NEW FROM RUPTURED ON MAY 21st.
A double EP release from TWO OR THE DRAGON & STELLAR BANGER
Two or The Dragon is the Lebanese duo of Abed Kobeissy (buzuq, effects, drum machine) and Ali Hout (floor-tom, kick drum, Iranian daf, paper clips).
“Dance Grooves For The Weary” is based on a solo composition by Abed Kobeissy, written and performed for the “Morphine x Beirut” fundraiser in October 2020, re-arranged and adapted for duo by Two or The Dragon in December 2020.
Recorded and mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.
Mastered by Cedrik Fermont at Syrphe, Berlin.
Artwork by Jana Traboulsi.
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Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – SENYAWA REDUX
A mix of tracks by Indonesian art-rock duo Senyawa from the last decade, including several excerpts from digital compilation “Alkisah Remixed”, released in February 2021 by Beirut labels Ruptured & Annihaya:
1. Senyawa – Fasih
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I (Cedrik Fermont Remix)
3. Stephen O’Malley & Senyawa – Bima dan Ular Naga, Part I
4. Senyawa – Di Kala Sudah
5. Senyawa – Istana (Aya Metwalli Remix)
6. Senyawa – Gugur
7. Senyawa – brønshøj 4
8. Senyawa – Kekuasaan (Anthony Sahyoun Remix) [Unreleased]
9. Senyawa – Kembali Ke Dunia (Return to The World)
10. Senyawa – Kabau (Stephanie Merchak Ambient Remix)
11. Wukir Suriyadi – Solo Performance in Bali
12. Senyawa – Kiamat (Jana Saleh Remix)
In the aftermath of the August 4th explosion in Beirut, which left several hundred people dead, thousands injured, and resulted in city-wide material damage, several labels and platforms have started releasing compilations in support of the crisis.
Berlin-based label Syrphe Records, a platform for experimental and noise music from Asia and Africa, put out four compilations entitled Retrieving Beirut, with music by 94 acts from 40 countries. Featured genres include ambient, drone, techno, prog rock and industrial. Proceeds will be offered to one or more Lebanese charities.
Read Scene Noise‘s review of Retrieving Beirut here.
Buy Retrieving Beirut here.
Lebanese musician Rabih Beaini released The Sacred Rage on his label Morphine Records. The 12-track compilation features new tracks by the likes of German musicians Monolake and Rashad Becker, Lebanese musicians ‘A’ Trio, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, and Beaini himself. All proceeds will go to organisations working on the ground in Beirut.
Read CDM’s review of The Sacred Rage here.
Buy The Sacred Rage here.
Solidarity With Beirut from the Berlin-based label Habibi Funk features seven cuts by artists from Beirut, including Roger Fakhr, revered band Ferkat Al Ard and Munir Khauli, whose track, “Heik Ha Nishtghil?,” was recorded in the mid-’80s. All proceeds from the compilation will go to the Lebanese Red Cross.
Read Scene Noise‘s review of Solidarity With Beirut here.
Buy Solidarity With Beirut here.
Belgian xxperimental musician & producer CEDRIK FERMONT aka KIRDEC was the first guest of RUPTURES in 2011, for a live performance and extensive interview, detailing the processes of his approach in various fields of electronic music.
Cdrik Ruptures part 1 + Cdrik Ruptures part 2
Axiome (C-drik & Olivier Moreau)