August 12, 2018

Himangshu Biswas [SMOCE-1068] an LP recorded and released in India in 1967

This is a nice copy of a flute recital LP by a musician who recorded half a dozen or so LPs for EMI and Music India -- about half of them being duets. As can be seen, this copy has had its share of hard times, but the vinyl inside was in excellent shape.

Bansuri: Himangshu Biswas
Tabla: Shankha Chatterjee

Side one: 
Raga Narayani with compositions in slow Ektaal and fast Teentaal
Side two:
Thumri in Raga Khamaj

Equipment used in transfer: 

Preparation: Ultrasonic cleaning for 20 minutes in pure clean water.
Turntable: Audio-technica AT-LP-1240
Cartridge: Shure m97xE
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6 at 24bit/96kHz resolution
Software: AudacityClickRepair, and xAct