Ruptured + Beacon Sound Album Release // ANTHONY SAHYOUN // Proof By Infinite Descent

ARRIVING NOVEMBER 19:
First solo album by Lebanese musician Anthony Sahyoun, marking the launch of the ‘Corrosion Series’ by Ruptured Records in Beirut and Beacon Sound in Portland.

After making a name for himself over the last decade in Beirut’s vibrant contemporary music scene, Anthony Sahyoun unveils his solo debut, the evocative and atmospheric Proof By Infinite Descent. Using guitar, synthesizer and voice, Sahyoun tackles themes of mourning, accidental prophecy, and the new holy trinity of God, Capitalism, and Technology – all while mining the seams of experimental electronica and gravity-defying ambient music. Restless, haunting, at times breathtakingly beautiful, this is an album that seeks to rattle cages rather than soothe the comfortable.

Anthony Sahyoun co-founded instrumental rock outfit Kinematik in 2015, in the remote village of Reyfoun in the Lebanese mountains. To this day, the band has released three full-length albums entitled Ala’ (Ruptured, 2017), Murur Al-Kiram (Beacon Sound/Ruptured, 2020) and Al Jadi (Ruptured/Annihaya, 2021).
As a solo artist, Sahyoun works on electronic processing of acoustic elements, programming, drone and ambient music – his music has been described as “apocalyptic, rich and emotionally charged.” His first EP, Post Coital Tristesse, was released under the moniker Mme Chandelier by Ruptured in 2016.

Proof By Infinite Descent is the first installment in the “Corrosion Series”, a new project by longtime collaborators Ruptured and Beacon Sound that aims to showcase Beirut’s blast-resistant music scene, while building cultural connective tissue in a time of institutional corrosion.
To accompany the release of the album, Beacon Sound and Ruptured have commissioned two remixes of key album tracks, from Beirut-based producer Sary Moussa and Portland-based producer Amulets. Both remixes will be given away as bonus tracks with the purchase of the full album.

Limited transparent vinyl edition + digital release by Ruptured Records & Beacon Sound.

Order from Ruptured (ships from Europe) HERE
Order from Beacon Sound (ships from the US) HERE

Stream Sary Moussa’s remix HERE
Stream Amulets’ remix HERE 


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Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio // 14 October 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens, featuring music from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Iran and Germany:

1. NP [Anthony Sahyoun & Jad Atoui] – Coins With Memory [LB]
2. Julmud – Fel Bo2s [PS]
3. FRKTL – Haruspex [EG]
4. Muqata’a – Ikmal [PS]
5. Abadir – IV [EG]
6. Rust – Mawali [LB]
7. Raed Yassin – The Cyber Oracle [LB]
8. Asifeh – Miqyas Kardashev [PS]
9. Liliane Chlela – Moukassarat [LB]
10. Stellar Banger – Put Your Medicine In Your Banana Bag [LB/DE]
11. Safa – 1000 Months [LB]
12. Aya Metwalli – Triangle [EG]
13. Kid Fourteen – Strangers Rule This World [LB]
14. Saint Abdullah – Of Us [IR]



[This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO]

 

Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 13 October 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis, featuring artists from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Indonesia:

1. Kinematik – Al Kafila [LB]
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I (Hatem Imam Remix) [ID/LB]
3. PanSTARRS – Ayez Anam [EG]
4. Muqata’a – Bilharf Alwahad [PS]
5. Liliane Chlela – Charr [LB]
6. Two or The Dragon – Dance Grooves for The Weary (Part I) [LB]
7. FRKTL – Excision After Love Collapses [EG]
8. ABADIR – II [EG]
9. Asifeh – Mazbalet Arqaam [PS]
10. Elyse Tabet – We Slept Through the Day [LB]
11. Bana Haffar – Unbinding [LB]


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio – VVVA Edition // 09 September 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – showcasing Lebanese digital electronic label VV-VA:

1. Charbel Haber & Jawad Nawfal – Across The River Styx
2. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Amber Color
3. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – At The Gay Bar Being Gay
4. Sharif Sehnaoui & Jawad Nawfal – Castle
5. Jawad Nawfal – Between Scylla and Charybdis
6. Anthony Sahyoun & Jawad Nawfal – February 2 pt.2
7. Jawad Nawfal – Nine Hundred Chariots
8. Mazen El Sayed & Jawad Nawfal – Liquid Sun
9. Jad Atoui – Signals
10. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Vice Versa
11. Mazen El Sayed & Jawad Nawfal – Pastless
12. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Courbe Lisse



[This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO]

 

Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 08 September 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis, featuring artists from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Canada:

1. Kinematik – Al Jadi (Capricorn)
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I [Anthony Sahyoun Remix]
3. NP [Anthony Sahyoun & Jad Atoui] – Anteater
4. Bergsonist – Aquatic Empathy
5. Khaled Omran – Arak
6. Calamita – Sidi Mansour
7. KOZO – Take On Kikutake
8. Omarchestra [Osman Arabi, Umut Çağlar, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Maurice Louca, Sharif Sehnaoui, Sam Shalabi & Fadi Tabbal] – King Hassan
9. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra [Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen Kerbaj, Malek Rizkallah, Sharif Sehnaoui & Raed Yassin] – Bedo’s Lullaby
10. Ilvy – Gargantua
11. Spoils & Servants – The Sea Inside


Ruptured & Annihaya Double Album Release // CALAMITA + KINEMATIK

NEW FROM RUPTURED & ANNIHAYA ON AUGUST 18th.

Following their collaboration on the Lebanese vinyl edition of Senyawa’s “Alkisah” in February 2021, indie labels Annihaya and Ruptured are collaborating on two vinyl releases, to be released simultaneously in August 2021.

These are the 3rd album from Lebanese post-rock collective KINEMATIK, entitled “Al Jadi”, and the 2nd album from CALAMITA (the trio of guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui, bassist Tony Elieh and drummer Davide Zolli), entitled “Nemesis”.

Both albums were recorded and mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.
Both albums were mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal.
All artworks by Hatem Imam, Studio Safar.

Pre-order from Bandcamp HERE & HERE  

Calamita also available from AmazonAnghami + Apple Music + Deezer + Juno + Spotify
Kinematik also available from Amazon + Anghami + Apple Music + Deezer + Juno + Spotify 


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 21 July 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – Music from Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq and Iran:

  1. Soapkills – Adaram (feat. Siska & MC Joker) [LB]
  2. Alif – Al-Juththa [PS/IQ/EG/LB]
  3. Bergsonist – Amazon Snake Charming [MA]
  4. Faten Kanaan – The Archer [SY/PS/JO/LB]
  5. FRKTL – Andra [EG]
  6. Saint Abdullah – As Gently as The Steps of Death (feat. Moor Mother) [IR/UK]
  7. Liliane Chlela – Charr [LB]
  8. Sepehr – Consortium [IR]
  9. Jad Taleb – Glitch In The Metaverse (Hadi Zeidan Remix) [LB]
  10. ABADIR – II [EG]
  11. Zuli – Ladies & Gents [EG]
  12. Azu Tiwaline – Magnetic Service (feat. Cinna Peyghamy) [TN]
  13. Asifeh – Mazbalet Arqaam [PS]

Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 14 July 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis, featuring artists from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Germany, France and the UK:

1. Jana Saleh – Badria El Sayed Rework [excerpt]
2. Ambulance vs Ambulance – Brecon Amman Trinity (feat. Abul-Loul the Singer)
3. Jawad Nawfal – Between Scylla and Charybdis
4. Senyawa – Istana (FRKTL Remix)
5. Liliane Chlela – Charr
6. Stellar Banger – Put Your Medicine in Your Banana Bag
7. Two or The Dragon – Dance Grooves for The Weary Part II [excerpt]
8. Calamita – Sidi Mansour [Première]
9. Frédéric D. Oberland – Un Feu Rebelle
10. Aya Metwalli & Nadia Daou – Saturnus [excerpt]
11. Bana Haffar – intersecting voids + blue like the sun


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio #freepalestine // 08 July 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s 10th monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – featuring artists from Palestine and the diaspora:

1. DJ Sotusura – Al Sahra
2. Basel Naouri – Zeffeh Aftermath – ما بَعْدَ أَلْزَّفَّه
3. Akitu – We Remember What You Will Not Forget
4. Dakn – line break مدخل
5. Sarouna M. – Ya Halali يا حَلالي
6. Kamilya Jubran & Franck Vaillant – Mlk Mlk
7. Asifeh – Mazbalet Arqaam مزبلة أرقام
8. Anarchist Mountains – Balkan Starmap
9. Muqata’a – Simya’ سِيميَاء
10. Julmud – Da7etee – دحيتي
11. The Synaptik – Ritalin (feat. Mehrak)
12. Erorrist x Shams – Aslani
13. Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca & Tamer Abu Ghazaleh – El Shahwa Wel Soaar
14. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh – Takhabot
15. Raymond Haddad – Currents Away



[This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO]

 

Ziad Nawfal with Wafa Khochen on Micro-Ondes // 29 June 2021

Quite the honor to be interviewed by Wafa Khochen for her weekly show Micro-Ondes.
We spoke about the early days of Ruptured Records, the creation of the label with Fadi Tabbal, our series of radio compilations, and recent spate of physical and digital releases.

1. Scrambled Eggs – Bleeding Nun (2006)
2. The Incompetents – Cannibal Blues (Ruptured Session, 2011)
3. Safar – Wa Namshi (2017)
4. Postcards – Revolvers (2018)
5. Interbellum – Ready to Dissolve (2018)
6. The Bunny Tylers – One of These Days (2017)
7. Munma – Muse (2016)