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* A child saying "Yeah!", reversed ([[Roygbiv]], [[Roygbiv#Alpha_Quest_Mix|ROYGBIV (Alpha Quest Mix)]])
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''For more detailed info on a particular sample, see the individual song pages.''
* A vocoded voice, gradually slowing down, saying "... and so you could become very sensitive to everything, you start walking through the studio, you go: 'ah yes, it's going to be a good day, I can feel -'" ([[Nova Scotia Robots]])
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* Various voices:
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== [[A Few Old Tunes|A Few Old Tunes (1996)]] ==
** Man #1: "This is a ... uh ... map of the plan of William T. Love for a model industrial city ...."
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** Woman: "Please do tell!"
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* A tinny, cyclic sound that is possibly part of a drum loop ([[Spectrum]])
** Man #1: "... This plan was to dig a canal from the Niagara River to the Niagara Escarpment."
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* Two women speaking, presumably on a television show in which a plain-looking person receives a makeover ([[Light, Clear Hair]])
** Man #2: "We are located at the upper Niagara river gorge. Above the gorge itself is a residential community, the university." ([[Niagara]])
 
* A woman giggling followed by two metallic-sounding high notes ([[Niagara]], [[The Color of the Fire]], [[The Color of the Fire|I Love U]])
 
* The following monologue taken from a pornographic film, spoken by a young man:
 
<blockquote>That tiny room at the beach was absolutely the perfect place for my first time. When we came together, I could feel the hairs growing on my chest. I saw my future. I saw my past. For a few minutes it was like being alive. They lived happily ever after. All my questions had been answered. All my fears disappeared. All that was left was a kiss. Every move we made was a kiss. ([[Sixtyniner]], [[Sir Prancelot Brainfire]])</blockquote>
 
* A flute played in a Native American style at high pitch ([[Red Moss]])
 
* From Bob Vila's ''Home Again'', two speakers jumbled together: "I notice that you ... well it's another one of these ... right! that is correct. that's interesting! great! right! uh we, now, those, uh, looks like full-dimensional ... right! that's correct. yeah, mm hm, uh, right, that's correct." ... ... "well, it makes a lot of sense!" ([[Concourse]])
 
* A sample from Indeep's 1983 hit "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" ([[Nlogax]])
 
* Various bits of speech. It's hard to make out much, but here's [DC]'s guess at some of it:
 
** "there's been a [release/leak]"? [female voice]<br />
 
** "Oh, ... I know" [Scottish girl]<br />
 
** "Just slightly" [different Scottish girl]<br />
 
** "... just [come in at the] end, right?" [English man]<br />
 
** "fan - tastic" [same man?]
 
** Another girl sounds (to me) like the same one who speaks all the way through all 3 live recordings of BoC at ATP, Lighthouse, and Warp, which adds to suspicions that these are recordings of people talking at the the Hexagon Sun studio, as the title of the track in which the voices are used would suggest. ([[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]])
 
* The "I feel proud" speech <ref><flashmp3>Different-mes-orig.mp3|bg=0xF3EDCF|leftbg=0xF3EDCF|rightbg=0xF3EDCF|lefticon=0x41982F|righticon=0x41982F|righticonhover=0x41982F|slider=0xF3EDCF|track=0xF3EDCF|border=0xF3EDCF|rightbghover=0xFFCB1F|text=0x41982F|load=0xFFCB1F</flashmp3></ref> from [[Sesame Street]]:
 
<blockquote>When I'm with a friend / then I feel proud, and there's a Proud Me, too. / When I'm with a friend / then I feel proud, and there's a Proud Me, too. / - Me, too. / Right now, I'm the Loving Me; isn't he cute? And after I've done a real good job - I've cleaned my room, or something like that - then I feel proud, and there's a Proud Me, too. And when I'm with a friend, and we're having a good time, then I'm the Happy Me. But when my friend has to go home, then I feel a little sad, so I turn into the Sad Me. Anyway, there sure are a lot of different Me's, just like you have a lot of different You's. Well, we're going outside to - outside to play now, I hope all the different You's have fun, too! Bye!" ([[Whitewater]] [pitch-shifted and words rearranged], [[Sixtyten]] [reversed], [[Sunshine Recorder]] ["Bye"'s only])</blockquote>
 
* A woman's voice, sampled from the conclusion of a 1982 porn film entitled ''A Brief Affair'':
 
<blockquote>Now that the show is over, and we have jointly exercised our constitutional rights, we would like to leave you with one very important thought: Some time in the future, you may have the opportunity to serve as a juror in a so-called obscenity case. It would be wise to remember that the same people who would stop you from viewing an adult film may be back next year to complain about a book, or even a TV programme. If you can be told what you can see or read, then it follows that you can be told what to say or think. Defend your constitutionally-protected rights. No one else will do it for you. Thank you. ([[One Very Important Thought]] on [[BOC Maxima]])</blockquote>
 
* A tinny, cyclic sound that is possibly part of a drum loop ([[Spectrum]], [[Twoism]])
 
* Two women speaking, presumably on a television show:
 
** Woman #1: "Wearing light-colored hosiery like that makes your legs look larger. Do you know that?"
 
** Woman #2: "No. I don't want them larg--"
 
** Woman #1: "And the shoes, the high-buckle in the instep also squashes your legs--"
 
** Woman #2: "Really?"
 
** Woman #1: "so we're gonna do something else there. Let's talk about color for a minute--"
 
** Woman #2: "All right."
 
** Woman #1: "Nikki. You like green--"
 
** Woman #2: "Mmm hmm"
 
** Woman #1: "and green's gonna be nice on you, but this one is decapitating you."
 
** Woman #2: "Really?"
 
** Woman #1: "Yup." ([[Light, Clear Hair]])
 
 
* A man and a woman breathing heavily, with 1970's music in the background ([[P:C:]])
 
* A man and a woman breathing heavily, with 1970's music in the background ([[P:C:]])
* Most vocals from [[Colonel Abrams - Trapped|Trapped]] by Colonel Abrams ([[Trapped]])
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* Most vocals from [[ Trapped|Trapped]] by Colonel Abrams ([[Trapped|Trapped]])
* A commercial for Dirt Devil (a brand of portable vacuum cleaner). Voice over is spoken by a mature-sounding English man: "It's almost like having an upright in the palm of your hand. The Devil is lightweight (Devil), powerful (Devil), has a wide opening (Devil) with a revolving brush...Get a Devil." ([[Devil]], [[Peace-Tony-Devil]])
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* A commercial for Dirt Devil (a brand of portable vacuum cleaner). Voice over is spoken by a mature-sounding English man: "It's almost like having an upright in the palm of your hand. The Devil is lightweight (Devil), powerful (Devil), has a wide opening (Devil) with a revolving brush... get a Devil." ([[Devil]], [[Peace-Tony-Devil]])
* From an episode of the British television game show ''Blockbusters'':
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* Dialogue, applause, and music from an episode of the British television game show ''Blockbusters'', spliced for surreal effect  ([[Blockbusters]])
** Kathy: "??? I'll have a 'W' then please, Bob."
 
** Bob: "'W'. What 'W' was the name of Bob Marley's group?" (buzzer) "Wah ha ha ha ha! Everybody worked for it, Kathy got there"
 
** Kathy: "Waltzer."
 
** Bob: "Yes it is! Waltzer. Gosh you took a chance. Well done!" (bell) "And for those who don't know, that's the one that...people are spun round as it revolves. It's a waltzer. And you've got the choice."
 
** Kathy: "I'll have the 'M' please, Bob."
 
** Bob: "The 'M'. Yes, you may. What 'M' is a garden flower whose bright orange petals are u-- Yes, Sarah."
 
** Sarah: "Football"
 
** Bob:"That's it! That's perfect! You've done it! Terrific! Well done. Wowee, I was a little bit worried there. You did it, and here's the big prize, Kathy. Take a look at this; you're gonna love it." ([[Blockbusters]])
 
 
* The chorus of "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang ([[The Way You Show]])
 
* The chorus of "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang ([[The Way You Show]])
* A [[Sesame Street]] vignette in which a child sounds out the phrase "I love you" while attempting to write it out ([[The Color of the Fire]], [[The Color of the Fire|I Love U]])
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* A [[Sesame Street]] vignette in which a child sounds out the phrase "I love you" while attempting to write it out; at the end, the child giggles, and two metallic-sounding high notes are heard ([[The Color of the Fire|I Love U]])
* A drum fill from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles ([[Kid For Today]], [[Sequoia]])
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* A drum fill from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles ([[Sequoia]])
* A basic (snare-)kick-kick-snare drum pattern ([[Oirectine]], [[5:9:78]]) (may just be similar-sounding different samples)
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* A basic (snare-)kick-kick-snare drum pattern ([[5.9.78]])
* A choir-like melodic/harmonic loop ([[Audiotrack 06|Old Tunes Vol. 1: Side A Audiotrack 6]], [[Sevenfortyseven]])
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* A vocoded voice, gradually slowing down, saying "... and so you could become very sensitive to everything, you start walking through the studio, you go: 'ah yes, it's going to be a good day, I can feel -'" ([[Nova Scotia Robots]])
* A drum loop with a wah effect applied ([[Audiotrack 08|Old Tunes Vol. 1: Side A Audiotrack 8]], [[June 9th]])
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* A choir-like melody ([[Audiotrack 12|Old Tunes Vol. 1: Side A Audiotrack 12]], [[Aquarius (Version 3)]])
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== [[Old Tunes Vol. 2|Old Tunes Vol. 2 (1996)]] ==
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* The jingle at the end of [[Iraq Says]] is taken from a [[Sesame Street]] clip: "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QimBkBFspbY&feature=youtu.be&t=2m31 Wanda The Word Fairy Visits Sesame Street]". <ref>http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13628</ref><ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QimBkBFspbY&feature=youtu.be&t=2m31s</ref>
 
* From "Flashback" by Imagination: "We're startin' up, now we're on our way" ([[We've Started Up]])
 
* From "Flashback" by Imagination: "We're startin' up, now we're on our way" ([[We've Started Up]])
 
* "He's a dream" from the song of the same name by Shandi ([[We've Started Up]])
 
* "He's a dream" from the song of the same name by Shandi ([[We've Started Up]])
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* The beginning of the song "Falling in Love Again" by Techno Twins ([[We've Started Up]])
 
* "Berceuse" from the ''Dolly Suite'' by Gabriel Fauré ([[Jimbo Rehearsing]]) (not necessarily a sample, but probably not played by BoC)
 
* "Berceuse" from the ''Dolly Suite'' by Gabriel Fauré ([[Jimbo Rehearsing]]) (not necessarily a sample, but probably not played by BoC)
 
* "I'm..er...a Real Traditionalist myself of course, because of Orbison, and Holly, and The Fireballs and The String Along, and er, all the things that happen in the studio. I'm so glad to...take care of...studio and..." ([[Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)]])
 
* "I'm..er...a Real Traditionalist myself of course, because of Orbison, and Holly, and The Fireballs and The String Along, and er, all the things that happen in the studio. I'm so glad to...take care of...studio and..." ([[Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)]])
 
* "The royal family should be <em>left in peace</em>!" ([[Peace-Tony-Devil]])
 
* "The royal family should be <em>left in peace</em>!" ([[Peace-Tony-Devil]])
 
* A commercial for Frosted Flakes ([[Peace-Tony-Devil]])
 
* A commercial for Frosted Flakes ([[Peace-Tony-Devil]])
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* A commercial for Dirt Devil (a brand of portable vacuum cleaner). Voice over is spoken by a mature-sounding English man: "It's almost like having an upright in the palm of your hand. The Devil is lightweight (Devil), powerful (Devil), has a wide opening (Devil) with a revolving brush...Get a Devil." ([[Peace-Tony-Devil]])
 
* Spoken by English-accented voices, presumably from a world news broadcast:
 
* Spoken by English-accented voices, presumably from a world news broadcast:
 
** Woman: "Iraq says nineteen people died"
 
** Woman: "Iraq says nineteen people died"
 
** Man: "We won't know that until a full assessment has taken place in due course" ([[Iraq Says]])
 
** Man: "We won't know that until a full assessment has taken place in due course" ([[Iraq Says]])
 
* The hook from Tony Basil's 1982 hit "Mickey" ([[Nine-Rubber Wisdom]])
 
* The hook from Tony Basil's 1982 hit "Mickey" ([[Nine-Rubber Wisdom]])
* A bubbly pitch modulation or filter modulation synthesizer effect, followed by a group of people shouting ([[On A Rolling Sea]], [[Orange Romeda]])
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* A bubbly pitch modulation or filter modulation synthesizer effect, followed by a group of people shouting ([[On A Rolling Sea]])
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* The song "Sir Prancelot" by Alan Parker ([[Sir Prancelot Brainfire]])
 
* From the 1958 horror film ''Terror from the Year 5000'': "Dad, look at the TV" ([[Apparatus]])
 
* From the 1958 horror film ''Terror from the Year 5000'': "Dad, look at the TV" ([[Apparatus]])
 
* An old Amiga module called "Voyager" by Hellraiser ([[Apparatus]])
 
* An old Amiga module called "Voyager" by Hellraiser ([[Apparatus]])
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* The snare drum from "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin ([[Music For Pylons]]) (possible but not confirmed)
 
* The snare drum from "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin ([[Music For Pylons]]) (possible but not confirmed)
 
* A "skipping" drum loop ([[Orange Hexagon Sun]], [[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]])
 
* A "skipping" drum loop ([[Orange Hexagon Sun]], [[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]])
   
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== [[Hi Scores (release)|Hi Scores (1996)]] ==
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* The beginning of the song "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" by Indeep ([[Nlogax]])
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* Part of the song "Timeless" by John Abercrombie ([[Everything You Do Is A Balloon]])
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== [[Music Has The Right To Children|Music Has The Right To Children (1998)]] ==
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* A speech sample from the documentary "On the Tracks of the Wild Otter (1983)" narrated by Hugh Miles. ([[An Eagle in Your Mind]])
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* A synthetic-sounding voice saying "I love you" ([[An Eagle in Your Mind]])
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* What sounds like a voice saying "sweat-sweat" (possibly "percussion" constructed using the voice of the girlfriend of one of the members of BoC) ([[An Eagle in Your Mind]])
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* A [[Sesame Street]] vignette in which a child sounds out the phrase "I love you" while attempting to write it out. ([[The Color of the Fire]])
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* Chopped-up voices saying "now this is very irresponsible" and, in a Scottish accent, "yer no gonnae" ([[Telephasic Workshop]])
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* A slightly slowed-down male voice saying "bordering Canada" (?) ([[Telephasic Workshop]])
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* A young man shouting "twenty cent" (?) ([[Telephasic Workshop]])
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* The song "Getaway" by Earth, Wind, &amp; Fire ([[Sixtyten]])
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* The song "On Your Face" by Earth, Wind, &amp; Fire ([[Sixtyten]])
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* "There are a lot of different 'me's, you know. There's the mad me, when I get angry." From a [[Sesame Street]] segment [reversed] ([[Sixtyten]])
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* What might be a recording from a native American ceremony, including what sounds like someone with a drum ([[Kaini Industries]])
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* Birds whistling outside BoC's studio ([[Rue the Whirl]])
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* The slap bass riff (and possibly drums on the Aquarius single) from the beginning of "Aquarius" from [http://www.discogs.com/release/702474 Galt MacDermot's 1979 soundtrack] for the film "[[wikipedia:Hair (movie)|Hair]]" (All versions of [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius)]])
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* The word "orange" from a sketch in a vintage [[wikipedia:Sesame Street|Sesame Street]] episode (All versions of [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]])
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* Children's laughter, and the same children saying "yeah, that's right" from a vintage [[wikipedia:Sesame Street|Sesame Street]] episode (All versions of [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]])
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* A sequence of numbers read by a professional-sounding woman's voice (All versions of [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]], though the number sequence varies)
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* The same voice that recites the number sequence saying "Orange" (All versions of [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]])
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* A chorused male voice singing "I'm listening" ([[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius (Verison 3)]]) sampled from [https://youtu.be/E3x_M7TFtuo?t=55 Blue Aquarius - At The Feet Of The Master]
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* A synthesized male voice saying "sixtyten new aquarius" ([[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius (Verison 3)]])
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* A girl saying "We'll sail to the stars." From a [[Sesame Street]] segment (All versions of [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]])
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* A distorted voice saying "bonds" ([[Pete Standing Alone]])
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* The same voice-over from the [[BoC Maxima]] version of [[One Very Important Thought]], but read by the same voice that reads the number sequence from [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]], and with "listening to Boards of Canada" in place of "viewing an adult film" ([[One Very Important Thought]] on [[Music Has the Right to Children]])
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* Eerie, sustained choral singing thought to have been sampled from Stanley Kubrick's [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/ 2001: A Space Odyssey] or possibly Norman Jewison's [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070239/ Jesus Christ Superstar] ([[Happy Cycling]])
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* A reversed interview with with Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra on the subject of ELO's supposed use of backmasked vocals and the resulting controversy ([[Happy Cycling]])
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* Seagulls and a sound like a man singing, rather faint and tinny ([[Happy Cycling]])
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* The bird calls are sampled from Vangelis - La Fête sauvage. Sample starts at 2:43. <ref>{{#widget:YouTube|id=e8eeCRVVjWc}}
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</ref><ref>http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13680</ref>
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* A female voice (possibly sped up) saying either "hop skip" or "popsicle" ([[Happy Cycling]])
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== [[In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (release)|In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (2000)]] ==
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* A slide projector switching to the next slide ([[Kid For Today]])
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* A lot of birds ([[Amo Bishop Roden]])
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* Children laughing and the creaking of a porch swing (?) ([[In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (song)|In a Beautiful Place out in the Country]])
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* The phrase "Come out and live with a religious community in a beautiful place out in the country", processed through a vocoder and probably slowed down ([[In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (song)|In a Beautiful Place out in the Country]])
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== [[Geogaddi|Geogaddi (2002)]] ==
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* A man or low-voiced woman slowly saying "the past inside the present" ([[Music Is Math]])
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* The phrase "we all fall down" spoken slowly, processed through a vocoder, and melodized ([[Music Is Math]])
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* A similar voice to the "past inside the present" voice saying either "purple", "be careful", or "perfect circle" ([[Music Is Math]])
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* The sound of a crackling campfire ([[Beware The Friendly Stranger]])
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* A playground with children, played very quiet ([[Beware The Friendly Stranger]])
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* A number station broadcast recorded by Sean Booth on a shortwave radio and gifted to BOC ([[Gyroscope]])
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* Reversed high notes played on a 12-string guitar (probably an acoustic guitar and most likely sped up) (end of [[Gyroscope]])
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* Leslie Nielson's voice over from a National Geographic film about underwater volcanic explosions and capturing a sea dandelion ([[Dandelion]])
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* A child saying "A beautiful place", from a [[Sesame Street]] segment ([[Sunshine Recorder]])
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* A vocoded voice saying "an eagle in your mind" ([[Sunshine Recorder]])
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* The "I feel proud" speech from [[Sesame Street]] ["Bye"'s only] [[Sunshine Recorder]]
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* Dialogue between a man and a woman sampled from the 1972 film ''Season of the Witch'' ([[Julie And Candy]])
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* The flute solo at the end of "When the Music Starts to Play" by The Incredible String Band, heard in reverse and at a lower speed ([[The Smallest Weird Number]])
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* Track 10 from side B of ([[Random 35 Tracks Tape]]), reversed ([[The Smallest Weird Number]])
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* An interview with Amo Bishop Roeden featuring the line "Although not a follower of David Koresh, she's a devoted Branch Davidian" ([[1969]] (with "David Koresh" reversed); Same words occur in BoC remix of [[Slag Boom Van Loon - Poppy Seed|Poppy Seed]] by Slag Boom Van Loon
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* A vocoded voice, similar to the one heard counting in [[Aquarius]], saying "1969 in the sunshine" ([[1969]])
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* A 1979 public information advert on the topic of energy conservation by the youth organization 4-H ([[Energy Warning]])
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* Continuous, repeated whispering of the word "us", or the sound of air being sucked from a person's mouth as by a dental vacuum ([[Opening The Mouth]])
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* "Alpha and Omega" said over a loudspeaker ([[Alpha And Omega]])
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* A vocoded voice saying "Yellow" ([[Alpha And Omega]])
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* A man's voice saying "I'm a God-darned Satanist, and, if I wanted, I'd be in this business too", reversed ([[Alpha And Omega]])
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* A spoken passage that seems to have been taken from a self-improvement-oriented self-hypnosis tape and which has been modified to sound as if it is being spoken underwater ([[The Devil Is In The Details]])
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* Very slowly-spoken speech (words unknown) processed through a vocoder and harmonized at close intervals for a dissonant sound (not confirmed) ([[The Devil Is In The Details]])
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* A sound similar to a bubbling cauldron ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* A ring-modulated voice saying "One two three four five, six seven eight nine ten. Now in Spanish, then in French, we'll say that twice again" ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* A group singing "We love you all" ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* From the film ''Season of the Witch'', a man: "I'll be gone about a week. Oh, by the way, I brought..." (forwards and then reversed) ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* From the song "Teddy Bear's Picnic": "If you go down to the woods today, you'd better not go alone!" (reversed) ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* A reversed excerpt of an interview with Tommy Silverstein on the A&E investigative report ''Behind Bars: Supermax'' ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* "So, those prophecies you've been describing" ... "and now to business [matters?]..." (reversed) ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* A distorted voice repeating "It must be a musical computer!" sampled from [https://youtu.be/lYJrM9epx-0?t=110 Make a Joyful Noise!: introducing Colby!] ([[A Is To B As B Is To C]])
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* An English woman possibly saying "round the, round the, round the cauldron" and/or "but you may be dead ... you may be dead", which heavy echo applied ([[Dawn Chorus]])
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* A child wailing semi-melodically ([[Dawn Chorus]])
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* The child's voice saying bye in [[Dawn Chorus]] is taken from [[Sesame Street]]'s [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZyRR-18EVU Many Different Me's] clip. <ref>http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13635&p=267175</ref> Audio snippet: https://puu.sh/tEazO/45f679f08a.mp3
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* The sound of velcro pieces being separated, the tightening of a rope, or the compression of two rubber surfaces such as rubber gloves. (not confirmed) ([[You Could Feel the Sky]])
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* A grunting noise resembling the sound of a taut tope being pulled across the hull of a wooden ship ([[You Could Feel the Sky]])
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* A man saying "A god with horns" and/or "A god with hooves", played in reverse ([[You Could Feel the Sky]])
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* Whispered: "take my hand" ([[You Could Feel the Sky]], also in [[Seven Forty Seven]])
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* Various young speakers discussing the nature of God, sampled from an album entitled "Family of God" ([[From One Source All Things Depend]])
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== [[The Campfire Headphase|The Campfire Headphase (2005)]] ==
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* From an early 1970's anti-drug social hygiene film, a woman speaking and laughing ([[Chromakey Dreamcoat]])
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* Slowed down voice on the right channel repeating "peanut butter. It's doggone good!" from a [https://youtu.be/Wty8UYT6PGw?t=7 Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial] ([[Chromakey Dreamcoat]])
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* Various voices including a baby crying ([[Peacock Tail]])
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* A choir sample from [https://youtu.be/TTmR4e-ssdA?t=223 The Manhattan Transfer - Foreign Affair] ([[A Moment of Clarity]])
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* Various garbled voices that seem as though they may have been recorded in a highly reverberant public space on a handheld recorder ([[Sherbet Head]])
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* An underlying drone sound that bears a strong resemblance to the drone heard in the cabin of an airliner during travel ([[Hey Saturday Sun]])
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* Shortwave radio noise, including morse, teletype, and various data signals, one which seems to be a Harris RF-5710 radio modem ([[Slow This Bird Down]])
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== [[Tomorrow's Harvest|Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)]] ==
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* The words "Does anybody copy me?" followed by "Roger" ([[Gemini]])
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* A male voice says "Listen" or possibly "Risen." ([[Reach For The Dead]])
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* A male voice counting to ten repeatedly along with some speech ([[Telepath]])
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* A female voice saying "Nineteen-ninety-nine" ([[Transmisiones Ferox]])
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* A female voice saying "The others." ([[Transmisiones Ferox]])
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* The word "eleven" from the 1970s WTCN-TV jingle ([[Palace Posy]])
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* Slowed down and distorted sample of a video about purported FEMA Concentration Camps ([[Split Your Infinities]])
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* A distorted voice reciting about or talking to Jesus ([[Nothing Is Real]])
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== Unsorted ==
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* A child saying "Yeah!", reversed ("[[Roygbiv]]", "[[Roygbiv#Alpha_Quest_Mix|ROYGBIV (Alpha Quest Mix)]]")
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* Two men and a woman, talking about a development plan for the Niagara River; woman might be from a different source ("[[Niagara]]")
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* A monologue, taken from a pornographic film, in which a young woman tells of her first sexual experience ("[[Sixtyniner]]", "[[Sir Prancelot Brainfire]]")
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* A flute played in a Native American style at high pitch ("[[Red Moss]]")
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* An episode of Bob Vila's ''Home Again'', with dialogue heavily spliced ("[[Concourse]]")
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* Exuberant conversation between several young adults suspected (but not confirmed) to be members of the [[Hexagon Sun|Hexagon Sun collective]] ("[[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]]")
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* A woman's voice, sampled from the conclusion of a 1982 porn film entitled ''A Brief Affair'' ("[[One Very Important Thought]]" on ''[[BOC Maxima]]'')
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* A tinny, cyclic sound that is possibly part of a drum loop ("[[Spectrum]]", "[[Twoism]]")
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* A [[Sesame Street]] vignette in which a child sounds out the phrase "I love you" while attempting to write it out; at the end, the child giggles, and two metallic-sounding high notes are heard ("[[The Color of the Fire]]", "[[The Color of the Fire|I Love U]]", "[[Korona]]", "[[Niagara]]" (giggle/high notes only))
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* A drum fill from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles ("[[Kid For Today]]", "[[Sequoia]]")
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* A basic (snare-)kick-kick-snare drum pattern ("[[Oirectine]]", "[[5.9.78]]") (may just be similar-sounding different samples)
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* A choir-like melodic/harmonic loop ("[[R35TT A06]]", "[[Seven Forty Seven]]")
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* A drum loop with a wah effect applied ("[[R35TT A08]]", "[[June 9th]]")
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* A choir-like melody ("[[R35TT A12]]", "[[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius (Version 3)]]")
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* A loop of bongos being played rapidly ("[[Oirectine]]", "[[Mira Calix - Sandsings]]")
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* A drum loop with a distinctive electronic closed hi-hat ("[[Iced Cooly]]", "[[Seeya Later]]", "[[Smokes Quantity]]")
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* A Christian Science Monitor news segment about laws pertaining to immigrants in the USA, reversed ("[[Michael Fakesch - Surfaise : The Trade Winds Mix By Boards Of Canada]]")
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* A woman with a southern American accent apparently pulling up to a drive-through fast food ordering microphone and asking "Yes, what comes with, uh, chicken fingers?"  ("[[Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)]]", "[[R35TT A06]]")
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* Looped reversed sample of "[https://youtu.be/yxC-utQG1GE?t=77 Bless the Lord]" from "[http://www.discogs.com/Various-Make-A-Joyful-Noise-Introducing-Colby/release/4952806  Make A Joyful Noise: Introducing Colby]" ([[Warp10-06]])
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* A woman saying "One, two, three and four" in an American/Canadian accent, possibly from a vintage children's educational tape or retro domestic appliance advert ([[Warp10-07]])
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* A vocoded voice repeating throughout, possibly saying "Marcus singing", "Funky singing", "Love is in me", or "Focus in me" ([[Warp10-07]])
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* Another vocoded voice which repeats throughout, possibly saying "The one move it" in a Scottish accent, or "The one and only" ([[Warp10-07]])
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* A sample of children laughing similar to [[In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (song)|In a Beautiful Place out in the Country]] drenched in reverb ([[Warp10-07]])
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* A child saying "Louder!" ([[ATP-07]])
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* A vocoded female voice possibly saying "Electric Star" ([[ATP-07]])
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* "See the rainbow" ([[ATP-07]])
  
 
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For more detailed info on a particular sample, see the individual song pages.

A Few Old Tunes (1996)[edit]

  • A tinny, cyclic sound that is possibly part of a drum loop (Spectrum)
  • Two women speaking, presumably on a television show in which a plain-looking person receives a makeover (Light, Clear Hair)
  • A man and a woman breathing heavily, with 1970's music in the background (P:C:)
  • Most vocals from Trapped by Colonel Abrams (Trapped)
  • A commercial for Dirt Devil (a brand of portable vacuum cleaner). Voice over is spoken by a mature-sounding English man: "It's almost like having an upright in the palm of your hand. The Devil is lightweight (Devil), powerful (Devil), has a wide opening (Devil) with a revolving brush... get a Devil." (Devil, Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • Dialogue, applause, and music from an episode of the British television game show Blockbusters, spliced for surreal effect (Blockbusters)
  • The chorus of "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang (The Way You Show)
  • A Sesame Street vignette in which a child sounds out the phrase "I love you" while attempting to write it out; at the end, the child giggles, and two metallic-sounding high notes are heard (I Love U)
  • A drum fill from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles (Sequoia)
  • A basic (snare-)kick-kick-snare drum pattern (5.9.78)
  • A vocoded voice, gradually slowing down, saying "... and so you could become very sensitive to everything, you start walking through the studio, you go: 'ah yes, it's going to be a good day, I can feel -'" (Nova Scotia Robots)

Old Tunes Vol. 2 (1996)[edit]

  • The jingle at the end of Iraq Says is taken from a Sesame Street clip: "Wanda The Word Fairy Visits Sesame Street". [1][2]
  • From "Flashback" by Imagination: "We're startin' up, now we're on our way" (We've Started Up)
  • "He's a dream" from the song of the same name by Shandi (We've Started Up)
  • The beginning of the song "Falling in Love Again" by Techno Twins (We've Started Up)
  • "Berceuse" from the Dolly Suite by Gabriel Fauré (Jimbo Rehearsing) (not necessarily a sample, but probably not played by BoC)
  • "I'm..er...a Real Traditionalist myself of course, because of Orbison, and Holly, and The Fireballs and The String Along, and er, all the things that happen in the studio. I'm so glad to...take care of...studio and..." (Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist))
  • "The royal family should be left in peace!" (Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • A commercial for Frosted Flakes (Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • A commercial for Dirt Devil (a brand of portable vacuum cleaner). Voice over is spoken by a mature-sounding English man: "It's almost like having an upright in the palm of your hand. The Devil is lightweight (Devil), powerful (Devil), has a wide opening (Devil) with a revolving brush...Get a Devil." (Peace-Tony-Devil)
  • Spoken by English-accented voices, presumably from a world news broadcast:
    • Woman: "Iraq says nineteen people died"
    • Man: "We won't know that until a full assessment has taken place in due course" (Iraq Says)
  • The hook from Tony Basil's 1982 hit "Mickey" (Nine-Rubber Wisdom)
  • A bubbly pitch modulation or filter modulation synthesizer effect, followed by a group of people shouting (On A Rolling Sea)
  • The song "Sir Prancelot" by Alan Parker (Sir Prancelot Brainfire)
  • From the 1958 horror film Terror from the Year 5000: "Dad, look at the TV" (Apparatus)
  • An old Amiga module called "Voyager" by Hellraiser (Apparatus)
  • A microtonal synthesizer loop from the ending of "Karn Evil 9, Third Impression" on the album Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (Music For Pylons)
  • The snare drum from "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin (Music For Pylons) (possible but not confirmed)
  • A "skipping" drum loop (Orange Hexagon Sun, Turquoise Hexagon Sun)

Hi Scores (1996)[edit]

Music Has The Right To Children (1998)[edit]

In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (2000)[edit]

Geogaddi (2002)[edit]

  • A man or low-voiced woman slowly saying "the past inside the present" (Music Is Math)
  • The phrase "we all fall down" spoken slowly, processed through a vocoder, and melodized (Music Is Math)
  • A similar voice to the "past inside the present" voice saying either "purple", "be careful", or "perfect circle" (Music Is Math)
  • The sound of a crackling campfire (Beware The Friendly Stranger)
  • A playground with children, played very quiet (Beware The Friendly Stranger)
  • A number station broadcast recorded by Sean Booth on a shortwave radio and gifted to BOC (Gyroscope)
  • Reversed high notes played on a 12-string guitar (probably an acoustic guitar and most likely sped up) (end of Gyroscope)
  • Leslie Nielson's voice over from a National Geographic film about underwater volcanic explosions and capturing a sea dandelion (Dandelion)
  • A child saying "A beautiful place", from a Sesame Street segment (Sunshine Recorder)
  • A vocoded voice saying "an eagle in your mind" (Sunshine Recorder)
  • The "I feel proud" speech from Sesame Street ["Bye"'s only] Sunshine Recorder
  • Dialogue between a man and a woman sampled from the 1972 film Season of the Witch (Julie And Candy)
  • The flute solo at the end of "When the Music Starts to Play" by The Incredible String Band, heard in reverse and at a lower speed (The Smallest Weird Number)
  • Track 10 from side B of (Random 35 Tracks Tape), reversed (The Smallest Weird Number)
  • An interview with Amo Bishop Roeden featuring the line "Although not a follower of David Koresh, she's a devoted Branch Davidian" (1969 (with "David Koresh" reversed); Same words occur in BoC remix of Poppy Seed by Slag Boom Van Loon
  • A vocoded voice, similar to the one heard counting in Aquarius, saying "1969 in the sunshine" (1969)
  • A 1979 public information advert on the topic of energy conservation by the youth organization 4-H (Energy Warning)
  • Continuous, repeated whispering of the word "us", or the sound of air being sucked from a person's mouth as by a dental vacuum (Opening The Mouth)
  • "Alpha and Omega" said over a loudspeaker (Alpha And Omega)
  • A vocoded voice saying "Yellow" (Alpha And Omega)
  • A man's voice saying "I'm a God-darned Satanist, and, if I wanted, I'd be in this business too", reversed (Alpha And Omega)
  • A spoken passage that seems to have been taken from a self-improvement-oriented self-hypnosis tape and which has been modified to sound as if it is being spoken underwater (The Devil Is In The Details)
  • Very slowly-spoken speech (words unknown) processed through a vocoder and harmonized at close intervals for a dissonant sound (not confirmed) (The Devil Is In The Details)
  • A sound similar to a bubbling cauldron (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • A ring-modulated voice saying "One two three four five, six seven eight nine ten. Now in Spanish, then in French, we'll say that twice again" (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • A group singing "We love you all" (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • From the film Season of the Witch, a man: "I'll be gone about a week. Oh, by the way, I brought..." (forwards and then reversed) (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • From the song "Teddy Bear's Picnic": "If you go down to the woods today, you'd better not go alone!" (reversed) (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • A reversed excerpt of an interview with Tommy Silverstein on the A&E investigative report Behind Bars: Supermax (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • "So, those prophecies you've been describing" ... "and now to business [matters?]..." (reversed) (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • A distorted voice repeating "It must be a musical computer!" sampled from Make a Joyful Noise!: introducing Colby! (A Is To B As B Is To C)
  • An English woman possibly saying "round the, round the, round the cauldron" and/or "but you may be dead ... you may be dead", which heavy echo applied (Dawn Chorus)
  • A child wailing semi-melodically (Dawn Chorus)
  • The child's voice saying bye in Dawn Chorus is taken from Sesame Street's Many Different Me's clip. [5] Audio snippet: https://puu.sh/tEazO/45f679f08a.mp3
  • The sound of velcro pieces being separated, the tightening of a rope, or the compression of two rubber surfaces such as rubber gloves. (not confirmed) (You Could Feel the Sky)
  • A grunting noise resembling the sound of a taut tope being pulled across the hull of a wooden ship (You Could Feel the Sky)
  • A man saying "A god with horns" and/or "A god with hooves", played in reverse (You Could Feel the Sky)
  • Whispered: "take my hand" (You Could Feel the Sky, also in Seven Forty Seven)
  • Various young speakers discussing the nature of God, sampled from an album entitled "Family of God" (From One Source All Things Depend)

The Campfire Headphase (2005)[edit]

Tomorrow's Harvest (2013)[edit]

Unsorted[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13628
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QimBkBFspbY&feature=youtu.be&t=2m31s
  3. http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13680
  4. http://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13635&p=267175