Yuri Gagarin is a Swedish rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band consists of lead guitarist Christian "Crille" Lindberg, rhythm guitarist Jon Eriksson, bass guitarist Leif Göransson, synthesizer Robin Klockerman, and drummer Stefan "Steffo" Johansson.
Named after the Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin incorporates elements of space rock heavily influenced by Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Nektar, and Eloy. Yuri Gagarin's most highly regarded album "At the Center of All Infinity” delivers six instrumental jam pieces with some flirtations to doom metal and acid rock. The Spectrum, University at Buffalo's student newspaper, featured a review for the album stating that "When space music relies too heavily on textures and slowly undulating soundscapes to create a sense of ambiance, listeners are forced to meander through compositions that feel expansive but get lost in the maze of their own sound. Yuri Gagarin avoids this pitfall common to its genre by putting emphasis on fiercely melodic instrumental displays that cut clear over epic atmospherics." The band's instrumentals displayed in the rest of their music have given them their trademark sound.