UPSILON ACRUX

Radian Futura

(Thin Wrist - TWJ) LP $16.50

The sixth LP by this hard-hitting instrumental quintet from Los Angeles (originally from the post-apocalyptic San Diego county no-mans-land known as Vista, California) is a constantly shifting onslaught that buries the prog gesture and unleashes genuine rock energy. The centerpiece is the 28-minute epic "Transparent Seas," an astounding bridge between rock's prime album era and the shape of post-punk, avant garde rock to come.