November 7th, 2013 | Published in Blog
Canary Records is the love-labour of Ian Nagoski, a lover of 78’s who strives diligently to preserve ancient voices and discs. He first came to my attention after Tompkins Square released his jaw-droppingly beautiful compilation: “To What Strange Place: The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916-29.” Aided and abetted by the similarly minded Mississippi Records, Nagoski has used the Canary label to document some truly exquisite music; primarily on vinyl. However, I recently became aware that he has uploaded various treasures to bandcamp, and you owe it to your ears to go there. Now.
I particularly recommend the recent “Nightingales & Canaries” album, a sumptuous blend of female voices from the 30s and 40s. I also recommend the beautiful Kesarbai Kerkar release; as well as the rocking “Rocket Infinity” compilation.
Basically, i recommend you give Canary Records as much money and attention as you can.