New World Voyage

by Místochord

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    Musically and thematically, New World Voyage is a concept album, designed to work best as a whole. Feel free to stream select samples BUT - with paid download of the full album you get a 43-page digital booklet with the story of the space journey imagined through photos, drawings, and the crew's communications log. Booklet optimized for browser or mobile (just throw it into iTunes, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc).

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    Collectors' edition of 3, each comes framed with a 12x12" fine-art print of the NWV cover image.

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Sometime in the future
when circumstances allow
or dictate
the first crew of humans to leave Earth behind forever
attempt a long journey through the vacuum
descending through unknown gases
to live on a distant planet


released June 1, 2016

Concept, songs, text, photos by Bill Crandall

Bill Crandall - vocals, guitars, midi, synth pads, bass, ukulele

Sean Winters
- keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn, Ableton/MaxForLive
- redux versions of Say Goodbye, Sea, For ZP, Old Time

Mike Fanuele - percussion elements
Will Breytspraak - keyboard on Feel
Michelle Escumbise - clarinet on Sea
Joe Kelly - bass on Love Again

Produced and mixed by Mike Fanuele
Lavabed Recording, Mt Rainier MD

Mastering by Kim Rosen, Knack Mastering

Mars photos courtesy NASA public domain

Drawings by Sofia Crandall

Special thanks for the support to Joe Kelly, Ted Riederer, Will Breytspraak, Andy Chase, John Chambers, Rob Tifford, Andrew Labens, Terry Banks, Daniil Parniouk, Brian Liu, Fede Aubele, Joe Mills, Michelle and Gillian, and of course Mariama and Sofia

© 2016 Místochord LLC



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Místochord is the recording name of American musician and photographer Bill Crandall. New World Voyage is a concept album and digital booklet imagining the journey of the first humans to leave Earth to colonize another planet. Featuring musical collaborator Sean Winters and produced by Mike Fanuele at Lavabed Recording. ... more

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Track Name: New World Voyage
Come on rise up
Rise and disguise the pain
Come on feel the wind again

Soak your eyes
Pull the thorns
Hold your heartbeat in your hands

Too late now we're torn apart
Too late we've been joined apart

Lay down and over the moon
Lay down and make right with you

Today gives way to the night
From today we have months of night
Track Name: Echoes
I send my soul
Amended heart
I know there'll be a place for us
To start anew, I couldn't without you

From the shore
Through a forest of fallen gods
Is this the only path for us?
A way to pass through, on our way to You?

I see only winter
I see only skies all in gray
But I can't let go

I count my loves
Then count the stars
How to count the ways of ours
The ways we made do

Wind and rain
Air on skin, the season's change
A note a touch a view a bark
A sound that rings true, field sky taste dew

I see only winter
I see only skies all in gray
But I can't let go

Echoes of summer
Echoes that fade underground (ooo-oo)
I can't let go
Track Name: Love Again
Feeling a landslide
Bartered and sold
Once in a nighttime
Waits to be told

Wants to love again
To take control
Wants to break this ordinary hold

Tuesday a lamp post
Friday the cold
Noticing less than
The moment before

Wants to run again
To feign control
Wants to break this ordinary hold
Track Name: Love Money and Song
Good Anna you
Good Anna you say too
Three ten ever

Needs hand done
And love money and song
And duty sea
And long tea soon

Caught in a phone
Cold in a U-shape tube
Caught up in you
Caught in all you say too

I want to do
And I love and talk

And I love to do
And I love gonna do
Track Name: Feel
Hold my face
Stood and found a laden dog
Cool eyes wait
Dead he said and walls that talk
Wait like I told you
It's not late at all

I don't know how much I care
I don't know how much I can understand
I can feel it

Call my name
Torn between vacuum and fog
Too-lined face
Led around the ring I fall
Tastes like I told you
Not so bad at all

Cold, my space
Days are nights, I hold in thrall
Cool eyes wait
Teddy's dead and all that talk
Days like I told you
It's not fate at all
Track Name: Sea
Lay down to fallen gnome
I lay down for the best and loneliest part
I know to hold fallen own
I love to fall about
I'm known by the stars too

I do, I do, I do, I do
Know you can loan it back anytime

Take eye to fallen low
I love to fall the best, the loveliest part
I'm known to roam around alone
and love to foil attack
by the loneliest star too

I do, I do, I do, I do
Know you can loan it back anytime

Lay down to hold your own
Try love to fail the best, the loveliest part
I know to hold on alone
I lay down for the best
Antonia sky too
Track Name: Old Time
Take my hand, not to hold
but to keep it well
Choose to stay and let go
all other ways
Try not to tell what you feel

And I love all the fine complications
And I love, ah love

I tell about the days on the floor
nothing ahead
He wants talk and cigarettes
I want to rest
Now he’s at peace and it's me
who wants to talk

And I love all the fine complications
Now I love, now I love