Muse Ecology

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Wildwood by Joyce Todd McBride I went down to wildwood to walk along the wilderness and someone there was looking for me someone there was looking for me, said "Come see how tall  the pines are growing, come even if you think you're knowing and I will be your wilderness, your river of forgetfulness,  oh, if you come down Green grows like a flame and dances like a flower without a name and what could be more beautiful, what could be more beautiful  than the name I sent you in a dream, and rain falling to the sea, and all the bitterness that love makes happiness, if you come down We floated on a pool of fire and all around the green grew higher until we tilted into abyss and melted into a kiss oh, di di di, oh
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In the Bud by Joyce Todd McBride In the bud waiting for the flood new green  after rain We'll be gone when the pines grow tall this we know but never learn Apple, water, angel, bird, and every leaf these are all things that fall What will you  throw into the sea from the tallest tree flying on two feet? There you go higher than the bird commes toutes fleurs all to fall to earth. In the bud waiting for the bloom none too late none too soon well the wind can take the longest way around you think you're lost but you are found Apple, water, angel, bird...
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Muse Ecology is the debut album of Conspiracy of Venus, vocal ensemble, directed by Joyce Todd McBride.

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released February 27, 2016

All arrangements by Joyce Todd McBride
All original compositions by Joyce Todd McBride
Published by Buckwheat Music
Copyright 2016 CoV Records

Conspiracy of Venus, directed by Joyce Todd McBride
Singers: Christina Alva, Maggie Andrews* (12), Aviva Berlowitz, Frankie Burton, Kala Chapman, Laura Einhorn, Robin Fontaine, Jamie Freedman, Natalie Hopner, PJ Husack, Liz Innes, Sarah Kaplan, Amelia Kay Large, Erin E. Lyman, Sylvia Kratins, Leah Laderas, AJ Margolis, Sarah Markstrom, Cathy Matgen, Bridget May, Saskia Ockeloen, Dawn Olson, Diana Pray (guest vocalist), Kate Sheehan, Amy Shelf, Emily Shumway* (4), Alexandra Smith, Deborah Steinberg, Lette Stockwell, Athena Waid, Madalyn Watkins* (4, 7), Jessie Woletz
*soloists

Stacy Starkweather, bass (10, 12)
Daniel Fabricant, bass (1)
Dan Feiszli, bass (2, 5, 9)
Tommy Kesecker, marimba (2, 9)
Scott Sorkin, guitar (1, 7)
David Rokeach, drums (5, 10, 12)

Produced by Lolly Lewis 
Recorded and Mixed by Alberto Hernandez at Fantasy Studios, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015
Mastered by Piper Payne at Coast Mastering, Berkeley, California

original artwork by Bridget May
album design by Sarah Kaplan
photos by Pobby
session photos by Christina Alva and CoV

Acknowledgements
Conspiracy of Venus wishes to thank all of the donors who helped make this album a reality, all of our fans for coming to our shows year after year, all of our families and friends for your love and support, and Conspiracy of Beards for your comradeship and inspiration. We would also like to thank Clay Eugene Smith for all your support. Joyce wishes to thank the singers of CoV for your endless willingness and enthusiasm and faith, Daryl Henline for starting me on this journey, and my mentors and teachers: Karen Clark, Molly Holm, Debbie Poryes, and Ron Davis.

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