I purchased this EP late last year and, within a month, I owned every piece of music that Lekman has published. The guy is a true talent---a great ear for melody and brilliant compositional skills.
He combines simple, sweet melodies with low-res samples, blurred horn and string arrangements and quirky lyrics to deliver some of the most refreshing music I've heard in over a decade.
If you're a fan of succinct, educated conanical pop ala early-Costello or The Smiths and/or indie fare such as Belle and Sebastian (Arab Strap days,) Kings of Convenience and the Acid House Kings, then I can't recommend his music strongly enough. As with any groundbreaking body of work, its sophistication lies in its honesty and simplicity.
If you get a chance, you MUST catch one of his live shows. I saw him in Amsterdam in early-2005 and it was easily the most memorable set I've ever attended. 30 minutes into his gig, the venue's management cut-in on him, informed him of a scheduling snafu and asked him to pack-up.
Instead of abandoning his audience, he grabbed a ukulele, invited the attendees outside and finished his set in an adjacent alley. With trams jingling in the background and residents of a neighboring building cheering him on from their windows, he strummed and sang for 45 minutes, blowing-away everyone within earshot. He played simply for his love of music and a sense of obligation to those who had paid to see him. Needless to say, it was a genuinely special experience and everyone was very touched.
The guy is a true musician, a born entertainer, a consummate professional and, as such, an enormous breath of fresh air. You can't help but fall in love with his work.