Upsilon Acrux

Upsilon Acrux is an American progressive rock band from Los Angeles, originally from San Diego, California.

History

Upsilon Acrux first appeared on record on a 1998 compilation entitled "Trummerflora 2". [ [http://www.accretions.com/catalog/trummerflora2.asp Trummerflora 2] at Accretions Records] Soon after they contributed a song to a compilation entitled "Before the Pirates Came". [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:abfpxq9jldke~T1 Upsilon Acrux] at Allmusic] They went from a 4 piece to a 3 piece before releasing 2002's "Last Train Out". [ [http://www.sfbg.com/noise/45-02/brutal.html Brutal Prog and Beyond] , "San Francisco Bay Guardian", August 7, 2002. Accessed March 26, 2008.] They expanded to a five-piece, including two drummers for "Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum" in 2004. By 2006 they had done away with the dual-drummer setup, and signed with Cuneiform Records later in the year. [ [http://www.prefixmag.com/features/upsilon-acrux/mapping-the-path-to-obscurity/12739/ Mapping the Path to Obscurity] . Prefixmag, October 18, 2006. Accessed March 26, 2008.] 2007 saw the release of their first album for Cuneiform, "Galapagos Momentum". [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/v5dp/ Review] , BBC, September 14, 2007. Accessed March 26, 2008.]

Members

Several musicians have passed through Upsilon Acrux through its many lineups. Paul Lai has remained with the group since its inception. [ [http://www.newangelesmonthly.com/article.php?id=122&IssueNum=9 Bottom of the Listings, Top of the World] . "New Angeles Monthly", February 2008. Accessed March 26, 2008.]

;Current lineup
*Paul Lai - guitar
*Marty Sataman - bass
*David Moeggenberg - guitar
*Chris Meszler - drums
*Phil Cobb - moog

;Founding members
*Paul Lai - guitars, moog
*Cameron Presley - guitars, moog

;Former members
*Josh Quon - bass
*Muir Tennerstet - bass
*Derek Bruns - drums
*Eric Kiersnowski - bass
*Nick Lejejs - moog
*Brady Miller - guitar
*Jesse (Klecker) Applehans - drums

;Guest musicians
*Devin Sarno - bass (Last Pirates of Upsilon) [ [http://devinsarno.com/discography.html Devin Sarno | Discography ] ]
*Bobb Bruno - bass (Last Pirates of Upsilon, Last Train Out,) [ [http://www.bunnytuff.com/discography.html bunny tuff - bobb bruno ] ]
*Glen (Galaxy) Galloway - baritone sax (In the Acrux of the Upsilon King)

Discography

*"In the Acrux of the Upsilon King" (Accretions Records, 1999)
*"The Last Pirates of Upsilon" (Win Records, 1999)
*"Last Train Out" (Hactivist Records, 2002)
*"Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum" (Planaria Records/Epicene Records, 2004)
*"Galapagos Momentum" (Cuneiform Records, 2007)

References


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