“Dreaming for Real” is the debut album of one Alby Potts, an American composer and pianist who works in many musical genres including musical theater, chamber music and film scoring.
The outcome is a lush symphonic piece of strongly visual music full of synth-strings and piano which indeed feels like a celebration of dreams. The swirling, romantic chords carry lots of emotion, their soft lingerings almost make your mind fly as the nicely orchestrated pieces evolve in slow pace.
Mr Potts has succeeded in carefully transforming the various sounds of the night in a beautiful suite. One that reaches for the heavens but which also stays close to our own thoughts and feelings.