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CALAMITA, the free-rock powerhouse trio of Lebanese musicians Sharif Sehnaoui and Tony Elieh (on electric guitar and bass respectively) and drummer Davide Zolli (from Italian psych rock outfit Squadra Omega) embarks on its first European tour this coming week!

The band’s self-titled first album was released by Ruptured in December 2017. Check it out on Bandcamp here.


TOUR DATES:

– Oct 22: Calamita @ Cox 18, Milano, Italy

– Oct 24: Calamita @ Magasin Général, Tarnac, France

– Oct 26: Calamita @ Atelier de l’Etoile, Besançon, France

– Oct 27: Calamita @ Les Lentilleres, Dijon, France

– Oct 28: Calamita @ Cave 12, Geneva, Switzerland

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Ruptured & Onomatopoeia The Music Hub present

MUNMA & SHARIF SEHNAOUI

Live at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 8.30pm

Entrance 10,000 LL

Facebook event here

 

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Interbellum – Dead Pets, Old Griefs
[CD Release by Ruptured, October 2018] 

Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar. Formed in 2015, the project sees him working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene. Interbellum started as a lo-fi rock outfit and expanded into more left-field pop rock.

Dead Pets, Old Griefs (Ruptured, 2018) is the band’s second album and features 10 songs that revolve around themes of memory, time, childhood, and loss. Apocalyptic imagery – real, imagined and figurative – permeates the album, and the instrumentation follows suit, warping, distorting and folding on itself. The record plays like a broken music box, its kaleidoscopic melodic songs disjointed and smeared by noise, dissonance and processed sounds. Recorded in Tabbal’s Tunefork Studios, the album also features contributions by Marwan Tohme, Julia Sabra and Pascal Semerdjian from Postcards, as well as Camille Cabbabé from KŌZŌ.

Bandcamp: 
https://interbellum.bandcamp.com/

Cargo:
https://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/interbellum-dead-pets-old-griefs

Apple Music: 
http://smarturl.it/DeadPetsOldGriefsApp 

Spotify:
http://smarturl.it/DeadPetsOldGriefsSpo 

Watch the video for lead track “INK”: 
http://projectrevolver.org/features/articles/video-premiere-interbellum-ink/

Read the GQ Middle East feature: 
https://www.gqmiddleeast.com/culture/five-middle-eastern-musicians-to-stream-right-now

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Ruptured and Zoukak Theatre Company present:

Interbellum Album Launch Concert
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Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar, aka Charlie Rayne.
Formed in 2015, the project sees Mattar working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene.
Interbellum’s new album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” will be released by Lebanese independent record label Ruptured on September 26th during a performance at Zoukak Studio. International and online distribution will follow on October 5th via Cargo Records UK.

https://www.interbellummusic.com/

Karl Mattar – vocals, guitar, synth
Julia Sabra – vocals, synths
Camille Cabbabé – bass, synth
Pascal Semerdjian – drums

// Wednesday 26 September, 9pm
// Tickets 15000 LL

Copies of the album will be available at the door
Facebook event here

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Ruptured & Onomatopoeia The Music Hub present

MUNMA & JAD ATOUI

Live at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

Thursday 02 August 2018, 8.30pm

Entrance 10,000 LL

Facebook event here

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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…

“Following our recent trips to Peru, India and Mexico, 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…”

Listen below:

“It turns out that it’s pretty difficult to summarise Beirut musically in an hour,” Ziad admits. “Especially for someone who’s been working amidst this scene for so long. I chose to include artists who are all currently active, with the one exception of Scrambled Eggs, the first band I worked with back in 2006. I also chose to focus on more experimental and leftfield forms of music, whether electronic, rock, or folk, and in the process many artists whom I’m fond of had to be cast aside. Heartfelt apologies to those. This is a very personal take on what Beirut represents for me, musically. Sometimes pretty, sometimes ugly, often difficult, always challenging. I hope you enjoy this mix!”

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Find out more about MusicMap here:
https://musicmap.global/

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Ruptured & Beirut Open Space present

“THEY PROMISED US A BRIGHT FUTURE”

A Live Happening Featuring:

// GOOD LUCK IN DEATH //

(Mondkopf & Charbel Haber – Duo)

// FRÉDÉRIC D. OBERLAND​ //

(Oiseaux-Tempête – Solo)

// STÉPHANE PIGNEUL aka CONTRE CIEL //

(Oiseaux-Tempête – Solo)

// MONDKOPF //

(DJ set)

+ Release of Oiseaux-Tempête & The Bunny Tylers‘ Live CD on Ruptured

LIVE AT BEIRUT OPEN SPACE

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018, 8PM

TICKETS 25000LL

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Ruptured and Beirut Open Space present a unique double-bill of:

Two or The Dragon – التنّين
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– Abed Kobeissy: Buzuq, Electric guitar & Effects
– Ali Hout: Percussions & Effects
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TRES MILLONES DOLARES
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– Tony Elieh: Electric bass
– Ziad Moukarzel: Analogue synthesizers

// Live sound by Tunefork Studios
// Dj set by Ziad Nawfal

// Monday 12 February, 9pm
// Tickets 20000 LL

Facebook event here

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Calamita (Sharif Sehnaoui, Tony Elieh & Davide Zolli) – Calamita
[CD Release by Ruptured, December 2017] 

For its new CD release “Calamita”, Lebanese indie label Ruptured presents a concert with a unique line-up of experimental musicians:

Sharif Sehnaoui (electric guitar) & Tony Elieh (electric bass), from bands Bao, Electric Wormholes and Karkhana, will be joined by special guests Khyam Allami (drums) & Sam Shalabi (electric guitar), playing live for the 1st time at Beirut Open Space.

// Facebook event here

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// Stream the full album via SounCloud:

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The Bunny Tylers – Chance Meetings
[CD & LP Release by Ruptured, January 2018] 

On celebrating cold tobacco and cheap aftershave, eternal sunsets and surfer suicides, Film Noir and Thomas Pynchon, and the mighty power of the drone…

The Bunny Tylers is a drone/ambient group from Beirut, Lebanon, whose core consists of guitarists Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs, Malayeen, Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra) and Fadi Tabbal (The Incompetents, Under the Carpet, Safar), often joined on stage by Pascal Semerdjian and Marwan Tohmé from folk band Postcards. Operating firmly outside of any musical trends, at the heart of Bunny Tylers is the desire to tie musical loose ends and threads derived as much from the two men’s solo records, as a very tangible teenage dream of remaking My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless”.

The duo initially came together in 2013 to compose and record incidental music for Nadim Tabet and Karine Wehbe’s video essay “Summer of 91”. They began exploring different guitar bowing techniques, set amidst a loose and free-flowing musical frame, away from rigid compositional stratagems. Preoccupied with texture rather than finite structure, guitar drones and intricate pedal-work set the ambience and mood for Haber’s lyrics of self-reflection and existential bleakness. Love stories indeed, albeit ones engrossed with the inexorable progress of the Grim Reaper.

The Bunny Tylers’ first album, “Glitches & Drones 2013-2016”, was released by Ruptured in 2016. The duo’s second album was recorded by Benoit de Villeneuve (from Team Ghost and a collaborator of M83) in Paris in the summer of 2017. The CD version of the album was released during the 2017 edition of Wickerpark Festival, while LP and digital versions will be available starting January 2018.

http://www.thebunnytylers.com/

Stream the full album via SoundCloud:

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