I was talking to the principal behind Acoustic Portrait Records last weekend about the recording Indian Classical music and it was fascinating to discover the tremendous nuances in the music and in the recording of the music. He was explaining to me the painstaking effort that goes into just the mic setups to capture just the tabla as an example. Apparently it takes at least half an hour to get the sound right as the tabla player uses different areas of the tabla to "express" the work.
The good news is that several artists have started working with Acoustic Portrait to have their work recorded. These are artists who normally would never be in the spotlight and are now getting to showcase their talent. Some of these guys are unknown and have tremendous talent.
So thank you to all who have been following this thread and spreading the information on this new channel. It has been making a difference.