CHARIF MEGARBANÉ // Interview // 28 Dec 2008

Le musicien Libano-Canadien CHARIF MEGARBANÉ, leader du groupe HEROES & VILLAINS, était l’invité de l’émission DÉCALAGES, le Dimanche 28 Decembre sur 96.2FM. Il a présenté son premier album solo, “Concrete Abstracts Vol.1”, dont la sortie est prévue début 2009, un morceau inédit des HEROES & VILLAINS, une salve de jazz orchestral, de la pop 70’s, soul 60’s et un peu de hip-hop underground contemporain, tiens.

Ecouter:
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Track listing:
Charif Megarbané
Heroes & Villains
Charif Megarbané *2
Fifth Dimension
Heroes & Villains
Charif Megarbané *3
Candi Statton
Heroes & Villains
J-Dilla
The Fortune Tellers
Charif Megarbané *3
Heroes & Villains


CHRISTOPHE KATRIB aka CRISTOBAL // Ruptured Session // 22 Dec 2008

On Monday, December 22, Lebanese singer/songwriter CHRISTOPHE KATRIB aka CRISTOBAL performed some of his own compositions live in the studios of Radio Lebanon. This was an exclusive session for Radio Lebanon’s RUPTURES show, and the occasion to discover a truly outstanding young talent, who performs all too rarely.

Listen:
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[Photo by Tanya Traboulsi]

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YOUMNA SABA // Interview // 14 Dec 2008

Le Dimanche 14 Décembre, la chanteuse libanaise YOUMNA SABA était l’invitée de ‘Décalages’, sur les ondes de Radio Liban. Elle a présenté son premier album, ‘MIN AAFESH EL BEIT’, et annoncé le concert de lancement qui accompagnait la sortie du disque, le Mardi 16 Décembre, a la Crypte de l’Eglise St-Joseph.

Ecouter:
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Track listing:
Ani Di Franco
Barbara
Youmna Saba
Bon Iver
Emilie Simon
Youmna Saba
Sidsel Endresen
Tarwater
Youmna Saba
Fleet Foxes
Bjork (feat. Antony)
Youmna Saba


(2008 end-of-year lists) – CHRISTOPHE KATRIB

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Christophe Katrib: DJ, musician (Cristobal), photographer

“Although I haven’t purchased all the music I would have wanted to this year, I will write a list based on what I’ve been able to listen to, in and out, up and down, a couple might be from 2007 though… here it goes:”

Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever ago
– Ratatat: LP3

Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
– Passion Pit: Chunk of Change (EP)
Elbow: The seldom seen kid
– Yeasayer: All hour cymbals
Band of Horses: Cease to begin
The Helio Sequence: Keep your eyes ahead
TV on the Radio: dear science
Okkervil River: The Stand Ins
Destroyer: Trouble in Dreams

(2008 end-of-year lists) – CAROLINE TABET

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Caroline Tabet: photographer (Engram), designer, DJ

Francesco Tristano “auricle bio on”
Arnaud Rebotini “music components”
Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald “recomposed vol.3”
Murcof “the Versailles sessions”
Munma “unholy republic”
Headhunter “nomad”
Loco Dice “7 Dunham Place”
DFA presents Supersoul “nobody knows anything”
Cocoon Recordings “compilation H”
Grace Jones “hurricane”

(2008 end-of-year lists) – JAWAD NAWFAL

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Jawad Nawfal: musician, DJ, producer (Munma, AEX, Ae_Quo)

Sunken Foal “fallen arches”
Eero Johannes “lipton service boy”
Vibert & Simmons “rodulate”
Last Step “1961”
Portishead “third”
Benga “diary of an afro warrior”
Distance “repercussions”
Apparat “things to be frickeled”
Somatic Responses “digital darkness”
Larvae “loss leader

(2008 end-of-year lists) – YOUMNA SABA

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Youmna Saba: designer, musician

“Here is the list of this year’s albums that I think are worth mentioning, in no particular order.”

Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid
Rima Khsheish: Falak
Department of Eagles: In Ear Park
MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago

“Voila!”

EILEEN KHATCHADOURIAN // Interview // 8 Dec 2008

Le Lundi 8 Décembre, la chanteuse libanaise d’origine arménienne EILEEN KHATCHADOURIAN était l’invitée de l’émission ‘Ruptures Zoom Sur’, sur les ondes de Radio Liban 96.2FM. Elle présente son nouveau disque, MIDAN, un mélange de rock alternatif et de chanson traditionnelle Arménienne, en compagnie de son guitariste et co-producteur, MIRAN GURUNIAN.

Ecouter: 
eileen-8-dec-08-part-1 + eileen-8-dec-08-part-2


Track listing:
Eileen Khatchadourian *3
Siouxsie
Eileen Khatchadourian
White Stripes
Arctic Monkeys
Eileen Khatchadourian
Urga
Eileen Khatchadourian *2


[Photo de Tanya Traboulsi]

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(2008 end-of-year lists) – SERGE YARED

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Serge Yared: musician (Incompetents)

“Avec grand plaisir
Voila mes selections. As usual j’ai rajoute quelques trucs”

Top erm…. 16:

1- Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
2- TV on the Radio: Dear Science
3- Portishead: Third
4- Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
5- She & Him: Volume 1
6- Sparks: Exotic Creatures from the Deep
7- Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part One
8- Randy Newman: Harps and Angels
9-The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of Understatement
10- Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree
11- Willard Grant Conspiracy: Pilgrim Road
12- Hot Chip: Made in the Dark
13- Department of Eagles: In Ear Park
14- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!”
15- Brian Wilson: “That Lucky Old Sun”
16- Sebastien Tellier: “Sexuality”

Reissues:

1- Dennis Wilson: Ocean Pacific Blue
2- Nina Simone: To Be Free
3- Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll

Odds and Ends (various singles, iTunes only LPs or EPs, guilty pleasures and other niceties)

1- John Howard: “Songs from the Room Upstairs” and “More Song from the Room Upstairs” (iTunes Only)
2- The Bird and the Bee: “Live at the Palms” EP, “One Too Many Hearts” EP, “Please Clap You Hands” EP
3- Robert Wyatt/ Bertrand Burgalat/ Hot Chip: “Perfect Night” (single)
4- Various: Mojo’s “White Album Vol.1 + 2” compilations
5- Antony and the Johnsons: “Another World” (EP)
6- Various: “The Radio 1 Live Lounge” compilations

They’re good, yet they’re annoying because they’re over-hyped:

1- Black Kids
2- MGMT
3- Tings Tings

Best Concerts I saw in 2008:

1- Akron Family in Barcelona
2- Roisin Murphy in Barcelona (Sonar Festival)
3- Sparks’ extravaganza concerts: Plagiarism/ Lil Beethoven/ Exotic Creatures of the Deep in London (Islington)
4- Goldfrapp in Barcelona (Sonar Festival)
5- Sebastien Tellier in Beirut (Byblos Festival)


(2008 end-of-year lists) – NADINE KHOURI

I asked the main actors of this here blog (mostly musicians, of course, but also friends, family, support-givers…) to provide me with a list (5 to 20 albums) of their favorite records of the year.

The results are slowly coming in. There are surprises, resemblances, similarities, incongruous choices… I’ve left the responses intact, exactly as I received them, along with my friends’ comments. So here goes:

Nadine Khouri: musician

“Oui, bien sûr !
Évidemment, il me reste beaucoup de choses a découvrir, mais voici ma
liste d’albums que j’ai apprécié jusqu’à présent  🙂
xxxx”

(in no particular order)

F. Lunaire – Mondestrunken E.P
Elbow – Seldom Seen Kid
Anni Rossi – Afton E.P
Dark Captain Light Captain – Miracle Kicker
Dot Tape Dot – Tomavistas
Leila – Blood, Looms and Blooms
Max Richter – 24 Postcards in Full Colour
Tape – Luminarium
Shugo Tokumaru – Exit
Meanwhiles – Slow-Motion Summer
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling
Evangelista – Hello, Voyager
Portishead – Third
Jeremy Warmsley – How We Became
Adrian Crowley – Long Distance Swimmer
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
Emmylou Harris – All I Intended to Be
Get Well Soon – Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon