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Ruptured is releasing a limited CD+LP edition of mighty Lebanese rock band KINEMATIK‘s first album Ala’, on 11 March 2017 at Station Beirut.

The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes here.

Facebook event here.

Listen to an excerpt:

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Writer Rayya Badran was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2FM to present a selection of new releases and recent musical favorites.

Listen to the full show: ruptures rayya badran 2

Track list: Carla del Forno / Flaming Lips / Yves Tumor / ADR / Bonnie Banane / Pumpkin & Vin’S da Cuero / Babyfather / Copeland (Feat. Actress) / Micachu & The Shapes / Thavius Beck / Darkstar / Laurel Halo (Actress Mix)
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VAMPYR
A ciné-concert by Kinematik

Monday 6 February 2017, 8PM
Metropolis Empire Sofil, Achrafieh
Ticket: 15,000 LBP

This event is happening within the framework of the 23rd European Film Festival

VAMPYR
A film by Carl Theodor Dreyer
France/Germany, 1932, 75 min, in German with English subtitles

The strange adventures of Allan Gray, a young man whose studies of the Occult have distorted his perception of the real and the unreal.

KINEMATIK
Mme Chandelier: electric guitar
Rudy Ghafari: electronics & keyboards
Roy Khazen: electric bass
Akram Hajj: drums
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Kinematik is a Lebanese instrumental rock band, whose music blends elements of 70’s psychedelia, progressive rock and post-rock. Kinematik composes instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, strong melodic lines, a heavy use of distortion and effects, and reliance on electronics and synthesizers. Their first album Ala’ will be released by Lebanese indie label Ruptured on LP/CD in 2017.

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Facebook events here and here

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Lebanese indie musician Salim Naffah aka ALKO B was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of his first album “Sex Tapes”.

Alko also performed several songs from the album in the studio, accompanied by Camille Cabbabé (from Filter Happier) on guitar. Live sound by Fadi Tabbal.

Listen to the full show: ruptures alko 2

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

POSTCARDS / RANY BECHARA

Capitão Fausto – Capitão Fausto Têm os Dias Contados
Cass McCombs – A Folk Set Apart
Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
Ghost – Meliora
Syd Arthur – Apricity
Dungen – Allas Sak
Knifeworld – Bottled Out Of Eden
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Tame Impala – Currents
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POSTCARDS / PASCAL SEMERDJIAN

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Okervill River – Away
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Mitski – Puberty 2
Fadi Tabbal – How’s Annie
Interbellum – Now Try Coughing
William Tyler – Modern Country
Amber Arcades – Fading Lines
Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
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Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
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POSTCARDS / MARWAN TOHME

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell
David Bowie – Blackstar
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Survive – RR7349
Aphex Twin – Cheetah
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POSTCARDS / JULIA SABRA

Angel Olsen – My Woman
Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
Mitski – Puberty 2
PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
Interbellum – Now Try Coughing
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
Julie Byrne – Rooms With Walls And Windows
Fadi Tabbal – How’s Annie

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

KINEMATIK 

Tim Hecker – Love Streams
Anohni – Hopelessness
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Munma – Three Voices
Szun Waves – At Sacred Walls
The Heliocentrics – From The Deep
The Gaslamp Killer – Instrumentalepathy
Charbel Haber – Of Palm Trees And Decomposition
Ben Frost – The Wasp Factory
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Fadi Tabbal – How’s Annie

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