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Serj Tankian has just released a cornucopia of instrumental music in a two-part collection dubbed Cinematique Series

: Illuminate (https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/serjtankian/cinematique-series-illuminate) and Cinematique Series: Violent Violins (https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/serjtankian/cinematique-series-violent-violins-2). With 25 tracks in total, the compositions are split into two notable stylistic assemblies-albums.

The 12 tracks that comprise Cinematique Series: Illuminate weave through classical arrangements and instrumentation, while the 13 compositions within Cinematique Series: Violent Violins find Tankian coalescing traditional cinematic compositions with a more modern approach, incorporating moody synthesizers and distorted electronica into the mix.

Writing sessions for songs from both compilations span over multiple years and as the titles amassed, the idea to craft them into proper collections was born.

Tankian explains: “Starting with Elect The Dead Symphony in 2009 I’ve been working on classical compositions and film scores while touring with various orchestras around the world. In this time I have amassed quite a large collection of classical and cinematic compositions. Some of them have been used in various film scores when appropriate and others are unreleased. The two collections here are comprised of compositions curated as records from light to dark, classical to modern, transcendent to dissonant.”

Over the past couple of weeks Tankian has been releasing videos of titles from both Cinematique Series collections almost daily across his social media channels and on YouTube.

Cinematique Series: Illuminate tracklist:

Film Piano
Free Thoughts
New Like Glass
Free The Piano
Bellissimo Piannissimo
Sad Romance
Flying Phone Medley
Snow On Ararat
Opera Sundays

Cinematique Series: Violent Violins tracklist

Waiting For The Submarine
Cyber Criminal
Love At The Border
Grieving Banner
Spitfire Bombs
Prelude To A Diss
Minor Jazz
Discovery Of Self
Pretty Cinematique Of You
Cinema Piano
Play Her Piano
Stringolopous Choir

Tankian has a few more musical releases queued up for later this year. Aug. 31 will see the release of the soundtrack for “Truth To Power,” the documentary film released in February of this year by Oscilloscope that explores Tankian’s venture into the rocky yet exciting intersection of music and activism. In mid September the soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed documentary film “I Am Not Alone” will be released. Before year end, Tankian also plans on releasing a pair of live concert albums recorded on the heels of the release of his first solo album Elect The Dead with his backup band the FCC.

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