Ziad Nawfal’s Best Albums of 2019 on Radio Lebanon [Part 1 of 3]

Live broadcast from “Décalages” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM]:

Robert Forster – Crazy Jane & the day of judgement [from Inferno]
Big Thief – UFOF [from UFOF]
Andrew Bird – Sisyphus [from My Finest Work Yet]
Weyes Blood – Everyday [from Titanic Rising]
Alex Cameron – Divorce [from Miami Memory]
Belle & Sebastian – Did the day go just like you wanted? [from Days Of The Bagnold Summer]
The National – Quiet light [from I Am Easy To Find]
Aldous Harding – The barrel [from Designer]
Tindersticks – The amputees [from No Treasure But Hope]
Damien Jurado – Anchors [from In The Shape Of A Storm]
Cigarettes After Sex – Heavenly [from Cry]
James Yorkston – Shallow [from The Route To The Harmonium]
Morrissey – Morning starship [from California Son]
Iggy Pop – Sonali [from I’m Free]
fka Twigs – Fallen alien [from MAGDALENE]
Holly Herndon – Fear uncertainty doubt [from Proto]
Sandro Perri – Wrong about the rain [from Soft Landing]
Lambchop – The lasting last of you [from This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)]
Wilco – Love is everywhere [from Ode To Joy]
Bill Callahan – Watch me get married [from Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest]
Bonnie Prince Billy – Look backward on your future [from I Made A Place]
Joan Shelley – Coming down for you [from Like The River Loves The Sea]
Michael Chapman – It’s too late [from True North]
Steve Gunn – Stonehurst cowboy [from The Unseen In Between]
75 Dollar Bill – Tetuzi Akiyama [from I Was Real]
Tinariwen – Kel tinawen [from Amadjar]
Cass McCombs – Sleeping volcanoes [from Tip Of The Sphere]
Purple Mountains – Margaritas at the mall [from Purple Mountains]
Devendra Banhart – Now all gone [from Ma]
Alko B – Elephant in a room [from Dreaming Is Not For Two]
Leonard Cohen – The goal [from Thanks For The Dance]


Ruptured News // INTERBELLUM On Tour // November 2019

The intrepid Interbellum have been in the midst of a European tour for the last couple of months, and will be playing several shows in The Netherlands (and Belgium) this November. Check out their dates below, and be sure not to miss them!

07.11 Enschede, Tanksation
08.11 Den Haag, Villa K
09.11 Hoorn, Uptown Records (afternoon)
10.11 Utrecht, Le Mini Who (afternoon)
11.11 Maastricht, Kaleido
13.11 Antwerp (BE), Cfou
14.11 Den Helder, de Bliksem
15.11 Amsterdam, de Peper (OT301 20th Anniversary)
16.11 Haarlem, The Irrational Library HQ (afternoon)
16.11 Breda, Het Hijgend Hert


Ruptures Radio Show // 21 October 2019

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] featuring artists from Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Egypt:

1. El Rass & Munma – Batalkon met [2019]
2. Zalfa – Ma sar [2019]
3. Postcards – Fossilized [2019]
4. Kozo – Hiroshima peace memorial [2019]
5. Sandmoon – Fiery O [2019]
6. Pól – We run [2019]
7. Blue Comme Moi – Pro sol [2019]
8. Alko B – Some things [2019]
9. Zeid Hamdan, Tanjaret Daghet + Elmorabba3 – Zekrayat [2019]
10. Bord – Shadows [Sofar Sounds session, Aug. 2018]
11. Frida – Ya sadiqi [2019]
12. Maurice Louca – Al Khawaga [2018]
13. Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler – Tumbleweed 1 [2019]
14. Muqataa – Faltakon [2018]
15. Stress Distress – It’s the same exit + Mariatorget [2019]
16. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]


Press // Hifiklub & Mike Cooper // Aran Stories

Last May, Ruptured Records released “Aran Stories”, an amazing collaboration between notable British singer Mike Cooper and explosive French quintet Hifiklub.
Scroll below for some of the reviews that were written about this unique collection of songs.
The album can now be purchased via Bandcamp here.


INTERBELLUM // “Ready to Dissolve” // Video

New music video by Interbellum!
“Ready to Dissolve” is the new single off Interbellum’s sophomore album Dead Pets, Old Griefs, released by Ruptured in October 2018.
Filmmaker Camille Cabbabé and the two leads snuck into the dilapidated Grand Theatre in Beirut on a sun-streaked April day – watch the haunting result below.
The album can be purchased via Bandcamp here.

KOZO // Interview // 2 Sept 2019

Lebanese post-rock quintet Kozo were the guests of Ruptures in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2FM, for an interview covering their musical influences, as well as the recording and production of their first album “Tokyo Metabolist Syndrome”.


Track listing:
1. Kozo
2. Kozo
3. Battles feat. Matias Aguayo
4. Tortoise
5. Death Grips
6. Brockhampton
7. Panda Bear
8. Kanye West feat. Justin Vernon
9. Do Make Say Think
10. My Bloody Valentine
11. Kozo