Dream Warriors Bolero
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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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Tell it like it is brahh - this is a great and dark edgy tune. I like the effects and music is very good also!
play hi-fi  commenting Extinction Number Six
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Coool song Carlo, great lyrics,

It's strange that we humans only inhabit 5% of the Earths surface but we manage to destroy so much of it in our quest for superiority !
play hi-fi  commenting Extinction Number Six
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Evidence of human demise is very prominent in this dark song. How fitting for todays times... Well written, performed and recorded!
play hi-fi  commenting Extinction Number Six
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Doom & tragedy rolling over the globe taking out the weak and leaving the strong, bad for mankind, good for cockroaches..
time to turn it all around, ehh wink ;)
nice one Carlo!
play hi-fi  commenting Extinction Number Six
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I love the dark atmosphere and the vocals!! A subject that is just as important now as it was decades ago. Denial seems to be part of the human condition and it may ultimately lead to our demise. A very poignant song and expertly written and performed.
play hi-fi  commenting Extinction Number Six
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The feel of doom is evident in this Rock ballad of a minor key. Cool vocal effects and instrument arrangement Carlo!
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I'm getting a bonzo dog vibe in this humourour craziness .... but much fun was had enjoying this creativity. It's a hit. Some stunning kazoo playing too, the like of which I haven't heard for a long time.
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You are so good at capturing this era ..makes me wish I could go back and enjoy the hippie years, I was too little still at the time. Wonderful guitar and sound!
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Nice old fashioned hippie tones here! This could be the soundtrack for any movie from the late sixties and early seventies, showing the hippie life style. Fantastic how you can recreate the sound of that time!
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Yes Im feeling it again.. dancing on the grass with barefeet......outside concert.. beautiful.....amazing non discotequesque extremely hip extremely hippy music.. I love this Carlo.. this was a hit with me...I was born to be a flowerchild inside a bohemian who loves the aeclectic and all things beautiful good and free in thought....WOW. I was born in 1960.....screw baby boomer......Im a flowerchild.....most definitely indeed......I loved that era.......and I was just a tot...great memories...BLessings Kath
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Swaying yes, but also swinging. Groovy. Friendly melodies with occasional moments of tension to make resolution that much sweeter.
Dollar Bill and the Unmentionables
https://soundclick.com/dollarbillandtheunmentionables
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This reminds me of that popular phrase "let it all hang out!" Superb free-flowing feel to this track and I get visuals of the dancing there used to be at music festivals as everyone allowed their minds to wander on to higher plains.
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Certainly a TRIP down memory lane !
Who could knock the hippie culture of live and let live, great song Carlo.
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I'm floating with you, man. This was a real 'trip' down memory lane, stylewise, really enjoyable.
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You really bring that 60's hippie atmosphere into this track. I see long haired people dancing around the big fire, in trance.

Your guitar work is really incredible and this is really your sound, Carlo. I don't think anybody could copy your style. There is that fantasy around your music, lots of bizarre stories could be told.

Nice one again, Carlo.
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