The League of Assholes

Titicacaman Records CAT#28


RAW MEAT DIET
by The League of Assholes
(2018)


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“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” On this day The League of Assholes honor labor and serve up the 4th installment of their unique blend of collaborative, third mind art punk music, RAW MEAT DIET, full of boiling blood and snarls.

RAW MEAT DIET is a spirited album performed by a virtual band, it explores the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual state of “us and them” in the summer of 2018. Some 30 jagged minutes of obliquely constructed musical vignettes held together by intention, sound and invention.

“A rabid dog on the left channel an angry gorilla on the right, the listener stuck in the middle of a confrontation.”

RAW MEAT DIET follows the sound collage process and purging tradition of previous League of Assholes albums, featuring creative contributions by a host of brilliant usual suspects, inspired performances by new participants, Napoleon Hawerchuk and Jeff Kaiser as well as a good helping of arresting sounds, good headphones and high volume are recommended. RAW MEAT DIET is available as a free download, courtesy of The League of Assholes and Titicacaman Records. Thanks for listening!

“Dressed in our finest, grand disposition, our best to offer this day and beyond with heads bowed in contemplation, a joint telepathic effort aimed at slaying human pigs and hooded dragons, mass hysteria, lying clowns of cash and foul. The bell rings we commence the exorcism, the bell rings we salivate, dangle the cone right there in front of our snouts, we are stretches of human condition, pieces of meat, dogs fetching belching rattlers of a bloody hue to chew on.”

Long inactive as a band the roots of The League of Assholes stretch back to the late 1990’s when a rotating breed of adventurous guitarists would gather to improvise dissonance. Disclaimer: The League of Assholes does not exist, there is no league and the participants in this work are not assholes.


RAW MEAT DIET (play it loud!)


Download: http://titicacaman.com/TheLeagueOfAssholes-RAW_MEAT_DIET.mp3


“It is a towering musical canvas that can flap wildly or flutter surprisingly gently within the space of a couple of bars.”
Hans Werksman
Read the full review from Here Comes the Flood


CREDITS


Participants (in alphabetical order):

Christopher Adler: khaen
Akilegna: mehtna naissur
Abel Ashes: acoustic guitar
Big, Frasier & Foley: barks
Dylan Lee Brown: drums, percussion
James Call: theremin
Randy Chiurazzi: guitarbage can
Spud Davenport: drums, dogs
Thomas Dimuzio: Buchla 200e
Marcos Fernandes: protest march phonography
Hans Fjellestad: piano
Fly: buzz
Gorilla: snarls
Chet Harrison: strange partscaster guitar
Napoleon Hawerchuk: baritone saxophone
Damon Holzborn: synthesizer
Jeff Kaiser: flugelhorn
Charles Maynes: music montage
Pig: squeals
Rabid dog: snarls
Jessica Radulovich: voice, trampoline
Marcelo Radulovich: iPhone, percussion, bass, phonography, voice
Bart Stull: guitar, electronics
FM Watson: fretless guitars
Woodpecker: pecking
David Ybarra: bass

Recorded in various locations of the USA, Asia and Africa.
Assembled/mixed by Marcelo Radulovich at Titicacaman Studio, summer 2018.
Cover design by Marcelo Radulovich.

Released 9/3/2018


Titicacaman Records CAT#27


IM PEACH The Sequel
by The League of Assholes
(2018)


Free download in bandcamp
Free download in titicacaman.com




Button, button, who’s got the biggest button? The sure-fire button that always works. The best button. We’re blowing whistles, banging drums, ringing bells, chirping, and pushing big buttons, undermining our own defense, shooting ourselves in the foot, making allegations, big bottomed, big cut taxes, cheating on Kristen Stewart with Robert Pattison, amazing treason applause, and yarbling. The Asshole League is back to Make America Grate Again.

Long inactive as a band the roots of The League of Assholes stretch back to the late 1990’s when a rotating breed of adventurous guitarists would gather to improvise dissonance. Disclaimer: The League of Assholes does not exist, there is no league and the participants in this work are not assholes.


IM PEACH The Sequel (play it loud!)


Download: http://titicacaman.com/TheLeagueOfAssholes-IM_PEACH-The_Sequel.mp3


“It’s a piece of music that will make the skin of the uninitiated crawl, but like any good doctor knows desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.”
Hans Werksman
Read the full review from Here Comes the Flood

“The Assholes use industrial, garbage disposal-esque instrumentation with the intention of evoking terror. The ominous tone is sustained throughout the entire runtime via incessant screaming, chainsaw-like guitar riffs and gibberish chanting. I can say with complete confidence that I’ve never experienced anything like it.”
Alex Noble
Read the full review from San Diego Citybeat

“It takes four and a half minutes for someone to scream in this soundscape, but the entire track can be seen as a scream: a long, primal outpouring of sadness and rage, crumpled into a ball of cacophony. Listening is extremely therapeutic.”
Richard Allen
Read the full review from A Closer Listen

Read an article by Robert Bush in the San Diego Reader about the production process.


CREDITS


Participants (in alphabetical order):

Christopher Adler: shortwave radio
Argonoise: improvisation source
DB: guitar
Dylan Lee Brown: drums, drum machine, sampler, array midi controller, Casio
Cosmo Call: Casio
James Call: organ, Casio, distorted piano
Thomas Dimuzio: Buchla & Elektron media re-channeling/re-truthing algorithms
Marcos Fernandes: synth
Barney Firks: bass
Damon Holzborn: synthesizer
Charles Maynes: grand piano, synthesizer, sound effects
Nicey Nice World: improvisation source
Jessica Radulovich: voice, didgeridoo
Marcelo Radulovich: guitar, voice, melodica, percussion, thunder drums, bul bul, vuvuzella, iPhone
Joyce Rooks: processed cello
Max Springer: processed voice
Mike Stone: synth
Jules Stratton: scream
Bart Stull: guitar, electronics
Risa Takeda: synth
FM Watson: Homemade samples & Ebow layered fretless guitars
Zoe Weslowski: scream
David Ybarra: rhythm loop
Bill Wesley: Array Mbira

Recorded in various locations of the USA, Europe and Asia.
Assembled/mixed by Marcelo Radulovich at Titicacaman Studio, early 2018.
Cover design by Marcelo Radulovich.

Released 3/15/2018


Titicacaman Records CAT#25


IM PEACH
by The League of Assholes
(2017)


Free download in bandcamp
Free download in titicacaman.com



“One by one, they praised President Trump, taking turns complimenting his integrity, his message, his strength, his policies. Their leader sat smiling, nodding his approval.”

Bird’s eye view is quickly changing, land masses shrink and expand, ice melts oceans grow, the air is turbulent, from up here countries don’t have borders. Government documents cast spells and lay dormant under mountain paper weights commanding a tethered ruling body. And now peaches bid farewell to summer, Korean vacations come to an end, Russian ambassadors pack their ashtrays while telling cold war tales, self-annointed Facebook gurus turn to trolls, Twitter propaganda drools then baffles and clearly displays that the exhausting task of identifying the line between healthy self love and megalomaniacal narcissism is still at hand.

“He is a fucking pig and should be impeached!”

On this the last day of summer of the year 2017, The League of Assholes offer a new musical incantation titled IM PEACH. This new sound collage picks up where February’s Valentine release IN OGRE ATE left off, except the dark brood of the ogre has turned into a popcorn orgy where angry monsters dance with muse-like dolls as a crew of Mexican workers tear down a roof, weaving genres supernaturally blasts a band with a vicious swing and plastic laughing teeth, the kind with feet and a winding knob to rev up the laughs and make the teeth chatter. IM PEACH is an exalting piece of music, an often cacophonous, soulful and surprisingly beautiful collaboration by creative individuals who through channels on the world wide web form a homeless orchestra, driven marauders armed with a multitude of instruments and digital recorders, a band of artists who hold certain disbeliefs to be real, existing in a virtual plane forging a resonant call to action through new music.

“The League of Assholes is like a covent of good witches man, you dig?”

Long inactive as a band the roots of The League of Assholes stretch back to the late 1990’s when a rotating breed of adventurous guitarists would gather to improvise dissonance. Disclaimer: The League of Assholes does not exist, there is no league and the participants in this work are not assholes.


IM PEACH (play it loud!)


Download: http://titicacaman.com/The_League_of_Assholes-IM_PEACH.mp3


Read a review in Here Comes the Flood (9/30/2017)
“It’s a sonic brick through the windows of Trump Tower…”
Hans Werksman


CREDITS


Participants (in alphabetical order):

Christopher Adler: Okinawan sanshin
Abel Ashes: guitar, textures, voice
Android: voice
Jon Boe: guitar feedback
Dylan Lee Brown: synth, electronics
James Call: theremin
Lou Damien: saxophone
Spud Davenport: electronics, vocal dittie
Thomas Dimuzio: Buchla 200e vocoder and synth, and computer work
Marcos Fernandes: percussion, electronics
Barney Firks: interviewer, electronics
Samuel Firks Herrera: interviewee
Hans Fjellestad: piano
Chet Harrison: viola
Damon Holzborn: synthesizers, drum machine
Dan Jacobson: electronic percussion
Vivien Lee: garbage truck recording
Charles Maynes: gun sound effects
Jessica Radulovich: pop corn recording
Marcelo Radulovich: guitar, voice, hurdy gurdy, melodica, percussion, bass, mix master Radul
Bill Ray: drums
Joyce Rooks: cello
Scott Sayre: trombone, wolf wrangler
Bart Stull: guitar, electronics, anti-KKK march recording
Donald Trump: voice
FM Watson: DaddyLongLeggs sound collage
The Wolves (8th Grade Wind Ensemble Class): flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, percussion
David Ybarra: bass, swampy loop
Ted Washington: voice
Bill Wesley: harmony array keyboard

Recorded in various locations of the USA
Assembled/mixed by Marcelo Radulovich at Titicacaman Studio, Summer 2017
Cover design by Marcelo Radulovich.

Released 9/22/2017


Titicacaman Records CAT#23


IN OGRE ATE
by The League of Assholes
(2017)


Free download in bandcamp
Free download in titicacaman.com


This album is a response to a changing of high guards, from an imperfect, empathic, intelligent, inspiring man who does not fall asleep at his watch, to a boisterous glutton who abandons his post in order to feed on extra rations, a petty clown who inspires distrust, an ogre who should have stayed in his castle. The goal of IN OGRE ATE was to act like an exorcism, a way to creatively capture the purging of collective disgust, a communal vomiting session, some 29 minutes of “not my president” in a sound collage, which conveys the anxiety coursing through our veins in January 2017. The image of Ogre T eating his fellow citizens is at the forefront of this work, ultimately IN OGRE ATE is an incantation, a labor of love in a time of fuck.

Produced and assembled by Marcelo Radulovich on the weeks of the 2017 USA presidential inauguration, IN OGRE ATE is made up of numerous contributions from individuals across the USA and Europe, from harsh layers of distorted guitar, to jagged piano and plastic bag, to strange vocalizations, sound design, theremin, drums, digitally altered old cassette recordings of Russian church bells and a variety of sounds, a sander sanding a distorted bass, screams into phones, a 97 year old woman saying “no, NO!” while watching the inauguration on TV… all in virtual unity, chipping in in their unique way to help push the purge.

Long inactive as a band the roots of The League of Assholes stretch back to the late 1990’s when a rotating breed of adventurous guitarists would gather to improvise dissonance. Disclaimer: The League of Assholes does not exist, there is no league and the participants in this work are not assholes.


IN OGRE ATE (play it loud!)


Download: http://titicacaman.com/TheLeagueOfAssholes-IN_OGRE_ATE.mp3


Read an article in San Diego CityBeat (2/7/2017)

“Where Will Music Head Next?” Read about IN OGRE ATE in A Closer Listen (2/20/2017)
“The recording succeeds the artistic level as well; while it expresses anger, it does so in an elaborate and intelligent manner rather than a simple and reactive one. Shared horror creates a sense of community.”

Read a review in Avant Music News (2/26/2017)
“Perhaps the most remarkable thing about In Ogre Ate is how well it works as both protest music as well as an enjoyable piece of dark noise art. Well done.”



IN OGRE ATE recording session Friday, January 20, 2017
“What I was doing on that stormy day when the ogre took office, as he placed his hand on the big book I sanded my bass.” Marcelo Radulovich


CREDITS


Participants (in alphabetical order):

Christopher Adler: scream
Abel Ashes: acoustic guitar, voice
Dylan Lee Brown: array nail organ
Bug Guts: closing song (guitars, voices, shaker)
James Call: theremin, organ
Spud Davenport: screams
Thomas Dimuzio: modular synths and processing
James Dougherty (Zebra and Donkey): voice, melodica
Barney Firks: bass noise
Esteban Flores: guitar
Beth Glick-Rieman: voice
Eric Glick Rieman: upright piano, with keys covered by moving plastic bag
Enrique “Bugs” Gonzalez: drums
Chet Harrison: phone viola
Charles Maynes: montage
Dave Pearson: voice
Jessica Radulovich: voice
Marcelo Radulovich: processed cassettes, bass, sander on bass, screams, voices
Scott Sayre: trombone
Bart Stull: guitar
Scott Walton: upright bass
FM Watson: fretless guitars, voice
Bill Wesley: harmony array keyboard

Recorded in various locations of the USA
Assembled/mixed by Marcelo Radulovich at Titicacaman Studio, January 2017
Cover design by Marcelo Radulovich.



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