Third Man Records is excited to release How The River Ganges Flows, a compilation of rare and unheard Indian violin music from 1933 -1952. The collection, which was compiled by record collector and archivist Christopher King (Why The Mountains Are Black, Alexis Zoumbas) and features artwork by R. Crumb. Available now on LP (with a bonus 7"), CD and digital. Purchase the LP and CD HERE, and stream the album digitally HERE.

How  The  River  Ganges  Flows  is  a  transcendent  collection  of Carnatic  violin  performances captured on 78 rpm disc between 1933 and 1952.  Most of these sublime recordings have not been heard since they were first etched in shellac decades ago.  

These melodies are ethereal and transporting: meditative. The rhythms undulate from despair to ecstasy, often within the same phrase.  Remastered from the collection of Christopher King along with a set of deep notes, this music is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

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Limited edition water-snake green vinyl available at TMR storefronts and select indie stores. Participating stores include:

Toxic Beauty Records

End of All Music



Dusty Groove

Government Center

Direct Audio

End of An Ear


Zia Records

Ripe Records

Yellow Dog Discs

Lunchbox Records

The Groove

Luna Indy

Guestroom OKC

Mills Records Co

Revolver Records


Vinyl Tap

Used Kids

Music Millennium

JL Records