Riding on the tide of five nominations in last year’s Australian Independent Music Awards, Dean has unleashed his new beast for 2017.

Metatron : Return, Dean’s latest album is a fourteen track giant consisting of different musical styles: ambient, pop, rock, world, avant-garde and electronica, each track created with diverse sounds and themes.
This new release is the absolute opposite of his previous debut release.

His 2014 debut album ‘With a Rock and Stone’, is a psychedelic space rock pop epic, conjuring themes of magic, hope and myth, immediately identifiable as the Ranel/Friends of Man sound.

Dean is also known as the artist Friends of Man, and has released two LP’s and several EP/singles under this name.

Some of Deans credits include
  • composer, engineer, producer – Metatron : Return – LP
  • composer, engineer, producer – With A Rock And Stone – LP
  • video director, writer, producer – Tell Them That You Really Care (music video)
  • composer, engineer – Media Nomads, Film Australia / SBS Television
  • string ensemble arranger – Contempo string ensemble
  • 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 – Friends of Man Wizards Song (music video)
  • composer, engineer, producer – Friends of Man Wizards Song (single)
  • writer, director – Friends of Man 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 and 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, (film) SBS Television


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