Serj Tankian will release 4 LP
2012-06-01 by Rastapunk | 64 Comments
In an interview with Alternative Press, Serj tankian has given more details about the upcoming four releases in one year he is about to make. A symphony (Orca), a Jazz album (Jazz-Iz-Christ), the Funktronic side project (with Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence) and his third solo album Harakiri (due July 10).

Serj talks about his way of writing music, and the fact that he like to do multiple things at once:

"I like reading multiple books at once. I like making multiple records. I like working on numerous projects at once. It keeps my mind healthy. I think focusing on one thing at a time is good, too, when you have to finish something, but when you want to be creative, jumping around different genres if we're talking musically or reading different books, it tantalizes your mind and plays in a way that's healthy and artistic and creative. Orca, the symphony I started writing three years ago, we just happened to finish it all within the same year. I started that way back. That was a lot of work. It was great. It’s my first symphony, it's all orchestral—no vocals. It's a really nice combination of early 19th century composing with modern film composing and a little bit of my craziness songwriting method thrown in. The jazz stuff, I just had all these jazz tracks over the years that I’ve compiled that I was working on. I always write music, not for any particular project, but just to have, you know? So I was hanging out with a good friend of mine who's a pianist and I said, “Hey, let's finish a bunch of jazz tracks together and put it out.” Then got couple of other awesome players, this amazing trumpet player from the east coast named Tom Dupree that I worked with on the Prometheus Bound musical and this other friend of mine, a flautist from Switzerland. We just passed it around the planet, everyone did their thing on it and sent it back. I called it Jazz-Iz-Christ to piss off jazz purists and the religious right at the same time."

From http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/interview_serj_tankian_system_of_a_down

Talking about a possible new album from System Of A Down, Serj Tankian says it might not happen in the near future but doesn't deny it could be possible:

"I don't think it could even be possible in the immediate future, but the option is always there. I think when the time is right and when everyone has this time and when everyone feels it is the right time to get together and do it again, we will."

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/interview_serj_tankian_system_of_a_down/P1

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Storm In A Teacup
June 2nd 2012
12840 Comments


oh wow

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 2nd 2012
50432 Comments


New System, nobody gives a fuck about your solo albums, geez why even bother reuniting System, oh yeah money fuck

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MichaelSnoxall
June 2nd 2012
12163 Comments


I think he's going overboard. I love you, Serj, but slow down. I do not have big expectations.

Sirob
June 2nd 2012
2653 Comments


4Xaoty

taxidermist
June 2nd 2012
7203 Comments


Jazz album (Jazz-Iz-Christ)

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!

Sciroccu
June 2nd 2012
767 Comments


I don't expect much of that

NonApplicable
June 2nd 2012
1960 Comments


God cringed when he read that Jazz album title.

zaruyache
June 2nd 2012
6587 Comments


Looks like someone wants to be Devin Townsend.

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TheAMR66
June 2nd 2012
48 Comments


Serj = GOD


lauriej
June 2nd 2012
1712 Comments


and a little bit of my craziness songwriting method thrown in

"throwing in" might not be the best composition method outside System, Serj

Rastapunk
June 2nd 2012
737 Comments


I'm actually exited to hear those albums, after all, why not?

MarvinLapsus
June 2nd 2012
132 Comments


Jazz-Iz-Christ is probably the worst wannabe-subversive title in the whole History of the Human Being.

CrackeTheSkull
June 2nd 2012
718 Comments


One of them might be good, the rest will be mediocre or worse. His first two solo works were pretty good but nothing amazing.

New System [2]

Rastapunk
June 2nd 2012
737 Comments


Why would only one be good? Of course a new SOAD would be great, but it's not up to us to decide when they're going to record one (if they are...)

CrackeTheSkull
June 2nd 2012
718 Comments


The chances of all four being above average are slim to none. No one can write that much good material in that short a time period.

But hey I hope I'm wrong I'm down to add a new good Jazz, Funk and Rock album to my Library.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2012
6145 Comments


First there was Green Day, now there is Serj Tankian...

I'm under the impression that I live near the end of the '70s and not in the second decade of the 21st century.

Musicians' vanity is starting to rise up again at historical highs.

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Lambda
June 2nd 2012
2427 Comments


"No one can write that much good material in that short a time period. "

Buckethead

StayTrueSwagXXX
June 2nd 2012
112 Comments


I like da song he done wit Serj and Buckethead fore da mastaz of hhorror but toxicity da bomb ish 2

Rastapunk
June 2nd 2012
737 Comments


In the interview he says he's been writing one of his CD for about three years but just finished it lately. The fact that he is releasing four albums in one year doesn't mean he wrote them all in one year

DoubtGin
June 2nd 2012
6752 Comments


4 awful albums in one year

record

StayTrueSwagXXX
June 2nd 2012
112 Comments


haters gon hate but he got mad swag wit da industry

freedomofspeechnoway
June 2nd 2012
415 Comments


This guy sucks so bad. He sings flat like he thinks it's on key.

Rastapunk
June 2nd 2012
737 Comments


He's on key ;)

StayTrueSwagXXX
June 2nd 2012
112 Comments


@freedom: u don't know wut u talkin' boi diz man used to sing for a band called slipknot 2 right

Rastapunk
June 2nd 2012
737 Comments


What? Slipknot?? SOAD ...

StayTrueSwagXXX
June 2nd 2012
112 Comments


oh shit dats not swag

ThroneOfAgony
June 2nd 2012
3485 Comments


..........

themainmast
June 2nd 2012
247 Comments


the title jazz-iz christ does not make me excited about these projects. i just want new system.

nash1311
June 2nd 2012
1754 Comments


I'm betting the orchestral one is the best seeing as how he put the most time into it and he isn't singing. The others will be poor methinks.

TrstN01
June 2nd 2012
800 Comments


All of them will suck.

botb
June 2nd 2012
9686 Comments


just wanna hear new soad tbh

KjSwantko
June 2nd 2012
9297 Comments


"I called it Jazz-Iz-Christ to piss off jazz purists and the religious right at the same time."

You are sooo cool, Serj. Actually, the people gonna be pissed off are the ones hoping to hear good music.

MarvinLapsus
June 2nd 2012
132 Comments


Let me stress this remark Serj made, because it left me freaking out: "I called it Jazz-Iz-Christ to piss off jazz purists and the religious right at the same time"

Good work! You won't only piss that infamous collectives, but also your fans and anybody with good taste.

Seriously, I don't know what's going on with Serj, but he's becoming more of a self-fixated asshole as time goes by. Just look at the covers of "Imperfect Harmonies" and "Harakiri".

I'm beginning to understand why everybody wants a new SOAD album instead of more wankery.

Edit: @KjSwantko: Great minds think alike... and at the same time xD


Omnisonic
June 2nd 2012
119 Comments


Should've been Jizz-Ass-Christ.

Ignimbrite
June 2nd 2012
5350 Comments


hey guys this is Rastapunk's FIRST ACCEPTED NEWS ARTICLE, let's all give him a fatty round of applause

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paxman
June 2nd 2012
4084 Comments


Oh god, this piece of shit is the biggest tool. It's impossible to admire his work ethic when it's drowning in vanity.

paxman
June 2nd 2012
4084 Comments


Oh, and please add an s to the title.

Rastapunk
June 2nd 2012
737 Comments


LP is an abbreviation, while most people will write LPs it is not a mistake to write LP in plurial because it still means Long Plays.


Blind
June 2nd 2012
426 Comments


"No one can write that much good material in that short a time period."

The Dear Hunter

Rail
June 2nd 2012
533 Comments


Jazz-Iz-Christ made me smile 'cause I'm a sucker for bad puns. But yeah, all of these will be dreadful I think.

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bloc
June 2nd 2012
34872 Comments


Ass x4

Tyrael
June 2nd 2012
20883 Comments


I wish for you to encounter an axe murderer the next time you pass a corner on the street bloc

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bloc
June 2nd 2012
34872 Comments


There's only one problem with that though...






I am an axe murderer

ProjectFreak
June 2nd 2012
1370 Comments


excited for symphony and Harakiri
meh for the rest

gosk8n
June 2nd 2012
1052 Comments


I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

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xfearbefore
June 2nd 2012
1245 Comments


Sounds like a bit much to have on your plate at once but he's a creative fella so more power to him if he can handle it. That funk project with Jimmy Urine sounds interesting.

Funeralopolis
June 2nd 2012
11404 Comments


New System, nobody gives a fuck about your solo albums, geez why even bother reuniting System, oh yeah money fuck [2]

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rockandmetaljunkie
June 2nd 2012
3313 Comments


Serj has been really active during his post SOAD era. The same can't be said for the other SOAD
members.

Rail
June 2nd 2012
533 Comments


Scars on Broadway?

rockandmetaljunkie
June 2nd 2012
3313 Comments


Which means, he probably doesn't need them.

rockandmetaljunkie
June 2nd 2012
3313 Comments


"Scars on Broadway?"

Are you joking ?

Rail
June 2nd 2012
533 Comments


No. Yeah, their album was pretty bad but doesn't it still count as being active?

RooseveltsGhost
June 2nd 2012
863 Comments


It must get annoying for Serj to be constantly questioned about SOAD when he has so much other (better) shit going on.

rockandmetaljunkie
June 2nd 2012
3313 Comments


"No. Yeah, their album was pretty bad but doesn't it still count as being active?"

Probably not since they have done nothing past this album and Serj is constantly releasing new and overall superior material.

Calc
June 2nd 2012
12212 Comments


I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say his symphony is going to be awesome and everything else is going to be average at best

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paxman
June 2nd 2012
4084 Comments


"LP is an abbreviation, while most people will write LPs it is not a mistake to write LP in plurial because it still means Long Plays."

Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb

CrackeTheSkull
June 2nd 2012
718 Comments


""No one can write that much good material in that short a time period. "

Buckethead"

It's a lot more difficult to come up with slick stand-out vocal melody or verse than it is a cool funky tripped-out instrumental track.

Sciroccu
June 3rd 2012
767 Comments


Everyone wants SOAD back, that's all...nothing against Serj in particular.

zaruyache
June 3rd 2012
6587 Comments


When you're writing music as your profession, coming out with more than one LP after a year or more of focused writing doesn't seem that ridiculous

Rastapunk
June 3rd 2012
737 Comments


"When you're writing music as your profession, coming out with more than one LP after a year or more of focused writing doesn't seem that ridiculous"

I actually think this should happen more, maybe not four at a time but not one in four or five years...

Gwynbleiddsfang
June 4th 2012
363 Comments


New System (3)

"But seriously, this guy gets a lot more hate then is called for when it comes to his solo career. Granted, he's not perfect by any means, but he still makes for a fun and enjoyable listen. Just my opinion, don't mind me."

more or less agree, he has to expand.
But i would much prefer if he made a new SOAD album, and i think most people agree.

IndianaWarLord
June 5th 2012
310 Comments


Everyone on this site would snob out and out do one another to prove how much they hated the new SOAD compared to s/t and toxicity if they ever tried to come out with new material.

Rastapunk
June 5th 2012
737 Comments


^
Agreed!

sixdegrees
June 5th 2012
17149 Comments


new SOAD [12398456]


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