In their own very different ways, Bark Psychosis, Tortoise and Jaga Jazzist have brought jazz to a wider audience by opening up more possibiilties for a musical form which many thought had its best days around fifty days ago. The growing reputation of Norway's Jaga Jazzist means that there is now a demand for their first album which was only previously available in their native country. Here 'Jaga Ist Zu Hause' and 'Plym' do much to explain their charms; both set the agenda for a melodic, mind-expanding variation on jazz. 'Plym' conquers the listener's ears by stealth; building up slowly as more instruments and layers of emotion are added. 'Swedish Take-Away (Live)' is the most traditional jazz variation and - possibly because of this - the least interesting as its rather freeform structure means the song doesn't hit home. Conversely, 'Seems To Me' isn't really jazz at all until two minutes in when a trumpet joins the acoustic guitar and muted vocals. Two bonus tracks stretch the CD length to forty minutes. The drum and bass mix of 'Serafin I Jungelen' is unexpected but pleasingly addictive whilst 'Magazine Part I & II' could be described as an ambient soundtrack to a horror film. An imaginative and varied beginning in the career of a well-respected band.