Following the lead I´ve taken with Janus, The Cosmo Sessions contain even more recylced material - and this not only because two of the tracks are remixes or cover versions of other songs. The following list contains a directory of all the snippets used in the recordings; some very obvious, some rather garbled. In some cases, samples appear multiple times; then only the first time of appearance is listed. This time, I also included some short notes about some of the songs or records these samples are taken from - listen and enjoy!

Cosmo Piece Time Description Song Album Artist
Oööyh´sonoth! 0:00 guitar harmonics The Sage Pictures at an Exhibition ELP
  0:15 reverse classical loop Naja Naja Atra Cobra live at KnF John Zorn
  1:32 guitar loop The Sage Pictures at an Exhibition ELP
  4:37 heavy metal guitar El Vito Cante Jazzpana Los Jovenes Flamencos
Der misteriöse Walkman 2:23 doom drums Black Moon Black Moon ELP
  0:00 synth pads Black Moon Black Moon ELP
  5:53 piano loop La Fiesta Classic Performances Chick Corea
  5:06 vocals Peter Grimes Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten
  2:22 choir Peter Grimes Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten
  7:25 reverse guitar line Raga Sol do meio Dia Egberto Gismonti
  1:13 strange drum loops Men at Work HEART Klaus König
  6:30 guitar harmonics Men at Work HEART Klaus König
  4:28 diverse drum loops   Drum´n´Bass Frenzy  
  7:42 "vocal out chorus" Kush & United Nations Orchestra Dizzy Gillespie
Welcome aboard... 0:00 weird piano 1st movement Piano Concerto No.2 Sergej Rachmaninov
  0:24 vocal drums Weekend Boil that Dust Speck Mike Keneally
  0:55 drum fills Back on the Block Back on the Block Quincy Jones
  0:57 drum loops   Doo-Bop Miles Davis
  4:09 drum loops What Down Home Joey Baron
  0:33 sax loop Modern Day Jazz Underground Courtney Pine
  2:38 scratches Rockit Future Shock Herbie Hancock
  6:26 drum loop King Kong Five Puta´s Fever Mano Negra
  0:57 background loops An Bord der Flying Sausage Cosmo Pollite Andreas Winterer
Resistance is futile 0:00 ambient samples Natasacha die Porg Cosmo Pollite Andreas Winterer

John Zorn: COBRA
This is the definitive recording of Zorn´s most famous game piece, and it contains a large variety of different lineups and instrumentations, each showing a completely different interpretation of the composition. The quoted example pictures a session organized by David Shea, on which all participants operated samplers, CD players or live electronics. The sample used here is in turn a classical sample of unknown origin, superposed by an arythmic percussion loop.
Klaus König: HEART
Although this recording of Königs latest project doesn´t match his earlier efforts like on Reviews, it is still able to combine tight horn sectionwork with weird rhythms - the quoted example making no exception.
Herbie Hancock: FUTURE SHOCK
One doesn´t really need to introduce this record: it was one of the mainstays of the breakdance scene in the eighties, thanks to its android percussion meets digital synths and virtuoso scratch quality. The samples taken here were edited with a 180db/oct highpass (hence the phase shift, which could have been avoided, as the operation was not realtime and thus the filter needn´t be causal, but hey, it sounds real Cosmo!), cut up into tiny segments, and then reassembled to create the scratch interlude on Welcome aboard.
This album was the stunning proof that it was possible to reach highest chart positionings in the pop/rock market with renditions of classical pieces - ELP´s version of Mussorgski´s piano piece made the Top 10 in the States, and even reached place 2 in the UK. Apart from the original pieces, it contains several own compositions by the band - amongst them the title quoted here.
The WDR has gained quite a reputation for organizing and financing very interesting and commercially desastrous projects - among them is this recording produced by Siegfried Loch, which brought together the avantgarde-flamenco ensemble Los Jovenes Flamencos, the WDR´s own big band, arrangers Arif Mardin and Vince Mendoza, plus several prolific special guests, among them Mike Brecker, Peter Erskine and Al DiMeola. The piece quoted from this production is a traditional flamenco tune, its guitar intro performed by Juan Manuel Canizares.
This 2CD-release on the ominous Retro label contains a performance of Chick with the Lionel Hampton band, and a recording of a Corea-led septet, from which this piano improv on his original "La Fiesta" is taken.
Egberto Gismonti: SOL DO MEIO DIA
This album of the very esoteric Brasilian pianist, guitarist and composer Egberto Gismonti is dedicated to the Xingu Indians, whose music Gismonti had studied while living in the Amazon rainforest. Besides fellow ECM artists Walcott, Garbarek and Vasconcelos, this album contains the performances of two masters of the acoustic guitar: Towner and Gismonti himself.
This is a recording of Diz´s last project: a panamerican big band focusing on Afro-Cuban jazz, an area in whose development Dizzy played a major part. The orchestra is led by Cuban-born altosax madman Paquito D´Rivera, and contains performances by people like Arturo Sandoval, Slide Hampton and Airto.
This solo album of former Zappa tour guitarist and G3 member Keneally contains intelligent and progressive examples of the art of rock-trio-playing. The sampled passage is percussionist Satnam Ramgotra providing a "vocal drum part".
This release by trumpetist, big-band leader and mega-producer Jones contains as a retrospect on his musical archievements performances from about any famous musician from the RockJazz/R&B world, among them Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and many more, despite the fact that the musical focus is on the HipHop/Rap direction. I got the CD from Anne of the No Members cohorts.
Mano Negra: PUTA´S FEVER
Scotty lent me this CD. I was not able to retrieve some details about this release quickly, as my Rock Discography doesn´t list this group at all, but I dimly remember that this weird squad orientated somewhere between salsa, rock, hiphop and oriental pop had a hit with King Kong Five back in the late Eighties.
Joey Baron: DOWN HOME
This is the solo debut of the former Zorn/Frisell drummer (who can be heard on some of their most excellent albums, as Zorn´s Naked City and Spy vs Spy and Frisell´s Before we were born). Despite his collaboration with some very progressive artists, this album is pretty much mainstream. It features Arthur Blythe, Ron Carter and Frisell, and opens with Mighty Fine, the best blues tune I´ve heard for years.
Courtney Pine: UNDERGROUND
One of Pine´s HipHop releases. Although I do prefer both his Coltrane-style Destiny´s Song and his first HipHop album, this work also contains some really nice material - among it the outstanding out-solo on tenor on Modern Day Jazz. The outstanding skills of DJ Pogo, winner of the ´97 DJ world championship, make up some of the great drum loops on this release.
Miles Davis: DOO-BOP
The last Davis studio recordings, this album actually has very little to do with the great master - as a matter of fact it´s some Easy Mo Bee rap shit where Miles plays some trumpet lines, and what was marketed as a creative fusion of hiphop and jazz couldn´t even get close to the stuff Davis and Hancock were doing back in the early Seventies. Still, it can be used to sample some hiphop (or should I say doobop) grooves.