“Chase Scenes EP” is the second release for composer and producer Lossy on his label Boot Cycle Audio. Having previously released with Tru Thoughts and Tessier-Ashpool, Lossy aka Sam Sharp follows up his imprint debut “River Solos EP” with a varied collection of intricately layered grooves, mixing up analogue synths, found sounds, circuit bending, sequenced effects and real acoustic instruments to create a set of soundtrack-style bass tracks.
The EP has been well received across the board. Radio highlights include Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music), Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 / Resonance FM), Dom Servini (Amazing Radio / Wah Wah 45s), Swiss National Radio Couleur3 and Kerem Gokmen (Dubmission / WYEP). Tracks have been featured on music blogs Data Transmission and Watch The Hype, with a full interview and premiere also appearing on "Frission First" from Frission Radio.
Our story begins with the blended orchestral strings and synths of “Alpine Descent”, which lurches between lush panorama and glitched electronica, as the energy builds towards a sumptuous landscape climax. Next up is “Saharan Trail” which perseveres through the desert like a video game loading sequence with a relentless tape-delayed percussion and features subtle layers of harp, flute, and clarinet combined with 8-bit synth and reversed ambience. A phone-recorded sample of Sharp’s dishwasher forms the basis of the introduction to “Smithfield Market 4am”, with a spooky piano/synth bell fusion leading to a cinematic bass groove and polysynth breakdown representing the nightlife of this bustling London area. “Tokyo Arcade” completes the EP with electro leanings, arpeggiated passages, choirs and gated analogue rhythms transporting the listener to a scene of contemporary yet classic drama.
"Another great Lossy production! Love it!"
Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3)
Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2)
"Sam absolutely smashes it on this release”
Throwing Snow (Houndstooth)
"Yes! There are some wonderful moments in this!"
Danielle Moore (Crazy P)
Frank Eckert (You FM)
“Beautifully inventive music. Lush samples and fun synth
sounds lead to a very exciting release."
Just Jace (Sub FM)
released April 15, 2016
BCA002 - Lossy - Chase Scenes EP
Copyright Boot Cycle Audio
All music written and produced by Lossy aka Sam Sharp
Artwork by Strangers Are People Too
Mastering by Loz Gill at Fat As Funk