Published Oct 07, 2015As its title suggests, the focus of Lozk's latest record, Meaningless Words, is on the music rather than the lyrics. Combining soaring strings, pounding beats and an eclectic collection of samples, this album transcends genre.
Meaningless Words' second track, "Amusaca," draws listeners in, with its sound demonstrating Lozk's background in classical music via dramatic orchestration and half-chanted vocals, complemented by lilting flute. Lozk's music can have a pleasantly hypnotic quality, such as on the synth-driven pop of "Han Sow," which features a building chorus of loops. The weaknesses here — sleepy moments, mostly — are evident during songs such as "Yamaramá," which is overpowered by its drone-like quality.
Meaningless Words finds Lozk using loops and intricate musical passages to build rich, lasting compositions. However, when left to repeat for too long, the album begins to stagnate. (Independent)