BEIRUT DRONE ’19 // Radio Interview // 12 June 2019

U.S.-born musician Nathan Larson and Lebanese producer and promoter Ziad Nawfal were the guests of Leyla Nahas on Radio Liban 96.2FM, to describe the long road leading to the creation and production of Beirut Drone ’19.

Put together by Nawfal’s Ruptured and Larson’s Lumen Project, in partnership with Ziad Moukarzel’s Woodwork Studios, this 12-hour festival took place in Beirut on June 15 at Zoukak Studio, and featured no less than 21 Lebanese and international top-notch musicians and VJ’s.



Track listing:
1. Stephanie Merchak
2. Youmna Saba
3. Charbel Haber & Oiseaux-Tempête
4. Wildbirds & Peacedrums
5. Maria W. Horn


STEFAN CHRISTOFF // Interview // 21 May 2019

Ruptures had the pleasure of hosting Montreal musician and political activist Stefan Christoff in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2FM, for an interview covering the major aspects of his musical output of the last ten years or so.


Track listing:
1. Stefan Christoff: Rêves Sonores (not released yet, world premiere from upcoming album)
2. Matana Roberts & Stefan Christoff: Duet for Abdelrazik
3. Stefan Christoff: Organ rhythms under the rain (from “Tape Crash #12”)
4. Stefan Christoff: To Sophia (from “родина” with Sam Shalabi)
5. Ras Moshe and Stefan Christoff: Piano + Bells + Sax
6. Stefan Christoff: Excerpt from “Rêves Sonores à Alwan”
7. Sam Shalabi and Stefan Christoff: Elephantine (from “Flying Street الشارع الطيّار”)
8. Passage: Rêves Sonores (from “Rêves Sonores à Alwan”, with Stefan Christoff on piano)
9. Narcy featuring Shadia Mansour: “Hamdulillah” (with Stefan Christoff on piano)
10. Stefan Christoff: live solo piano set at Casa del Popolo
11. Sam Shalabi: One oud (from “родина” with Stefan Christoff)


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)


Ruptures Radio Show // February 2019

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Armenia and Egypt:

1. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [from “A New World”, March 2019]
2. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Discourse [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
3. Maurice Louca – Laika [from “Elephantine”, 2019]
4. Panstarrs – Dor el fo2 [demo, 2017]
5. Two or the Dragon – Addiction To Heartache [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
6. Kozo – Osaka 70 [forthcoming in 2019]
7. Khoum – Ke [from “Serm”, 2018]
8. Tarkamt – Et Sic In Infinitum [from “Live at the Necropolis”, 2017]
9. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
10. Zuli – Nari (feat. Abyusif, Mado $am, Abanob & R-Rhyme) [from “Terminal”, 2018]
11. Safa – Ward [from “The Subtleties Of Elevated Things”, 2018]
12. Sharif Sehnaoui – Double Standard [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
13. Stress Distress – The Jetty [from “The Quiet Zone”, 2019]
14. Fadi Tabbal – My Doll [from “Music For The Lonely Vol.1”, 2018]


Ruptures Radio Show // January 2019

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, Turkey and the USA:

1. Alko B – Elephant In The Room [Ruptured Session]
2. Cosmic Analog Ensemble – Phoenician Rose
3. Al Rajul Al Hadidi – Qossat Al Tapline
4. Hadi Zeidan – Taksim Juno & 808
5. Dabaka – Ya Nass
6. Maurice Louca – One More For The Gutter
7. Karkhana & Nadah el Shazly – Enlevez les trottoirs, je n’ai plus nulle part où me rendre
8. Nadah el Shazly – Afqid Adh-Dhakira
9. Zeid Hamdan & Maii Waleed – Ehdefni
10 Muqataa – Marj Ibn Amer
11. Ziad Qoulaii Allstars – Mystique
12. Jerusalem In My Heart – Bein Ithnein
13. Kid Fourteen – Can You Be More Concerned
14. The Bunny Tylers – I’ll Make It Up To You
15. Calamita – FTC