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 Surfing with Buddha
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Terrific title for a song. Really fine guitar work. A fine composition.
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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Psychedelia alright. Great composition Carlo.
play hi-fi  commenting Surfing with Buddha
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Hi Carlo
I spent some time in Sri Lanka, found the mainly Buddhist way of life very calming, very much like the ambient relaxing feel of this wonderful tune.
I came to listen because you mentioned that you were a finger picker. (And so am I) I guess I didn't expect to hear what I did, but I sure do like it!! (Dreaming Aloud) Nice spacey sounds of the sort that I love. That was a very good and enjoyable listen. What can I say? I really liked your arrangement playing and lyrics.
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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Digging "Dreaming Aloud." Reminds me of early David Bowie. Nicely done, Carlo.
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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Carlo how I love your style...I know your from out of the state of California....but if ever you had the sound of California....THats what I feel and here when I hear your music always.....Love the drivng gentle force of this song....I am mezzed by your greatness always.....THere is no one who sounds like you...and YOU have a color and sound and wave all your own...CARLO YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!~Kath
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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oh Man ! this has a heady and stoned West Coast vibe going on. I must agree that this song kind of pulls you into the dreamy atmosphere. I can almost smell the patchouli oil. joking aside, this is really great Carlo. I like it.
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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man, this has such a spacey vibe. you've brought it off really well. I agree with the 'early 70's' feel. I like that edge of dissonance, trippy stuff.
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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You sound like you're in your comfort zone on this song, Carlo, and that's a good thing. Lots of good 'stuff' going on here. Nice!
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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A relaxing retrospective, and I dig that swing. There's some fascinating twists in the chord progression too. The sound really comes together like a hand woven fabric - the individual bits meld together to make something really unique. Lots to absorb, but there's plenty of reasons to come back for another spin to do just that.
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play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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A dreamy blend of magnificent singing and musical mix superbly produced to perfection. I totally enjoyed this track.
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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Psychedelic mystic, yes indeed. It really feels like being dragged into your dream and just experience it.

Wow, that guitar, your vocals and your lyrics. The slow rhythm. It all feels like a hypnose too.

This was a very strong inspiration, I guess, and I enjoyed it from the beginning until the end. Very well done, Carlo!
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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Really psychedelic mystic track!! Mesmerizing harmonies, deep meaning Lyrics exported out into music with finesse!! Nice guitar works and an original, creative composition for sure!!!
play hi-fi  commenting Dreaming Aloud
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Definitely has a '70s, Morrison, psychedelic vibe for me as well. Cool! Like your page graphics as well Carlo.
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Has an early 70s Hippy feel, a chilled out story set to a clever piece of music, some really nice touches that make it stand out, just gonna take another ride on this song !
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