By Fraser Lewry | Metal Hammer
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 video that accompanied his Record Store Day special release of Fuktronic, and on the videos for System Of A Down's Protect the Land and Genocidal Humanoidz.