The Serart album, featuring Arto Tuncboyaciyan and Serj Tankian, was originally released in 2003. Now it is back in a deluxe 2-disc version featuring additional tracks and a DVD. The album brings together two highly creative musicians. Tuncboyaciyan is one of the busiest musicians in world music. He has worked as sideman for numerous top jazz musicians. Tuncboyaciyan has also collaborated with Flamenco luminary Gerardo Núñez, Turkish singer Sezen Aksu, Turkish multi-instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Greek singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki. Serj Tankian is the vocalist and keyboardist of rock band System of a Down.
When Arto Tuncboyaciyan and Serj Tankian joined their creative forces they came up with a series of remarkable musical explorations that incorporate elements of percussive and global music, jazz improvisation, the energy of rock, electronica, zaniness and sound exploration. The two bonus tracks are remixes by Bill Laswell and the lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence, Jimmy Urine.
The DVD is a 14 minute video titled "Sun Angle Calculator" that blends visual psychedelia with a bold mix of Serart music.
Serart brings together the creative forces of two leading multi-instrumentalists who break musical boundaries effortlessly.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.