December 17, 2023

Omkarnath Thakur: Raga Todi and Malkauns (Columbia 33ECX 3252) an LP released in India in 1964

Here is a 1964 album by Omkarnath Thakur (1897-1967) an exponent of the Gwalior gharana, a tradition which dates back to 1542. He sings pieces in ragas Todi, Desi Todi, Nilambari, Sughrai, and two in Malkauns.

Equipment used in this transfer: 
Preparation: Ultrasonic cleaning for 20 minutes in clean water.
Turntable: Technics SL-1200
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6ii at 96kHz resolution using 32bit float

Software: Audacity, iZotope RX 10 Elements, and xAct

very high resolution lossless FLAC files

these lossless files can be burned to CDR

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