V/A feat. Haze XXL feat. Jon Spencer – A Purge of Dissidents (BOOK/CD/DVD, US)

4 June 2007 Ipecac Recordings IPC 72
01. The Ascension Of The Anti-Christ
02. The Emperor Smokes Crack
03. Revenge Of Those Who Cannot Be Named
04. The New Coke
05. My Left Wing Is Broken
06. It’s A Sacrifice…Not A Suicide
07. The G.O.P. Will Set Me Free
08. The Second Coming (Part 1)
09. The Second Coming (Part 2)
10. The Cleansing

CD:
01 Episode 1: The Ascension of the Anti-Christ
02. Chromed Smoke
03. Episode 2: The Emperor Smokes Crack
04. Spunk
05. Episode 3: Revenge of Those Who Cannot Be Named
06. Space Monkey Theme
07. Episode 4: The New Coke
08. Squat Thrust
09. Episode 5: My Left Wing Is Broken
10. Darby Rides Again
11. Episode 6: It’s a Sacrifice… Not a Suicide
12. Vicodin Shuffle
13. Episode 7: The G.O.P. Will Set Me Free
14. March of the Fuckers
15. Episode 8: The Second Coming (Part 1)
16. Felony
17. Episode 9: The Second Coming (Part 2)
18. Hirohata
19. Episode 10: The Cleansing
20. Socialisms Inevitable Failure
21. Book It Sucka (Bonus Animation Track)

On The Sheets/Unused Compsitions:
22. Repeating Mistakes
23. Surf with Satan
24. Cowboy Exorcist
25. Gristle
26. Hippy Death Fudge

Limited Singles Series with Vocal Tracks:
27. Hit Hit (feat. Craig Finn)
28. Infestation of Buffalo (feat. David Yow)
29. Hirohata Anime TV Series Theme (feat. Grant Hart)
30. Spunk (feat. Jon Spencer)

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VIEW:
NOTES:
Book, DVD and CD package. The CD soundtrack features the vocals of Jon Spencer on Spunk.

The sleeve also refers to a singles series featuring the Craig Finn, David Yow, Grant Hart and Jon Spencer tracks released as 7″ singles limited to 300 copies and are only available from apurgeofdissidents.com.

Although the first three were issued the planned Spunk (feat. Jon Spencer) 7″ was not released.

To download an instrumental version of the song Spunk right-click / save-target-as on the following address: http://www.apurgeofdissidents.com/mp3/spunk.mp3.

Spunk feat. Jon Spencer can be heard on the AmRepOxOp youtube.com channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv6lwYKsUlw

A Purge of Dissidents is a collaboration between fine-artist Dalek and Haze XXL (aka Tom Hazelmyer of Halo Of Flies/owner of the infamous 90’s underground noise label Amphetamine Reptile Records).

[Scroll down to sleeve notes for more information.]

“In this groundbreaking collaboration between fine-artist Dalek and HAZE XXL of OX-OP, both players delve into new creative turf with a project that combines eye-bending animation and a soundtrack that is the antithesis of typical new age art-house fodder. Working as a team, this joint venture resulted in 10 animation pieces called A Purge of Dissidents.

Though the aPoD concept was intended for and has been shown in gallery installations worldwide, it has become much, much more culminating in a Book/DVD/CD package released through Ipecac Records. This is not simply a CD with extravagant packaging, nor a book with some bonus materials, but a project in which the sum is greater than the parts.

This set includes the 48-page book featuring the artwork of Dalek & storyboard of the chapters of the A Purge of Dissidents saga, DVD with all 10 fully animated episodes & soundtrack CD which HAZE XXL has taken some of the 30 finished instrumentals & had Craig Finn (Hold Steady), David Yow (Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid), Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion), and Grant Hart (Hüsker Dü) all turn in vocal performances on some that spun the material into wholly new turf.” – apurgeofdissidents.com

SONG CREDITS:
A Purge Of Dissidents: MUSIC
Written, Arranged by HAZE XXL

The Players.
Grant Hart
Dale Crover
Kenny Greenbaum
Buzz Osbourne
Michael Pucciarelli
Kevin Rutmanis
Haze XXL

In no particular order. Order is neigh impossible. The material for this project originated in 3 original jam sessions. From these sessions the bottom tracks were yanked, pulled and torn apart. Then recast, re assembled, and rewritten over the course of year. In this flurry of activity, culling through the over 30 finished tracks to see which parts originated where became an undertaking that rivaled the writing, recording, mixing process itself. So I gave up. Here’s what I can remember.

Session 1: Los Angeles, CA.
Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover, Kevin Rutmanis, Haze XXL
July 2004
Session recorded by Toshi/Crover

Session 2: West Palm Beach, FL
Kenny Greenbaum, Michael Pucciarelli (Pooch), Haze XXL
April 2005
Session recorded by Kenny Greenbaum

Session 3/4: Minneapolis, MN
Grant Hart, Haze XXL – John Anglim, Haze XXL
August 2005/July 2005
Sessions recorded by Neil Weir

All additional noise, bass, guitar, keyboards, drums – HAZE XXL
Mayuko & Tsuzumi Okai narative on Hirohata Anime TV Series Theme Recorded and mixed at Above The Bar Studios – N.E. Minneapolis

I Realize some purists will want to know whom played exactly on what. Aside from randomly pulling various chunks from various jams, there was the added problem of musicians switching instruments in these jam sessions. None of which was documented. While working with some of the same material with Buzz Osbourne, we were confounded in attempts at figuring out who was playing what on the original tracks and this was 2 of the 4 folks present at the sessions!

The Vocal Sessions/Singles Series.
Realizing that 3 times the material needed for this project was actually finished, the idea arose to have a variety of musicians that were already involved, and a few pulled in at last minute to commandeer the some of the tracks and leave their mark on ‘em with vocals. These sessions were rounded up and released as a Series of hyper limited 7 inch records. Several tracks from these singles have been included here.

Produced: Tom Hazelmyer
Mastered: Dave Gardner

01. Episode 1: The Ascension of the Anti-Christ
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

02. Chromed Smoke
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:50

03. Episode 2: The Emperor Smokes Crack
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

04. Spunk
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:27

05. Episode 3: Revenge of Those Who Cannot Be Named
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

06. Space Monkey Theme
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:03

07. Episode 4: The New Coke
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

08. Squat Thrust
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:26

09. Episode 5: My Left Wing Is Broken
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:10

10. Darby Rides Again
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:02

11. Episode 6: It’s a Sacrifice… Not a Suicide
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:12

12. Vicodin Shuffle
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:38

13. Episode 7: The G.O.P. Will Set Me Free
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

14. March of the Fuckers
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:03

15. Episode 8: The Second Coming (Part 1)
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

16. Felony
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:15

17. Episode 9: The Second Coming (Part 2)
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

18. Hirohata
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:35

19. Episode 10: The Cleansing
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 0:09

20. Socialisms Inevitable Failure
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:19

21. Book It Sucka (Bonus Animation Track)
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:07

22. Repeating Mistakes
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:07

23. Surf with Satan
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:11

24. Cowboy Exorcist
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:04

25. Gristle
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:15

26. Hippy Death Fudge
Written/Arranged: Haze XXL
Run Time: 1:12

27. Hit Hit (feat. Craig Finn)
Music: Haze XXL
Lyrics: Craig Finn
Run Time: 2:51

28. Infestation of Buffalo (feat. David Yow)
Music: Haze XXL
Lyrics: David Yow
Run Time: 1:34

29. Hirohata Anime TV Series Theme (feat. Grant Hart)
Music: Haze XXL
Lyrics: Grant Hart
Run Time: 2:21

30. Spunk (feat. Jon Spencer)
Music: Haze XXL
Lyrics: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 1:33

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Thanks Be To: Buzz, Dale, Keven, Grant, Kenny, Pooch, Anglim for performances provided!”

“Introduction: King Buzzo of The Melvins

I’ve known Haze XXL for about 20 years for about 20 years and Dalek for quite a bit less, and it seemed fitting that we should go on some sort of trip just to “get to know” each other a bit more before we started this project. I flew out to Minneapolis with some left over frequent flyer miles that Tom had, and met him and Dalek for a four day road trip to Chicago. I actually had no idea what this thing was going to turn out to be and I was pretty suspicious but I went along just for the hell of it. As it turns out I had met Dalek in Los Angeles once and I didn’t even remember it. He had interviewed me on top of a building and I had assumed that he was a dumb skateboarder or a brain damaged graffiti “artist” or just one more of those random idiots that never seem to five up when it comes to random idiot questions. I’ve met a lot random idiots over the years and I’ve been a random idiot on many occasions myself but thinking Dalek was just another random idiot was a serious miscalculation on my part. Actually I don’t remember thinking HE was an idiot at all. Actually I don’t even remember the interview period. I vaguely remember being on the building and I sort of remember some of the people there and a heavy smell of paint thinker inside the building but that’s about it. Dalek insists that he was there, but hell, it’s entirely possible he’s telling me a bullshit story…he certainly told enough of them on our trip to Chicago. Anyway…

As it turns out my main job on this adventure was to be part of the music. It’s a good thing because I can draw or do anything beyond emailing on a computer, let alone digital animation. Tom had spent a few days recording with us in LA and the results had been mixed. Well actually… WE thought the stuff sounded great but Tom thought it was crap. We all ended up having to go out to Minneapolis and recording in some piece of shit studio above a horrible bar. We practiced for three days while Tom listened to kick drum samples and watched dirty movies. On out last day we finally convinced Tom to listen to a few of the things we had come up with and he seemed to like it. So we ended up recording the entire thing in about two and half hours. Then we all went to a pork chop house where Tom told us this hot waitress was working and we ate like a bunch of pigs. Tom had more than a few drinks at dinner and ended up leaving his wallet on the table but didn’t realize it until we were a few blocks away, by the time we got back it was still on the table but had been fleeced of all the cash and credit cards. Almost the same thing happened while we were recording except this time, instead of his wallet Tom had left his 9mm sitting on top of the urinal in the bathroom and the owner of the studio found it and brought it into the control room demanding to know who’s it was to which Tom sheepishly answered “uh., it’s mine”

In the end the music ended up really great! Tom did a terrific job and Dalek’s art looks amazing, a work of caution however, I do predict that some of the animations may possibly induce seizures, which is actually more of a bonus than a problem. I’ve never been involved in a project like this which is what attracted me to it in the first place. It’s a good idea and good ideas are rarely realized without their being over through or somehow or other screwed up. These characters have a good idea of what works on and off the graphic and musical playing field and I’m glad to be a part of their vision.”

“Art/Storyboards: Dalek
James Marshall grew up a Navy brat in far flung places like Japan and Hawaii, with his skateboard as his constant companion. In 1992 he moved to Chicago, and, taking up the name ‘Dalek,’ began to work in graffiti, despite a relatively late start. The first of thousands of ‘Space Monkey’ characters was birthed in 1995, the same year that he graduated with a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He further honed his skills in 2004 as assistant to Takashi Murakami. Over the years, Dalek has evolved from his roots as a graffiti artist into a groundbreaking fine-art phenomena thanks to his meticulously-rendered Space Monkeys…endlessly grinning despite multiple head wounds and other perforations. In addition to shaking up old aesthetic orthodoxies, Dalek has shown his work in galleries worldwide, and has published several collections of his art.

Music/Design: Haze XXL
After cutting his teeth in the late 70s/earky 80s’ Minneapolis Punk/Hardcore scene, Tom Hazelmyer (a.k.a. HAZE XXL) spun his garage-band roots into Halo Of Flies, darling of the underground press, and founded the proto-indie label Amphetamine Reptile Records (AmRep). All while honing his graphic chops with everything from fliers at the inception of Hardcore, to album covers and posters for the underground music scene throughout the 80s and 90s. the years with AmRep led to his heavy involvement with the then-fledging Lowbrow/Juxtapoz art movement through both the label and his Flame Rite entity, and was even a contributor to an early Justapoz Magazine. Starting in the late 90s, Haze hosted many of those same artists through OX-OP Arts Gallery and Projects. On days when he’s not busy trying to figure out why the second mouse gets the cheese he can be found drinking at Grumpy’s Bar in Minneapolis.

Animation: Jesse Olanday
Jesse grew up in Pittsburgh, studied animation in Rhode Island and has set up shop in Philadelphia for the past 6 years. To avoid the hum drum of a 9-5 or a sweatshop-esque animation studio position (while still making a reasonable income), he honed additional skills in carpentry, art handling, gallery installation and screen-printing. His reputation for versatility has brought him opportunities to work with many high caliber artists, as well as his art-idol Yoshitomo Nara. Aside from multi-disciplinary contract jobs, Jesse produces his own work that has been shown internationally within the artist collective Space1026. You can virtually visit him at www.nunoy.com.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Art: Dalek
Animations: Dalek/Jesse Olanday
Design/Layout: Daylek/Haze XXL
All Photos/Art: Dalek

BARCODE: 6 89230 00729 6

MATRIX:
CD: “IPC72CD1 01 3/31/2007 0:20:43 PM IFPI LN07”
DVD: “DV01-IPC72DVD2 02 IFPI LN06 3/31/2007 1:08:50 AM”

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