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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Got me on the first note. Terrific work!
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Instantly draws you in, some cool sounds coming through the cans,
another Carlo creation of mystery.
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Holy thumpin jeepers guys smile :) this ROCKS the walls and windows.
cool vibe Carlo and Scott has the BEAT to keep it cookin all the way through smile :)
great collab gents!
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It feels like Rhythmos is giving another direction to Carlo's music. It becomes a kind of exotic psychedelic mixture, could be a soundtrack of a bizarre movie.

Going into a special, unknown world while listening. Take care that you don't go too deep into it. You could get completely lost.

Nice one, very original, Carlo and Rhythmos!
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Several musical styles come together and the tune is full of surprises. Blues style bass and jazzy guitars mixed with retro organs. The intro lets you think you know what's coming, but BAM, suddenly the song takes a whole new direction and stays there, exploring that new, exiting area. Very nice piece, Carlo and yes, a great drum track!
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Listened to this from your FB link, but guess I forgot to comment... The cosmos are aging me wink ;) Very cool tune Carlo - especially liked the organ - and great effects on the guitar riffs!
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A cavalcade of fantastic retro- psychedelic melodies…over a titillating drum beat. Highly creative mind-bending sound. Love the organ. Grat collab.
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Trippy journey! great mix of tones with good dynamics. neat drum work and that organ is ace...cool panning and a fun, spacey, progressive, and psychedelic ride!
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I thought I commented on this last week, but hey it's a good excuse to listen to it again. A great meshing of Carlo's mysterious harmonic style and the drums. I like the sudden changeups - what a trip!
Dollar Bill and the Unmentionables
http://soundclick.com/dollarbillandtheunmentionables
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An unusual concept of both progressive 80's electronica coupled with Doors Manzerek organic interlude.
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I love the organ and guitar parts especially. Total musical journey m'friend.
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Holy temporary psychosis Batman!!! Totally original. love the transition at 1:14. Killer keys!! Love the rhythm guitar complimented with the melodic bass-line. Nice rotating leslie sound on the organ. And the guitar solo sounds great, nice clean retro sound! Overall, very interesting listening experience that calls for multiple playback. Stamped with your inspirational creativity and uniqueness, this is a true treasure big grin :D
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Fantastic vibe to this track, reminds me a lot of the psychedelic/prog rock era. Great melody line, excellent drums and top notch arrangement. Can't help being drawn into this track...and it creates some great visuals.
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Quite whimsical yet super groovy. Loving the spacey vibe. Arrangement is spot on......
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If you hadn't told us about it, I wouldn't have guessed that this piece gave you so much trouble. The hand drums seem to blend in nicely, so they came out well in the end. Very ethnic, tribal sound and the instruments stand out each and every one. Great work!
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