What You Are Saying About What Are Dreams Made Of?
"What a great project to create a cd about the
power and meaning of dreams. Great concept,
"I can see this really appearing to kids as you make it "mildly"
frightening as it involves children and yet hopeful & magical."
"Wow... I just listened. I have never heard
anything like this. Very, very creative."
"All I can say is I love your album. I just
listen and I can just tell how hard you worked on it. I really like
how you put all the different elements together. It's not just a
music album. GREAT GREAT JOB!"
"I love the way the melodic voices would play
with each other at times as a conversation... Overall,
the feel is great. The mix of dialog and music is just right, and
when the songs kick in, they’re very good...
It will be exciting to see where you take this in the future...
Thinking as a dad, this would be awesome for a road trip!"
"Had a listen to your album already and it's
one of the best things I've heard this season - congrats"
"Wonderful storytelling, beautifully
integrated with the music and I loved the maturity and language of
it all. It really treats kids like little grownups!"
"I still can't get over how cool your website
is, by far my favorite of anyone's ! Great story telling too in all
the tunes, excellent voiceover work!
"Like your last album, this is so creative. I
love how your projects are filled with imagination.
They are not just music but more of an "experience"."
"your record is a breath of fresh air."
"I just listened to your CD and it is an interesting concept. The music is beautifully arranged.
You should be feeling proud of the accomplishment."
"Fantastic, even MORE than amazing. You should receive every possible award and many
rewards as well." All the best,
"This is a really interesting project - never heard anything quite like it."
"enchanting, ethereal and wonderfully creative. As someone who has written/produced musical theater
for young audiences, (My Perfect Pet, NYMF 2012) this piece has such tremendous potential"
"Tonight I am listening to "What Dreams Are
Made Of" by AODE. It is basically a CD about a fantasy world in
which the band AOEDE travels into another world and becomes the muse
of this imaginary world. It is absolutely brilliant and creative
both from a musical and audio theatrical standpoint! It has a very
'musical' type of setup to it. I think they should consider getting
a touring theater company to put this on stage! Although it was
writen for children, I think it is enjoyable by all ages! It has a
'Lord of the Rings' type of mood to it, but much different with an
awesome story line. I am very impressed by both the musical
diversity and excellent performances by the musicians. There are so
many different styles of music, and the actors are just as good as
the musicians. This CD is a wonderful work of art! If you want to
'escape' our real world and enter a very cool and awesome imaginary
world created by AOEDE, buy this CD!"
"This project is very creative and unique! I
really enjoyed the theatrical interpretation, the music, and the
wonderful production. Kudos to everyone who participated in this
project, and thank you for sharing, Lisa!"
"What an absolutely creative way to tell a
story with the various characters and your music intertwined. The
physical album presentation is very impressive too, nice job all
"I love the story you've created with the
narrations and additional components! Congrats! I definitely think
this album is unique and wonderful."
"Dreams are made of music like this."
"This is an awesome job. The voice-overs and
backing music are awesomely arranged."
"Wow, your CD is very dramatic I was
transported to a whole Broadway production, YES my minds eye goes to
many places, I loved it! I love how you guys open this story,
defining the dream world. I listened to the whole story today and it
was definitly worth the listen and the journey was HAUNTINGLY
"I really enjoyed checking out the musical
truly amazing well done :)"
"great storyline, loved it"
"Could hear this in a theatre for sure. :) Do
you have any videos? "
Charlie-Win The Day
"Very creative Aoede, they should have a
category for the most creative, you would win that GRAMMY too! I
wish you the very best in your endevors to win a GRAMMY for this
"Wonderful Imagery Aoede! As young ones, our
boys SO enjoyed story CD's when settling down for bed. Kind of a
mini-Harry Potter :)"
"Hey. Just gave a listen....quite the vivid
picture. Much success and talk soon."
"Very creative! It could imagine it working
well with an animation or claymation short! I really liked the
continuity of the tracks, and the accents were really neat! The
music and narration flow together really nicely, too"
Alek-A Train Orchestra
"so creative and takes to another world"
"PURE AWSOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like
"Fun Aoede! Many congrats to you for a
colorful and interesting narration and story. I hope it helps to
turn nightmares into good dreams!"
"GREAT production - and great way to listen to
it, you made it very easy, i love that! really also liked the
approach on " the dark side " in terms of production. great work
written all over that i'm glad to support."
"I LIKE AOEDE! MUSIC TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY,
AND THE NARRATOR DOES A GOOD JOB!"
"I love your album. It is really well done.
This is the best childrens album I have heard. I really like it and
I congratulate you."
Mike (DrMike TicTocDoc)
"We played the whole album on full volume..
and first impressions- WOW.. loved the story telling aspect. This
category is all about ALBUM and not singles.. and you have NAILED
that aspect. Yours is an ALBUM and not many singles put together."
“I listened to your CD and think you have
created a wonderful adventure in music and storytelling for children
that should keep them singing as well as sitting on the edge of
their seats with interest and excitement.”
David-The PapaHugs Band
“Just gave a listen to "What Are Dreams Made
Of". Amazing production. Great dramatic storyline. Your voice sounds
beautiful, as always. The bookend first and last tracks are
standouts, also like Michael's work on Chocolate Nectar... Fantastic
"You have a wonderful singing and spoken word
voice. The subject was very interesting. Everyone wonders what
dreams are, from childhood to adulthood. The storyline was very
creative and keeps one attention. I found myself making up my own
music video in my mind as I listened to the pieces."
"I just listened to the whole thing all the
way through, and absolutely love it. Very exciting, and empowering…
we do indeed create our own dreams and realities. Two of the tracks
that really jumped out at me were Phobeter - Chocolate Nectar, and
Dreamyard I Choose the Muse. Wonderful music, along with your story,
which is quite exciting too… I imagine this is perfect for
"'The Bad Seeds' is a fun dialogue, and 'Dept
of Dreams' is pretty funny :)"
"Pretty cool record! I was expecting an all
music album and was pleasantly surprised that it is like a series of
radio shows. Good work."
"I love it!! I could listen to The Dark Side
over and over again!!"
"I just listened to your first two tracks, and