"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.
Our story begins with 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 scene of contemporary yet classic drama.