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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There is a lot in this song that tickles my eardrums. Industrial rhythms & trip hop at times, mellow psychedelic vibes. Everything flows in a smooth harmony.
play hi-fi  commenting The Promised Life
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This is mystical psychedeliafantastic wink ;) your song made me create a new word. Really enjoying this one, Carlo!
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Mysterious like ever. And so completely filled with sounds everywhere.

I never know what direction you are going when I'm listening to something new, but after a while I am aware of the consequent but complicated chord structure.

That organ is just fantastic and for the rest I just have to listen again.

Great one, Carlo!
play hi-fi  commenting The Promised Life
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Great tune cuz !
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Yet another amazing piece of progrock from you, Carlo. Your signature sound is so beautiful, with the organ and guitars standing out. I especially like the Moody Blues-like vocals and harmony vocals on this one. Wonderful!
The lyrics are poetic and make you think about all the preachers, that tell you to first go left, then to go right! And you just wish that you could go where ever you want, without any borders....
play hi-fi  commenting The Promised Life
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A Doors vibe for me. Very cool track. The vocals and harmonies are super. I agree, nice production Carlo!
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Really cookin good here, maybe inspired by the recent Z&A hosting? don't know..but Carlos's guitar is N overdrive & again the 70's classic Mellotron & melodious big wide distant vocal harmonies style, The true Golden age of prog. rite here! Keepin the Fire Alive..
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You got that right, there only is so much time you can use in the day, great song,enjoyed it very much!
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GREAT PROduction here Carlo,
Especially love your vocals....
Brilliant!
JONsmile :)smile :)smile :)smile :)
play hi-fi  commenting The Promised Life
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Psychedelic bliss...really cool vocals and great production.
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Can't help being drawn into your songs - I think it's that mystical, psychedelic and hypnotic vibe you manage to capture with your writing and production. Kind of takes me back to the days when things seemed more magical and we all had a more innocent curiosity about everything. Excellent song.
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Psychedelic to the max amigo wink ;) Cool upbeat rhythm and catchy chord progression!
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Wonderful lyric with something important to say Carlo,
this has a bit of the mid-psychedelic era progressive feel to it, a bit reminiscent of Kantner & Slick's 'Starship' albums.
Very cool track amico!
play hi-fi  commenting The Promised Life
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That main chord progression must be such a fun one to play around with! And the chorus is certainly one that sticks with you. That organ sound is superb; this whole song really takes me back.
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play hi-fi  commenting Moon over Esalen Bay
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Nice rhythmic thing going on at :50 mellotron and synth @ 3:00 is sounding mysteriously wonderful, lotsa cool stuff going on here, both rhythmic and melodic, stereo separated melodic guitars work wonderfully with the vocal melody, I'll be taking this one with me. haha. Funny lyrics, true story? I haven't taken part in a challenge, but will later when I get my synth situation straightened out.
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