(2021 end-of-year lists) – CEDRIK FERMONT

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.

CEDRIK FERMONT

– Tongue Depressor: Fiddle Music [vol. 7]
– Aisha Orazbayeva: Slow Change
– Dave Phillips: A Collection of Excuses
– Rastko Lazic: Sketches
– Leider: A Fog Like Liars Loving
– The Pond: Turchesi Miracolosi
– Pé: As Honor Was on Its Last Leg
– Various Artists: Noise à Noise 21​.​1
– Various Artists: Istimrar Phase 1
– Various Artists: We Continue on Our Journey Through the Universe


Ziad Nawfal for Movement Radio – VVVA Edition // 09 September 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – showcasing Lebanese digital electronic label VV-VA:

1. Charbel Haber & Jawad Nawfal – Across The River Styx
2. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Amber Color
3. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – At The Gay Bar Being Gay
4. Sharif Sehnaoui & Jawad Nawfal – Castle
5. Jawad Nawfal – Between Scylla and Charybdis
6. Anthony Sahyoun & Jawad Nawfal – February 2 pt.2
7. Jawad Nawfal – Nine Hundred Chariots
8. Mazen El Sayed & Jawad Nawfal – Liquid Sun
9. Jad Atoui – Signals
10. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Vice Versa
11. Mazen El Sayed & Jawad Nawfal – Pastless
12. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Courbe Lisse



[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 // TWO OR THE DRAGON // Dance Grooves For The Weary EP

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.

Order from Bandcamp HERE 

Also available from Amazon + Anghami + Apple Music + Bleep + Deezer + Spotify 



Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef // 10 March 2021

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)


Ruptured News // MUSIC RELIEF FOR BEIRUT #1: Berlin

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIRDEC // Ruptured Session // 10 Jan 2011

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.

Listen:
Cdrik Ruptures part 1 + Cdrik Ruptures part 2


Track listing:
Tetraplok
Axiome (C-drik & Olivier Moreau)
C-drik
Ammo
Kirdec