(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)

– 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”

(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.

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.

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
The Fortune Tellers
Charif Megarbané *3
Heroes & Villains