A very well recorded modern Swedish Jazz Trio. If you enjoy Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny ( in his "jazzier" moods) then you should really enjoy this. The title track is a haunting slow tune that once heard will not be forgotten. However unlike some Scandinavian jazz CD's there is also variation in tone and tempo and texture. Svensson also plays keyboards as well as piano and all the group are credited with percussion. But the keyboards blend brilliantly with the piano and the percussion effects are also not at all gimmicky. If you have heard and enjoyed the group's "Winter in Venice", you will also love this. I give "Gagarin's Point of view" the edge if only for the quite fantastic title track.
Having listened to a few EST albums now, I was really happy that (just like their others) this album offered something different yet again. The title track is superb and definitely the highlight for me, although it's complimented by tracks of contrasting styles. Another winner from EST, showcasing their musical sensitivity, creativity and versatility. Highly recommended.