What does the ocean dream? Glimpse into the depths of jeweled waters and the fantasia within. Surrender to the siren call. Come! Be transported under the waves, flowing the 2002’s delicate strings, guitar, flute, keyboard and distant voices of angels of the deep.
Across an Ocean of Dreams
|1. The Ocean Dreams 5:05|
|2. The Sound of Still Water 4:02|
|3. The Sea at Night 5:02|
|4. Valley of Healing Waters 5:17|
|5. The River's Journey 5:17|
|6. Oceans of Life 5:08|
|7. Well of Wisdom 5:46|
|8. Lady of the Moon 4:50|
|9. Nautilus 5:28|
|10. Heart of the Nile 5:59|
2002 are the very talented duo Pamela and Randy Copus based in the States. Often compared to the classic Enya sound, 2002's haunting angelic vocals combine with flowing ethereal sounds to produce beautiful gentle music to soothe the soul. "Across an Ocean of Dreams" is one of our favorite 2002 recordings and features a stunning mermaid image on the cover. Their flowing music on this album conveys great imagery of ancient seas, the lost city of Atlantis and magical lagoons. It is ideal for relaxing to after a hard day's work and has definite healing qualities in the way that it calms, caresses and eases away the stress from the mind. I love the freshness that 2002 so easily manage to create with their arrangements of softly plucked harps and guitars. Their floaty flutes and tinkling pianos seem to always catch the ear with a lovely melodic refrain and here evoke images of shimmering pools and raindrops. 2002's music has an uplifting joyous quality to it and therefore creates the perfect background setting for those special evenings at home with friends. Highly recommended.
Husband-and-wife musical team Randy and Pamela Copus, also known as 2002, have another New Age hit on their hands with Across an Ocean of Dreams. This synthesized mix, with lots of majestic strings and romantic woodwinds, is uplifting and astral-sounding, similar to a dose of Yanni or Vangelis. Each track — “Heart of the Nile”, “Sound of Still Water,” “Sea at Night” and “Oceans of Life” — is an homage to water. The sounds create an ambient feel that will allow practitioners and clients to immerse themselves into the subconscious world that water represents. It is perfect for craneosacral, reiki or other energy work.
Lush ethereal synthesizers swell, a celestial symphony of orchestral effects twinkle and flow with magical precision and airy vocalise haunts many of the tracks like a ghost. The duo of Pamela and Randy Copus use their trademark instrumentation to create a little piece of heaven that's themed after the world's mighty ocean basins. Listen to the epic sounds of "Nautilus," "The Sea at Night" or "Well of Wisdom" and you'll understand why 2002 has been a new age chart favorite for many years.
Across an Ocean of Dreams is an adventure in imagination - a vivid, sweeping recording that puts you face to face with soundscapes that will astound you with their beauty. This recording will provide a lovely backdrop for many situations. t flows with your breath and is gentle on the nerves.
Using synthesizers to create the lush sounds of orchestral strings, the Copus couple have created an exquisite album of gentle melodies and Celtic compositions. Laced with harps, guitars, piano and flutes, and overlaid with angelic voice choirs, the latest from 2002 is one of the most beautiful and gorgeous sets you are likely to hear all year. Nods to Enya-esque multi-layered synths and lilting beats pay homage to the “Sea at Night” and “The River’s Journey.” “Ocean Dreams,” ambient and atmospheric, and guitar/harp duo “The Sounds of Still Water” follow. “Valley of Healing Waters” ventures into the native-influenced territory of Nakai flutes. “Oceans of Life” lays a synth bed over which soar a velvet violin and plaintive piano taken over by keyboard cornet and flute in one sumptuous and peaceful lullaby. Cultures of Incas, Celts and Egyptians are visited through native flutes and whistles. The duo 2002 has spent over three years on the Billboard New Age chart, and their latest is the most beautiful and glorious offering to date, ready to wash over you in a soothing aqua ambiance.
Inspired by myth and legend, this ethereal multi-instrumental music is for relaxation and rejuvenation. Swirling and flowing, it bathes you in a musical expression of the healing waters of sacred wells, rivers and oceans. This is the music of Pamela and Randy Copus, known as 2002, on their latest release Across an Ocean of Dreams. The CD is an irresistible invitation to explore the call of the planet’s jeweled waters. It asks, “What does the ocean dream?” It is a call you want to answer by diving into a new musical experience. From first glimpse of the cover, with sun slanting through blue waters, you want to follow the mermaid through the depths. You pass columns reminiscent of Atlantean ruins and move toward unknown dreams and ultimate relaxation. Perfect for a massage session, the music often has a smooth rocking and rolling feel to it, bringing the feel of water ever closer with gentle repetition that calms like waves lapping on a boat. Being a scuba diver, I was particularly drawn in by track six “Oceans of Life.” It has that quiet, expansive feeling of being one with the deep and blue. The liner notes speak of it being the last dive of the day. The music fills you with a feeling of joy and wonderment at the dance of color and light all around you.
Recording duo Pamela Copus and Randy Copus make up 2002. Across an Ocean of Dreams, the pair’s sixth release, is quintessential 2002, filled with quiet eloquence and lyrical melodies. Their all-original music is ethereal, ambient, and exquisite in its healing power. The music washes over listeners in waves of delicious bliss. Against a backdrop of languid, drawn-out synthesizer chords, acoustic guitar and piano dance ever so sweetly as choirs of angel voices soar.
A masterpiece of healing light, Across an Ocean of Dreams is an excellent choice for yoga, massage, reiki, meditation, or simply relaxing with friends. All of the music on the album was composed, arranged, and performed by 2002. Guitar, flute, strings, keyboards, and distant voices enchant listeners as the 10 delicate melodies unfold. Previous 2002 efforts Land of Forever and River of Stars spent scores of weeks on the Billboard charts. Those familiar with 2002’s delicious sound will find much to like on Across an Ocean of Dreams, and new fans will be thoroughly captivated.