Welcome to the music of Carlo D'Anna's Ridiculous Dream music. Also known as "Dream Warrior" in some circles. Influences and music styles ranging from basic to progressive rock, with definite Retro seventies sound. If you enjoy the sound of Moody Blues, George Harrison, Genesis, Dead Can Dance, and others of the same style, more or less, you will probably like this music. I use quite a bit of Mellotron and acoustic fingerstyle guitar as well.
Why this name?
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My Soundclick angle "Ridiculous Dream"?
Isn't life one?
Do you play live?
I have played mainly as a street musician and in Folk life fairs in the town of Santa Cruz, Calif. and in a few gigs with others. I have formed a small group of like-minded fools to play in my area as well.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It opens up a whole pandemonium of sounds which is neither negative, nor positive. It just lays it straight on the table, like a combo pizza!
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Sure, for a six figures deal! Why the hell not?
Or even two figures...
...or even ten cents?
...spare change?
Your influences?
I listen to alot of 70's Prog-Rock and obscure European RIO (Rock in Opposition), and World.
My Favs are early Genesis, Danny Kirwan of early Fleetwood Mac, Anthony Phillips, Robert Wyatt, Steve Hackett, King Crimson, Leo Kotke, John Fahey, Spirit, and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Michael Hedges, some jazz and classical. And let us not forget the great Ren and Stimpy. My own interest is Fingerstyle Guitar and Rhythm Guitar.
Favorite spot?
Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel California. Olympic Rain Forest.
Equipment used:
Six string Ovation Guitar, 12 string acoustic/electric Takamine dread. Gibson electric semi-hollow body guitar, Martin Dreadnaught 6 string guitar, Asian Bamboo flute, tabla and tamborine. I also now use M-tron, Sampletron, IK Multimedia Fender.
I record using Protools 8.01. Xpand, BFD Drums
Anything else...?
Please check out my music stuff on Bandcamp where high quality downloads can be attained at:
http://dreamwarrior.bandcamp.com/album/the-dreaming-warrior

If for any reason you would like to attach my music to film, video or any other media, I would appreciate being contacted for permission first.

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I missed this one from 2 years ago, sure glad you put it up on the player so I could 'discover' it wink ;)
Great moody horror soundtrack that takes lots of twists and turns as it keeps you nicely creeped out smile :)
play hi-fi  commenting My Name is the Wind
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Melody
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hey Carlo...just now getting around to listening to some challenge tunes. Nothin' new on my end. Really enjoyed your tune...a great, smooth voyage with exotic overtones and a cool little avatar to go with it. nice job!
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Melody
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Bringing something mystical and magical. A dream world, another world. Special sounds.

And when you see the title, you remark the meaning of this song. The wind IS everywhere, free to go everywhere.

When you look closer. The title is "My Name is the Wind". My name? What my name? That makes it even more mysterious.

Interesting. Yes, the title is mystical and magical too.
play hi-fi  commenting The Hounds of Tindalos
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What a GRAND sound...
A Great SCORE TRACL CARLO...YEAH!!!
LOVIN this mysterious haunting sound.....
JONsmile :)smile :)smile :)smile :)smile :)
play hi-fi  commenting My Name is the Wind
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Melody
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as always, you do your own thing. that's the fun of coming here to listen. never know what you'll hear but you can be sure its unconventional. nice work on this. great textures and interwoven sounds. well done, buddy.
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Melody
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Another cool mood piece. Nice guitar work. Great arrangement and composition Carlo!
play hi-fi  commenting The Hounds of Tindalos
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Melody
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"I saw them only for a moment..." Nicely orchestrated track Carlo. A big, epic piece of music! Great work!
play hi-fi  commenting My Name is the Wind
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Yes really captures the wind I this one. You really do succeed in painting pictures with your music, which not many can do. Love the wind, inspiring song, L
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Melody
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THis is just gorgeous...love the flute and the in and out of the guitar strumming it just sweeps you right into another space all together...I feel like I an Anderson got thrown in there for good measure and quite rightly so the floutist is definitely a minstrel who really knows his flute well....smile :) such as Carlo in his gallery of beautiful mood inducing melodys....this is beautiful .......Another grand tune from Carlo.....I love your own sound...It seems the sound of California to me......I seem to drift up north when I go up the coast of your music.....ENJOYED TREMENDOUSLY.....~Kath
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Melody
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Such a great song!!! Something nostalgic and mind bending, great sound Carlo!!!
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Agree with Rodz.... Superb arrangement. Love the guitars....perfect tones and touch. Very breezy track. Really nice......
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Melody
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I really dig the progression on this one - very evocative. Memorable themes throughout. The flute and sax are both great, and it all has that unmistakable Carlo sound to the production.
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This is beautiful romantic piece with an ethnic flavour..sweet flute! Lovely work! :-D
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Such a GREAT GUITAR sound Carlo......
BEAUTIFUL Composition!
Carry me away!
I LOVE IT!
JONsmile :)smile :)smile :)smile :)smile :)smile :)smile :)
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You have a very distinctive slice-of-life seductive guitar style Carlo. An eclectic track with beautiful passages. Cool flute! 'Wind', 'mystical', 'swaying' are apt descriptions for the piece. I'd add poignant! Very cool track!

Thank you once again Carlo for what you do with the Clicker's Cub and the music you help deliver!
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