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The 2nd part of our tribute to the great Mark E. Smith and British band The Fall, on the “Ruptures” radio show, spanning the years 1995 to 2017:

1) “The Joke” (Cerebral Caustic, 1995)
2) “Powder Keg” (Light User Syndrome, 1996)
3) “Bound” (The Marshall Suite, 1999)
4) “Aphid” / live version (In The City…, 1997)
5) “Dr. Bucks’ Letter” (The Unutterable, 2000)
6) “Gotta See Jane” (Are You Are Missing Winner, 2001)
7) “Theme From Sparta FC” (Country On The Click, 2003)
8) “What About Us” (Fall Heads Roll, 2005)
9) “My Door Is Never” (Reformation Post-TLC, 2007)
10) “Hot Cake” (Your Future Our Clutter, 2010)
11) “Greenway” (Ersatz GB, 2011)
12) “Hittite Man” (Re-Mit, 2013)
13) “Dedication Not Medication” (Sub-Lingual Tablet, 2015)
14) “New Facts Emerge” (New Facts Emerge, 2017)
15) “Family Feud” / by Von Südenfed (Tromatic Reflexxions, 2007)

Listen to the show:

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The 1st part of our tribute to the great Mark E. Smith and British band The Fall, on the “Ruptures” radio show, spanning the years 1979 to 1994:

1) “Psykick Dancehall” (Dragnet, 1979)
2) “Rowche Rumble” (Totale’s Turns, 1980)
3) “Totally Wired” (Grotesque / CD edition, 1980)
4) “I Feel Voxish” (Perverted by Language, 1983)
5) “The Classical” (Hex Enduction Hour, 1982)
6) “R.O.D.” (Bend Sinister, 1986)
7) “Spoilt Victorian Child” (This Nation’s Saving Grace, 1985)
8) “Hit The North” (The Frenz Experiment / CD edition, 1988)
9) “Yes, O Yes” (I Am Kurious Oranj, 1988)
10) “Free Range” (Code: Selfish, 1992)
11) “The Book of Lies” (Shift-Work, 1991)
12) “Popcorn, Double Feature” (Extricate, 1990)
13) “Why Are People Grudgeful?” (The Infotainment Scan / CD edition, 1993)
14) “Kimble” (1993)
15) “The Reckoning” (Middle Class Revolt, 1994)

Listen to the show: 

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For our second “Ruptured Session” of 2018, we were thrilled to welcome in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2 FM Lebanese band POSTCARDS, consisting for this particular occasion of Julia Sabra (guitar & vocals), Marwan Tohme (guitar & backing vocals), and Pascal Semerdjian (bass & backing vocals).

The three musicians spoke at length about the making of their most recent release “I’ll be here in the morning” (T3 Records + Ruptured, 2018), presented some of their favorite tracks, and performed two songs from the album.

Listen to the show: 

[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

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:

Egyptian musician Youssef Abouzeid aka PanSTARRS was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around his performance at Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival (December 7-10, 2017) and concert at Dawawine the following week.

Listen here: Ruptures with Panstarrs

Monday 27th November 2017, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

Lebanese electro-pop band GIZZMO were the guests of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2FM, for an interview about the release of their first EP “System Failure”.

Listen to the full show: ruptures w/ Gizzmo

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:

Fadi Tabbal – Museum of Disappearing Buildings

[LP Release by Ruptured & Beacon Sound, October 2017] 

Fadi Tabbal, guitarist with Lebanese alternative rock bands The Incompetents and The Bunny Tylers among many others, self-released his second solo album, “Museum of Disappearing Buildings”, in November 2015.

This album continues further the work of sound exploration through guitar treatments, which began with “On the Rooftop Looking Up” in 2013. While the young guitarist’s first album featured a finely-devised interaction of ambient soundscapes and John Fahey-inspired finger-picking acoustic meanderings, this second solo outing adopts a different approach: it relies on an interplay of ambient guitar drones and grainy electronics, which recalls to a degree the work of early Krautrock vanguard artists from the 1970’s, the leftfield exploration of British electro-acoustic practitioners from the mid-1970’s, as well as the radical works of American minimalist composers from the 1960’s.

Similarly to his first outing, Tabbal preferred a radical and direct approach to composition and recording, opting for the intimacy and self-reflection of home recordings, rather than the traditional environment of a recording studio. At the heart of the album, resides one unifying concept, which finds its way into the resulting musical bed: the sketches and impossible structures and urban configurations of Russian paper architects Brodsky and Utkin.

The album will be re-released in October 2017 in a limited vinyl edition of 300 copies, the result of a collaboration between Lebanese label Ruptured and Portland-based indie label Beacon Sound.

Listen to an excerpt:

September 9th
DJ set by Ziad Nawfal at Wickerpark Music Festival 2017

The 7th edition of this outstanding Lebanese festival, set on the shores of the coastal city of Batroun, will feature concerts by Alko B., The Bunny Tylers, Kinematik and Who Killed Bruce Lee, among others.

[Facebook event here]

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September 9th
The Bunny Tylers: “Chance Meetings”
Album launch by Ruptured during Wickerpark Festival 2017

Ruptured releases the CD version of this Lebanese duo’s (Charbel Haber and Fadi Tabbal) 2nd album, recorded by renowned French producer Benoit de Villeneuve during the summer of 2017.

Listen to an excerpt:



September 13th

Postcards: “I’ll Be Here In The Morning”
Album launch by Ruptured at Beirut Open Space

Ruptured is proud to welcome in its roster exemplary indie folk quartet Postcards, for the release of the CD version of its latest album.

The launch will take place in recently-opened live venue Beirut Open Space, with a DJ set from Ziad Nawfal.

[Facebook event here]

Postcards


September 22nd
I Am Not A Robot vol. II
DJ night at Yukunkun Club, Beirut

The 2nd installment of this high-octane techno event, featuring the talents of Tamira Soufic, Ziad Nawfal and Essabbagh.

[Visual by Maria Kassab]

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October 1st
Munma / Mme Chandelier / Fadi Tabbal
Cine-concert “The Woman One Longs For” at Metropolis Cinema

Ruptured, Metropolis and Goethe Institute Lebanon collaborate on this newly commissioned cinemix for Curtis Bernhardt’s classic film from 1929, featuring three of Lebanon’s most talented experimental musicians.


Later in October 2017
Fadi Tabbal: Museum of Disappearing Buildings
Album release by Beacon Sound and Ruptured

Lebanese guitarist and producer Fadi Tabbal‘s breathtaking 2nd solo record, initially self-released on CD in 2015, is made available on vinyl by Ruptured and USA-based label Beacon Sound.

Listen to an excerpt and read the review by Fractured Air:
First Listen: ‘Crystal Palace’ by Fadi Tabbal

Fadi Tabbal

A radio show entirely devoted to the 7th edition of the Wickerpark Festival, taking place on September 9th, 2017, in Batroun, North Lebanon.

1. The Bunny Tylers: Mothers make murderers
2. The Bunny Tylers: I’ll make it up to you
3. Who Killed Bruce Lee: Enemy at the line
4. Who Killed Bruce Lee: Mastercraft
5. Kinematik: kelmeh oula
6. Hello Psychaleppo: Tarab dub
7. Al Rajul al Hadidi & Chyno: Zam zam
8. Al Rajul al Hadidi & Chyno: Shimmy shimmy ya
9. Hello Psychaleppo: Beirut
10. Kinematik: hhx (live at Tunefork)
11. Alko B: Charlie / and out
12. Alko B: Her heart gets to stay
13. The Bunny Tylers: It seems it all disappears

> Listen to the showruptures wickerpark 4 septembre

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Lebanese rock quartet KINEMATIK (Mme Chandelier, Rudy Ghafari, Roy Khazen and Akram Hajj) were the guests of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of their first album ALA’ for indie label Ruptured.

The interview was accompanied by several live studio performances of tracks from ALA’. Live sound by Fadi Tabbal.

Listen to the show: ruptures knmtk 6 mars

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Ruptured is releasing a limited CD+LP edition of mighty Lebanese rock band KINEMATIK‘s first album Ala’, on 11 March 2017 at Station Beirut.

// The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes here.

// Facebook event here.

// Listen to an excerpt:

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VAMPYR
A ciné-concert by Kinematik

Monday 6 February 2017, 8PM
Metropolis Empire Sofil, Achrafieh
Ticket: 15,000 LBP

This event is happening within the framework of the 23rd European Film Festival

VAMPYR
A film by Carl Theodor Dreyer
France/Germany, 1932, 75 min, in German with English subtitles

The strange adventures of Allan Gray, a young man whose studies of the Occult have distorted his perception of the real and the unreal.

KINEMATIK
Mme Chandelier: electric guitar
Rudy Ghafari: electronics & keyboards
Roy Khazen: electric bass
Akram Hajj: drums
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Kinematik is a Lebanese instrumental rock band, whose music blends elements of 70’s psychedelia, progressive rock and post-rock. Kinematik composes instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, strong melodic lines, a heavy use of distortion and effects, and reliance on electronics and synthesizers. Their first album Ala’ will be released by Lebanese indie label Ruptured on LP/CD in 2017.

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Facebook events here and here

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Lebanese indie musician Salim Naffah aka ALKO B was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of his first album “Sex Tapes”.

Alko also performed several songs from the album in the studio, accompanied by Camille Cabbabé (from Filter Happier) on guitar. Live sound by Fadi Tabbal.

Listen to the full show: ruptures alko 2

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