Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2004)–Projects mastered at Future Disc Systems that have been honored with 2004 Grammy nominations are: Don Grusin’s The Hang (Best Contemporary Jazz Album); The Concert for George, (Best Longform Music Video); Dave Koz’s Saxophonic, (Best Pop Instrumental), Kevin Bond/Newbirth Total Praise Choir’s Spirit & Truth (Best Gospel Choir); and Bishop T.D. Jakes’ He-Motions, (Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album). All albums were mastered by Steve Hall, and earlier this year The Concert for George also garnered a Surround Sound Award.
Also nominated for a Grammy, in the category of Best Mexican/Mexican American Album, was Intocable’s Intimamente, which was mastered by Future Disc’s Gabriel Wallach.
More recently, Hall has mastered country artist Deana Carter’s latest Vanguard release Story of My Life, a CD for rowdy Pittsburgh-based indie rockers Modey Lemon, and the soundtrack for Lackawanna Blues, the upcoming television movie starring Jimmy Smits and featuring cuts from Mos Def, Big Joe Turner, T Bone Walker, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Macy Gray.
In Future Disc’s Studio 1, engineer Kris Solem has been busy as well. Producer/re-mixer Dave Aude mastered tracks with Solem for new artist Jennifer Green; Los Angeles buzz band Goldspot, produced by Jeff Peters, mastered their debut release for Ruffworld Records. Solem also completed mastering on a new CD, produced by Jeff Peters and “Little” Steven Van Zandt, for fuzz guitar master Davie Allen and his band the Arrows.
Dave Conrad, Future Disc’s DVD authoring specialist, completed several versions of the DVD Here Come The ABCs by Grammy-winning alt rock legends They Might Be Giants. The project is set for release on Disney Records new imprint Disney Sound, and contains over 60 minutes of new music with animated sequences, puppets and live performance. Conrad has also been busy constructing a DVD reel for hot film advertising team The Music Junkies (The Matrix, Austin Powers, L.A. Confidential). Conrad was also the authoring guru for the technically challenging surround DVD of Don Grusin’s The Hang.