Living The Dream(s)
Published in 2013
Collection of 12 songs
- Farm Like We’ll Live Forever
- Raw Milk Rebel
- A Secret To A Long Happy Love
- I Party Naked
- Cinder Roads
- Just Love
- I Climbed The Coco
- Ambrosia (Niu Nucifera)
- The One Perceivable
- A Spirit Having A Human Experience
Living The Dream(s) is the first album by progressive, shamanic, folk-rock band Nagdeo. It is a collection of 12 songs that express a mandala of inspirational dreams of living in a beautiful, natural, and interconnected way. The songs are lyrically and compositionally driven and some have been described as “kids songs” for adults. Fun and upbeat with songs, with memorable choruses about sustainable farming, coconuts, how to maintain a romantic relationship with a woman, the innocence of nudity, connecting with our spiritual nature, the truth about raw milk, the fundamental disharmony of human civilization, and the celebration of the birth and infancy of Ano’s son.
No two songs have the same set of musicians or instrumentation on them – so each song has it’s own unique flavor. The image on the album cover, like the name of the band, is inspired by the novel The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You, by Dorothy Bryant. Want to get inspired towards beautiful dreaming? Listen to Living The Dream(s)!
Miracle Jay –
Like the volcanic island soil from which it springs, Nagdeo’s first album, Living the Dream(s), is fecund and nutrient-dense, opening the listener’s heart by dint of pure exuberance. Its twelve songs are delivered with a loose, loving abandon, with a bygone lust for life that transports the listener deep into the pulsing art of creation. The music is infused with the audacious spirit of Hawaiian hippy homesteading; sun, water, breath, and laughter are affirmed at every turn. The listener is lavished with such an unexpected quality of joy and earthy sagacity that it is like a shock to the senses.
Nagdeo is pure outsider Americana, deserving a place at the Smithsonian. Theirs is the real love, the healing of the nation. The sterilized world of 2022 echoes with synthetic music made by impoverished poseurs. Living the Dream(s) is like an antidote to all that. Peel me an abiu, baby!
Living the Dream(s) Album is a dream to listen to! Very original music with unique sounds. It’s really cool Nagdeo has an equal balance of male and female vocals making their music very inclusive of all! Not only does Nagdeo sounds great, but their lyrics are incredibly insightful as well 🙂