International Indian band Abiogenesis from Nagaland has been listed in the Grammy Awards for the 2nd consecutive year. ‘Rustic Relish’ is listed in the 51st Grammy Awards with 5 entries in 4 categories alongside popular artistes like Eagles, Enigma, Maroon 5, Duran Duran, Alanis Morisette, Asia, Ringo Starr etc falling in the same category.
Their album ‘Rustic Relish’ entered the award lists in category 11 – as Best Pop Vocal Album, two entries namely ‘Be Free Like A Bird’ and ‘Rumble Tumble’ in category 7 – as Best Pop Performance by a duo or group with vocals, and the number ‘Nap in the couch’ in two categories 9 and 85 ‘Best Pop Instrumental Performance’ and ‘Best Instrumental Composition.’
Rustic Relish was released worldwide through APH Records on 20th August 2008 with the album being distributed internationally through CD Baby, USA and 60 plus digital distribution companies like Napsters, Apple itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody etc. Rustic Relish is Abiogenesis' 2nd Howey album and their first howey album 'Aeon Spell' released through Saregama was also listed in the 50th Grammy Awards in 2 categories. Howey is a new music genre developed by Abiogenesis and it is a fusion of Naga folk tunes with various forms of modern music.
Another unique feature of Abiogenesis is that they play a new wind musical instrument made of bamboo called Bamhum as a leading instrument invented by Moa Subong, a band member. Rustic Relish was recorded at Soul Speak Studios in Dimapur, Nagaland and the sound recordings were recorded and edited by Imli Subong. Abiogenesis are: Arenla on Vocals and Lead Bamhum, Moa on Bamhum/Guitar/Harmonica, Longden on Lead Guitar, Imli on Drums/Percussions and Kongdir on Bass.