Ziad Nawfal’s Hisstology Compendium, Part 2 // 17 March 2021

A “HISSTOLOGY” COMPENDIUM FOR RADIO ALHARA: VOL. 2, 2014-2017

With an unparalleled discography of over 80 full-length albums since 2005, Charif Megarbane is the prolific Lebanese producer and multi-instrumentalist behind Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Heroes & Villains, Twyn Towers and Monumental Detail, among others.

Here is the 2nd part of a three-part tribute to his music(s), effortlessly strolling from acoustic folk, free jazz and Saharan blues to cinematic soul, grainy funk and old European film scores.



Excerpts from the following albums:

– La Fonte Des Glaces
– La Montée Des Eaux
– Libans De Reves OST
– “Plays” Brothers Nylon (Extra Hissy Tape)
– De l’Usage Des Crampons Sur Terrain Glissant
– The Forgotten Boomerang
– Asleep At The Switch
– Grands Pays
– Petits Pays
– All By Mistake
– Fortune Tellin’ EP
– Before The Film
– Après Le Film
– Les Sourdes Oreilles

Ziad Nawfal’s Hisstology Compendium, Part 1 // 17 February 2021

A “HISSTOLOGY” COMPENDIUM FOR RADIO ALHARA: VOL. 1, 2009-2013

With an unparalleled discography of over 80 full-length albums since 2005, Charif Megarbane is the prolific Lebanese producer and multi-instrumentalist behind Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Heroes & Villains, Twyn Towers and Monumental Detail, among others.

Here is the first part of a three-part tribute to his music(s), effortlessly strolling from acoustic folk, free jazz and Saharan blues to cinematic soul, grainy funk and old European film scores.



Excerpts from the following albums:

– Anatomy Of A Moment: Infants-Children-Teenagers
– Concrete Abstracts
– Innertimes/Outerspace
– Plays Fayrouz
– Ya3tik el 3afieh
– Ghost Notes In Between
– Like Morning To The Insomniac
– 4/4 x 10
– In The Land Of A Thousand Snares
– œ
– Monumental Detail
– Fish Fingers
– Kachumbari
– As The Suntanned Shared A Toast
– Ruptured Sessions Vol. 6: For Beirut

Ruptures Radio Show // 01 April 2020

Featuring musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Sweden, France & the USA:

1. Kid Fourteen – Drifter [2020]
2. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle On Death Pawns [2015]
3. Muqata’a – Ma Lam Yuqal [2018]
4. Sary Moussa – In Praise Of Shadows [2020]
5. Brothers Of Heliopolis – Inner Source [2019]
6. The Submarine Chronicles – Gin Ripples [2020]
7. Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram [2020]
8. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – Bedo’s Lullaby [2015]
9. Aya Metwalli – Ya Qarawan [2019] PREMIERE
10. Marc Codsi – Encounters II [2019]
11. Youmna Saba – Nafas [2018]
12. Fadi Tabbal – The Death Of Strangers [2018]
13. Subchamber Ensmble – Skate Park Fauna [2019]
14. Rise 1969 – Autonomic Neuropathy [2019]
15. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [2018]


Ruptures Radio Show // December 2018

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Morocco and France:

1. Interbellum – Ready to dissolve
2. Postcards – Revolvers
3. Alko B – Elephant in the room [Ruptured session, to be released Xmas 2018]
4. Mme Chandelier – Exodus
5. Oiseaux-Tempete + Bunny Tylers – The little known ending fading away [Live]
6. Munma – Eole
7. Kid Fourteen – Ice in my eyes
8. Cosmic Analog Ensemble – Phoenician rose
9. Heroes & Villains – The rest is history
10. Tapeman No. 1 – Le coeur sec
11. Ziad Qoulaii Allstars – Mystique [Unreleased]
12. Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca & Tamer Abu Ghazaleh – Nefsif akli
13. Panstarrs – Dor el fo2 [Unreleased]


(2012 end-of-year lists) – CHARIF MEGARBANE

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.

Charif Megarbane (musician, Cosmic Analog Ensemble / Heroes & Villains)
http://hisstology.bandcamp.com/

– Allessandro Alessandroni: Romance And Drama
– Kaidi Tatham: Various releases
– Pond: Beards, Wives, Denim
– Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Chamber Music
– Janko Nilovic: Rythmes Contemporains
– Broadcast: Various releases
– Large Professor: Unreleased instrumentals

Memorable 2012 choruses:

– Bat For Lashes: “Laura”
– Tame Impala: “Why Won’t They Talk To Me”
– F. Gibbs & Madlib feat. BJ The Chicago Kid: “Shame”

Ruptured Live // HEROES & VILLAINS + COSMIC ANALOG ENSEMBLE // Django

Featuring Charif MEGARBANE & Dominique SALAMEH
Playing multiple acoustic & electronic instruments
Accompanied by several surprise guests



(2011 end-of-year lists) – CHARIF MEGARBANE

I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…

Charif Megarbane: producer, musician (Heroes & Villains, Cosmic Analog Ensemble)

– Piero Piccioni: various
– Damu The Fudgemunk: various
– Tame Impala: Innerspeaker
– Omar Khorshid: various
– Roc Marciano: Marcberg
– Dorris Bochaberi: various
– Freddie Gibbs: Thuggin’
– Joe Hisaishi: various
– Staff Benda Bilili: Tres Tres Fort
– Cosmic Analog Ensemble: unreleased tracks

CHARIF MEGARBANÉ // Ruptured Session // 7 Nov 2011

Lebanese musician CHARIF MEGARBANÉ, of COSMIC ANALOG ENSEMBLE and HEROES & VILLAINS, was the guest of Ruptures for an interview and live performance.

Listen:
Charif Megarbane (part 1) + Charif Megarbane (part 2)


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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:
charif-megarbane-decalages-30-dec-part-1 + charif-megarbane-decalages-30-dec-part-2


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