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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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Far east tinged with the psychedelic - those initial chord changes are a cool surprise. And then Mr. Moog briefly pops in just when it had gotten all light. Inventive as ever, sir!
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play hi-fi  commenting Pavane
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Quite the rock opera, Carlo! Creative, cohesive, and really captures the imagination.
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play hi-fi  commenting Rise of the Flame
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this is one of your best i've heard. an ambitious task, for sure, but you pulled it off well. such an interesting arrangement.
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Carlo sorry it so long to comment......My mama fell and gashed her nose.... Ive been tending to her..and things had been chaotic in me mind....Love the drums and the guitar..this melts my heart....amazing way you put this together.......Reminds me of GEnesis......love it....~Katherine
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Sorry if it tooks so long to comment.....wish to gratulate for this great song my friend, me too I can breath that special "Genesis" atmosphere here, my compliment to you Carlo!! Excellent tune and great arrangement ( did I hear a Mellotron too?....wow!!).

Cheers to the music! smile :)
play hi-fi  commenting Rise of the Flame
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Love the retro vibe on this song - great!
play hi-fi  commenting Rise of the Flame
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Yes, I recognize the early Genesis here, and the organ makes it sound very 70's like. Of course you are not Peter Gabriel and nobody has got the same voice, but this is a very good attempt.

There is as well that dreamy atmosphere you are taking us in (like often in your tracks). A lot is happening in a kind of trip. You have put a lot of yourself in it (with your specific sound) and I really enjoyed being in your world again (combined with Genesis).

I especially enjoyed your use of piano and flute.......

Nice one again, Carlo. Good job!
play hi-fi  commenting Rise of the Flame
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Wow I love this Carlo - another new favourite of yours for me. I'm a huge fan of early Genesis and you've capture it brilliantly here. You sound eerily like Gabriel in many places which adds to the magic, and the whole composition is sheer enjoyment. That wonderful 'Tron is the icing on the cake. Bloody brilliant!
play hi-fi  commenting Rise of the Flame
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lots of amazing instruments here..you delivered a great rich 70's vibe here, great job :-D
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What a daunting task and yet you pull it off SO well - fantastic composition and story, brilliant execution. Definitely defiant, bombastic, fantastic!
Dollar Bill and the Unmentionables
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play hi-fi  commenting Rise of the Flame
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Intense, imaginative, and creative body of progressive rock composition with meaning and depth. Extremely well done Carlo.
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You always had a good grip on the 70's sound and this one really takes it to the limit!. This could have been of a 1970's Genesis album, if you didn't know any better. Beatiful song, wonderful sounds. The flute is absolutely magic and the following part with acc. guitar and keys is amazing. Another great one from you, Carlo! And a favourite smile :)
play hi-fi  commenting Rise of the Flame
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I really like the beautiful flute and piano at 3:11. Very nice production and very cool vocals. Dig the guitar work as well. I think this is one of my favorites from you Carlo!
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Definitely a big nod to the Peter Gabriel period of Genesis me thinks.
I agree, there are some nice tempo changes. A fabulously rich tapestry of changing moods. I like it.
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Yeah, I hear Genesis in this song! Excellent composition...it's like traveling back in time. Definitely got the whole Genesis vibe going here.
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