LOTTO are an instrumental trio, blending the outer borders of jazz, country, noise, and minimal electronica, through repetitive structures and improvisation, creating a music that is both hypnotising and moving.
Listen to their recent albums on Bandcamp:
Places of note that Lotto have performed at include: Unsound Festival, Off Festival, Tauron New Music Festival, Fonomo Film & Music Festival, Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival, Festival Artacts Muku in St. Johann, Enjoy Jazz Festival in Heidelberg, Festival Densité in France, Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen in Austria, Jazz Jantar Festival in Gdansk, KRAAK Festival in Aalst, Belgium, as well as numerous club shows.
Łukasz Rychlicki on electric guitar, electric bass and sampler
Mike Majkowski on electric bass
Paweł Szpura on drums
The propulsive trio snakes their noir-soaked negative-space jazziness all up and down your spine, tickling the reward centers of your brain as it passes. Oh, those endorphins are really kicking in now! – Tiny Mix Tapes
The group are like wild, porous-minded geniuses, clambering over improvisation that flows like feverish tangents of thought, before finding themselves blinking into a blazing epiphany, repeating a particular construct as a means of celebrating it. – ATTN:Magazine
Repetitive, faux looped rhythmic gestures with all manner of weirdness colliding and exploding over the top. Yet of course it’s not that simple. It’s controlled, but it defies easy categorisation, equal parts strange sound design, electronic, minimal, jazz, it moves and evolves yet it has a peculiar relationship with stasis and repetition. It ends positively spooky, with late night growling and a real dark edgy noir feel. This is post everything music. It’s refreshing not to know what’s going on, or what’s going to happen next. It’s new, evocative, fascinating, and just a little bit menacing. Perhaps it’s the future of jazz. – Cyclic Defrost
What we’ve just experienced was an apparition in the night, a fever in deepest sleep. – The Wee Review
Listening to this third album of the trio it really feels like riding a motorcycle… setting an overall psychedelic feel that evolves and grows… Listening consciously, you don’t really know what to expect; at any point and at any time something can change its route. – The Attic
An excursion into trance creating a ritualistic, meditative and otherworldly atmosphere… a disturbing and fascinating effect: the seeming stasis of the sound encourages the listener to zero in on seemingly circumstantial details, so that the smallest changes have the force of seismic shocks and something as simple as the appearance of a new instrument can send chills up the spine… something that resonates deeply within the subconscious. – The Free Jazz Collective
Ask the Dust doesn’t adhere to simple categorizations, it jumps between the atmospheric, slow-paced experimental jazz rock… to moments of high energy unhinged free improvisation and droning deconstructions of post-rock reduced to single licks of guitars or the residues of guitar feedback hanging in mid-air like particles of dust on a hot summer day – Weed Temple
Hallucinogenic sounds, gently permeating through our subconscious. – Nowamuzyka.pl