Ruptures Radio Show // HIFIKLUB + MIKE COOPER Edition // 17 May 2019

Celebrating the 25th album release from Ruptured today!
“ARAN STORIES” is a collaboration between prolific French rock quartet HIFIKLUB and celebrated British singer and guitarist MIKE COOPER.
It is available from Cargo Records UK here.

For the occasion, we produced a radio program entirely dedicated to the music of these fine gentlemen. Listen below!


Track listing:
1. Hifiklub + Mike Cooper: Naked bridges (Ruptured, 2019)
2. Hifiklub: Jeu dit sous le vent (2019)
3. Mike Cooper: Worried life blues (2014)
4. Hifiklub + Mike Cooper: Aran stories (Ruptured, 2019)
5. Hifiklub + Lee Ranaldo: Weapons (2018)
6. Hifiklub + Jean-Marc Montera & Kramer: Vega-Tapes (Beach Boys cover, 2012)
7. The Recedents [Cooper, Coxhill & Turner]: Zombie bloodbath on the isle of dogs (1988)
8. Hifiklub + Mike Cooper: Wild torrents (Ruptured, 2019)
9. Mike Cooper: Masters at war (Bob Dylan cover, 2012)
10. Hifiklub + The Legendary Tigerman: One more chance (Nico cover, 2013)
11. Hifiklub + Mike Cooper: Gaelic falling (Ruptured, 2019)


Ruptures Radio Show // Tribute to SCOTT WALKER // 25 March 2019

Say goodbye, again… Tribute show to Scott Walker on Ruptures, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, Beirut:

1. My ship is comin’ in / with Walker Brothers (from Take it easy, 1965)
2. I threw it all away / Bob Dylan cover (from OST To have & to hold, 1993)
3. Montague terrace in blue (from Scott 1, 1967)
4. Man from Reno / with Goran Bregovic (from OST Toxic affair, 1993)
5. Dealer (from Climate of hunter, 1984)
6. Nite flights / with Walker Brothers (from Nite flights, 1978)
7. Post meeting (from OST Childhood of a leader, 2016)
8. Time is out of joint (from OST Pola X, 1999)
9. Brando / with Sunn O))) (from Soused, 2014)
10. Tilt (from Tilt, 1995)
11. Big Louise (from Scott 3, 1969)
12. Mathilde / Jacques Brel cover (from Scott 1, 1967)
13. The old man’s back again (from Scott 4, 1969)
14. In my room / with Walker Brothers (from Portrait, 1966)
15. Cossacks are (from The drift, 2006)
16. Epizootics (from Bisch Bosch, 2012)


FEU! CHATTERTON // Interview // 15 Oct 2018

Arthur Teboul, lead singer with French rock quintet Feu! Chatterton, was the guest of “Ruptures” on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the recording of the band’s first 2 albums, as well as their upcoming concert at Music Hall in Beirut.


Ruptures Radio Show // 30 July 2018

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Egypt, Armenia, France, Canada & the USA

1. Heroes & Villains: Snake and feather (lb)
2. Cosmic Analog Ensemble: S’aventurer (lb)
3. Interbellum: Another day (lb)
4. The New Year: Snow (us)
5. Kid Fourteen: Blood-thick silence (lb)
6. Toni Geitani: Raboukom (lb)
7. Aya Metwalli: Manyaka (eg)
8. Nadah el-Shazly: Afqid ad dakhira (eg)
9. El Rass & Munma: Return of the penguin (lb)
10. Khoum: Sem (am)
11. Marc Codsi: Invocation 1 (lb)
12. The Bunny Tylers: Hello your grace (lb)
13. Oiseaux-Tempete & The Bunny Tylers: The little-known ending fading away (fr/lb)
14. Dwarfs Of East Agouza: Rats don’t eat synthesizers (us/eg/ca)


ZIAD NAWFAL // MusicMap Soundscape 015 // June 2018

MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“This month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”


Track listing:
1. El Rass & Munma – Kashghara (Adam, Darwin & The Penguin, 2015)
2. Kinematik – Lalochezia (Ala’, 2017)
3. Calamita – FTC (Calamita, 2018)
4. Fadi Tabbal – Crystal Palace (Museum of Disappearing Buildings, 2015)
5. Youmna Saba – Nafas (Njoum, 2014)
6. Jad Atoui – Zikr (Unreleased track, 2016)
7. The Bunny Tylers – Mothers Make Murderers (Glitches & Drones, 2016)
8. Kid Fourteen – It’s A Lovely Night (Dream Kids Never Sleep, 2016)
9. Scrambled Eggs – Building A Nest (Unreleased track, 2013)
10. KOZO 構造 – Don’t Leave, Kurokawa! (Beirut Wave Three, 2017)
11. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato (Post Coital Tristesse, 2016)
12. Radiokvm – Alpha Apparatus (Issrar, 2014)
13. Stephanie Merchak – Und Meine Antwort War Nein (Eine Frage, 2018)
14. Munma – Cadavre Exquis (Three Voices, 2016)


EMPEROR X // Ruptured Session // 21 May 2018

Ruptures had the pleasure of hosting US-born, Berlin-based musician Chad Methany aka Emperor X on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview and formidable live performance, ahead of his headlining show at Beirut Open Space. Fadi Tabbal from Tunefork Studios engineered the session, while Karl Mattar provided the photograph.


NADINE SHAH // Ruptured Session // 11 May 2018

Ruptured had the privilege of hosting exceptional British musician Nadine Shah in Beirut, for two live events:
A radio session on Radio Liban 96.2 FM on Friday 11/05, engineered by Fadi Tabbal
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A concert at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub on Saturday 12/05, featuring James Brown from UK band Pulled Part by Horses and Lebanese singer-songwriter Youmna Saba