Night Falls Over Kortedala was one of my favorite releases of 2007, topped only by Fishboy’s release that year. It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since that album, and that it’s taken so long for Lekman to follow it with new material. Wait no longer; Lekman is back with a new EP dubbed An Argument With Myself and we have been given the title track to enjoy as a little taste of what’s to come.
Take the sound of the most recent Lekman album and filter it through a little extra production work. Punch up the happiness and replace the heavy orchestral elements with the rapid Brazilian/Western African/Cuban influenced percussion featured in The People’s Record by Club 8, and you’ll have “And Argument With Myself”.
Of course, this style was employed to an extent on “Sipping On The Sweet Nectar” from Night Falls. Thoroughly enjoyable.
The above photo was taken by Fense at a Jens Lekman show in Seattle back in 2007 or thereabouts.
Download: “An Argument With Myself” by Jens Lekman
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