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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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== [[BoC Maxima|BoC Maxima (1996)]] ==
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* Two men talking about the Niagara river sampled from the 1991 documentary [http://youtu.be/UGrNQcPLwWE "The Falls"] ([[Niagara]])
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* Background music from the adult film [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128647/ "Summer of '72"] ([[Niagara]])
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* A giggle and two metallic-sounding high notes from the [http://youtu.be/mpQXqnOStAs "I Love You"] Sesame Street vignette ([[Niagara]])
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* Dialogue from an episode of [http://youtu.be/CUt_PPzFAdY Bob Vila's Home Again] ([[Concourse]])
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* Speech from the [http://youtu.be/QZyRR-18EVU "Many Me's"] Sesame Street segment ([[Whitewater]])
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* Vocal sample from the conclusion of the 1982 adult film [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123570/ "A Brief Affair"] ("[[One Very Important Thought]]")
  
 
== [[Hi Scores (release)|Hi Scores (1996)]] ==
 
== [[Hi Scores (release)|Hi Scores (1996)]] ==
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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]])
 
* "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]])
 
* What might be a recording from a native American ceremony, including what sounds like someone with a drum ([[Kaini Industries]])
 
* What might be a recording from a native American ceremony, including what sounds like someone with a drum ([[Kaini Industries]])
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* A child saying "Lake" from the [https://youtu.be/9j4kXWTJXLE?t=715 "Lake (Time-lapse)"] Sesame Street segment.
 
* Birds whistling outside BoC's studio ([[Rue the Whirl]])
 
* Birds whistling outside BoC's studio ([[Rue the Whirl]])
 
* 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)]])
 
* 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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* 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]])
 
* 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 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]])
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* A vocoded voice singing: "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Now in Spanish, then in French, we'll say that twice again". Sampled from the song [https://youtu.be/DdGUyK4wyXA Languages We Speak] by [https://www.discogs.com/artist/4433629-Sarah-Barchas Sarah Barchas] ([[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]])
 
* 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 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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== Unsorted ==
 
== Unsorted ==
* A child saying "Yeah!", reversed ("[[Roygbiv]]", "[[Roygbiv#Alpha_Quest_Mix|ROYGBIV (Alpha Quest Mix)]]")
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* A monologue, taken from a pornographic film, in which a young man tells of his first sexual experience ("[[Sixtyniner]]", "[[Sir Prancelot Brainfire]]")
* Two men and a woman, talking about a development plan for the Niagara River; woman might be from a different source ("[[Niagara]]")
 
* A monologue, taken from a pornographic film, in which a young woman tells of her first sexual experience ("[[Sixtyniner]]", "[[Sir Prancelot Brainfire]]")
 
 
* A flute played in a Native American style at high pitch ("[[Red Moss]]")
 
* A flute played in a Native American style at high pitch ("[[Red Moss]]")
* An episode of Bob Vila's ''Home Again'', with dialogue heavily spliced ("[[Concourse]]")
 
 
* Exuberant conversation between several young adults suspected (but not confirmed) to be members of the [[Hexagon Sun|Hexagon Sun collective]] ("[[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]]")
 
* Exuberant conversation between several young adults suspected (but not confirmed) to be members of the [[Hexagon Sun|Hexagon Sun collective]] ("[[Turquoise Hexagon Sun]]")
* A woman's voice, sampled from the conclusion of a 1982 porn film entitled ''A Brief Affair'' ("[[One Very Important Thought]]" on ''[[BOC Maxima]]'')
 
 
* A tinny, cyclic sound that is possibly part of a drum loop ("[[Spectrum]]", "[[Twoism]]")
 
* A tinny, cyclic sound that is possibly part of a drum loop ("[[Spectrum]]", "[[Twoism]]")
* 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))
 
 
* A drum fill from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles ("[[Kid For Today]]", "[[Sequoia]]")
 
* A drum fill from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles ("[[Kid For Today]]", "[[Sequoia]]")
 
* A basic (snare-)kick-kick-snare drum pattern ("[[Oirectine]]", "[[5.9.78]]") (may just be similar-sounding different samples)
 
* A basic (snare-)kick-kick-snare drum pattern ("[[Oirectine]]", "[[5.9.78]]") (may just be similar-sounding different samples)
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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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
* 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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* A vocoded voice repeating throughout, possibly saying "Marcus singing", "Funky singing", "Love is in me", or "Focus in me" ([[Warp10-08]])
* 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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* Another vocoded voice which repeats throughout, possibly saying "The one move it" in a Scottish accent, or "The one and only" ([[Warp10-08]])
 
* 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]])
 
* 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]])
 
* A child saying "Louder!" ([[ATP-07]])
 
* A child saying "Louder!" ([[ATP-07]])

Latest revision as of 08:59, 29 August 2021

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)

BoC Maxima (1996)[edit]

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]

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