Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio // 04 October 2022

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens, featuring music from Lebanon and the UK. This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO.

1. Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal – Roots [LB]
2. Yara Asmar – Numbers Don’t Make Good Friends [LB]
3. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Reading 1 [LB]
4. Marc Codsi – Finding Home [LB]
5. Postcards – Keep the Elephant in The Room (with Serge Yared) [LB]
6. Elyse Tabet – We Slept Through the Day [LB]
7. Xlmxkhfi – Movement Song [LB]
8. Fadi Tabbal – Are Aquariums Moral [LB]
9. Marc Codsi – Hangar #12 [LB]
10. Xlmxkhfi – Black Beach [LB]
11. Postcards – Kozo [LB]
12. Mayssa Jallad & Khaled Allaf – Madina Min Baeed [LB]
13. Stress Distress – Different Currencies [LB]
14. Muslimgauze & The Rootsman – Fuck Yitzhak Rabin / Fuck Ehud Olmert [UK]



Photo by Nour Raad

Ziad Nawfal for Radio Alhara – Beacon Sound Takeover // 21 September 2022

Indie labels Ruptured and Beacon Sound have worked together since 2015, and we released our 6th collaboration in October 2022: Lebanese musicians Julia Sabra and Fadi Tabbal’s first full-length album Snakeskin.

For the occasion, we invited Andrew from Beacon Sound to take over our monthly residency at Radio Alhara. His mix showcases 3 tracks from this new album by Fadi and Julia, as well as excerpts from his label’s recent releases.

1. Rishin Singh – Saboteur (Edit)
2. Patricia Wolf – A Conversation With My Innocence
3. Location Services & Derek Hunter-Wilson – Strand
4. Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal – Signs
5. Fadi Tabbal – The Death Of Strangers
6. Justin Wright – Morning Is A Stray Thread
7. Rauelsson & Tatu Rönkkö – Kuvakudos
8. Location Services & Derek Hunter Wilson – Delicate Need (Starlight Assembly Remix)
9. Anthony Sahyoun – Heritage
10. Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal – One By One
11. Carlos Ferreira – Aimless Wandering
12. Dolphin Midwives – Idyll
13. Dominic Voz – City Currach
14. Sontag Shogun x Lau Nau – Hidas Laulu
15. Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal – In Our Garden
16. Yara Asmar – Thanks For Coming



Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio // 17 September 2022

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens, featuring music from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine and Jordan. This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO.

  1. Naujawanan Baidar – Midnight Procession / Blood Can’t Clean Blood [US]
  2. Tarkamt – The Silo [EG]
  3. Jawad Nawfal – Nawa Athar 0 [LB]
  4. Anthony Sahyoun – Irhamna (Amulets Remix) [LB/US]
  5. Daou – Regrets [LB]
  6. Safa – 1000 Months [LB]
  7. Sandy Chamoun – Siret el Ro3eb [LB]
  8. Muqata’a – Dirasat ‘Ulya [PS]
  9. Etyen & Salwa Jaradat – Galah Waji [LB/PS]
  10. Rust – Mawali [LB]
  11. Toumba – Floating On The Dead Sea [JO]
  12. TEDTEDTED – Dancerep [LB]
  13. Saint Abdullah – Blurring Of Management Theory [IR]
  14. Liliane Chlela – 2025 [LB]


Photo by Nour Raad

Ziad Nawfal for Movement Radio’s “Exploring Mediterranean Futures” // 15 February 2022

This mix was commissioned by Movement Athens for its radio festival “Exploring Mediterranean Futures” [Feb. 15-19, 2022], a 5-day radio festival focused on the sounds of the Mediterranean, searching for geographical and chronological connections through its culture, ideas and people.

Ziad Nawfal’s mix presents music recorded by various artists and bands from Beirut’s indie and experimental music scenes, between 2010 and 2021. A few of the tracks were officially released in some form or another, some of them are early drafts and demos, and a couple consist of live sessions recorded during Nawfal’s 35-year tenure at Beirut’s crumbling government station Radio Liban.

  1. Fadi Tabbal – After the Fire, Before the End [Unreleased]
  2. Charbel Haber & Sary Moussa – And Yet Another Romance on A Sinking Ship [V/A The Drone Sessions Vol. 1]
  3. Scrambled Eggs & A Trio – Beach Party at Mirna el Chalouhi (Diamond Setter’s Rework) [Unreleased]
  4. The Art of Boo – BoomKaboom [Unreleased]
  5. Safa – Dominant Gene [V/A Lost Archives]
  6. Jad Atoui – FDBCK [Unreleased]
  7. Tres Milliones Dolares – Jon Black [V/A Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music]
  8. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions of Worry [V/A Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music]
  9. Court Circuit (Osman Arabi & Heathen) – Ruptured Session February 2010 [Unreleased]
  10. Jawad Nawfal – Nawa Athar 0 (feat. Aya Metwalli) [V/A Istimrar Phase 1]
  11. Abed Kobeissy & Sary Moussa – A Simple Song About Weather & Murder [V/A Istimrar Phase 1]
  12. Aya Metwalli – Red Curtains Forever [Unreleased]
  13. Sharif Sehnaoui & Mazen Kerbaj – Ruptured Session April 2012 [Unreleased]
  14. Jana Saleh – Soupire [V/A Istimrar Phase 1]
  15. Julia Sabra – Three Days [V/A Istimrar Phase 1]
  16. Fadi Tabbal & Julia Sabra – Roots [V/A The Drone Sessions Vol. 1]
  17. Marc Codsi – Untitled #3 [Unreleased]
  18. Youmna Saba – Nafas [V/A Ruptured Sessions Vol. 6: For Beirut]
  19. Anthony Sahyoun – Two Foxes Trotting on A Lane in Qartaba [Unreleased]
  20. Radwan Ghazi Moumneh – Ya Dam’at Al ‘Ain [V/A Ruptured Sessions Vol. 4]



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

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 Guest Mix for Movement Radio // 04 January 2022

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens, featuring music from Lebanon, Indonesia and Germany. This mix was commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Center, and presented for the first time in the frame of MOVEMENT RADIO.

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]



Photo by Andrew Neerman

 

(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) – 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) – 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