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death (de(th) pronunciation
1. The act of dying; termination of life.
2. The state of being dead.
3. The cause of dying: Drugs were the death of him.
4. A manner of dying: a heroine's death.
5. A personification of the destroyer of life, usually represented as a skeleton holding a scythe.
6. 1. Bloodshed; murder. 2. Execution.
7. Law. Civil death.
8. The termination or extinction of something: the death of imperialism.

by (bi-) pronunciation

1. Close to; next to: the window by the door.
2. With the use or help of; through: We came by the back road.
3. Up to and beyond; past: We drove by the house.
4. In the period of; during: sleeping by day.
5. Not later than: by 5:30 P.M.
6. 1. In the amount of: letters by the thousands. 2. To the extent of: shorter by two inches.
7. 1. According to: played by the rules. 2. With respect to: siblings by blood.
8. In the name of: swore by the Bible to tell the truth.
9. Through the agency or action of: was killed by a bullet.
10. Used to indicate a succession of specified individuals, groups, or quantities: One by one they left. They were persuaded little by little.
11. 1. Used in multiplication and division: Multiply 4 by 6 to get 24. 2. Used with measurements: a room 12 by 18 feet. 3. Toward. Used to express direction with points of the compass: south by east.


1. On hand; nearby: Stand by.
2. Aside; away: We put it by for later.
3. Up to, alongside, and past: The car raced by.
4. At or to one's home or current location: Stop by later today.
5. Into the past: as years go by.

os·mo·sis (o(z-mo-'si(s, o(s-) pronunciation
n., pl. -ses (-se-z).

1. 1. Diffusion of fluid through a semipermeable membrane from a solution with a low solute concentration to a solution with a higher solute concentration until there is an equal concentration of fluid on both sides of the membrane. 2. The tendency of fluids to diffuse in such a manner.
2. A gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption: learned French by osmosis while residing in Paris for 15 years.

[From obsolete osmose, from earlier endosmose, from French : Greek endo-, endo- + Greek o-smos, thrust, push (from o-thein, to push).]

:: the mp3's

:: the history

mr benn (1.47mb)
woodlouse (2.01mb)
exact change please (4.01mb)
clicketty split (1.78mb)
sidney's final frontier (3.42mb)
the art of mosis (3.24mb)
ulcerative colitis (4.00mb)
progress & civilization (2.87mb)
game over (3.08mb)
spot's response (2.89mb)
pherix (1.97mb)
evenmorefishlike (4.15mb)
job's comforter (3.69mb)
swing back (2.87mb)
born blind (6.36mb)
benign formant (4.22mb)
here's petruccio (4.08mb)
exit (axions) (2.71mb)
fishybastard mk3* (2.93mb)
quirk* (1.72mb)
that's a fine looking head* (4.31mb)
slap me sideways* (2.62mb)

all mp3's are encoded at 128kbps

songs indicated * written on PC
using scream tracker

all songs written by Woody
(Death By Osmosis) between 1993 & 1995

to download right click selection and select 'save as'

Back in 1993 whilst purchasing various computer magazines, I was fortunate to discover a small piece of blue plastic attatched to one of these magazines. Contained on this magical piece of blue plastic was a tiny floppy disk, digitally encoded on this disk there lay a software delight, a delight which was to change my life (musically that is). The delightful software in question being 'Octamed', a music tracking & sequencing programme. This allowed the user to create sequences of music using samples of various instruments and noises, spread over 4 individual tracks. These sequences could then be arranged into any order you required to create a song like arrangement.

tape coverAll the songs i wrote under the moniker 'Death By Osmosis', as something of a solo project, seperate from my commitment as bass player in 'FUNZiG'. Some of the compositions created made their way into the world of 'FUNZiG', in a slightly reformatted version. Here for your listening pleasure are the attempts I made using 'Octamed', arranged in chronological order, enjoy

- Woody

death by osmosis
(a biological deffinition)

Living cells are surrounded by a membrane that many substances cannot penetrate. An example of such a substance is salt. If salt is sprinkled on a slug (a cruel experiment, which is definitely no fun in real life), the salt increases the solute concentration in the water that lies on the animal's skin. The salt cannot penetrate the skin in significant amounts. However, the difference in the concentration of water between the inside and outside of the cells results in osmosis. Water rapidly leaves the animal's tissues, leading to death.

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