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Hejira

Prayer Before Birth

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Format: CD
Released: Oct 2013
Catalogue Number: AC76CD
Estimated time of shipping: 1-3 days
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2. Hejira : 02
3. Hejira : 03

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hejira - Prayer Before Birth

"Formed in 2010, Hejira are Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alexis Nunez and Alex Reeve - a group of Londoners with a diverse collective heritage spanning the entire globe from Chile and Hungary through to Ethiopia and Germany. Borne of many years of experience performing individually in a bewildering amount of styles with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Tom Jones, Nitin Sawhney, Eric Lau and Connan Mockasin, the band seek to build this musicianship into an uncompromisingly visceral, passionate yet tender sound. Prayer Before Birth plays out like an ensemble-piece, a debut of rare composure that possesses a questing musical sensibility. There is a delicate orchestration to their playing and arrangements that has more in common with symphonic classical music than rock. Immerse yourself in the celestial choral crunk of their latest single ‘Litmus Test’, or the hymn-like ode to London’s psychogeographic emotional pull in Fields of Rooftops. The title track from their previous 7-inch vinyl release, Gypsy of the Soul, unfolds like prime Funkadelic, harmony atop harmony, before blending into Echoes, the record’s explosive and hypnotic centrepiece. Then there’s In Our Own Time in all its slowburning splendour and Time, which features the interweaving male female lead vocals that is a cornerstone of the Hejira sound. Full of gentle surprises, the whole project feels unhindered by compromise or a desire to please. As a consequence, it makes for a magnetic, engaging listen. Giving shape to this heady stew of sound is creative polymath and electronic music iconoclast, Matthew Herbert who began co-producing Hejira in 2010."

HEJIRA - Echoes / Dancing Around Control, Accidental Records Ltd
HEJIRA - Prayer Before Birth, Accidental Records Ltd
HEJIRA - Prayer Before Birth, Accidental Records Ltd
HEJIRA / FLOATING POINTS - Litmus Test (w/ Floating Points Remix), Accidental Records Ltd
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HEJIRA

Echoes / Dancing Around Control

Accidental Records Ltd

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HEJIRA

Prayer Before Birth

Accidental Records Ltd

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Hejira are Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alexis Nunez and Alex Reeve.

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HEJIRA

Prayer Before Birth

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Hejira are Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alexis Nunez and Alex Reeve.

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HEJIRA / FLOATING POINTS

Litmus Test (w/ Floating Points Remix)

Accidental Records Ltd

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*Includes a Floating Points remix*

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Matthew Herbert turns out four lop-sided house grooves on 'Part Seven'

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Part 6

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From smooth soul to rugged house and hypnotic techno; four signature Herbert creations on Accidental.

MERZ

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Herbert or Michachu-esque reworks of Conrad Lambert aka Merz's most recent album tracks*

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DAMON FROST

tHE eXPLAIN mY dRIVE eP

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Refreshingly wild, blown-out hip hop instrumentals and modern jazz-fonk freakiness.

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**Special edition including 15 bonus tracks**

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Anysome

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THE BODY

Christs / Redeemers

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*CD version in 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package with CD in a printed innersleeve*

MATTHEW E. WHITE

Big Inner (Outer Face Edition)

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Expanded version of ‘Big Inner', featuring brand new 5 song mini album ‘Outer Face’·

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Halo Halo

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Across Six Leap Years

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*10 new versions of classic Tindersticks tracks to celebrate their 21st birthday* "

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As Plantas Que Curam

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Other Music release ‘As Plantas Que Curam’, the debut album from Brazilian duo, Boogarins.

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Big Wheel & Others

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