Intergalactic house music.
Take Souvenirs' lead track, "The Zen Of Xen, Parts I & II," a 13-minute odyssey that starts out languid and evolves into a futuristic stomper shot through with raygun synths. The Israeli vocalist Xen is loose and lazy to begin with, but her childlike coo and wide-eyed musings—"be like the sky, never fall"—turn magisterial in the more urgent second act.
"Heart For Yes Like For No" is peak-time techno-disco, with glittering, arpeggiated synths and a restless bassline, while "Hubris" closes the EP in delightfully unconventional fashion. Calypso chords and skipping beats are bright and playful, then a wordless chant wafts in from above, inspiring a more internal kind of reverie. The vocal is completely incongruous but somehow just right, like the basil you never knew you needed in your margarita.