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RADIAN FUTURA

Upsilon Acrux

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.86 | 9 ratings

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Kaelka
5 stars Beware! You are about to enter an entirely unmapped territory, an alien jungle of sounds and rhythms like you've never heard before, and if you don't turn around and flee after the first minute, your perception of music will be altered for ever.

Describing Upsilon Acrux' music may well be impossible, but let's try a few outlines : Around a barrage of percussion beating odd tempos, bass, guitars and keyboards weave an intricate and whirling web of contrapuntal phrases and harmonies. From this seemingly unorganized and chaotic noise, beautiful themes emerge, flourish for a few seconds, and then dissolve , usually destroyed by the artillery of drums. The chaos is only apparent : each note, you will feel, is carefully planned, written and skillfully played. Each track is a beautiful construction assembling dozens of moods and ideas, with key and time changes every few bars. And when you reach the end of the album (if you can, and surely not everybody will), you know that so many things have happened that you will need to listen to it again, and many times, before you can begin to apprehend it as a whole.

The art of Upsilon Acrux is simply stunning. Their music is difficult, uncompromising, radical, agressive. But if you're lucky enough to be able to enter this land, you'll discover so many beautiful landscapes you'll never want to leave again.

"Radian Futura" is certainly one of their finest achievements, but all of the above apply to everything this amazing band has produced, and so do my five stars.

Kaelka | 5/5 |

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