Slippery rhythm tracks to send you into space.
Given Bonaventure's interest in science fiction and the idea that "humanity sees mentorship in extraterrestrial forms of life," there's a sense of textural symbiosis running through the record. "Physarum" puts glistening stabs reminiscent of Lorenzo Senni or Mechatok in conversation with whispery percussion. The hardstyle kick at the beginning of "Impetus" sounds particularly weird—that is, until Bonaventure pairs it with more tightly wound drums. "Mentor" and "Nemesis" are the EP's more rhythm-based club tracks, but they're complemented by whizzing melodies. The blend of high and low tones on "Colony," featuring the Vancouver artist Debby Friday, recalls Free Lutangu's propulsive motifs.
On "Both," the writer and artist Hannah Black, Bonaventure's frequent collaborator, somberly tells us that "both apocalypse and utopia are already here," until the track climbs higher and higher, ending at its melodic peak and leaving the listener on the precipice. It's a fitting end to an EP that guides us to an unresolved—though not necessarily unexpected—place.