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Ruptured is thrilled to be releasing SAFAR‘s new album this coming Monday at Metro al-Madina, Hamra, Beirut!
“In Transit” is a compilation of the band’s first three EPs “23 Kilograms”, “Carry-On” and “Gate 03”.

Listen to an excerpt here:

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 – 8.30 pm
at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

The BUNNY TYLERS is a collaboration between Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs, Malayeen, Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra) and Fadi Tabbal (The Incompetents, Under The Carpet, Safar), aimed at the exploration of different guitar bowing techniques and celebrating the smell of cold tobacco, cheap aftershave, eternal sunsets and surfer suicides.

They will perform at Ono The Music Hub on the occasion of the release of the Bunny Tylers’ first album, “Glitches & Drones 2013-2016”, for Lebanese alternative label Ruptured.

Listen to an excerpt:

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// ABOUT FADI TABBAL

Musician, producer and sound engineer, known for his numerous contributions to Beirut’s alternative music scene by way of the specialized studio he opened in 2006, Tunefork. Tabbal’s work as an engineer at Tunefork has secured its reputation as one of the most prominent studios in Beirut; the majority of the city’s alternative acts have passed through its doors.

Fadi is a member of several Lebanese bands, including rock groups The Incompetents and Bunny Tylers, as well as experimental trio Under the Carpet. He collaborates frequently with singer/songwriter Youmna Saba, folk bands Safar and Ramly, and is a guest player on albums by oriental duo Praed and folk singer Sandmoon, among others. As a solo artist, he has released three albums entitled “On the Rooftop Looking Up” (Self-released 2013), “Museum of Disappearing Buildings” (Self-released 2015) and “How’s Annie” (Ruptured, 2016).
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// ABOUT CHARBEL HABER

Lebanese rock musician, performer and composer, straddling the uneasy genres of experimental post-rock and ambient soundscapes. Co-founder and member of longstanding Lebanese post-rock group Scrambled Eggs, Haber’s work encompasses a wide range of disciplines and styles including film, video art and theater, both as a solo artist and as a member of Scrambled Eggs, Malayeen and the Johnny-Kafta Anti Vegetarian Orchestra collective.

As a solo artist, he has collaborated with various visual artists and composed music for a variety of film and theater performances, both in his native Lebanon and abroad. Haber has released over a dozen albums with Scrambled Eggs (for labels Incognito, Ruptured and Johnny Kafta’s Kids Menu), two solo albums (for Al-Maslakh and Discrepant), as well as several one-off collaborations over a variety of supports including vinyl, CD and cassette.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 – 8.30 pm
at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub, Beirut

with
► Munma: synths /electronics
► Fadi Tabbal: electric guitar /electronics
► Maya Chami: live visuals

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// ABOUT MUNMA

Jawad Nawfal is a pioneer of Lebanon’s electronic/dance scene. Starting out as a DJ and event promoter in the late 90’s, he eventually moved on to production and composition in the early 2000’s, forming live electronic duos Ae_Quo and AEX with Lebanese musician Victor Bresse. Nawfal created MUNMA in the aftermath of Israel’s war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006 — this solo project explores oriental harmonies and rhythmical patterns, with a strong reliance on sampled traditional musical beds and excerpts from politicians’ speeches and radio broadcasts. In 2012, Jawad started working with Lebanese writer and slam poet Mazen el-Sayed aka El Rass, and the two musicians released two well receivedalbums which explore the darker sides of rap, reconfiguring the genre to include elements of bass and electronica. In the following years, Nawfal collaborated with Belgian electronic producer Cedrik Fermont, and released 4 albums on his label Syrphe Records with different contributors.

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// ABOUT FADI TABBAL

Fadi Tabbal is a musician, producer and sound engineer, known for his numerous contributions to Beirut’s alternative music scene by way of the specialized studio he opened in 2006, Tunefork.

Tabbal’s work as an engineer at Tunefork has secured its reputation as one of the most prominent studios in Beirut; the majority of the city’s alternative acts have passed through its doors. Fadi is a member of several Lebanese bands, including rock groups The Incompetents and Bunny Tylers, as well as experimental trio Under the Carpet. He collaborates frequently with singer/songwriter Youmna Saba, folk bands Safar and Ramly, and is a guest player on albums by experimental duo Praed and folk singer Sandmoon, among others. As a solo artist, he has released three albums entitled “On the Rooftop Looking Up” (Self-released 2013), “Museum of Disappearing Buildings” (Self-released 2015) and “How’s Annie” (Ruptured, 2016).

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// ABOUT MAYA CHAMI

Maya Chami is a practitioner in graphic design and digital arts. She received a Bachelor of Science in graphic design from the Lebanese American University. In 2006, she was selected to participate in the UNESCO online masters module on art, design and technology.

In 2011 she completed a Masters degree in digital arts at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. She works in graphic design and digital arts on both commissioned and personal projects, and has participated in several design and digital arts events.

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Ruptured is releasing 3 new CD albums between September 6 & September 10, 2016, by three of the most creative musicians on the Lebanese alternative scene.

These are the first solo releases of Kid Fourteen and Mme Chandelier, and the third one by Fadi Tabbal.
All three will be available in limited editions of 250 copies each.

“How’s Annie” (rptd 015) by Fadi Tabbal
[To be released on September 6 @Ono The Music Hub]
Listen to an excerpt here
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“Post-Coital Tristesse” (rptd 014) by Mme Chandelier
[To be released on September 6 @Ono The Music Hub]
Listen to an excerpt here
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“Dream Kids Never Sleep” (rptd 013) by Kid Fourteen
[To be released on September 10 @Wickerpark Festival]
Listen to an excerpt here
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Three Voices, the latest album from Lebanese electronic artist Munma, was released by Ruptured in June 2016, in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s.

It is presently available for purchase on:
iTunes,
Bleep,
Boomkat,
Cargo Records 
(Germany),
Cargo Records (UK),
Forced Exposure,
Norman Records,
and Traxsource.

And of course in Beirut at Dawawine, Chico, and Ono Music Hub.
You can listen to to an excerpt here:

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Ruptured presents MUNMA & FADI TABBAL (The Incompetents, Bunny Tylers) in concert in Dawawine’s screening room

For the launch of Lebanese electronic artist Munma’s new album THREE VOICES

On Friday 3 June 2016,
1st concert at 7.30pm
2nd concert at 9pm

Entrance 10000LL
For information and reservation: 01-567705

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THREE VOICES is the hotly anticipated first vinyl release from Jawad Nawfal aka Munma, a pioneer of Lebanon’s electronic/dance scene.
The album will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s, including digital download codes.
It is the second vinyl release from Lebanon’s alternative music label Ruptured, following RadioKVM’s ‘Issrar’ in 2014.

[This event is organized by Ruptured, in collaboration with Tunefork and Dawawine]


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Very excited to be participating in Künstlerhaus Mousonturm’s event BEYOND BEIRUT (as DJ and lecturer) next month in Frankfurt!

In the beautiful company of Lebanese artist Lina Majdalanie,
Lebanese writers Samer Frangie, Fadi Bardawil and Khaled Saghieh,
and musicians Youssra El Hawary (Egypt) and Mashrou’ Leila (Lebanon), among others.

May 4-7th, German friends!

> Check out the full program: http://www.mousonturm.de/web/en/projekte/beyond-beirut

> Facebook event here

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In collaboration with Tunefork,

Lebanese independent label RUPTURED is proud to present 3 concerts with renowned Swiss experimental trio KOCH–SCHÜTZ–STUDER.

In Beirut in different venues in February 2016.

> February 9, 8.30pm:
ACOUSTIC TRIO @Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

> February 11, 8.30pm:
CINE-CONCERT “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” @Beirut Art Center
Facebook event here

> February 13, 9.30pm:
ELECTRIC TRIO with GUESTS
@Yukunkun
Facebook event here

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THE ARTISTS:

Swiss trio “KOCH-SCHÜTZ-STUDER” made its name on the international jazz scene for its radical and uncompromising “Hardcore Chambermusic.”

Hans Koch, Martin Schütz and Fredy Studer have been working in a “style-free” musical zone since 1990, equally at ease in jazz festivals, underground rock and electronic music clubs, as well as in the context of contemporary “classical” music.

In their music, sequenced sounds from various unrecognizable sources and live electronics create dense walls of sound, which are contrasted with completely acoustic, minimalistic-ambient improvisations.

Besides their work as a trio, “Koch-Schütz-Studer” have initiated various projects and worked with musicians and artists from different cultural and artistic backgrounds: “Roots and Wires,” with New York-based DJs I-Sound and M. Singe; “Heavy Cairo Traffic” with renowned traditional Egyptian musicians El Nil Troop; “Fidel,” which consists of recordings with traditional and improvising Cuban musicians Musicos Cubanos.

 

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In collaboration with Irtijal Festival and Tunefork Studios,
Lebanese independent label RUPTURED is proud to present three concerts with renowned British folk/blues singer & performer MIKE COOPER,
Held in Beirut in different venues in September 2015.

SEPTEMBER 18, 8.30pm: Solo set @Dawawine, followed by Mike’s ‘exotica’ Dj set
Tickets 10,000 LL
For Facebook event, click here

> SEPTEMBER 20, 8.30pm: “Beach Crossings” ensemble performance @Beirut Art Center, with guest musicians from Beirut
Tickets 15,000LL

Line-up: 
Mike Cooper (guitar, conduction)
with
Paed Conca (clarinet)
Tony Elieh (electric bass)
Abed Kobeissy (buzuk)
Ghassan Sahhab (kanoun)
Sharif Sehnaoui (drums)
Fadi Tabbal (electric guitar)
Raed Yassin (synth)
and
Ahmad Ghossein (narration)

Facebook event here

-> SEPTEMBER 22, 8.30pm: Duo set with Youmna Saba @Onomatopoeia The Music Hub, followed by an informal Q&A with Mike
Tickets 10,000 LL
For Facebook event, click here
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We support the peaceful protests against the corruption and paralysis of Lebanese politics, and would like to encourage everyone to join in this historical movement.
We also believe that music and arts should go on.
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 – For Facebook event, click here

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Ruptured presents:

A launch concert for Lebanese electronic artist RADIOKVM‘s first release ISSRAR

Featuring live music by radiokvm & live video by Rami el Sabbagh

[ISSRAR is the first vinyl release from Ruptured. It will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s with gourmet jacket]

 
RADIOKVM

Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon, SARY MOUSSA aka RADIOKVM is a self-taught electronic musician. Constantly busy absorbing, analyzing and trying to reproduce in his own manner the ambient sounds surrounding him, he started taking music lessons as a kid, but soon found out that experimentation, e-learning, reading and trial and error processes were a lot more efficient and interesting. He was into making electronic music, and no one around him knew what a synth, a filter or a drum machine were!

Moussa grew up listening to rock and jazz, before delving headlong into electronica. He started crafting his own melodies under the moniker radiokvm in 2008. He collaborated closely with Lebanese producer Okydoky, organizing live gigs and releasing a batch of demos; the two men became notorious on the live circuit of Beirut’s electronic scene. In later years, Moussa collaborated with Lebanese electronic producers Munma, Jad Atoui, and Liliane Chlela, releasing both remixes and original compositions for label compilations; he has also composed music for theatre and dance performances (Ali Chahrour’s ‘Fatmeh’), as well as soundtracks for short films.

RAMI el SABBAGH

Born in Beirut in 1979, Rami el Sabbagh is a Lebanese video maker. He graduated from the Institute of Scenic and Audio-Visual Studies (IESAV), Saint Joseph University in Beirut in 2004. His videos include ‘C’est de ta faute, quelque part’ (It’s Somewhat Your Fault, 2003), ‘2mg of Rotten Blood on Pure White Snow’, and ‘The Last Hero’ (2012). He is also a VJ since 2005 and a DJ since 2006.

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[In collaboration with Tunefork, Beirut Art Center, Beirut Jam Sessions and Al-Akhbar]

 

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Ziad Nawfal presents
THE RUPTURED SESSIONS , VOLUME 5
CD release + live performances

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Charbel Haber (featuring surprise guest)
Liliane Chlela
RadioKVM

DJ SET BY:
Caroline

On Thursday 21 March 2013, starting 9pm
At Yukunkun, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh, Beirut

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ABOUT THE CD

The Ruptured Sessions is a series of live recordings produced by Lebanese radio host Ziad Nawfal in the studios of Radio Lebanon. The sessions take place during Nawfal’s weekly program Ruptures, with musicians from Beirut’s alternative scene and elsewhere.

Volume 5 documents the city’s younger wave of electronic composers, and features performances from the likes of Jad Atoui, Liliane Chlela, Mocques and RadioKVM. Also included are recordings from American experimental musician Robert Lowe (in his Lichens guise); up-and-coming international projects Praed and Under The Carpet; as well as an exclusive duo of Lebanese guitarist extraordinaire Charbel Nicolas Haber and Canadian sound-maker Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.

The sessions for Volume 5 were recorded in Beirut by sound engineer and musician Fadi Tabbal; and subsequently mastered in Berlin by Belgian artist and producer C-drík, who also worked on Ruptured releases El Rass and Under The Carpet.

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[All designs by Maya Chami]

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More news this month from our lovely friends at Hisstology:

Hisstology is pleased to announce our second release of the year: “As The Suntanned Shared A Toast” by Heroes & Villains.
This one was recorded by all three members of H&V (Dominique, Jeremy and Charif) in various cities spanning 4 continents in late 2012. It was compiled in Mogadishu, Somalia last month and is Heroes & Villains’ 10th album. Will not wax poetic about the theme of this LP here, the lyrics and titles speak for themselves.
You can listen/download the album for free here.
’til the next one,
Best,
HISSTOLOGY

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