The first e.s.t. album that was released outside scandinavia already defines their international breakthrough.
Esbjörn Svensson reaches into the piano, and plucks the strings, searching for the sound of a guitar. He cautiously experiments with percussive accents, and dives into the depths of the orchestral-inspired forms. Attentive to the necessary considerations of musical balance, he integrates electronic elements into his musical vision, creating an optimal mixture of textures. He supplements his ideas with new harmonic ideas, surprising melodic variations, and catchy motifs. Because his music is the kind of art that doesn’t rely on the safety of a particular style, it is all the more effective.Openness, curiosity, and a little bit of chance are all a part of Esbjörn Svensson’s artistic foundation; "I play piano because we didn’t have any other instrument in the house. Actually, I would have rather played drums. For instance, as a kid,...line up
Recorded by Janne Hansson at Atlantis Studio, May, September, November 1998
Mixed by Janne Hansson at Atlantis Studio, November, December 1998
Piano technician: Jonas Asp
Mastered by Johan Ekelund at Stereolab
Produced by e.s.t.
Vinyl mastered from the original analogue tapes by Classe Persson at CRP Recording