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PostSubject: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:16 pm

Thanks to Jon from the SSST for putting this up.
Interview: Serj Tankian concerning 2009 album release.

I was going to wait until the SS Street Team website was up to release this, but there hasnít been much activity on the SS Street Team myspace latley, so Iíve been given the go ahead from SSR to post it early to keep intrest in the team. Enjoy it.

Q: There has been a lot of speculation about your new album, wether itís going to be rock, jazz, classical, or a mix of them all. Could you shine some light on the matter for us?

ST: Itís definitely not going to be a rock album. Iíve been performing rock songs for over a decade now. My public image has primarily been as a írockerí, but when Iím at home in my studio itís primarily more of a classical or a jazz sound, you know? I love the piano, the clarinet, the saxophone, the violin, and when Iím at home even if itís synthesized, those are the instruments I enjoy playing the most.

Q: Is there a possibility for a late 2008 release, or are you set on a 2009 release?

ST: I havenít really set a time frame for myself as of now, but I wouldnít really hold my breath for anything earlier than 2009. Iím currently touring with The F.C.C. and I havenít had much down time to sit and actually write new material. Doing these things on my own now, makes it a much more personal experience, and just like with Elect the Dead I want this new project to be equally as personal and equally a enjoyable to create. I donít want to rush into anything.

Q: Would you say the album is going to be a more modern approach to jazz and classical sounds, such as Frank Zappa?

ST: I wouldnít really categorize it in any one place, but itís defiantly something new. Iíve taken a lot of examples from classic artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Bunny Berigan, both fantastic trumpet players that really changed jazz music, especially with the bebop and afro-cuban musics that came from that time. But one thing I really want to come out on this new record is an aspect of jazz that people havenít heard before.

Q: Could you go into a little more detail?

ST: Well, I mean, when you hear a lot of classic jazz and swing, itís very upbeat, but you rarely see darker sounds coming from jazz, you know? I want to create something that has the deep sounds from classical music, like Beethoven and Mozart, and mix that with the upbeat sounds of jazz to create a sort of almost ominous and epic feel.

Q: Do you have a name for the next album yet?

ST: I havenít even thought about it.

Q: With the new alum being so grand in scale, how do you expect to perform these songs.

ST: Being in the music industry you get to know a lot of people through various friends and artists, and I have a few people in mind at the moment who Iíd really like to tour with, but right now itís all still open.

Q: Do you see a problem in having places to perform for this next albums tour?

ST: I thought about this a while, and I obviously canít play in smaller clubs like I did with Elect the Dead. As much as I enjoy having that personal experience with the audience, Itís just impossible to fit a whole orchestra of people in such a small space, never mind the sound issues weíd have. I really want to play someplace grand, like Carnegie hall, which back in the late 1930ís they had this famous Jazz concert with Benny Goodman. That would really be something.

Q: Thanks again for taking the time to answer these questions.

ST: No problem, thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:20 pm

Shocked I hope there are some classical instruments in his next album, a jazz album by him would be amazing!

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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:44 am

LOL APRIL FOOLS.
I love their sense of humor. Very Happy So yep, this ain't true, but hell he's said he wants to make a jazz album in like 10 different interviews, so that's the only legit part.
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:24 pm

I hate you. Sad



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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:32 pm

^^ I hope he dos NOT do a jazz album. I so hate jazz. Ew.
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:40 pm

He's been saying it for quite a while, though. Jazz/classical. Of course, you know he'd probably be a little more innovative than typical lounge jazz. Now excuse me while I listen to Roger Cicero. Only German jazz artist I like (and uh, know). Razz
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:45 pm

Roger Cicero?! Steven, you must be kidding Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:54 pm

I LOVE HIM OKAY. >O And I was wrong, I like a German jazz band-thing too. Wait... is there a reason I shouldn't like him? o.o
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:57 pm

You can like whatever you want to like but I just cant stand his voice, it annoys me.. makes me wanna kill him.. *shrugs*
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:54 pm

Stay on topic! Even though there's not much more to discuss.

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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:22 pm

Okay. I will stay on topic from now on if you change my name to Morocco Mole. And it's almost on topic! He keeps saying jazz and I'm saying I hope it's like the other jazz I like. cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: SSST interviews Serj about next album.   Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:03 pm

Morocco Mole? Okay, here we go. Very Happy

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