SOAD's Serj Tankian and Jimmy Urine Teaming Up for New Project Fuktronic

Duo uncertain on what the collaboration will turn into, but the project is definitely happening.

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System of a Down singer Serj Tankian and Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence have recently joined forces for a new project Fuktronic.

"We're still in the process of figuring out what it's going to be, as opposed to just a record" Jimmy told Artisan News. "It lends itself to - we basically went backwards and started writing soundtrack music and then we decided to put some vocals on it and then we decided that the vocals should be almost as if they were clips from a movie and then like a movie that didn't exist.

"And at the time Serj's been on a binge of watching English gangster films so then I did some stuff and then we wrote some [material]," Urine continued. "And we got some friends involved to do all the sounds and everything, I mean to do all the vocals and spoken words and it's kind of become this - it's as if you wrote a soundtrack and ended up with a movie, it's that kind of thing."

At Tankian's official website, Fuktronic is described as "the team of Serj Tankian and Jimmy Urine from Mindless Self Indulgence, making a soundtrack for the ultimate British Gangster Film. It's an electronic album with 12 tracks (4 instrumental and 8 tracks that have original scripted dialogue that portrays the trials and tribulations of a fresh out of prison British gangster who hasn't learned his lesson)."

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    He has time for this and not for a new SOAD album?. C'mon Serj!
    At this point I don't think Serj is even interested in making music with SOAD again. It probably seems like a regression to him.
    if you're in your 30's/40's and still going by the stage name "jimmy urine" and you call your new band "fuktronic" you've really got some serious growing up to do
    Seriously ug. This was news like a year ago when they released the clip of it which ug didn't even post.
    I'd rather have a new System album or a new Mindless album. But hey, I like both these guys, so I'm gonna give it a chance.
    This is awesome. Speaking of SOAD, when is the new Scars on Broadway EP coming out? They're a year overdue.
    I just wish Serj would say he doesn't want to do SOAD and let them get on with it using another vocalist. SOAD with Serj > SOAD without Serj > No SOAD.
    New MSI album was already recently released, and it's easily their best since FSGWSSSS (Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy).
    I would much rather him do a SOAD album or another solo album. I wish he did another Imperfect harmonies or elect the dead.