System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian sat down outside his label’s offices in Santa Monica to explain how, with no recipe in mind, he and Tuncboyaciyan simply threw pasta at the wall with Serart and hoped it would stick. “Everything we did was very in-the-moment and completely unthought-of,” he tells Siran Babayan of LA Weekly. “I had no idea of what I was gonna do or what he was gonna do. There was no premeditated decision to do anything.” What winds up on your plate is 16 globally warming, percussion-heavy and avant-everything tracks. “It’s all over the place in a sense that you can’t really pinpoint what the lyrics are, what language it is. It’s multicultural and multigenre.” Read more.
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