|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
On The Sheets/Unused Compsitions:
Limited Singles Series with Vocal Tracks:
|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.
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
|A Purge Of Dissidents: MUSIC
Written, Arranged by 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.
Session 2: West Palm Beach, FL
Session 3/4: Minneapolis, MN
All additional noise, bass, guitar, keyboards, drums – HAZE XXL
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.
Produced: Tom Hazelmyer
01. Episode 1: The Ascension of the Anti-Christ
02. Chromed Smoke
03. Episode 2: The Emperor Smokes Crack
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)
17. Episode 9: The Second Coming (Part 2)
19. Episode 10: The Cleansing
20. Socialisms Inevitable Failure
21. Book It Sucka (Bonus Animation Track)
22. Repeating Mistakes
23. Surf with Satan
24. Cowboy Exorcist
26. Hippy Death Fudge
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)
|“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.”
Music/Design: Haze XXL
Animation: Jesse Olanday
Animations: Dalek/Jesse Olanday
Design/Layout: Daylek/Haze XXL
All Photos/Art: Dalek
BARCODE: 6 89230 00729 6