“I’m lost in the sea of sweet design,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O coos reverently and breathily on “Ministry,” a gauzy soundscape from Lux Prima, her recent album with Danger Mouse. “So day by day, I’ll turn my dreams into a ministry, a ministry, a ministry of her love.” Throughout the record, producer/multi-instrumentalist Danger Mouse designs a candied sea of watery sounds that blend with Karen O’s whispery vocals. Tracks range from the low-key disco of “Turn the Light” and the mutated ’60s garage-pop of “Woman” to the softly spacey electronic shimmers of the nine-minute title track. The duo reportedly decided to collaborate more than a decade ago but didn’t start recording until two years ago. These two weekend shows at the Ace Hotel will apparently be their only live performances of the work.
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, downtown L.A.; Fri.-Sat., Sept. 6-7, 8 p.m.; $39.50-$69.50. (213) 235-9614, theatre.acehotel.com.