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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.

Serart
Serart.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 6, 2003 [1]
April 21, 2009 (Deluxe Edition)[2]
Genre
Length43:53
51:39 (Deluxe Edition)
LabelSerjical Strike/Columbia
87184 (CD)
Serjical Strike (Deluxe Edition)
ProducerSerj Tankian, Arto Tunçboyacıyan
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA- [4]

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]

Contents

Promo CDEdit

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 listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Intro"Serj Tankian0:38
2."Cinema"Tankian3:59
3."Devil's Wedding"Arto Tunçboyacıyan4:08
4."The Walking Xperiment"Tankian3:33
5."Black Melon"Tunçboyacıyan3:36
6."Metal Shock"Tunçboyacıyan0:31
7."Save the Blonde"Tankian3:14
8."Love is the Peace"Tunçboyacıyan2:32
9."Leave Melody Counting Fear"Tankian3:45
10."Gee-Tar"Tankian1:11
11."Claustrophobia"Tankian1:36
12."Narina"Tunçboyacıyan, Jenna Ross5:31
13."Zumba"Tunçboyacıyan0:53
14."Facing the Plastic"Tankian3:46
15."If You Can Catch Me"Tunçboyacıyan1:03
16."I Don't Want to Go Back Empty-Handed"Tunçboyacıyan4:08
17."Facing the Plastic" (Mindless Self Indulgence Remix) (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)Tankian, James Euringer3:56
18."Narina" (Bill Laswell Remix — Radio Edit) (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)Tunçboyacıyan, Ross3:50

DVDEdit

  • Short film "Sun Angle Calculator"

Sampler EPEdit

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

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(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, Ross3:58
3."Facing the Plastic" (Mindless Self Indulgence Remix)Tankian, Euringer3:50
4."EPK" 4:50

PersonnelEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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
  4. ^ http://www.ew.com/article/2003/05/23/serart?iid=sr-link10

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