Posts Tagged ‘Fadi Tabbal’

Ruptured presents MUNMA & FADI TABBAL (The Incompetents, Bunny Tylers) in concert in Dawawine’s screening room

For the launch of Lebanese electronic artist Munma’s new album THREE VOICES

On Friday 3 June 2016,
1st concert at 7.30pm
2nd concert at 9pm

Entrance 10000LL
For information and reservation: 01-567705

More info:
THREE VOICES is the hotly anticipated first vinyl release from Jawad Nawfal aka Munma, a pioneer of Lebanon’s electronic/dance scene.
The album will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s, including digital download codes.
It is the second vinyl release from Lebanon’s alternative music label Ruptured, following RadioKVM’s ‘Issrar’ in 2014.

[This event is organized by Ruptured, in collaboration with Tunefork and Dawawine]


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Lebanese musician Miran Gurunian, aka GURUMIRAN, was the guest of Ruptures for an interview covering various aspects of his musical production, as well as the imminent release of his first solo album, “Aberrance”.

Listen to Part 1: 
ruptures gurumiran 17 july (part 1)
(Track list: Gurumiran / Gurumiran / John Grant / Miles Davis / Grant Green)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures gurumiran 17 july (part 2)
(Track list: Atoms For Peace / Gurumiran / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Gurumiran)



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Lebanese musicians Mayssa Jallad and Elie Abdelnour, aka folk duo SAFAR, were the guests of Ruptures for an interview and no less than four live performances of tracks taken from their first release, the “23 Kilograms” EP, as well as newer compositions. They were accompanied by Fadi Tabbal on guitar and various electronic contraptions.

Listen to Part 1: 
ruptures safar 15 june (part 1)
(Track list: Safar / Feist / The Beatles / SAFAR LIVE / Etta James)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures safar 15 june (part 2)
(Track list: Jamiroquai / SAFAR LIVE / Feist / Norah Jones & Andre 3000 / SAFAR LIVE / Fiona Apple / SAFAR LIVE)





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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Fadi Tabbal (producer, sound engineer & musician, The Incompetents / Scrambled EggsUnder The Carpet / Tunefork Recording Studios)

In no particular order:

– The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream
– Angel Olson: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
– Sun Kil Moon: Benji
– Mac Demarco: Salad Days
– Fennesz: Becs
– Perfume Genius: Too Bright
– Owen Pallett: In Conflict
– Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams
– Jackson C. Frank: S/t (reissue of the 1965 album)
– Iceage: Plowing In The Field Of Love



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Lebanese folk singer/songwriter Youmna Saba was the guest of Ruptures, for an interview and live performance showcasing the entirety of her third and latest album, ‘Njoum’.
She was accompanied by Lebanese musician & producer Fadi Tabbal on electric guitar and various sound treatments.

Listen to the full show and live performance: youmna saba ruptures


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Lebanese electro-pop duo LOOPSTACHE (Carl Ferneiné & Salim Naffah) were the guests of Ruptures, a few days prior to the launch of their first album, for an interview covering different aspects of their career and musical influences.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures loopstache (part 1)
(Loopstache / Loopstache / Scissor Sisters / Chromeo / The Beatles / Sister Sledge)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures loopstache (part 2)
(James Brown / Ray Charles / Loopstache / Loopstache)


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Lebanese folk singer/songwriter ELIE RAMLY was the guest of Ruptures for an exclusive interview and two live performances of tracks taken from his forthcoming EP, Beneath The Morning Sun.

Listen to Part 1: 
ruptures ramly (part 1)
(Track list: Ramly / Led Zeppelin / Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young / Ramly)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures ramly (part 2)
(Track list: RAMLY LIVE / Antony & The Johnsons / Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson / RAMLY LIVE / Sebastien Tellier / Ramly)


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Lebanese up-and-coming folk band POSTCARDS were the guests of Ruptures on Monday 11 November 2013, for an interview and some exclusive live performances.
The band released its first EP, Lakehouse, during the summer of 2013.

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
Ruptures Postcards (part 1) + Ruptures Postcards (part 2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

– Julia Sabra / vocals, ukulele & guitar
– Marwan Tohme / guitar & vocals
– Pascal Semerdjian / drums & backing vocals
– Rami Bechara / bass & backing vocals

You can listen to their gorgeous music here, as well:

[Pictures by Tanya Traboulsi]













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Lebanese rock band The Banana Cognacs were the guests of Ziad Nawfal’s weekly radio program Ruptures, for an interview and some exclusive live performances. The band released its first, self-titled EP in November 2012.

– Double A The Preacherman: vocals
– Angie Nassar: vocals
– Ghassan Khayyat: guitar
– Ramzi Bashour: guitar
– Johnny Seikaly: bass
– Mustapha Khaled: drums

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
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[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Banana Cognacs (*2) / Frank Zappa (Johnny’s choice) / The Verve (Ghassan’s choice) / BANANA COGNACS LIVE #1 / Broadcast (Angie’s choice) / The Beatles / BANANA COGNACS LIVE #2 / Lightnin’ Hopkins (Ramzi’s choice) / Syd Barrett (Mustapha’s choice) / BANANA COGNACS LIVE #3

[Pictures by Raymond Gemayel]

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Ziad Nawfal presents
CD release + live performances

Charbel Haber (featuring surprise guest)
Liliane Chlela


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



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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Lebanese rock quartet WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE (Wassim Bou Malham, guitar & vocals / Hassib Dergham, synths / Malek Rizkallah, drums / Pascal Sarkis, bass) were the guests of Ziad Nawfal’s weekly radio program Ruptures, for an interview and three exclusive live performances, to mark the release of their first, self-titled EP.

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
WKBL on Ruptures (part 1)WKBL on Ruptures (part 2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live #1] / Metronomy  (Hassib’s choice) / Eagles Of Death Metal (Malek’s choice) / Queens Of The Stone Age (Malek’s choice) / Who Killed Bruce Lee / WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live #2] / Tuneyards (Wassim’s choice) / Groundation (Pascal’s choice) / WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live #3] / Foals (Wassim’s choice)

[Pictures by Tanya Traboulsi]













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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.

Fadi Tabbal (producer, sound engineer & musician, The Incompetents / Under The Carpet / Youmna Saba)

– Dr. John: Locked Down
– Grizzly Bear: Shields
– Julia Holter: Ekstasis
– Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
– Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
– Beach House: Bloom
– Spiritualized: Sweet Light Sweet Heart
– The XX: Coexist
– Tame Impala: Lonerism
– Swans: The Seer
– Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
– Eric Chenaux: Guitar & Voice

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Of Men, Champagne and Victory Aside

A live audio-visual presentation by Maya CHAMI
With music by Fadi TABBAL

In collaboration with Ziad NAWFAL (Ruptured)

Presentation #1

On Sunday 16 December 2012, at 6.30pm
At ACT – Théâtre Monnot, Ashrafieh, Beirut
Entrance 5000 LL
For information, call 01-202422 between 3&7pm [except Mondays]

Presentation #2
On Thursday 20 December 2012, at 7.30pm
At Django Pub, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh
Entrance 5000 LL
[Followed by DJ sets from Serge Yared & Ziad Nawfal]
For information, call 01-567535 or 03-157535


‘Of Men, Champagne and Victory Aside’ consists of an audio-visual presentation, merging laptop-generated visuals and live music. It is a playful examination into the theme of the ‘victory sign’ in the Arab world, from the 1980’s to the present.
After examining archive material, endless possibilities of animating, overlaying and deconstructing of audio-visual clips are generated into a new moving image, liberated from the ‘flow’ of the media.
The outcome is a live audio-visual presentation based on a creation of remixed visuals and audio soundtracks.

Contact: mayachami@gmail.com

[This event is produced by AFAC, in collaboration with RUPTURED and TUNEFORK]


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A few days prior to the launch of their 1st album at Metro al-Madina in Beirut, the French / Lebanese / Swiss trio of Stéphane Rives (laptop), Fadi Tabbal (guitar & iPad) and Paed Conca (electric bass & clarinet), better known as Under The Carpet, were the guests of Ruptures 96.2FM for an interview and live performance.

They played two extended pieces, which can be heard by clicking on the links below:

UTC Ruptures (part 1)

> Track listing: Under The Carpet – Under The Carpet (live #1) – Paed Conca (solo)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

+ UTC Ruptures (part 2)

> Track listing: Imaginary Soundscapes – Under The Carpet (live #2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Produced and released by the Ruptured label, Under The Carpet’s CD can be found in various points of sale in Beirut:
Music Now (Hamra), Chico Video (Hamra) and Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil).

It is also available from Cargo Records UK:
http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/20154 (digital download)
http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/19938 (physical album)

[Photos for the radio session were taken by Rachel Tabet]

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