November 18, 2023

Firoz Dastur: In Contemplative Mood [Rhythm House 240 340] a cassette recorded and released in India in 1984

Firoz Dastur (1919 – 2008) was a vocalist from the Kirana gharana.

After becoming a film star in Bollywood in the 1930s, Dastur began learning Hindustani music from Krishnarao Jaokar, a disciple of the legendary Khansaheb Ustad Abdul Karim Khan. He then took advanced training from Sawai Gandharva, one of the most important exponents of the Kirana Gharana.

Bombay’s Rhythm House released three hour-long cassettes of his music. Here is the third. This company was known for high quality recordings and real-time duplication of their cassettes.

Transfer: Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck, extensively refurbished and rebuilt.

Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6ii at 24bit/48kHz resolution
Software: Audacity and xAct.
Monitoring: Digital line out from a MacBook, Focal Spirit One headphones 
with Schitt Audio Asgard headphone preamp with 4490 DAC


very high resolution lossless FLAC files

these lossless files can be burned to CDR, if you are into that

highest quality lossy mp3 files possible