acrux hitting their stride...."
"Mixing instrumental complexity within highly structured mini epics...these guys sweat and spray us with the results."
– Modern Drummer
“Upsilon Acrux is Amazzzzzzzzing”
- Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth
“Upsilon Acrux makes some of the most detailed compositions I have ever heard”
– Nels Cline