ZIAD NAWFAL // MusicMap Soundscape 015 // June 2018

MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“This month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”


Track listing:
1. El Rass & Munma – Kashghara (Adam, Darwin & The Penguin, 2015)
2. Kinematik – Lalochezia (Ala’, 2017)
3. Calamita – FTC (Calamita, 2018)
4. Fadi Tabbal – Crystal Palace (Museum of Disappearing Buildings, 2015)
5. Youmna Saba – Nafas (Njoum, 2014)
6. Jad Atoui – Zikr (Unreleased track, 2016)
7. The Bunny Tylers – Mothers Make Murderers (Glitches & Drones, 2016)
8. Kid Fourteen – It’s A Lovely Night (Dream Kids Never Sleep, 2016)
9. Scrambled Eggs – Building A Nest (Unreleased track, 2013)
10. KOZO 構造 – Don’t Leave, Kurokawa! (Beirut Wave Three, 2017)
11. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato (Post Coital Tristesse, 2016)
12. Radiokvm – Alpha Apparatus (Issrar, 2014)
13. Stephanie Merchak – Und Meine Antwort War Nein (Eine Frage, 2018)
14. Munma – Cadavre Exquis (Three Voices, 2016)


Ruptures Radio Show // WICKERPARK ’17 // 9 Sept 2017

A radio program showcasing the 7th edition of Wickerpark Festival, taking place on September 9th, 2017, in Batroun, North Lebanon.

1. The Bunny Tylers: Mothers make murderers
2. The Bunny Tylers: I’ll make it up to you
3. Who Killed Bruce Lee: Enemy at the line
4. Who Killed Bruce Lee: Mastercraft
5. Kinematik: kelmeh oula
6. Hello Psychaleppo: Tarab dub
7. Al Rajul al Hadidi & Chyno: Zam zam
8. Al Rajul al Hadidi & Chyno: Shimmy shimmy ya
9. Hello Psychaleppo: Beirut
10. Kinematik: hhx (live at Tunefork)
11. Alko B: Charlie / and out
12. Alko B: Her heart gets to stay
13. The Bunny Tylers: It seems it all disappears


KINEMATIK // Ruptured Session // 6 March 2017

Lebanese rock quartet KINEMATIK (Mme Chandelier, Rudy Ghafari, Roy Khazen and Akram Hajj) were the guests of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of their first album ALA’ for indie label Ruptured. The interview was accompanied by several live studio performances of tracks from ALA’, with Fadi Tabbal on sound engineering duties.


Ruptured Live // KINEMATIK “Vampyr” Cinemix // Metropolis Cinema

Ruptured presents VAMPYR
A ciné-concert by Kinematik
Monday 6 February 2017, 8PM
Metropolis Empire Sofil, Achrafieh

A film by Carl Theodor Dreyer
France/Germany, 1932, 75 min, in German with English subtitles
The strange adventures of Allan Gray, a young man whose studies of the Occult have distorted his perception of the real and the unreal.


KINEMATIK
Mme Chandelier: electric guitar
Rudy Ghafari: electronics & keyboards
Roy Khazen: electric bass
Akram Hajj: drums
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Kinematik is a Lebanese instrumental rock band, whose music blends elements of 70’s psychedelia, progressive rock and post-rock. Kinematik composes instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, strong melodic lines, a heavy use of distortion and effects, and reliance on electronics and synthesizers. Their first album Ala’ will be released by Lebanese indie label Ruptured on LP/CD in 2017.


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Ruptures Radio Show // 31 December 2016

Saturday 31 December 2016, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Alko B: Her heart gets to stay (lb)
2. Interbellum: Somersaults (lb)
3. Who Killed Bruce Lee: Enemy at the line (lb)
4. Scrambled Eggs: Building a nest (lb)
5. Bunny Tylers: Mothers make murderers (lb)
6. Fadi Tabbal: How’s Annie [Edit] (lb)
7. Munma: Muse (lb)
8. Mme Chandelier: Minimal potato (lb)
9. Kinematik: Aawaynat nazar (lb)
10. Kid Fourteen: I get around all day (lb)
11. Jad Atoui: Tension (lb)
12. Zuli: Robotic jabs in 4D (eg)
13. Aya Metwalli: Manyaka (eg)
14. El Rass: El akh men weyn? (lb)


(2016 end-of-year lists) – KINEMATIK

We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.

KINEMATIK 

Tim Hecker – Love Streams
Anohni – Hopelessness
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Munma – Three Voices
Szun Waves – At Sacred Walls
The Heliocentrics – From The Deep
The Gaslamp Killer – Instrumentalepathy
Charbel Haber – Of Palm Trees And Decomposition
Ben Frost – The Wasp Factory
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Fadi Tabbal – How’s Annie


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