Must buy! Absolutely brialliant!
Albert Foo | Singapore | 11/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Time Passengers" is indeed a brilliant album! It features very nice and soothing female vocals (credit goes to Cora O'Donovan from Ireland), with very melodic rhythm, plus great and rich music + vocal arrangement. I have started to fall in love with Cora's Enya-alike vocals when I first heard of their latest project called Elysia,which consists of the original F.R.E.U.D. members, plus a new male member Aliterza Sanatjou who is the "male version" of Cora O'Donovan. His voice is very soothing and attractive. The title of Elysia's debut stunning new age album is called "Spirit Of The Sun", which feature the best track named "Elysium", featuring Cora's best vocals performance ever! Very melodic,ambient music arrangement, accompanied by very nice Spanish guitar! You can simply melt when you listen to this track! This album is released in Europe and Asia (Singapore). So for all F.R.E.U.D or new age fans, ...- the new F.R.E.U.D project!!!
From the "Time Passengers" album , I love "Sleep" the most!!! A very outstanding song!
I love this CD! Please put out your 2nd CD!
Tony Tolin | USA | 02/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First I have to say this CD Time Passengers from F.r.e.u.d.
is one of my all time favorite CD's! Cora O'Donavan has a brilliant voice! Since this CD Cora has put out a CD under the
name Elysia it is incredible! F.r.e.u.d. was getting ready to release there 2nd CD The Great Crossing in 2001 & the record company (New World Music)didn't let it happen? Let them know you want this to come out!
Beautiful Music, Deserves A Second Review
d-moonshadow | 05/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had been eyeing this release for the cover for quite some time now and judging by some of the reviews here decided to pick it up, and boy was I amazed! Cora O'Donovan has one of the most mesmerizing singing voices I have ever heard, and it fits well with the ambient-future/Celtic/dance-techno soundscapes presented here. Some of the tracks, such as the single "World Of Wonders", "Skies Above Loveland", "Euphoria", "Fairyland" and "Sleep" are very pop oriented, sounding a little like Enigma mixed with some Celtic influence, with a dash of eurodance thrown in. Robert Miles appears to be a strong influence on some of the tracks with the echoing accoustic guitar. Orchestra hits permeate the more pop tracks. On the flip side there are some ethereal aurally sonic tracks, especially the title track, "Rain Temple" and "Minuit" that have little or no vocals, but, if programmed in order on your CD player, creat the perfect backdrop for sleep. I am surprised "World Of Wonders" didn't make an impact on the charts in America--it is simply an amazing song. When I was listening to this on my discman this morning while walking through my gardens I could honestly say I was in aural rapture. As a last note, it says on a sticker on the cover that members of F.R.E.U.D. (a trio) are made up of members of two bands called U96 and Cork. While I have no idea who Cork is (and that is probably where Cora O'Donovan came from), U96 is a very good euro-techno outfit from Germany that apparently has stopped recording. Cuts like "Love Religion" and "Heaven" are classics from U96. And, BTW, "aural" means having to do with the ears. :) This review has been updated by me as I have changed my e-mail and such. Any questions on new-age music can be sent to my old email."