Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram
LP & Digital Release by Ruptured / Beacon Sound, February 2020
“Murur Al-Kiram”, the new album by Lebanese post-rock ensemble Kinematik, uses electronics, intricate double-drumming, guitar and bass to construct ambient soundscapes and hypnotic, propulsive rhythms – conjuring the ghosts of a diminishing future, as well as an unresolved past. Subtle in both angst and joy, “Murur Al-Kiram” celebrates small victories in the face of great defeats.
Recorded at Tunefork Studios, Beirut, by Fadi Tabbal.
Limited edition vinyl release by Ruptured Records [Beirut] & Beacon Sound [Portland].
Wordwide distribution by Cargo Records UK.
The intrepid Interbellum have been in the midst of a European tour for the last couple of months, and will be playing several shows in The Netherlands (and Belgium) this November. Check out their dates below, and be sure not to miss them!
07.11 Enschede, Tanksation
08.11 Den Haag, Villa K
09.11 Hoorn, Uptown Records (afternoon)
10.11 Utrecht, Le Mini Who (afternoon)
11.11 Maastricht, Kaleido
13.11 Antwerp (BE), Cfou
14.11 Den Helder, de Bliksem
15.11 Amsterdam, de Peper (OT301 20th Anniversary)
16.11 Haarlem, The Irrational Library HQ (afternoon)
16.11 Breda, Het Hijgend Hert
Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] featuring artists from Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Egypt:
1. El Rass & Munma – Batalkon meyt 
2. Zalfa – Ma sar 
3. Postcards – Fossilized 
4. Kozo – Hiroshima peace memorial 
5. Sandmoon – Fiery O 
6. Pól – We run 
7. Blue Comme Moi – Pro sol 
8. Alko B – Some things 
9. Zeid Hamdan, Tanjaret Daghet + Elmorabba3 – Zekrayat 
10. Bord – Shadows [Sofar Sounds session, Aug. 2018]
11. Frida – Ya sadiqi 
12. Maurice Louca – Al Khawaga 
13. Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler – Tumbleweed 1 
14. Muqataa – Faltakon 
15. Stress Distress – It’s the same exit + Mariatorget 
16. Marc Codsi – Invocation I 
Last May, Ruptured Records released “Aran Stories”, an amazing collaboration between notable British singer Mike Cooper and explosive French quintet Hifiklub.
Scroll below for some of the reviews that were written about this unique collection of songs.
The album can now be purchased via Bandcamp here.
New music video by Interbellum!
“Ready to Dissolve” is the new single off Interbellum’s sophomore album Dead Pets, Old Griefs, released by Ruptured in October 2018.
Filmmaker Camille Cabbabé and the two leads snuck into the dilapidated Grand Theatre in Beirut on a sun-streaked April day – watch the haunting result below.
The album can be purchased via Bandcamp here.
An interview with producer, DJ and radio host Ziad Nawfal from Ruptured Records in Beirut.
Recorded by Stefan Christoff for broadcast on @radiockut in Montreal, via Free City Radio.