The Space-metal choir madness continues with the Altos

The Space-metal choir madness continues with the Altos

The lovely mid-high frequencies of the Altos filled the Lightbridge studio recently and Batman was mesmerised.

Dol Ammad - Altos

Joining the fresh new additions of Electra Kontoglou and Elisabeth Chatzivasileiou was our trusty Kortessa. The team gave an excellent performance and I would like to thank them all for their work!

Dol Ammad - Altos

The new material is progressing rapidly and we are on schedule. One more voice team left to go.

They killed my favourite DAW! RIP Cakewalk…

They killed my favourite DAW! RIP Cakewalk…

Gibson recently acquired Cakewalk and just announced that they are pulling the plug.

Cakewalk software was my first experience in sequencing and music production and for the last 30 years they have been innovating with what I felt was the best DAW in the Windows platform. The company was working on a Mac version which I was waiting for years. 🙁

Check out what MIDI Sequencing looked and sounded like back in the DOS era:

And what Sonar’s last iteration looked like:

I have used Cakewalk Pro Audio and Sonar on all early Dol Ammad and Dol Theeta albums like “Star Tales”, “Ocean Dynamics” and “The Universe Expands”.

I am so sad that we will not see a further development of the platform. I wish all the best to the people who were involved in Cakewalk and who are affected by this. Thank you for your great product over the years.

J. Demian in the new Dol Ammad adventures

J. Demian in the new Dol Ammad adventures

J. Demian, the guit-artist formerly known as Dim, has arrived in the Lightbridge studio to lay some dirt on my brand new squeaky-clean music.

This madman is responsible for the guitars in Dol Theeta and most Dol Ammad releases among tons of other projects and bands like Wardrum, Hail Spirit Noir and Blackdrawn.

Apart from an amazing musician he is an excellent guitar repairer, bassist and a friend. It was an honour to work with him once again.

New Dol Ammad stuff in the works – The Sopranos are here!

New Dol Ammad stuff in the works – The Sopranos are here!

The cogs are finally turning my friends. After a long slumber, we have started recording and producing new music.

The sopranos arrived in the studio for a top-secret Dol Ammad mission we have been working for some time. Remember this?

It was an honour and great pleasure to work with Anila, Christina and Kortessa for this.

Dol Ammad - Sopranos

This is for a very exciting new endeavour that will take place in parallel with the production and release of the “Cosmic Gods : Episode II”. If you remember the choirs for Episode II have already been recorded. There was another book after all.

Dol Ammad - Sopranos

I have driven Kortessa mad with all these delays and secrecy…Just release it, she screams.