Blue Transmissions: vol. 1 & 2

by halie and the moon

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    halie and the moon's first full-length album, "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1 & 2", immerses itself in a world of ephemeral beauty, love, and sweet melancholy in equal measures. "Otherworldly yet intimate, their aesthetic is a kind of catch-and-release, grounded in pop smarts and yet forever urging itself into the firmament. The result is a symphonic, atmospheric sound that is no less mysterious and thrilling for being entirely accessible." (Rick Levin, Eugene Weekly, 5/4/17).

    6 never-before-recorded songs combine with 4 re-mixed and re-mastered tracks featured on the band's debut EP "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1" (released 12/8/15) to create a fully-realized body of work representing these musical "Blue Transmissions" in all their myriad forms.

    Includes full-color 6 panel eco packaging featuring all song lyrics.
    Every CD purchase includes a free digital download of "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1 & 2"

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halie and the moon's first full-length album, "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1 & 2", immerses itself in a world of ephemeral beauty, love, and sweet melancholy in equal measures. "Otherworldly yet intimate, their aesthetic is a kind of catch-and-release, grounded in pop smarts and yet forever urging itself into the firmament. The result is a symphonic, atmospheric sound that is no less mysterious and thrilling for being entirely accessible." (Rick Levin, Eugene Weekly, 5/4/17).

6 never-before-recorded songs combine with 4 re-mixed and re-mastered tracks featured on the band's debut EP "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1" (released 12/8/15) to create a fully-realized body of work representing these musical "Blue Transmissions" in all their myriad forms.

Includes full-color 6 panel eco packaging featuring all song lyrics.
Every CD purchase includes a free digital download of "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1 & 2"

credits

released May 8, 2017

Halie Loren: vocals, piano, keys
Daniel Gallo: guitars
Bobby Stevens: bass, background vocals
Katherine Dudney: cello, background vocals
Beau Eastlund: drums, percussion

Produced by Beau Eastlund, Halie Loren, and Daniel Gallo
Mastered by Larry DeVivo, Silvertone Mastering (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Recorded at The Golden Lab (Springfield, OR) & drawing the sky studio (Eugene, OR)
Photography by Bob Williams
Artwork design by Halie Loren
CD and packaging printed at Atomic Disk (Salem, OR)

Copyright 2017, White Moon Productions

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Track Name: In the Atmosphere
In the Atmosphere
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

Everything is all so clear
Floating in the atmosphere
Feel it twist inside your soul
Wind it up and let it go
And inside the shell
Everything is just as well
Floating in the atmosphere
Everything is all so clear

And when your star
Sets in the night
Just step to the left
To get feeling alright

‘Cause I can be a radio
Sing songs wherever you go
I can be a factory
Turn it into something sweet
I can draw an aeroplane
Take you on a holiday
I can be your radio
Sing songs wherever you go

And when you’re sleep…sleeping alone
Your heart never beat… beats on its own

Can’t you hear the sound?
Blue transmissions ringing out
The static in the wire, it speaks
Your angels come to town to sing

All our yesterdays
Are just antennas in the sky
Touching the rain and the sea
Giving us One to see

Can’t you hear the sound?
Track Name: Not Alone
Not Alone
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

Mary sits and listens to the singer
Leans into the sound and lets it linger
Like a cool breeze
Falling down upon your bee’s knees

And what she takes is miles away
But she’s not alone

Mary sinks like a stone into the subway
Rides it high in her eyes into a new day
Like a trapeze
Take her up into the sky please

And what she takes is miles away
But she’s not alone
Track Name: Into the World
Into the World
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

He spoke you into the world
On the edge of his tongue you see
He was a crestfallen tapestry
And the silk of you
Wove something true
When you came over the hill
And he stumbled to profess
Because sometimes the words they escape us
When the light comes to save us
And you... you...

He wrote you into the blue
On the edges of the sky you see
Pulled treasure from a deep green sea
And the world held you
Like something true
When you rose
Over the hill
A story from a stolen dream
Dancing moonlight on his tapestry
But could he believe something so true?
Only light can escape through
And you... you... you... you...

He spoke you into the world.
Track Name: Cloudy People
Cloudy People
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

The birds in my neighborhood never had it so good
They’re dreaming of another world frozen into
A seed in the sky and they’re willing to try
Without the fear of flying, but they’re trying to find
Who left the daydream behind

And you walk in streams of cloudy people
And you hear the strain of “hallelujah”
And you offer up a “won’t you help me, Jesus?
I got a lot of things I’d like to sing you”

So the mice in the man are making their plans
To a far away holiday from circumstance
So they bury the sky and they’re living inside
And the cats are crawling, falling,
Trying to find who’s inside of their minds

You drink the dreams of cloudy people
And you hear the strain of “hallelujah”
And you offer up a “Won’t you help me Jesus?
I’ve got a lot of things I’d like to sing you”

But if your head’s in the clouds
Why are you screaming so loud?
And why ya screaming so loud
When your head’s in the clouds?

You walk in streams of cloudy people
And you hear the strain of “hallelujah”
And you offer up a “won’t you help me, Jesus?
I got a lot of things I’d like to sing you”

The birds in my neighborhood never had it so good
They’re dreaming of another world frozen into
A seed in the sky and they’re willing to try
Without the fear of flying but they’re trying to find
Who left the daydream behind
Track Name: Sunday
Sunday
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

You could almost taste the sky
Walk the hardest mile
Strain to see the blue
You, an intimate design
Painted in my mind
Fallen from the new
True, the colors fade in time
Dance across the lines
Strain to find a rule
... Beauty: You can’t save me

And then it’s Sunday
And all the saints are falling through the ceiling
I think I’d rather play out on the freeway
Or tune out all the noise and hang the D.J.s
Tomorrow
Lofts in on the curtains in the kitchen
Breaking every promise of the mood that I’m in
Then it’s Sunday again

These words
Stagger through the air
Blindly, without care
Crashing into you
I could almost taste the sky
Walk the hardest mile
Just to be with you
You can’t know what that means
You who’ve never seen
A sky so very blue
... Only you can save me

And then it’s Sunday
And all the saints are falling through the ceiling
I think I’d rather play out on the freeway
Or tune out all the noise and hang the D.J.s
Tomorrow
Lofts in on the curtains in the kitchen
Breaking every promise of the mood that I’m in
Then it’s Sunday again

You could almost taste the sky
Walk the hardest mile
You, an intimate design
Painted in my mind
Track Name: 33 Songs
33 Songs
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

Blue eyes as soon as we said
“How do you do?”
33 songs about the moon
Writing me and you
Caught the light from the side, and
I knew the old fires burning down
33 songs about the moon
Writing me and you
So we say, “What’s in this day?”

This blood don’t end
In you and I and time descending
This love is for everyone

Alter the space and alter the time
We built an altar to light then we set it on fire
And left the candle wax flowing
In every room we went through
We’re not married to this world
We’re not wed to this time
We just marry the moon
In this dance and this rhyme, and so
33 songs about the moon
Writing me and you

So we say, “This is the day…”

That this blood don’t end
In you and I and time descending
This love is for everyone
And this poetry
Flowers and gods and the sea
They’re coming to dream, to dream you and me

Blue eyes as soon as we said
“How do you do?”
33 songs about the moon
Writing me and you

That this blood don’t end
In you and I and time descending
This love is for everyone
And this poetry
Flowers and gods and the sea
They’re coming to dream, to dream you and me
Track Name: Winter
Winter
Written by Daniel Gallo & Halie Loren (drawing the sky music, BMI | Jammin' Salmon Music, ASCAP)

Love, won’t you sing a lullaby?
White, naked as the winter snow
Hey, can we give another try?
It’s time to make our way home

It’s time to be alone
Time to hide away now
Time to keep love alight
Inside... Every love alight

Love, can we find the other side
Of this night, woven with silver hope?
Stars falling with the morning light
It’s time to make our way home

It’s time to be alone
Time to hide away now
Time to keep love alight
Inside... Every love alight

Slowly, slowly ever marching
Deeper into night
Slowly, slowly ever arching
Closer to the light

Every love alight.
Track Name: Breathe
Breathe
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

Head held to the side, you see him:
Another wayward astronaut
Smiling up through a paper cup
Your fingers trace the smile, you see him
Ripple dirty ponds in a muddy haze
Check the high time for another day
The skin you fall in to
Weaving out the thunder clapping through
A weary sky

Breathe now baby
Let the constellations take you
And all and all the everything
Is hanging on an ether swing
Sink now baby
Let the holy water bathe you
And all and all the everything is hanging

Within you
Begin you
What you gonna win
From spinning stars into your eyes?
Begin you
Within you
All you’ve got to know
Is trace the glow

Breathe now baby
Let the constellations take you
And all and all the everything
Is hanging on an ether swing
Sink now baby
Let the holy water bathe you
And all and all the everything is hanging

Don’t you feel like a homeless balloon
In someone else’s song, and you play along
Can’t you sing like a homeless balloon in someone else’s song?
Play...

Breathe now baby
Let the constellations take you
And all and all the everything
Is hanging on an ether swing
Sink now baby
Let the holy water bathe you
And all and all the everything is hanging
Track Name: Balloon
Balloon
Written by Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)

Hey,
Did you get the news?
I’m a balloon
Floating to you

To bathe
Within
Your skin

Outside
I’m high
Like Venus above
I’m cloudy like a velvet secret

Hey,
Did you get the news?
I’m a balloon
Floating to you