With their third album Nubium Swimtrip, recorded at Abbey Road, Tonbruket reach dizzying new heights with a rich sonic soundscape that mixes the hypnotic textures and grooves of contemporary post-rock instrumentalism with elements from post-1970 s prog and space rock, all within the framework of their own lyrical, positively tuneful compositions. Following the tragic loss of Esbjorn Svensson, Dan Berglund has been further guided by the spirit of the trio s innovative swansong recording Leuocyte released in 2008, but with a shift of emphasis towards the rock music he has always loved, with influences from his hard rock background as well as contemporary bands such as Radiohead and Sigur Rós. The dialogue between rock and jazz has not always been so tasteful, but Tonbrucket don t fall into the trap of indulging in flashy solos or any kind of speed-freak machismo. Quite the opposite. Theirs is a less is more approach, sticking closely to the essence of a composition s tone, melody and groove. Perhaps accidentally Berglund refers to the tracks as songs even though there are no vocals. Though it s easy to see why he could use that word. The written melodies on Nubium Swimtrip are their best yet.