Cosmosis

Cosmosis

Real Name:
William Bryan Halsey
Profile:
UK Psychedelic Trance act. When Jeremy Van Kampen left in 1997 to concentrate on the Laughing Buddha project, Cosmosis became Bill Halsey's solo project - he credits himself as 'Bilbo Bagginz' on some of his releases.
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Cosmosis Discography

Albums

Cosmosis Cosmology (Album) Transient Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Synergy (Album) Transient Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Intergalactic (Album) Transient Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Contact (Album) Transient Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Trancendance (Album) Holophonic Records, Holophonic Records, Phantasm Records, Phantasm Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Psychedelica Melodica (Album) Holophonic Records, Phantasm Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Fumbling For The Funky Frequency (Album) Holophonic Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Ajja & Cosmosis Ajja & Cosmosis - The Alien Jams - Live At The HR Giger Museum (Album) Peak Records (2) Switzerland 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Cosmosis Cannabanoid E.P. (EP) Transient Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Deus Transient Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Sanyacid / Morphic Resonance Transient Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Gift Of The Gods / Emanations Transient Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Howling At The Moon E.P. (EP) Transient Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Moonshine E.P. (EP) Transient Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Do It! (Remix) / In Yer Face Pt. II Transient Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
TRA044 Cosmosis Pigs In Space / Intergalactic Fluoro Funkster(12") Transient Records TRA044 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TRA056 Cosmosis The Spirit World / Visitors(12") Transient Records TRA056 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TRA051 Cosmosis Doors Of Perception / Do It (Teutonic Technoid Remix)(12") Transient Records TRA051 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Cosmosis / Mumbo Jumbo Cosmosis / Mumbo Jumbo - Find Your Own Divinity / Weird, Sick And Twisted Transient Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
Shakta And Cosmosis Shakta And Cosmosis - Atomic E.P. (EP) Uber Trend Records UK 2009
FLYSEP018 Cosmosis & Quantica Cosmosis & Quantica - Matter Is Magic(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Flying Spores Records FLYSEP018 Spain 2014

Compilations

HOLO605 Cosmosis Akashic(CD, Comp) Holophonic Records HOLO605 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Cosmosis Retro: Volume II (Comp) Holophonic Records UK 2009
Cosmosis Retro: Volume I (Comp) Holophonic Records UK 2009

Miscellaneous

none Cosmosis And Quantica Cosmosis And Quantica - Rastafari Rising (File, MP3) Holophonic Records none UK 2011

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psy-ivan

psy-ivan

March 25, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
Cosmosis started as two men group, and that's the period when they were producing pure Goa Trance. Cosmology (1996) is definitely one of the best albums released around that time, but when you compare this release with everything that came after Jeremy Van Kampen left the group, it's obvious that project took another direction after that.
I don't like most of Cosmosis tracks released since 1997, but there are some exceptions:
- Synergy (1998): Moonshine, Higher Access
- Intergalactic (2000): Brainwaves, Telepathy, Kinda Weirda
- Contact (2002): Contact, Holographic, Inner Space, Supernatural, Human Evolution
- Trancendance (2005): Inside Yourself
- Psychedelica Melodica (2007): Dance Of The Cosmic Serpent, The Other Side, Martian Blues, Journey Of The Soul, Spanish Gypsy
- Fumbling For The Funky Frequency (2009): Self Discovery, Siren Song, The Eternal Now

Bill Halsey extensively used freaky sounds on Synergy and Intergalactic albums, but it didn't have the same effect as Koxbox's style until 1998. It's just too noisy for me.
His music is often influenced by other artists. Listen to Holographic (Contact album) and you will recognize MWNN's sound. The Other Side (Psychedelica Melodica album) could be credited as remix of Eskimo's best track up to date - Addictive Solutions. Bassline is almost same, but melody is not good as on original, otherwise it would be obvious that it's just a remix. There are other examples too, melody from Journey Of The Soul from same album sounds too familiar to me, but I cannot remember where I heard it before...

Edit: Avoid 100% generic Tech-House single Cosmosis - Cosmosis, 2007. It's not produced by Bill Halsey, even though Beatport and Juno Download are pointing that release to Bill's Cosmosis. For more details check replies below.
Mr.TomServo

Mr.TomServo

March 14, 2012
edited 8 months ago
An old-school stalwart of the Goa/psy community, and certainly one of my personal favorites in that scene due to his extensive and skillful use of the 303. Sure, I know lots of early Goa trance had a strong acid element, but few artists employed it so well within a psy-trance setting as did Cosmosis.

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