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New World Voyage

by Bill Crandall

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    Recorded under the artist name Místochord, Bill Crandall's New World Voyage is a concept album imagining the first humans to leave Earth forever. With paid download 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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Say Goodbye 00:48
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
Echoes 03:32
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
Love Again 03:48
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
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 Oo-ooo I want to do And I love and talk Loss Do And I love to do And I love gonna do Do
Feel 03:20
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
Sea 03:39
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
Sea Redux 01:59
Old Time 03:54
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 anyway 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


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

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Bill Crandall Takoma Park, Maryland

Bill Crandall is an American singer-songwriter and photographer.

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