From the final words said to man when the ancient gods departed earth, to the eerie soundscapes of Prague and central Europe, to anti Government protests in Sydney, Australian musician composer producer Dean Ranel twists tales of underwater cities, magic, myth, time, satire and hope, bringing his own sound and style into the cosmos.

Dean is an artist whose lyrics hit home and whose music has a timeless quality. He composes and produces rock, pop, electronica, avant-garde, folk, classical and world music styles.

He is also a DJ, audio engineer, videographer and was the front man/writer/creator for Australian band Friends of Man.
His rock sound is immediately identifiable as the Ranel/Friends of Man sound.

Ranel’s 2014 debut album WITH A ROCK AND STONE, is a solid psychedelic space rock pop epic, conjuring themes of magic, myth, gods, satire, and did we mention… it is totally space rock.

Dean’s 2017 LP release METATRON : RETURN is a musical galaxy of electro, rock, pop, world, folk, instrumental and vocal soundscapes.

Some of Deans credits include

  • composer, engineer, producer – Metatron : Return – LP
  • video director, writer, producer – Century Box (music video)
  • composer, engineer, producer – With A Rock And Stone – LP
  • string ensemble arranger – Contempo string ensemble
  • video director, writer, producer – Lust Inhibitor (music video)
  • video director, writer, producer – Tullea Swimwear Australia (music video)
  • video director, writer, producer – Tell Them That You Really Care (music video)
  • composer, engineer, producer – Media Nomads, Film Australia / SBS Television
  • video director, writer, producer – I Saw You Dead (music video)
  • video director, writer, producer – With A Rock and Stone (music video)
  • recording / mixing engineer – Time On Earth, Sydney
  • recording / mixing engineer – The Follies, Sydney
  • recording / mixing engineer – Soundworks Studios, Sydney
  • performer, producer – 3 Is The Way (Hutchison 3G Australia)
  • video director, editor – Atomic Digital Media (corporate video)
  • writer, director, producer – The Wizards Song (music video)
  • composer, engineer, producer – Friends of Man – Wizards Song (single)
  • writer, director – The Diamond Heart (music video)
  • engineer, producer – 20XII Project (LP)
  • composer, engineer, music director – Stratus (theatre) Arts QLD Cairns
  • mixing/mastering engineer – Bedtime Stories with Aunty Dee (theatre) JUTE/Arts QLD
  • composer, engineer, producer – Ready For Love? (are you) (Single) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer, engineer – The Diamond Heart (single) Friends of Man
  • composer, engineer , music director – Kick Arts Collective/Arts QLD, Cairns
  • video director, producer – The End of All Things (music video)
  • composer, engineer – Ricochet Productions / Sydney Theatre Company
  • composer, producer, engineer – Earth Friend (LP) Friends of Man, Sydney
  • composer, producer, engineer – The Fools that Rule the World (EP) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer, engineer – Light is Too Fat (EP) Friends of Man, Sydney
  • producer, engineer – Lotus (EP), Sydney
  • video director/producer – It’s The Way Friends of Man (music video)
  • composer, producer, engineer – It’s The Way (EP) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer, engineer – Songs for Humans (LP) Friends of Man
  • composer, producer – Stockland Shopping Centres (radio)
  • mixing/mastering engineer – Conscious Fusion (LP) Hot Rubber Glove
  • mixing/mastering engineer – Adahmo (LP) Year Of The Dragon
  • producer, engineer – Reef, Water, Wine (EP)
  • recording / mixing engineer – Juniper
  • producer, engineer – Bleeding Jelly Eyes; (EP)
  • composer, engineer, producer – The One Project (LP)
  • dj, electronic performing artist – Julius Cosmos
  • composer, producer – The Pigeon Suicide, SBS Television


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