Mysterious, multifaceted collective i Häxa have announced the arrival of ‘Part 2’ on May 17th 2024, with preview piece Eight Eyes released today as a teaser of the next chapter of their ground-breaking multimedia project, released through Berlin’s Pelagic Records

A singular vision that weaves together genre-defiant soundscapes, longform abstract film and ancient meteorological mythologies; i Häxa is a breathtaking dissection of the world as we know it, a forceful separation of the monotony of modernity from the rites and rituals that for centuries formed the foundations for who we are, how we came to be and where we claim to belong. Disjointed fragments of time collide. Two sides, one of logic and one of chaos, seeking unity and balance through an expression of freedom.

This is i Häxa.

The sultry acoustic guitar arpeggios that lie under the lyricism of lead single ‘Eight Eyes’ quickly evolve into something new and undefinable. Percussive pulses and discordant drones swell to a crescendo that extends past the confines of one song and bleeds into the next as our narrator asks again and again, ‘How does it feel?’

Coinciding with Beltane, the ancient Iron Age festival of fire, ‘Part 2’ is the latest chapter of a truly ambitious, year-long multifaceted project from singer-songwriter and visual artist Rebecca Need-Menear (also of electronic alt-rock duo Anavae) and forward-thinking producer Peter Miles (Architects, Dodie, Fizz). Together, as i Häxa, Need-Menear and Miles are using the seasonal solstices of 2024 as waypoints to unveil collections of songs and cinematics ahead of a vinyl box-set combining all four ‘Parts’ set for release in November. The project charts an existential journey to the very depths of what makes us human, with every impassioned pang amplified in glitched-out, technicolour glory, before ultimately pulling everything together as one awesome, unified whole.

A project years in the making that draws simultaneously from rituals for old gods and the modern day deification of data, i Häxa is both heartwarming and horrifying; i Häxa is ancient history and hyper-real; i Häxa is everybody and no one at all; i Häxa is for you and for me; i Häxa is here and it is happening now.

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