South East London four-piece Hejira made a big splash with their Matthew Herbert-produced debut album, 2013's Prayer Before Birth, and the same year's Floating Test collaboration with Floating Points. Here, they resurface on the latter and Alex Nut's Eglo imprint. The Name Surname EP is an altogether softer, dreamier set of tracks than their previous releases, but it's no worse for it. There's something wonderfully attractive about the emotion-rich vocals, subtle pianos and sparse electronic rhythms of "Pinter", while "Rhyme Or Reason" sounds like an inspired blend of smoky trip-hop and '60s psychedelic pop. That hint of psychedelia can also be heard on "Too Mean To Lie", while the title track is a yearning, sun-kissed delight.
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