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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play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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Hahaha I hear flashes of Floyd too...BEAUTIFUL MAN..........
Sorry I missed you this round...
You bring big smiles to my ears!!
JONsmile :)
play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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this is so early 70s sounding to me and takes me so to the days I would go up to Monterrey..It never fails ..this eludes so there....Carlo I love the way you pic your guitar..love the psychedilia here mystique comes when you come to the hottub...your keys and wallet and whatchama callit... cool song...THis is quite the journey.....BLessings Katherine
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Quite original... Superb mix and recording. Vocal work is very impressive. Nice journey!!!!!!
play hi-fi  commenting The World of You
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Wow! This is great Carlo. Fantastic guitarplaying and sound.
Love the melodies. Very cool change around 03:07 with the organ solo. Im downloading this now. Thanks for sharing!
Very nice and creative work!
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Its been awhile since i've been listening to your songs, so it was great to see that you had a tune posted for the challenge.
When i heard your voice i started thinking about our Healer Moon collab With Michael, Zozimo, Adrianne and Paul. smile :) Anyway,
I really enjoyed listening to this one. Its a really nice and well written tune. Very nice vocals and guitars.
Excellent work carlo. smile :)
play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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I immediately recognize you here, your typical sound.
It's full of mysteries and I hear a lot of Celtic influences in it too.

There is an interesting change around 3:00, turning everything a bit upside down. At the end the main theme is coming back.

A unique experience again, that trip.
Nice.
play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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The cool Carlo mystical signature sound. Cool vocals, backing vocals and fxs. Love the lyrics and the stolen pants and whatchamacallits! I like the change up at 3:01, kind of a Led Zeppelin vibe for me. Very cool Carlo!
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Yes I'm with Holger there's a bit of Hunky Dory vibe in here which is a jolly good thing IMHO, wonderful chord sequences and awesome sounds (gotta love that tron). Brilliant piece of perfect psychedelia - one of your very best Carlo my man, fabtastic.
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A psychedelic (do people still know that word?) sea shanty with stolen pants and loss of whatchamacallit. There's some David Bowie there and your trademark 70's sound with that Greg Lake-like guitar. This is so well produced and arranged, the lyrics may be telling an every day story, but the music lifts that story up to a muscial tale that sounds both medieval and contemporary at the same time. Great work, Carlo!
play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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Unusual but at the same time excellent, washes over you like the waves
Really enjoyed the listen
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A wonderful composition, creative beginning that draws me in, crafty ideas throughout, you did a lot of work on this, I can feel that you have some kind of connection with the deep blue .Excellent for the challenge!!!
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Especially like the reverse vocal effect going on here. The lyrics are soooo cool too. A unique brand of music styled by Carlo that is captivating. Perfect for the evening theme.
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What a scenario Carlo wink ;) Can't get any better than this dream (and it ain't ridiculous a'tall). Smooth and sexy - calm waters ahead smile :) Well done amigo -
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Very ethereal and Avant smile :) love the 'Moody Blues' vibe that floats by a few times during the tune smile :) very relaxing to soak it all in as the steam drifts by in the moonlight smile :)
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This is just such a fun trip Carlo, I like the way you surprise every time in such a fantastic way.
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