Released in 2004, “Star Tales” is my debut Dol Ammad CD and my first foray into the music business. Featuring re-recorded versions of all the songs that had appeared in our 2002 demo CD and together with new compositions the final result has a “space-party” feel.
On one hand the excitement of my first release and on the other my immaturity at the time resulted in an “everything but the kitchen sink” approach in the compositions. Tons of elements, riffs, melodies, sounds added together to a “wall-of-sound” production.
Of course the highlight for me was the journey I took in Wolfsburg Germany back in 2003 for the drum recordings of Alex Holzwarth in the “Gate” Studios. Apart from Alex, meeting with musicians Robert Hunecke, Sascha Paeth, Olaf Reitmeier and Miro was a beautiful experience.
The ill-fated signing with Black Lotus Records to release the album also felt great at the time. After the subsequent closure of Black Lotus Records, all the rights of "Star Tales" have returned back to me.
Star Tales Lineup
Star Tales Credits
Dol Ammad - "Star Tales"
Released on the 30th of November 2004 by Black Lotus Records.
© 2005 All Copyrights now belong to Thanasis Lightbridge.
All music and lyrics by Thanasis Lightbridge.
Drum Recordings performed in "Gate Studio", Wolfsburg Germany and engineered by Sascha Paeth and Olaf Reitmeier.
Album Produced by Thanasis Lightbridge.
Mixed and mastered by Thanasis Lightbridge and Argy Stream at the Lightbridge Studio Thessaloniki, Greece.
Album artwork by Brian Exton.