This Revolution Will Be Televised – Ziad Nawfal’s podcast for hcmf’20 // 22 November 2020

In this hour-long missive, DJ and curator Ziad Nawfal highlights unreleased and rare music from prominent Lebanese musicians, bringing together ‘realms of experimental and electronic music’ as featured during his time at Irtijal Festival, in his work with the Ruptured record label, and on his long-running shows on Radio Lebanon.
Nawfal’s podcast includes conversations with these artists, providing an oral history of Beirut’s legendary underground:

GHASSAN SALHAB Revolution Intro (sound capture)
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1. FADI TABBAL – After the fire, before the end (feat. Julia Sabra)
2. YOUMNA SABA – Al Arqām
3. “A” TRIO – b
4. CHARBEL HABER – Beside a monument to whirling nebulas of murderers’ fantasies, dressed in Sunday best, lay the bodies of docile beasts + Charbel Haber on Radio Lebanon, Beirut
5. MARC CODSI – Invocation I
6. AYA METWALLI – Matkhafsh menni + Aya Metwalli on Radio Lebanon, Beirut
7. RADWAN GHAZI MOUMNEH – Qaluli + Radwan Ghazi Moumneh on Radio Lebanon, Beirut
8. SHARIF SEHNAOUI – Overdance
9. TWO OR THE DRAGON – Prelude for the triumphant man [Part 1]
10. JAD ATOUI – FDBCK
11. JAWAD NAWFAL & MAZEN EL-SAYED – Pastless
12. ANTHONY SAHYOUN – Two foxes trotting on a lane in Qartaba + Anthony Sahyoun on Radio Lebanon, Beirut
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Read more about the podcast and Beirut’s Musicians Relief Fund here.

Ziad Nawfal for Movement Radio Mix 01 // 08 November 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s 1st monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – with a focus on alternative music from Lebanon:

1. Kinematik – Murur al-kiram
2. Sharif Sehnaoui – N [live at radio liban]
3. Jad Atoui – Signals
4. Munma – Three voices
5. Charbel Haber – We dream in the sun we tan when we can
6. Youmna Saba – Nafas [live at radio liban]
7. Osman Arabi – The xi masks of the faceless one [live at radio liban]
8. Fadi Tabbal – The new and improved guide to birdwatching vol.3
9. Sary Moussa – In praise of shadows
10. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions of worry [excerpt]
11. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [live at radio liban]



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

Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 14 October 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis – featuring music from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, the USA and Canada:

1. Fadi Tabbal – The New and Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.3 [LB]
2. Abadir – Liminal [EG]
3. Anthony Sahyoun & Jawad Nawfal – January 19 [LB]
4. Aya Metwalli – Matkhafsh Menni [EG]
5. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [LB]
6. Jad Atoui – Impulse [LB]
7. Shinigami San – FGTN [TN]
8. Safa – Particle Filtering Through A Great Elastic Wave [LB]
9. NP – Grinning Through Dust [LB]
10. Tashweesh – Untitled [PS]
11. The Dwarfs of East Agouza – Clean Shahin [EG/CA/US]


Ruptured Sessions Mix for Radio Alhara // 21 August 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s guest mix for Radio Alhara, featuring selections from all 6 volumes of “The Ruptured Sessions” [2008-2019]:

1. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [2012]
2. Fareeq El Atrash – Njoom `Am Te’rab [2009]
3. The Incompetents – Cannibal Blues [2011]
4. Intensive Care – Another You [2010]
5. White Trees – The Game of Love [2010]
6. Charbel Haber – Building A Nest [2008]
7. Sandmoon – Dead of Jericho [2010]
8. Charlie Rayne – Madeleines [2013]
9. Postcards – Flying Saucers [2018]
10. Youmna Saba feat. Fadi Tabbal – Tehfi [2008]
11. Safar – Overlove [2015]
12. Alko B – Some Things [2019]
13. Cosmic Analog Ensemble – Early Embankment [2011]
14. The Wanton Bishops – Whoopy [2013]
15. Who Killed Bruce Lee – Pool Party [2013]
16. Mashrou’ Leila – Im Bimbillila7 [2009]
17. Kinematik – Lalochezia [2017]


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Alhara // 23 April 2020

A one-hour mix for Radio Alhara in Palestine, with alternative, electronica and experimental tracks by artists from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine:

1. Love & Revenge – Allo? [2017]
2. DJ Sotusura – Al Hara [2019]
3. Muqata’a – Faltakon [2018]
4. Karkhana – Nafas [2016]
5. Jerusalem In My Heart – Bein Ithnein [2018]
6. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]
7. Jawad Nawfal – STO On A VHS [2019]
8. Kinematik – Al-Qulub al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab la Tankaser [2020]
9. Praed – El Khawaga [2018]
10. Serge Yared – The State of The Union [2020] PREMIERE
11. Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows [2020]
12. Aya Metwalli – Fein Enta [2017]
13. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [2020]
14. PanSTARRS – Dor Elfo2 [2020]
15. Kid Fourteen – Everybody Wants A Strong Man [2019]
16. El Rass – El Akh Men Weyn? [2016]
17. Al Rajul Al Hadidi – Qossat Al Tapline [2018]


Ruptured Live // Mondkopf, Charbel Haber, Frédéric D. Oberland & Contre Ciel // Beirut Open Space

Ruptured & Beirut Open Space present

“THEY PROMISED US A BRIGHT FUTURE”

A Live Happening Featuring:

// GOOD LUCK IN DEATH //

(Mondkopf & Charbel Haber – Duo)

// FRÉDÉRIC D. OBERLAND​ //

(Oiseaux-Tempête – Solo)

// STÉPHANE PIGNEUL aka CONTRE CIEL //

(Oiseaux-Tempête – Solo)

// MONDKOPF //

(DJ set)

+ Release of Oiseaux-Tempête & The Bunny Tylers‘ Live CD on Ruptured

LIVE AT BEIRUT OPEN SPACE

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018, 8PM

TICKETS 25000LL


Ruptured Album Release // THE BUNNY TYLERS // Chance Meetings

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.


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Ruptured Live // THE BUNNY TYLERS Launch Concert // Ono Hub

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 – 8.30 pm
at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

The BUNNY TYLERS is a collaboration between Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs, Malayeen, Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra) and Fadi Tabbal (The Incompetents, Under The Carpet, Safar), aimed at the exploration of different guitar bowing techniques and celebrating the smell of cold tobacco, cheap aftershave, eternal sunsets and surfer suicides.

They will perform at Ono The Music Hub on the occasion of the release of the Bunny Tylers’ first album, “Glitches & Drones 2013-2016”, for Lebanese alternative label Ruptured.


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ABOUT FADI TABBAL

Musician, producer and sound engineer, known for his numerous contributions to Beirut’s alternative music scene by way of the specialized studio he opened in 2006, Tunefork. Tabbal’s work as an engineer at Tunefork has secured its reputation as one of the most prominent studios in Beirut; the majority of the city’s alternative acts have passed through its doors. Fadi is a member of several Lebanese bands, including rock groups The Incompetents and Bunny Tylers, as well as experimental trio Under the Carpet. He collaborates frequently with singer/songwriter Youmna Saba, folk bands Safar and Ramly, and is a guest player on albums by oriental duo Praed and folk singer Sandmoon, among others. As a solo artist, he has released three albums entitled “On the Rooftop Looking Up” (Self-released 2013), “Museum of Disappearing Buildings” (Self-released 2015) and “How’s Annie” (Ruptured, 2016).


ABOUT CHARBEL HABER

Lebanese rock musician, performer and composer, straddling the uneasy genres of experimental post-rock and ambient soundscapes. Co-founder and member of longstanding Lebanese post-rock group Scrambled Eggs, Haber’s work encompasses a wide range of disciplines and styles including film, video art and theater, both as a solo artist and as a member of Scrambled Eggs, Malayeen and the Johnny-Kafta Anti Vegetarian Orchestra collective. As a solo artist, he has collaborated with various visual artists and composed music for a variety of film and theater performances, both in his native Lebanon and abroad. Haber has released over a dozen albums with Scrambled Eggs (for labels Incognito, Ruptured and Johnny Kafta’s Kids Menu), two solo albums (for Al-Maslakh and Discrepant), as well as several one-off collaborations over a variety of supports including vinyl, CD and cassette.


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Ruptured Live // The Ruptured Sessions Vol.5 Launch Concert // Yukunkun

Ziad Nawfal presents
THE RUPTURED SESSIONS, VOLUME 5
CD release + live performances

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Charbel Haber
Liliane Chlela
RadioKVM

DJ SET BY:
Caroline

On Thursday 21 March 2013, starting 9pm
At Yukunkun, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh, Beirut


ABOUT THE CD

The Ruptured Sessions is a series of live recordings produced by Lebanese radio host Ziad Nawfal in the studios of Radio Lebanon. The sessions take place during Nawfal’s weekly program Ruptures, with musicians from Beirut’s alternative scene and elsewhere.

Volume 5 documents the city’s younger wave of electronic composers, and features performances from the likes of Jad Atoui, Liliane Chlela, Mocques and RadioKVM. Also included are recordings from American experimental musician Robert Lowe (in his Lichens guise); up-and-coming international projects Praed and Under The Carpet; as well as an exclusive duo of Lebanese guitarist extraordinaire Charbel Nicolas Haber and Canadian sound-maker Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.

The sessions for Volume 5 were recorded in Beirut by sound engineer and musician Fadi Tabbal; and subsequently mastered in Berlin by Belgian artist and producer C-drík, who also worked on Ruptured releases El Rass and Under The Carpet.


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(2012 end-of-year lists) – CHARBEL HABER

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Charbel Haber (musician, Scrambled Eggs / Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra)
https://soundcloud.com/charbel-haber

– Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
– Eric Chenaux & Radwan Ghazi Moumneh: Sentimental Moves LP
– Rhodri Davies: Wound Response LP
– A-Trio: Music To Our Ears
– Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke & Oren Ambarchi: Imikuzushi
– Swans: The Seer
– Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
– Hot Chip: In Our Heads
– Grimes: Visions
– Fushitsusha: Mabushii Itazura Na Inori