Sunday, September 22, 2019

Makiah - God Of Aud / Big Rhyder (1971) [Original US Single]

Makiah - God Of Aud b/w Big Rhyder
Original 1971 45 RPM single
Lybra ‎– LR 7103 (Discogs)
~ThePoodleBites rip in 96kHz / 24bit FLAC + full hi-res scans~

I haven't been able to uncover any information yet about Makiah. Apparently they were a band from Los Angeles, California that recorded only this one private single around 1970-1971. Listening to the music, one hears vocal echoes of The Doors, who a couple years beforehand were regulars on the L.A. scene, but also UK influences in the Revolver-esque tape reverb that makes your head swim ("Big Rhyder"). Overall there's fantastic guitar playing, trippy flute, convincing vocals, and creative songwriting which contribute to a strange adrenaline-fueled psychedelic storm.

Thanks to C.F. for lending this ethereal 45 out for a proper restoration project!


Track Listing:
1) "God Of Aud" (J. Sharp) -- 5:01
2) "Big Rhyder" (J. Sharp / B. Cruz) -- 3:12

Dynamic Range: DR 12

Lineage:
– Audio-Technica AT150MLx Dual Moving-Magnet Cartridge
– Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable (internal stock preamp/ADC removed)
– TCC TC-754 RIAA Phono Preamp (new regulated power supply, added LM7812 regulator)
– Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 MkII (96kHz / 24bit)
– Adobe Audition CC 2019 (recording, phase correction)
– iZotope RX 7 Audio Editor (manual declicking, EQ subtraction, additional adjustments)
– Audacity 2.3.0 (fades between tracks, split tracks)
– Foobar2000 v1.4.5 (tagging, dynamic range analysis)


Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oJ_jB28XFzIZHSt3k5AD9t4f0QJRORUK?usp=sharing

Enjoy, and please feel free to leave a comment below! 

2 comments:

  1. Interesting private press single indeed. I like the trippy flute on the B-side with the guitar solo relaying the flute solo. Thanks for sharing this HR rip of a seemingly completely forgotten little gem.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Vincent! I like the flute on the B-side as well. Apparently both tracks from this single were once slated for reissue on a compilation of obscure Californian 45s which never appeared...

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