My friends keep asking me: 'Serj, why go instrumental? Why don't you sing so you can finally make some money?' Let me explain. When you listen to somebody sing a song, you hear the lyrics and you get the exact picture of what he/she is talking about. If you relate to the lyrics, you start loving the song, right? Nothing wrong with that! But with instrumental music things work in a different way because you don't have lyrics to tell you the whole story. This is where the fun begins. You get to make up your own story. The sounds and the arrangement can bring different people to different places, so listening to instrumental music can be a uniquely personal and thrilling experience. If music with vocals is like going to the movies - here comes another analogy - then instrumental music is like reading a book. The writer describes a scene or a character and you get to imagine the whole thing and fill in the details the way you want. It is open to different interpretations and this is why I love instrumental music. Since you're here, give instrumental music a try! Want to know a little about my music and style? Instead listening to me try to describe it, I'll just ask you to listen to my songs. They're all available for streaming. Oh, and I get the same comment from a lot of people: "Serj, you do sound a bit like Mr. Vai." Well, yeah . . . I'll take that as a compliment. This record was released a couple months after I had the opportunity to work for Steve Vai as an assistant engineer and guitar player. Of course I did not sit in my room trying to copy him (that idea just does not appeal to me) but you know, I listened to him and his music constantly for 4 years. I guess sounding like a musician that you admire is not something you do intentionally, but it's something like when you move to a different city - after a few years you just naturally pick up the local accent. So yeah, if you're a Vai fan, you'll notice some of that vibe here and there. And I am proud of it.