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Imperfect Harmonies

Serj Tankian

Imperfect Harmonies

LabelReprise
VertriebWarner Music
VÖ-Datum24.9.2010

Für jeden, der es immer noch nicht mitbekommen hat: System Of A Down sind Geschichte. Wahrscheinlich. Längst hatte sich Serj Tankian mit seinem Solo-Debüt Elect The Dead von seiner Band zu emanzipieren versucht, was nur in einem begrenzten Rahmen gelang. Nun soll der Schritt der Entfernung weiter vorangetrieben werden und nicht nur seiner ehemaligen Band vor den Kopf stoßen, sondern zu großen Teilen auch den Fans. Von den Kritikern Tankians ganz zu schweigen.

Imperfect Harmonies heißt der zweite Schlag zum großen Tohuwabohu der Rhytmik-Eitelkeiten. Und der ellenlangen Lyrics, die auch hier erneut zum Tragen kommen. Tankian wendet sich deutlich mehr den elektronischen Spielereien und Drumcomputer-Sounds zu als bisher zuvor und werkelt mit kleinen Jazz-Einlagen, Orchestrierungen und natürlich Rockelementen. Dabei wirft der Sänger und Komponist alles in eine Wagschale, schüttelt und rührt kräftig alles durcheinander und puzzelt sich die Einzelteile so aneinander, dass es für ihn einen Sinn ergibt. Dieser bleibt dem Hörer allerdings oftmals verborgen. Es ist sicherlich bewundernswert, dass ein Künstler versucht, sich keinem Genre zu verschließen, doch Tankian scheint extremer denn je sein Kunsttum oder -tun als intelligenten Akt zu begreifen als tatsächlich Strukturen entwerfen zu wollen.

Die Quintessenz ist, dass das Album ein durch und durch zerfahrenes ist, dass weniger Imperfect Harmonies denn nicht perfekte Führung bzw. koordinierte Stochastik in sich birgt. Dissonanzen selbst sind eigentlich Mangelware. Imperfect Harmonies klingt nach einer musikalischen Test-Studie des ehemaligen SOAD-Shouters, zu dem auch das Austesten der Grenzen seiner Stimme gehört. Tankian-Kritiker werden vor allem zum Ende an den Rand des Nervenzusammenbruchs gebracht und selbst Liebhaber seiner Stimme werden vor arge Schwierigkeiten gestellt, wenn sie Songs wie Wings Of Summer als Hörgenuss einstufen wollen.

Die Linie fehlt. Imperfect Harmonies klingt wie Serj Tankians Testgebiet und er agiert, als sei dieser bessesene Arbeiter mit übertriebener künstlerischer Verbissenheit in seiner Welt verschwunden. Und die Ziele der Songs bleiben an jenem Horizont, an dem Tankian diese kreiert hat.

Tracklist:
  1. Disowned Inc.
  2. Borders Are...
  3. Deserving?
  4. Beatus
  5. Reconstructive Demonstrations
  6. Electron
  7. Gate 21
  8. Yes, It's Genocide
  9. Peace Be Revenged
  10. Left Of Center
  11. Wings Of Summer
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