It is always a joy to listen to a new Curtis Macdonald album. His music is melodic and colorful, and has that touch of easy listening that is impossible not to like. This time around he uses more dark colors than usual. Still, When Dreams Come True is a great album for both new and old fans.
Perhaps it is not a good idea to judge a book by how it looks on the outside, but this album’s cover art gives an indication that there is something here a bit deeper than usual. The Tubular Bells-ish sky, the lamp and colors all have a hint of melancholy. This is an illustration of how bittersweet love can be.
There are several romantic ballads here, like All Roads Lead to You, No Place Like Home and With A Love Like Ours. Interestingly enough, in New Age Music love songs are generally few and far between – so Curtis’ efforts here are highly appreciated.
As usual, Curtis Macdonald’s synth work is excellent. He shows that he can so great things with quite simple sounding synths. The result is both complex and uncomplicated at the same time.
When Dreams Come True is a heartwarming release that is easy to fall in love with. Dreams really do come true, but there is a price to pay as well; When you love that much you have equally much to lose.
91/100 – see how we rate music here.
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