Leucocyte – Esbjorn Svennson Trio – My Review

September 25, 2008

The final album by E.S.T. (as Ebjorn Svensson tragically died earlier this year) is brilliant. And somewhat suprising. Ever since i first started listening to them, with Good Morning Susie Soho, then followed by Strange Place for Snow, Seven Days of Falling, Viatcum and Tuesday Wonderland, the trio have been refining their winning forumla. Each album build upon the strenghs of the earlier ones, but they also kind of replaced them. With Leucocyte however, well, it’s a swirling blend of beuty and chaos, along similar lines as some of the secret tracks on their previous albums. While other bands seem to have tried to copy the EST forumla in recent years, nobody has come close to matching them. Piano jazz rock fusion I guess. They make a lot of rock bands look dull 🙂 I’ll give up trying to sound intelligent now. But hey, E.S.T.’s last album is on course to be my album of the year. (And that’s including Portishead’s Third and McMurtry’s Just Us Kids).

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