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Serj Tankian Talks Politics And Finds The Art Of Imperfection With Huffington

By Jon Chattman Some band frontmen use their hiatus to shack up in a some faraway villa and take a full-on sabbatical from the studio. Then there's people like Serj Takian, who uses the extended time to feed his creative juices in the form of solo work. The frontman of System of a Down releases Imperfect Harmonies today -- the second solo album since the band took its hiatus some four-plus years ago, and he's quite please with the end result. "It fuses electronic beats and sounds with a full legato orchestra," he explained. The new album, like his previous effort, Elect the Dead, is also filled with his signature political rage, as well as angst, hope, and everything else in between. And it seems...

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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 rocks....

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