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 The World of You
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Nice ride Carlo. Dreamlike and mystical. Creative and relaxing. Well done!
play hi-fi  commenting Bri of the Glen
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I always like those special atmospheres you are laying in your music. It's always very strange and unreal where you are bringing me. And exiting as well, a hidden world where I've never been before.

Very enjoyable, an unique experience!
play hi-fi  commenting Na Pali Coast
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This feels like a dream for me. A story about the ancient times. There is a Celtic atmosphere and at the same time I taste something Egyptian in it.

I like the very simple structure in here. At the same time it's very rich of impressions. Like going for an adventurous trip.

Very enjoyable!
play hi-fi  commenting Na Pali Coast
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The opening part is so relaxing and sweet. Very fine tunes on the guitar and organ. Love the breakdown to that new part and then it opens up into a great hammond/guitar solo part that really rocks! Very nice variations and dynamics. Simply brilliant.
play hi-fi  commenting Bri of the Glen
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Original subject and well developped tune, with a great vocal part, Carlo this one is really a distinctive work, liked the guitar work as well, nice work!
play hi-fi  commenting Na Pali Coast
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Relaxing, peaceful, with such fine sweet melodies inside!! Well done Carlo, calm and reflective, a great arrangement indeed!

Cheers to the music!
play hi-fi  commenting Na Pali Coast
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Very nice guitar work Carlo! Has you signature exotic sound. I can see the palms swaying in the warm breeze.
play hi-fi  commenting Na Pali Coast
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Exotic yet relaxing, a vacation for the ears. I can see why this is a favorite of yours. Cheers!
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play hi-fi  commenting Surfing with Buddha
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Great sound cuz excellent !
play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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Sounding good cuz rock on !
play hi-fi  commenting My Name is the Wind
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Captures the timeless mystery of a cool breeze, with no surface friction, sweeping across the landscape and lifting higher into the atmosphere, inspiring and thoughtful.
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
play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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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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