Ruptured + Beacon Sound Album Release // ANTHONY SAHYOUN // Proof By Infinite Descent

ARRIVING NOVEMBER 19:
First solo album by Lebanese musician Anthony Sahyoun, marking the launch of the ‘Corrosion Series’ by Ruptured Records in Beirut and Beacon Sound in Portland.

After making a name for himself over the last decade in Beirut’s vibrant contemporary music scene, Anthony Sahyoun unveils his solo debut, the evocative and atmospheric Proof By Infinite Descent. Using guitar, synthesizer and voice, Sahyoun tackles themes of mourning, accidental prophecy, and the new holy trinity of God, Capitalism, and Technology – all while mining the seams of experimental electronica and gravity-defying ambient music. Restless, haunting, at times breathtakingly beautiful, this is an album that seeks to rattle cages rather than soothe the comfortable.

Anthony Sahyoun co-founded instrumental rock outfit Kinematik in 2015, in the remote village of Reyfoun in the Lebanese mountains. To this day, the band has released three full-length albums entitled Ala’ (Ruptured, 2017), Murur Al-Kiram (Beacon Sound/Ruptured, 2020) and Al Jadi (Ruptured/Annihaya, 2021).
As a solo artist, Sahyoun works on electronic processing of acoustic elements, programming, drone and ambient music – his music has been described as “apocalyptic, rich and emotionally charged.” His first EP, Post Coital Tristesse, was released under the moniker Mme Chandelier by Ruptured in 2016.

Proof By Infinite Descent is the first installment in the “Corrosion Series”, a new project by longtime collaborators Ruptured and Beacon Sound that aims to showcase Beirut’s blast-resistant music scene, while building cultural connective tissue in a time of institutional corrosion.
To accompany the release of the album, Beacon Sound and Ruptured have commissioned two remixes of key album tracks, from Beirut-based producer Sary Moussa and Portland-based producer Amulets. Both remixes will be given away as bonus tracks with the purchase of the full album.

Limited transparent vinyl edition + digital release by Ruptured Records & Beacon Sound.

Order from Ruptured (ships from Europe) HERE
Order from Beacon Sound (ships from the US) HERE

Stream Sary Moussa’s remix HERE
Stream Amulets’ remix HERE 


LISTEN

Ziad Nawfal for Radio Ma3azef // 08 September 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis, featuring artists from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia and Canada:

1. Kinematik – Al Jadi (Capricorn)
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I [Anthony Sahyoun Remix]
3. NP [Anthony Sahyoun & Jad Atoui] – Anteater
4. Bergsonist – Aquatic Empathy
5. Khaled Omran – Arak
6. Calamita – Sidi Mansour
7. KOZO – Take On Kikutake
8. Omarchestra [Osman Arabi, Umut Çağlar, Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Maurice Louca, Sharif Sehnaoui, Sam Shalabi & Fadi Tabbal] – King Hassan
9. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra [Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Mazen Kerbaj, Malek Rizkallah, Sharif Sehnaoui & Raed Yassin] – Bedo’s Lullaby
10. Ilvy – Gargantua
11. Spoils & Servants – The Sea Inside


Ziad Nawfal with Wafa Khochen on Micro-Ondes // 29 June 2021

Quite the honor to be interviewed by Wafa Khochen for her weekly show Micro-Ondes.
We spoke about the early days of Ruptured Records, the creation of the label with Fadi Tabbal, our series of radio compilations, and recent spate of physical and digital releases.

1. Scrambled Eggs – Bleeding Nun (2006)
2. The Incompetents – Cannibal Blues (Ruptured Session, 2011)
3. Safar – Wa Namshi (2017)
4. Postcards – Revolvers (2018)
5. Interbellum – Ready to Dissolve (2018)
6. The Bunny Tylers – One of These Days (2017)
7. Munma – Muse (2016)


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Movement Radio 09 // 10 June 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s 9th monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – featuring music from Lebanon, Egypt, Indonesia, Germany, the UK, Canada and the USA:

1. Stellar Banger – Intro [LB/DE]
2. Two or The Dragon – Dance Grooves for The Weary (Part I) [LB]
3. Jawad Nawfal – Between Scylla And Charybdis [LB]
4. Liliane Chlela – Moukassarat [LB]
5. Rêves Sonores – Seers Theme [CA]
6. Fadi Tabbal – On the Escape Boat [LB]
7. Etyen & Khansa – Athoubu Fih [LB]
8. Dwarfs of East Agouza – Camel Toe [EG/CA/US]
9. Ambulance vs Ambulance – From 1804 To Bearpit [UK]
10. TEDTEDTED – Cama [LB]
11. Nur Jaber – Black Potion [LB]
12. Stephanie Merchak – Kabau (Senyawa Rework) [ID/LB]
13 Bana Haffar – Assimilation [LB]



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

Ruptured Label Mix for Radio Alhara’s Sonic Liberation Front #freepalestine // 04 June 2021

Ruptured Records Label Mix [2011-2021] – For RADIO ALHARA’s Sonic Liberation Front series:

1. Alko B – Some Things [Ruptured Session]
2. Postcards – Flying Saucers [Ruptured Session]
3. Charlie Rayne – Disposable Valentine [Ruptured Session]
4. Safar – Wa Namshi
5. The Bunny Tylers – It Seems It All Disappears
6. Kinematik – Al-Qulub Al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab La Tankaser
7. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato
8. Jad Atoui – Impulse [Ruptured Session]
9. Radiokvm – Alpha Apparatus
10. TEDTEDTED – Cama
11. Munma – Muse
12. Stellar Banger [Pablo Giw, Ali Hout, Abed Kobeissy and Joss Turnbull] – Sextant
13. Two or The Dragon – Dance Grooves for The Weary [excerpt]
14. Aya Metwalli – Istana [Senyawa Rework]
15. Fadi Tabbal – Crystal Palace
16. El Rass & Munma – Sanadet
17. Kid Fourteen – The Dancer


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Ma3azef // 26 May 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Ma3azef in Tunis:

1. Stellar Banger – Intro PREMIERE
2. Two or The Dragon – Dance Grooves for The Weary [excerpt] PREMIERE
3. Sharif Sehnaoui & Tony Elieh – Woe to Him [excerpt]
4. Liliane Chlela & Ziad Moukarzel – Dahr el Baydar [excerpt]
5. Anthony Sahyoun & Jad Atoui – Walls Don’t Blink [excerpt]
6. Fadi Tabbal & Julia Sabra – Roots
7. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Courbe Lisse
8. Charbel Haber & Sary Moussa – And Yet Another Romance on A Sinking Ship [excerpt]
9. Aya Metwalli & Nadia Daou – Saturnus [excerpt]


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 Movement Radio 06 // 11 March 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s 6th monthly mix for Movement Radio in Athens – featuring music from Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey and Indonesia:

1. Faten Kanaan – The North Wind [SY/PS/JO/LB]
2. Senyawa – Alkisah I (Anthony Sahyoun Remix) [LB]
3. Anthony Sahyoun – Two Foxes Trotting on A Lane in Qartaba [LB]
4. Charbel Haber – Beside A Monument to Whirling Nebulas of Murderers’ Fantasies, dressed in Sunday Best, Lay the Bodies of Docile Beasts [LB]
5. The Bunny Tylers – The Skies and Planets Over Stalingrad Days Before the Defeat [LB]
6. Fadi Tabbal – After the Fire, Before the End (feat. Julia Sabra) [LB]
7. Asaf Zeki Yüksel – Democracy Lessons [TR]
8. Marc Codsi – A Light [LB]
9. Senyawa – Istana (Jawad Nawfal Remix) [ID/LB]
10. NAR – Ma Tensa [LB]



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

Ruptured News // LUMEN PROJECT // BEIRUT MOON

LUMEN PROJECT // BEIRUT MOON – SATURDAY 13th of MARCH 2021
A longform experience with sound and image

Lumen Project (Sweden) will present performances by artists in Beirut, Lebanon // with a sonic + visual response from Malmö, Sweden featuring:
Albin // Jad Atoui // Vincent Bahar // Yasmine El Baramawy // Liliane Chlela // Nadia Daou (Nãr) // Tony Elieh // Charbel Haber // Mathias Landæus // Nathan Larson // Aya Metwalli // Ziad Moukarzel // Sary Moussa // Jawad Nawfal // Julia Sabra // Anthony Sahyoun // Sharif Sehnaoui // Fadi Tabbal // Elyse Tabet //

FREE FOR ALL — DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED and will be shared among the participating artists

Initiated and realized by Lumen Project, in collaboration with Ruptured and Tunefork
Producers: Ziad Nawfal, Lina Enqvist, Maria Lyth, Erik Sandberg and Nathan Larson
Graphic design by Caroline Igel
Photography by Lujain Jo and Erik Sandberg
Editing by Erik Sandberg and Nathan Larson
With support from Musikverket

Ruptured Album Release // THE DRONE SESSIONS Vol. 1 – Live at Tunefork Studios

NEW FROM RUPTURED ON MARCH 19th.

The Drone Sessions vol. 1 – Live at Tunefork Studios
In partnership with Nathan Larson and Lumen Project (Stockholm)


Featuring brand new music from Fadi Tabbal & Julia SabraAnthony Sahyoun & Jad AtouiElyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal Charbel Haber & Sary MoussaAya Metwalli & Nadia DaouSharif Sehnaoui & Tony EliehLiliane Chlela & Ziad Moukarzel.

Mastered by Cedrik Fermont at Syrphe, Berlin. Design by Nour Raad.

Order from Bandcamp HERE

Also available from BoomkatiTunes + Deezer + Spotify + Anghami


All photos by Lujain Jo at Tunefork Studios.
Both audio and video material is going to be the subject of a live broadcast by Lumen Project, on March 13, 2021.