Michael Graves nominated for second GRAMMY

Osiris Studio is proud to announce that mastering engineer Michael Graves has been nominated for a second GRAMMY! The Dust-to-Digital project, Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM has been nominated for Best Historical Album for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The award ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM, February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. The nominees include Michael Graves (mastering engineer), Steven Lance Ledbetter and Jonathan Ward (album producers). Thank you Recording Academy for the recognition and nomination!

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou: The Bariba Sound Released

Another outstanding compilation from Analog Africa. Label owner and compilation producer Samy Ben Redjeb has collected some amazing tracks from the Benin based Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou.  The Bariba Sound presents Bariba and Dendi linguistic folklore, alongside Islamic-influenced melodies, fused with soul, Pachanga, breakbeats, rumba and afrobeat. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.

Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s from Yemen Released

Compiled by Chris Menist for Parlortone/Dust-to-Digital, this LP features vintage oud and vocal music inspired by the qat-chewing, coffee-sipping, qambus-playing culture of Yemen. The album is a collection of rare, Yemeni vinyl singles, showcasing the little-documented, evolving local music styles in the 1960s and ‘70s. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.