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Osiris Studio Mastering, Audio Restoration & Preservation. www.osirisstudio.com Osiris Studio is a Los Angeles-based audio restoration and mastering services facility owned by GRAMMY® Award winning mastering engineer Michael Graves.

We specialize in providing state-of-the-art digital audio restoration services to the entertainment and archival communities.

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06/01/2020

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Here’s something different to listen to on your commute this week; me! I sat down with the Storyophonic team to talk abo...
02/04/2019

Here’s something different to listen to on your commute this week; me! I sat down with the Storyophonic team to talk about some of the interesting projects I’ve been fortunate enough to work on so far with great record labels like: Dust-to-Digital, Omnivore Recordings and Ostinato Records. Now streaming live on all the podcast platforms, or over at storyophonic.com

"Sound is superb thanks to the remastering by Grammy-award winning engineer Michael Graves and the 12 page booklet inclu...
01/10/2019

"Sound is superb thanks to the remastering by Grammy-award winning engineer Michael Graves and the 12 page booklet includes extensive notes by albums co-producer Leroy Pierson. This album was a revelation when I first heard it in 1980 and is no less impressive on this CD - almost 40 years later."

"Sound is superb thanks to the remastering by Grammy-award winning engineer Michael Graves and the 12 page booklet includes extensive notes by albums co-producer Leroy Pierson. This album was a revelation when I first heard it in 1980 and is no less impressive on this CD - almost 40 years later."

http://www.rootsandrhythm.com/roots/New_Releases/latest_010919.htm#HENRY%20TOWNSEND

Bill Ferris - Keeper of Southern Folklore
01/09/2019
The Kitchen Sisters

Bill Ferris - Keeper of Southern Folklore

This week on The Kitchen Sisters Present… podcast, we delve into the work of folklorist and Keeper extraordinaire Bill Ferris, w/ cuts from his Grammy-nominated box set on Dust-to-Digital. This story was produced in collaboration with Barrett Golding.

Free music. GRAMMY nominated music!
12/16/2018
Dust-to-Digital

Free music. GRAMMY nominated music!

We are so excited that "Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris" has been nominated for two Grammy Awards! We had planned to make the liner notes by David Evans and the audio from the box set available to Grammy voters for their consideration. But then we thought it might be fun to make the material accessible by everyone. So we set up this page with David's liner notes; the entire audio from the set; and one of the seven documentary films. All are free to read and to stream for anyone interested.

Super happy and honored to report that I was nominated for a GRAMMY this morning for Dust-to-Digital's, "Voices Of Missi...
12/07/2018

Super happy and honored to report that I was nominated for a GRAMMY this morning for Dust-to-Digital's, "Voices Of Mississippi." Congratulations to fellow nominees, William Ferris and Lance & April Ledbetter. And congrats to all the other nominees in Best Historical!

I'm so fortunate that I get to work with people doing such extraordinary work.  Three of the six nominees for the 2018 f...
11/12/2018
The 33rd Annual fRoots Critics Poll 2018

I'm so fortunate that I get to work with people doing such extraordinary work. Three of the six nominees for the 2018 fRoots Magazine Critics Poll for best Compilation/Re-issues/Historic Album are projects that were restored and mastered here at Osiris Studio. Congratulations to everyone at Analog Africa (DUR-DUR BAND : Dur-Dur Of Somalia Volume 1 & 2), Dust-to-Digital (VARIOUS ARTISTS : Listen All Around: 1950s Popular Music From The Congo, Tanganyika, Zanzibar And Kenya) and Ostinato Records (VARIOUS ARTISTS : Two Niles To Sing A Melody: The Violins & Synths Of Sudan).

Winners announced on BBC Radio 3 on December 7.

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"One of the best of the traditional reggae bands, Albert Griffiths’ band The Gladiators have two of their best albums fi...
05/22/2018
VINTAGE…The Gladiators: Symbol of Reality, Serious Thing - Jazz Weekly

"One of the best of the traditional reggae bands, Albert Griffiths’ band The Gladiators have two of their best albums finally reissued. Boy, do they sound fresh!"

One of the best of the traditional reggae bands, Albert Griffiths’ band The Gladiators have two of their best albums finally reissued. Boy, do they sound fresh! 1982’s Symbol of Reality includes Griffiths with Clinton Fearon/b, Gallimore Sutherland/g, Clinton Rufus/g, Audley Taylor/key and Stanl...

BBC World Service's Newsday talks with Ostinato Records' Vik Sohonie about the new Abu Obaida Hassan album; restored and...
05/08/2018
Ostinato Records

BBC World Service's Newsday talks with Ostinato Records' Vik Sohonie about the new Abu Obaida Hassan album; restored and mastered here at Osiris Studio. Skip to 47:48 to hear the feature.

Tune in from 47:48 to BBC World Service's Newsday, the world's largest breakfast program, where we talk about the journey to find the elusive Abu Obaida Hassan, how he transformed a beloved instrument found across East Africa, and the simple yet complex wonder that is Shaigiya music from northern Sudan, almost never heard outside the country, until we gave it the Ostinato treatment!

"The world needs more tracks of Abu Obaida Hassan's"
-- BBC

04/24/2018
BBC Archive

BBC Archive

#OTD 1971: Skint after #RecordStoreDay? Then why not restore your old records, like this audio aficionado on Tomorrow's World

04/24/2018
Ostinato Records

Coming soon from Ostinato Records.

OUT NOW! Get it here: https://ostinato-records.lnk.to/tambour

"Music with effortless swing"
-- BBC Radio 3

"The world needs more tracks of Abu Obaida Hassan's"
-- BBC Newsday

"A true revelation from Ostinato Records"
-- Red Bull Radio

"Hypnotic, rootsy, soulful with a ratchet twist."
-- Alsarah

"One of the greatest representations of Sudanese music and a great gateway into the wonderful world of Sudan."
-- Sinkane

Listen to the track premier of "Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night)" https://bit.ly/2HW5Z4l

Trailer by Picture Me Different

Out today on Omnivore Recordings. "Decades down the line, though, it’s really hard to pinpoint any Austin act, ever, tha...
03/09/2018
Austin music out this week: Uncle Walt’s Band Anthology, more | Austin Music Source

Out today on Omnivore Recordings. "Decades down the line, though, it’s really hard to pinpoint any Austin act, ever, that left behind better music to last for the ages. (Willie Nelson, I suppose, but I’d argue he’s the only one.)"

ARCHIVAL RELEASE Uncle Walt’s Band, “Anthology: Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Could Sing” (Omnivore). Lucinda Williams has a song about things that are “too cool to be forgotten,” and the music of Uncle Walt’s Band falls squarely into that category. South Carolina transplants whose...

"Sequenced in the order the 45s were released and remastered to make the most of the warm, well-detailed audio, Mood Ind...
03/02/2018

"Sequenced in the order the 45s were released and remastered to make the most of the warm, well-detailed audio, Mood Indigo is the best and most caring presentation of this material to date." - AllMusic. Nina Simone - Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles. Blue vinyl available at Barnes & Noble.

“The sound quality is stunning – you really feel like you’re in that room, watching this powerhouse trio.” Big Star Live...
01/23/2018
Popdose

“The sound quality is stunning – you really feel like you’re in that room, watching this powerhouse trio.” Big Star Live at Lafayette’s Music Room on Omnivore Recordings.

Dear God, this is amazing. Not because it's Big Star - let's make one thing clear from the outset: I don't like live albums as a rule of thumb; I never have. Among the host of reasons, bands always sound out of tune; play too fast; the sound is never on par with the recorded versions, but mostly because live albums always take away the joy of seeing a band. [ 818 more words ]

http://popdose.com/album-review-big-star-live-at-lafayettes-music-room/

Dust-to-Digital
12/19/2017
Dust-to-Digital

Dust-to-Digital

A conversation with Dust-to-Digital co-founder Lance Ledbetter; Texas-based music journalist Michael Corcoran; and Doris Nealy, an old friend and neighbor of Washington Phillips.

12/19/2017
TRT World

TRT World

An album featuring songs from pre-civil war Somalia has been nominated for a Grammy.

12/08/2017
Dust-to-Digital

Dust-to-Digital

Special thanks to artist Vince Fraser for creating this work recognizing Washington Phillips as a Grammy Nominee.

12/04/2017
RFI English

Producer Vik Sohonie talking with RFI English about the Somali music scene represented on the GRAMMY nominated, "Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa."

VIDEO - An album of #Somali music released this year draws on thousands of 1970s and 1980s recordings that are held in a Somaliland archive. The 15 tracks selected for the album showcase what has been called a golden age for Somali pop music. To hear more about the music on 'Sweet as Broken Dates : Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa', you can listen to RFI's World Music Matters. (http://bit.ly/2B1O5sn)
We asked the man behind the album, Vik Sohonie, where exactly the recordings on the album came from.

Nominations for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced yesterday and we're pleased to announce that Michael Graves...
11/29/2017

Nominations for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced yesterday and we're pleased to announce that Michael Graves has been nominated twice (for mastering) in the Best Historical Album category! Fellow nominees include Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, (compilation producers) for Ostinato Records' "Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa" and Michael Corcoran, April Ledbetter & Lance Ledbetter, (compilation producers) for Dust-to-Digital's "Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams." We're so excited that these albums will be getting some much deserved attention in the coming months.

09/05/2017
Jan & Dean restoration

Just another day at the office. Michael Graves working on the new Jan & Dean, "Filet of Soul", for Omnivore Recordings.

In case you missed it, Omnivore Recordings released something pretty cool last week.  "It's impossible to overestimate G...
06/26/2017
The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience - Allen Ginsberg | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

In case you missed it, Omnivore Recordings released something pretty cool last week. "It's impossible to overestimate Ginsberg's influence on American culture; likewise, these recordings are nothing less than an integral, inseparable part of his oeuvre."

Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience - Allen Ginsberg on AllMusic - 2017 - In 2016, Omnivore and producer Pat Thomas…

06/02/2017
Ostinato Records

Test pressing for upcoming Somali compilation from Ostinato Records.

Somali test pressings have arrived. This is the first time ever these recordings have been pressed on vinyl and touched by a needle. Sweet as broken dates indeed. #OSTLP003 #sweetasbrokendates #ostinatorecords #somalimusic #heavyguitarriffs #africanmusic #testpressing #vinyloftheday

05/21/2017
Ostinato Records

Ostinato Records

Mahmud Abdalla "Jerry" Hussen, organ and synth master for Sharero and Iftiin, two of Somalia's most prolific youth bands in the 70s and 80s, explaining to us how music was recorded in Somalia before the war, at the Hilton hotel lobby in Dubai.

"Primarily, this is a brightly swinging affair that balances the cool lyricism of the saxophonist's early years with the...
02/28/2017
Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions, Vol. 2: Pete Jolly - Art Pepper | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

"Primarily, this is a brightly swinging affair that balances the cool lyricism of the saxophonist's early years with the bluesy, post-John Coltrane harmonic maturity that marked his latter career." The AllMusic review of Omnivore Recordings' latest Art Pepper release.

Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions, Vol. 2: Pete Jolly - Art Pepper on AllMusic - 2017 - The story goes that in 1977, Japanese label Atlas…

"I'm essentially producing a documentary that you listen to rather than watch."  THUMP talks with Ostinato Records' Vik ...
02/27/2017
Did the Remote Island of Cape Verde Really Reshape Electronic Music Forever? | Thump

"I'm essentially producing a documentary that you listen to rather than watch." THUMP talks with Ostinato Records' Vik Sohonie about the new "Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973 - 1988."

We spoke to the compiler of a new compilation which tracks the interplay between the music of the island and the wider world—and uncovers an alternate history.

"This is the third collection of Phillips’ music that I’ve owned, and the sound quality here is striking in comparison w...
02/26/2017
Scott Barretta: The wonder of Washington Phillips

"This is the third collection of Phillips’ music that I’ve owned, and the sound quality here is striking in comparison with the earlier releases." Scott Barretta reviews Dust-to-Digital's Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams for The Clarion-Ledger

Washington Phillips will make you reconsider your thoughts about religious music.

"In times of crisis and intolerance, one can look to art for a corrective. Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica...
02/22/2017
Graded on a Curve: Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From the Cape Verde Islands 1973 – 1988 - The Vinyl District

"In times of crisis and intolerance, one can look to art for a corrective. Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From the Cape Verde Islands 1973 – 1988 is the story of immigration, of musicians gaining access to previously unavailable instruments and recording studios, of the blend of tradition and innovation, and of the cultural exchange that ensued. The 18 tracks that comprise the set offer an energetic, enlightening listen as the whole helps to slay the bogeymen of closed-border narrowmindedness; it’s out on CD and 140gm 2LP with gatefold jacket and 20-page booklet on February 24 through Ostinato Records."

In times of crisis and intolerance, one can look to art for a corrective. Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From the Cape Verde Islands 1973 – 1988 is the story of immigration, of musicians gaining access to previously unavailable instruments and recording studios, of the blend of tradit...

New from Olvido Records; "Kostas Bezos and the White Birds." 1930s steel guitar music from Greece. Some of the most stra...
02/01/2017

New from Olvido Records; "Kostas Bezos and the White Birds." 1930s steel guitar music from Greece. Some of the most strange and beautiful music of any era: surrealist guitar portraits blending Athens and Honolulu, haunting tropical serenades, wild acoustic orchestras, and heartbreaking steel guitar duets. LP version includes a bonus CD with 18 additional tracks and a 32 page booklet with extensive notes by Tony Klein and Dimitris Kourtis, rare photographs, lyrics, obituaries, and drawings by Kostas Bezos himself. Co-released by Mississippi Records in an edition of 1000.
You can stream the entire release FREE at olvidorecords.com and olvidorecords.bandcamp.com

01/04/2017
Ostinato Records

Music from the Cape Verde Islands headed your way soon from Ostinato Records!

A very happy new year from Ostinato Records! May 2017 be filled with the relentless astro-Atlantic sounds of the Cape Verde Islands!

Out February 24.

CD/2XLP Gatefold/Digital
36-page CD Booklet
20-page 12" LP Booklet

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Mix Magazine Southeast Studio news talks with Michael Graves.
12/28/2016
Regional: Southeast Studios | Mixonline

Mix Magazine Southeast Studio news talks with Michael Graves.

Dec 22 2016 Recording Regional: Southeast Studios Sessions and studio news 12/22/2016 7:00 AM Eastern PrintEmail Vlado Meller, center, with Jeremy Lubsey, left, and Elliot Elsey of Truphonic Recording.Photo: Bruce Freshley, Freshley Media Vlado Meller Mastering, Charleston, S.C. A few years back, we...

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