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

TRANRLP604 Cosmosis Cosmology (Album) Transient Records TRANRLP604 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRANR614CD Cosmosis Synergy (Album) Transient Records TRANR614CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
TRANR625CD Cosmosis Intergalactic (Album) Transient Records TRANR625CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
TRANR640CD Cosmosis Contact (Album) Transient Records TRANR640CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
HOLO 604, HOLO604 Cosmosis Trancendance(CD, Album, Dig) Holophonic Records, Holophonic Records, Phantasm Records, Phantasm Records HOLO 604, HOLO604 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PTMCD163 Cosmosis Psychedelica Melodica (Album) Holophonic Records, Phantasm Records PTMCD163 UK 2007 Sell This Version
HOLO 606 Cosmosis Fumbling For The Funky Frequency (Album) Holophonic Records HOLO 606 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PR022 Ajja & Cosmosis Ajja & Cosmosis - The Alien Jams - Live At The HR Giger Museum (Album) Peak Records (2) PR022 Switzerland 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TDV004 Cosmosis Cannabanoid E.P. (EP) Transient Records TDV004 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TRA007 Cosmosis Deus Transient Records TRA007 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TRA010 Cosmosis Sanyacid / Morphic Resonance Transient Records TRA010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRA016 Cosmosis Gift Of The Gods / Emanations Transient Records TRA016 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRA024 Cosmosis Howling At The Moon E.P. (EP) Transient Records TRA024 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRA034 Cosmosis Moonshine E.P. (EP) Transient Records TRA034 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TRA046 Cosmosis Do It! (Remix) / In Yer Face Pt. II Transient Records TRA046 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
TRA070 Cosmosis / Mumbo Jumbo Cosmosis / Mumbo Jumbo - Find Your Own Divinity / Weird, Sick And Twisted Transient Records TRA070 UK 2002 Sell This Version
UTR001 Shakta And Cosmosis Shakta And Cosmosis - Atomic E.P. (EP) Uber Trend Records UTR001 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
HOLO 599 Cosmosis Retro: Volume II (Comp) Holophonic Records HOLO 599 UK 2009
HOLO 598 Cosmosis Retro: Volume I (Comp) Holophonic Records HOLO 598 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 6 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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