Cosmosis – 10 Essential Tracks
Cosmosis is a UK Psychedelic / Goa trance project originally formed by Bill Halsey and Jez Van Kampen in the mid-nineties. Bill Halsey is a former professional session guitarist from London. During this part of his musical career he played with countless bands playing Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Pop and Hip-Hip, touring Europe and Australasia.
Cosmosis first Goa-Trance release ever was the “Cannabanoid” EP on Transient Records in 1995, after which they published a number of singles including “Deus”, “Morphic Resonance”, “Gift Of The Gods” and “Howling At The Moon”. At the same time they recorded together as Laughing Buddha for TIP Records and released the “Infinite Depth/Andromeda” EP in late 1995. The following year Cosmosis debut album “Cosmology” (Transient Records) received an enthusiastic response. After the Laughing Buddha EP release “Karma/Earth Medecine/Megamorphosis” on TIP Records in 1997, the pair decided to pursue their own individual projects, with Halsey working as Cosmosis and Jez Van Kampen as Laughing Buddha. After Jez’s departure, Bill went on releasing the second full length album “Synergy” in 1998, on Transient Records. The album was perceived as one of the most influential Goa-Trance releases at that time.
Cosmosis is one of the few projects that along with Total Eclipse, Hallucinogen, Man With No Name and Astral Projection, pioneered the Goa and Psy-trance sound in the early nineties.
Later album releases include the best selling Cosmosis album “Intergalactic” released in 2000, then followed by “Contact” in 2002. “Trancendance” was the next Cosmosis album released in 2005 on Holophonic Records and the “Psychedelica Melodica” was unveiled in 2007 which firmly re-established Cosmosis as one of the leading Psy-Trance producers in the scene. In 2009, “Fumbling For The Funky Frequency” was released to critical acclaim and something of a return to the original sound. In 2014, Cosmosis joined forces with Ajja in the live guitar chill album “The Alien Jams”, a live recording of a free-style improvised concert in Switzerland. Bill also participated in the Mumbo Jumbo project with Mitch Davies (aka DJ Kuma), releasing in 2003 the “Speaking In Tongues” album on Turbo Trance Records. Recently, Bill teamed up with Eric Quantica to form the Abraxas project, creating a new level of sound with more modern and funky vibes.
After almost two decades of touring, Bill has spread Cosmosis signature funky sound to a multitude of crowds in a variety of places such as Japan, Brazil, Israel, India, Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Greece, Africa, Mexico and Portugal and still plays regularly around the globe. Cosmosis is one of the few projects that along with Total Eclipse, Hallucinogen, Man With No Name and Astral Projection, pioneered the Goa and Psy-trance sound in the early nineties.
Trancentral has prepared for you 10 essential Cosmosis tracks.