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Billboard.com Interviews Serj About 'Imperfect Harmonies'

Billboard.com Article by Gary Graff: Serj Tankian "wanted to achieve a whole different sound" on his third solo album, "Imperfect Harmonies," mixing rock, electronic, orchestral and jazz elements into its 11 songs. "I made rock records for so many years, with System of a Down and [2007 solo debut] 'Elect the Dead,' and I wanted to create something different for myself," Tankian tells Billboard.com. " 'Elect the Dead' was more of a straight rock record, done layer by layer. On ['Imperfect Harmonies'] I threw everything at the wall and then started taking things out, which is the first time I've done that. It created a whole different sound for me. It was a good departure." And yet, Tankian acknowledges, "Imperfect Harmonies" still...

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Review Of Elect The Dead From Allmusic.com

Thom Jurek of allmusic.com reviews Elect The Dead and gives it 4 of 5 stars and makes it an 'album pick' for the influential website. Review:So, the inevitable finally happened. Those who have followed the life of System of a Down and its lead vocalist and lyricist Serj Tankian have wondered for years when he would finally issue his debut offering. Tankian, whose political and aesthetic activity keep him wildly busy, has become an identity that cannot be contained by the trappings of a band.  System's 2005 two-part offering Mezmerize/Hypnotize, produced by Rick Rubin, was a creative high point and perhaps a pinnacle for a band whose individual members had different directions they needed to explore outside that collective. These guys did it right; they...

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NY Rock Interviews Serj About Serart

Interview with Serj Tankian by Talia Soghomonian for NY Rock Magazine Read Full Interview HERE Calm and mellow, Serj Tankian seems like he could easily write "The Rock Star's Guide to Zen." His music, however, is where the emotions soar – "a violin in a storm," as he described to me years ago. Sounds range from the angry metal howls of his group, System of a Down, to the round-the-world musical odyssey of his side project, Serart. Arto Tuncboyaciyan, an Armenian avant-garde multi-instrumentalist, makes up the other half of Serart. Arto has worked with the likes of Chat Baker and Al Di Meola, and fronts the Armenian Navy Band.

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Entertainment Weekly Gives Serart an "A-" Review

Below is a review of Serart by Evan Serpick for Entertainment Weekly. Read on EW.com HERE A-  Serart  Lead Performers: Serj Tankian, Arto Tunboyaciyan; Producer (group): Serjical Strike Posted May 15 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT Any fan of System of a Down would know to expect more than metal musings from Serart, a collaboration between frontman Serj Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, who cameoed on System’s ”Toxicity.” Magically, the duo makes tribal beats, chants, electronic noodling, strings, erratic vocals – and, um, a kajillion other experimental sounds – as propulsive and enchanting as the band’s best work. ”Serart” runs on pure energy and vivid imagination, at turns evoking sanctity, insanity, and delicate beauty.

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