Serart

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Serart
Studio album by Serj Tankian and Arto Tunçboyacıyan
Released May 6, 2003 [1]
April 21, 2009 (Deluxe Edition)[2]
Genre Experimental rock,[1] experimental, avant-garde, Armenian folk music, Turkish folk music
Length 43:53
51:39 (Deluxe Edition)
Label Serjical Strike/Columbia
87184 (CD)
Serjical Strike (Deluxe Edition)
Producer Serj Tankian, Arto Tunçboyacıyan
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Serart is a collaboration album by two international Armenian musicians: Serj Tankian ("Ser-"), lead singer of System of a Down, and folk multi-instrumentalist Arto Tunçboyacıyan ("-art"). It was the first release on Tankian's own label, Serjical Strike Records.

In 2008, Arto Tunçboyacıyan confirmed in an interview that a second album is planned. However, due to heavy schedules and lack of prioritisation, the album "won't be recorded anytime soon."[citation needed]

The album was re-released in a "Deluxe Edition" on April 21, 2009, along with "Sun Angle Calculator" and the two remixes from the Serart Sampler.[2]

Promo CD[edit]

A promo CD of the album was made.

  • The track "If You Can Catch Me" was named "If I Can Catch 404" on the promo.
  • The track "The Walking Xperiment" was named "The Walking X-Periment".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Serj Tankian 0:38
2. "Cinema"   Tankian 3:59
3. "Devil's Wedding"   Arto Tunçboyacıyan 4:08
4. "The Walking Xperiment"   Tankian 3:33
5. "Black Melon"   Tunçboyacıyan 3:36
6. "Metal Shock"   Tunçboyacıyan 0:31
7. "Save the Blonde"   Tankian 3:14
8. "Love is the Peace"   Tunçboyacıyan 2:32
9. "Leave Melody Counting Fear"   Tankian 3:45
10. "Gee-Tar"   Tankian 1:11
11. "Claustrophobia"   Tankian 1:36
12. "Narina"   Tunçboyacıyan, Jenna Ross 5:31
13. "Zumba"   Tunçboyacıyan 0:53
14. "Facing the Plastic"   Tankian 3:46
15. "If You Can Catch Me"   Tunçboyacıyan 1:03
16. "I Don't Want to Go Back Empty-Handed"   Tunçboyacıyan 4:08
17. "Facing the Plastic" (Mindless Self Indulgence Remix) (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track) Tankian, James Euringer 3:56
18. "Narina" (Bill Laswell Remix — Radio Edit) (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track) Tunçboyacıyan, Ross 3:50

DVD[edit]

  • Short film "Sun Angle Calculator"

Sampler EP[edit]

Serart Sampler is a promo sampler CD released by the band's label to promote their self-titled debut album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Serart Album Overture" (Special DJ Mix by Serj Tankian with samples from every track)   12:39
2. "Narina" (Bill Laswell Remix — Radio Edit) Tunçboyacıyan, Ross 3:58
3. "Facing the Plastic" (Mindless Self Indulgence Remix) Tankian, Euringer 3:50
4. "EPK"     4:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Artist: Serj Tankian and Arto Tunçboyacıyan
  • Executive Producer and A&R: Serj Tankian
  • Co-Executive Producer: Peter Bahlawanian
  • Songs 1-16 Arranged and Produced by Serj and Arto
  • Serj: Placebo Effect Instrumentation Farming Fiscal Phoentics
  • Arto: Avant-Garde Folk Master Tuning Survival to Experience
  • Shavo AKA Tactic: Turning the Tablets on Narina, whilst The Walking Xperiment experiences Metal Shock
  • Jenna Ross: Dances Vocally, Entranced by the Vision of Her Soul at the Devil's Wedding
  • Vahe Marzbetuny: Objects to the Devil's Wedding Brandishing Unsheathed Sword
  • Sevag: Introduces the Hurricane to the Devil's Wedding
  • Tracks 1-16 Recorded by Luck in North Hollywood, CA, with the Help of Armen and His Birds
  • Tracks 1-16 Mixed at Crystal Lake Sound Studios in Glendale, CA, by Bedros the "Sunrise" Man
  • Tracks 1-16 Mastered at Ocean Way in Hollywood, CA, by Alan Yoshida-ian
  • Tracks 1-16 ReMastered at Buzzbomb Studios in Anaheim, CA, by Paul Miner
  • Track 17 Additional Music Written, Programmed and Mixed by James Euringer & Reproduced by the James Sisters
  • Track 18 Reconstruction & Mix Translation by Bill Laswell, Engineered by Bob Musso at Orange Sound Studio in Orange, NJ & Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studios
  • Sara Newkirk Creating Dominion Over Networking Hailstorms After the Rains
  • George Tonikian: Hey Homie, Call Everyone, Go Everywhere Today, and Do Everything Ok? Great?
  • Peter: Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Went to School, Now He'll Eat Her
  • Art Direction: Brandy Flower
  • Cover Images: Bob Sacha
  • Studio Collage & Shoe Image: Ari Michelson
  • All Other Photos: Serj

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Serart (album) at Allmusic
  2. ^ a b Serj to re-release SERART. SOADFans.com. April 10, 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Allmusic review

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