Most of Mavericks is an exercise in restraint. Its sparsest track, "Still," is made of equal parts negative space and solid matter. That extra leg room lets the ice-cold melodies ring out. "Dough" is so simple and slick that it could almost be a Drake or Future instrumental, but there's enough whimsical flourish for it to stand out from typical trap beats. Still, barely a note is wasted, and the melodies exude a confidence and intentionality that belie Baha's young age.
The title track, "Tozko Paran" and closer "Chunk" are busier than the rest but no less bewitching, with bells and plucked MIDI preset strings arranged in exotic intervals. Rounding out the EP is a collaboration with Kuedo, a seasoned producer who's long had a penchant for modern rap. Their track, "Cataphract," is Mavericks's most dramatic, with big, cinematic synths that reflect Kuedo's ear for paranoid sci-fi. Clever as the pairing is, Mavericks is more striking with understatement.