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Album Review: Serj Tankian – Cool Gardens Poetry Suite

By Austin Woods | MXDWN An unusually controlled, understated release from SOAD’s frontman Out of everyone to emerge from the fratty, downtuned world of nu metal, Serj Tankian might be the most ambitious. From fronting an orchestra to organizing protests, Serj Tankian, along with his bandmates in System of a Down, has always been a bit headier than his contemporaries (with all due respect to Fred Durst). In 2001, just a month after the release of SOAD’s Toxicity, he even put out a collection of poems called Cool Gardens, published by MTV Books. Now, Tankian has released Cool Gardens Poetry Suite, a spoken word record on which he recites all 87 of the poems featured in the book, this time accompanied by music.  Read full...

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Listen to Serj Tankian’s new composition collection ‘Cool Gardens’

By Will Richards | NME Serj Tankian has released a new collection of cinematic compositions and poetry – listen to ‘Cool Gardens Poetry Suite’ below. The collection from the System Of A Down frontman, which was previewed last month by the 24-minute composition ‘Disarming Time’, features four tracks, including spoken-word sections taken from Tankian’s recent poetry book, Cool Gardens. Read full article: Listen to Serj Tankian’s new composition collection ‘Cool Gardens’

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Serj Tankian launches Cool Gardens Poetry Suite - a collection of "intimate musical landscapes"

By Fraser Lewry | Metal Hammer System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has released Cool Gardens Poetry Suite, a four track collection of poems composed and read by the singer, set to cinematic visuals and embellish by audio.   The poems - all 87 of them - are taken from Tankian's Cool Gardens book, which was published by MTV Books and Simon & Schuster in 2002. Together with the music and video, they provide an intimate, somewhat trippy listening experience. Tankian says: "Cool Gardens Poetry Suite animates the book to where the words come off the page and dance into the auditory canals of listeners sweetened by intimate musical landscapes."  The videos for Cool Gardens Poetry Suite were created by visual artist David Bradford, who previously collaborated with Tankian on the...

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System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Debuts Videos For Each Track From “Cool Gardens Poetry Suite”

By Wookubus | The PRP System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has released his new “Cool Gardens Poetry Suite” effort. It finds him reciting poetry from his 2001 poetry book ‘Cool Gardens‘ with the addition of a cinematic score he created to complement it. Videos for each of the included four tracks done by D.S. Bradford have been released online and can be seen below. Tankian commented of the collection: “‘Cool Gardens Poetry Suite‘ animates the book to where the words come off the page and dance into the auditory canals of listeners sweetened by intimate musical landscapes.” Read full article: System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Debuts Videos For Each Track From “Cool Gardens Poetry Suite”

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System of a Down’s Serj Tankian Pairs His Poetry With a Piano Concerto on ‘Disarming Time’

By Jon Blistein | Rolling Stone New piece arrives with an animated video crafted by visual artist David Bradford. System of a Down’s Serj Tankian pairs his poetry with classical music in the new video for “Disarming Time: A Modern Piano Concerto.” The piece appears on a new collection, Cool Gardens Poetry Suite, which arrives Thursday, July 8th. Read full article: System of a Down’s Serj Tankian Pairs His Poetry With a Piano Concerto on ‘Disarming Time’

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