Ruptured Album Release // FADI TABBAL // Music For The Lonely Vol.2 (2019-2021)

LANDING JANUARY 28:
Lebanese composer, musician & producer Fadi Tabbal continues his ambient explorations on Music for the Lonely Vol.2 (2019-2021), a selection of recordings from live, film and dance performances.

Music for the Lonely Vol.2 (2019-2021) is Fadi Tabbal’s sixth solo release and the second in his “Music for the Lonely” series. Where Volume 1 was purely guitar-based, this album sees Tabbal working almost exclusively with synthesizers and tape loops. The tracks are an exploration of controlled randomness in music composition, while still dealing with the recurrent theme of alienation present in all of his work.


Written, recorded, mixed and performed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.
Mastered by Ziad Moukarzel, Jason Powers and Cedrik Fermont.
Picture by Fadi Tabbal. Design by Josette Khalil.

Digital release + limited edition cassette, exclusive to Ruptured’s Bandcamp page.

Order from Ruptured HERE
Stream on Spotify HERE 


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ABOUT FADI TABBAL:

Lebanese musician, producer, and sound engineer Fadi Tabbal’s body of work consists of ambient pieces using guitar, tape loops and synthesizer. He has released 5 solo albums since 2013, with his 6th Music for the Lonely Vol.2 due for release via Ruptured Records on 28 January 2022.

In addition to handling engineering and production tasks at Tunefork Studios which he founded in 2006, Tabbal is a specialist in sound conception and design. He has worked on a variety of projects, including sound and music installations for museums, theatre, and film. He is the technical director of Irtijal, Lebanon and the MENA region’s leading experimental music festival, since 2011.

Tabbal frequently collaborates with fellow ambient musician Charbel Haber, and the two of them have a new album coming out at the end of 2022 on French label Nahal. He is also currently working on an electronic duo with Postcards lead singer Julia Sabra. He was a member of several Lebanese indie bands, including The Bunny Tylers, The Incompetents, Scrambled Eggs and singer/songwriter Youmna Saba’s experimental oriental folk project. He has also recorded and produced some of the most renowned artists from the MENA region’s contemporary alternative and oriental music scenes.

Ziad Nawfal for Movement Radio // 04 January 2022

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens, featuring music from Lebanon, Indonesia and Germany:

1. Kinematik – Al Jadi (Capricorn) [LB]
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I [ID]
3. TEDTEDTED – Cama [LB]
4. NP [Anthony Sahyoun & Jad Atoui] – Coins with Memory [LB]
5. Liliane Chlela & Ziad Moukarzel – Dahr el Baydar [LB]
6. Two or The Dragon – Dance Grooves for The Weary (Part 1) [LB]
7. Calamita – The Industry [LB/IT]
8. Sharif Sehnaoui & Tony Elieh – Woe to Him [LB]
9. Stellar Banger [Giw/Hout/Kobeissy/Turnbull] – Put Your Medicine In Your Banana Bag [LB/DE]



[This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO]

 

(2021 end-of-year lists) – MHAMAD SAFA

It had been a while (five good years actually) since we’d done this, so we went ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

MHAMAD SAFA

– aya: im hole
– Tim Hecker: The North Water (Original Score)
– Rian Treanor: Obstacle Scattering EP
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
– ZULI: All Caps
– NP: Lattices 
– Jerusalem In My Heart: Qalaq
– Caterina Barbieri: Fantas Variations
– Msylma & Ismael: The Tenets of Forgetting 
– Lorraine James: Reflection


(2021 end-of-year lists) – SARY MOUSSA

It had been a while (five good years actually) since we’d done this, so we went ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

SARY MOUSSA

Lucy Railton & Kit Downes: Subaerial
FUJI||||||||||TA: Tsu Tsu 
Jerusalem In My HeartQalaq 
Demdike StareDrum Machines 
Mark Fell & Will GuthrieInfoldings/Diffractions 
Olivia BlockInnocent Passage in The Territorial Sea
aya: im hole
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
Leila BordreuilNot An Elegy 
Loraine James: Reflection 

Continuation & previously released tracks listened to in 2021:

– JLZ & LYCOX: UH UH BALANCOU
– Nour Al Houda: Ya Jarat al Wadi 
– Abou Baker Salim: Ya Hamel al Athqal 
Jessica Moss: Opened Ending 
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi: Ritme Jaavdanegi 
– Unknown Singer: Teir Al Hamami (Originally sung by Mehad Hamad) / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cArefgHje6s
EartheaterPhoenix: La Petite Mort Édition
Two or The DragonDance Grooves For The Weary EP 
PowellPiano Music 1-7 
Claire Rousay: A Softer Focus 
Lee GambleFlush Real Pharynx 2019-2021
Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu: Renegade Breakdown Remixes 
– Kinematik: Ensemble 1: Al Jadi
– Liliane Chlela: Safala


(2021 end-of-year lists) – CEDRIK FERMONT

It had been a while (five good years actually) since we’d done this, so we went ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

CEDRIK FERMONT

– Tongue Depressor: Fiddle Music [vol. 7]
– Aisha Orazbayeva: Slow Change
– Dave Phillips: A Collection of Excuses
– Rastko Lazic: Sketches
– Leider: A Fog Like Liars Loving
– The Pond: Turchesi Miracolosi
– Pé: As Honor Was on Its Last Leg
– Various Artists: Noise à Noise 21​.​1
– Various Artists: Istimrar Phase 1
– Various Artists: We Continue on Our Journey Through the Universe


(2021 end-of-year lists) – ELYSE TABET

It’s been a while (five good years actually) since we’ve done this, and so we’ve gone ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

ELYSE TABET

– Nala Sinephro: Space 1.8
– Eliane Radigue: Opus 17
– HU: Nightworks
– Liliane Chlela: Safala
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
– 33EMYBW: Arthropods
– Actress: Karma & Desire
– Dirty Bird: Virginia Creeper
– Low: HEY WHAT
– The Distance: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs


(2021 end-of-year lists) – TEDTEDTED

It’s been a while (five good years actually) since we’ve done this, and so we’ve gone ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

TEDDY TAWIL aka TEDTEDTED

– Koreless: “Black Rainbow” from Agor
– Bendik Giske: “Cruising” from Cracks
– Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra: “Still Here” from Promises
– Nala Sinephro: “Space 8” from Space 1.8
– ZULI: “Where Do You Go“ from All Caps
– Not Waving: “99” from How to Leave Your Body
– Andy Stott: “Answers” from Never the Right Time
– Lone: “Coming Into Being and Passing Away“ from Always Inside Your Head
– Lotic: Water
– Clark: Playground in A Lake


(2021 end-of-year lists) – POMME ROUGE

It’s been a while (five good years actually) since we’ve done this, and so we’ve gone ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

JOY MOUGHANNI & ALEX CHAHINE [POMME ROUGE]

– Fadi Mohem & Rødhåd: “210407” from WSNWG008
– FJAAK & Tobi Neumann: “F-Zero” from Various Artists: Miss Kittin / Justice Mirabal / FJAAK & Tobi Neumann
– Shabazz Palaces: “20 Gear Science” from 20 Gear Science
– SUUNS: “Witness Protection” from The Witness
– Andy Stott: “Answers” from Never the Right Time
– Overkissed: “Wet” from Porn Cuts EP
– Versalife: “Cone of Silence” from Shape Shifter 2 EP
– Tim Reaper & Kloke: “Tensity” from Tunnelvision
– Alex Ranerro: “Terrace” from Various Artists: HDZ12 EP
– Gremlinz & Jesta: “Albatross” from UVB76​-​021


(2021 end-of-year lists) – JAD ATOUI

It’s been a while (five good years actually) since we’ve done this, and so we’ve gone ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

JAD ATOUI

– Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra: Promises
– Thomas Ankersmit: Perceptual Geography
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
– Two or the Dragon: Dance Grooves for The Weary
– Jerusalem In My Heart: Qalaq
– Chuck Bettis: Blood Activation
– Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe: Candyman (Original Soundtrack)
– Jan Jelinek: The Raw and the Cooked
– Maurice Louca: Sa’et el Hazz
– Pavel Milyakov & Bendik Giske: Untitled


(2021 end-of-year lists) – JANA SALEH

It’s been a while (five good years actually) since we’ve done this, and so we’ve gone ahead and asked the musicians whom we worked with this year in some respect or other, to tell us about their favorite albums of 2021.

JANA SALEH

– Senyawa: Alkisah
– Liliane Chlela: Safala
– Jerusalem In My Heart: Qalaq
– Anthony Sahyoun: Proof by Infinite Descent
– Various Artists: Istimrar Phase 1
– Postcards: After the Fire, Before the End
– Prefaces: Hippodrome