Michael Woodhead

TIME PASSENGERS /
THE JOURNEY

  

Freud
Tantajo Records
1998 / 2006

If one could choose a theme running through Freud's recording from 1998, Time Passengers, and The Journey from 2006, it would indeed be their evocative track World of Wonders, which they revisit as a bonus track on both albums.

Songwriter and producer Ingo Hauss' first project featured the haunting vocals of Cora O'Donovan, and now, on this follow-up, she's joined by Maria Sanchez whose voice complements Cora's and who does an admirable job, but, in my opinion, she doesn't seem totally comfortable with some of the music, with the exception of Garden of Love and El Jardin del Amor -- she's made those hers..

Nevertheless, The Journey contains some very beautiful songs, some with a more Celtic sound to them than Time Passengers. Also melded into some numbers are electronic sounds, voices, and exotic instruments that give the whole album a cosmopolitan feel to it.

Overall, both albums are a 'good listen'; pick up both and play them back-to-back to get the full effect that the producer desires.

TIME PASSENGERS
TRACK LIST:
1. World of Wonders
2. Skies Above Loveland
3. Euphoria
4. The Miracle of Moona
5. Eternal
6. Fairyland
7. History of the Sandman
8. Time Passengers
9. Sleep
10. Rain Temple
11. Minuit
12. World of Wonders

THE JOURNEY
TRACK LIST:
1. Deja Vu
2. The River
3. Eden
4. Mystery Moon
5. The Avebury Circle
6. Garden of Love
7. The Journey
8. Phantasmagoria
9. The Great Crossing
10. El Jardin del Amor
11. World of Wonders


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