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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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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Nice drums and melody on this instrumental! The changes are smooth and the organ guitar and bass are all top shelf! Hats off to all involved, nice track guys!
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Very cool flute and vocals. A very cool Native American feel to the track, helped by the drum work. Kind of a Western Sound Track at 3:30ish - nice collab and a little something different from you Carlo.
play hi-fi  commenting Tropical Island Chill
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I like the vocals. Cool synth/fxs as well. Nice warm "Carlo" vibe throughout - very cool (er, warm) track.
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Very cool Scott & Carlo. Great drums and melody. Change at 1:14 is cool - I agree and has Carlo's sound stamp. Trippy & psychedelic - nice track!
play hi-fi  commenting Ocean of Compassion
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This is so nice to just listen for once.. just listen. I need to for a little while I think.
You have the sweetest sounds right here Carlo.. inspirational collabs and original works. The synth work and production all just bounces around in the head so sweetly.. everything is balanced and staged so wonderfully, nothing overdone. I love these lyrics man.. this is cool stuff.
ya know..I live in florida, just like 9 miles from the gulf..and really and truly, when I go down to south lido beach to ted sperling park by myself on a slow week day, when I can have some peace.. well..the water does speak.. the sound of the waves lapping at the shore..it'll speak to you if youre really still and zoned in..or out..im not sure which. hahaha..
GREAT STUFF right here Carlo!
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SPACEY GOODNESS! Im comin back here tomorrow becaue things will be different then.. That electric violin! is it real or keys? WHOA! OH MAN! THIS IS FARGIN AWESOME! I LOVE THIS STUFF! YOU LISTEN TO PHIL KEAGGY DONT YOU? It kinda sounds like it.. I dont know, I get that feeling. Realllllly nice guitar work right here..OHHHH MY! Youre an inspiration!
If you havent heard Phil, check out his 1979 Master and Musician album..CLASSIC! Good NEWS!
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