Ruptures Radio Show // 21 October 2019

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] featuring artists from Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Egypt:

1. El Rass & Munma – Batalkon meyt [2019]
2. Zalfa – Ma sar [2019]
3. Postcards – Fossilized [2019]
4. Kozo – Hiroshima peace memorial [2019]
5. Sandmoon – Fiery O [2019]
6. Pól – We run [2019]
7. Blue Comme Moi – Pro sol [2019]
8. Alko B – Some things [2019]
9. Zeid Hamdan, Tanjaret Daghet + Elmorabba3 – Zekrayat [2019]
10. Bord – Shadows [Sofar Sounds session, Aug. 2018]
11. Frida – Ya sadiqi [2019]
12. Maurice Louca – Al Khawaga [2018]
13. Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler – Tumbleweed 1 [2019]
14. Muqataa – Faltakon [2018]
15. Stress Distress – It’s the same exit + Mariatorget [2019]
16. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]


Ruptures Radio Show // February 2019 [Part 2]

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Armenia and Egypt:

1. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [from “A New World”, March 2019]
2. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Discourse [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
3. Maurice Louca – Laika [from “Elephantine”, 2019]
4. Panstarrs – Dor el fo2 [demo, 2017]
5. Two or the Dragon – Addiction To Heartache [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
6. Kozo – Osaka 70 [forthcoming in 2019]
7. Khoum – Ke [from “Serm”, 2018]
8. Tarkamt – Et Sic In Infinitum [from “Live at the Necropolis”, 2017]
9. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [from V/A “Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music”, 2018]
10. Zuli – Nari (feat. Abyusif, Mado $am, Abanob & R-Rhyme) [from “Terminal”, 2018]
11. Safa – Ward [from “The Subtleties Of Elevated Things”, 2018]
12. Sharif Sehnaoui – Double Standard [from V/A “Uchronia”, 2018]
13. Stress Distress – The Jetty [from “The Quiet Zone”, 2019]
14. Fadi Tabbal – My Doll [from “Music For The Lonely Vol.1”, 2018]


Ruptures Radio Show // 30 July 2018

Featuring artists from Lebanon, Egypt, Armenia, France, Canada & the USA

1. Heroes & Villains: Snake and feather (lb)
2. Cosmic Analog Ensemble: S’aventurer (lb)
3. Interbellum: Another day (lb)
4. The New Year: Snow (us)
5. Kid Fourteen: Blood-thick silence (lb)
6. Toni Geitani: Raboukom (lb)
7. Aya Metwalli: Manyaka (eg)
8. Nadah el-Shazly: Afqid ad dakhira (eg)
9. El Rass & Munma: Return of the penguin (lb)
10. Khoum: Sem (am)
11. Marc Codsi: Invocation 1 (lb)
12. The Bunny Tylers: Hello your grace (lb)
13. Oiseaux-Tempete & The Bunny Tylers: The little-known ending fading away (fr/lb)
14. Dwarfs Of East Agouza: Rats don’t eat synthesizers (us/eg/ca)


LUMI // Interview // 6 July 2015

Lebanese musicians Mayaline Hage and Marc Codsi, from electro-rock duo LUMI, were the guests of Ruptures for an interview covering various aspects of their respective music careers, as well as preparations for their upcoming concert at Metro al-Madina.

Listen: ruptures lumi 6 july (part 1) + ruptures lumi 6 july (part 2)


Track listing:
Lumi
Michael Nyman
Nirvana
Sonic Youth
Joe Meek
John Lennon
Lumi *2
Clinic


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(2011 end-of-year lists) – MARC CODSI

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

Marc Codsi: producer, musician (Zeid & The Wings, formerly with Scrambled Eggs, Lumi, The Incompetents…)

– James Blake: Self-titled
– Camille: Ilo Veyou
– Radiohead: The King Of Limbs
– M83: Saturdays=Youth
– Tuneyards: Whokill
– Nicolas Jaar: Space Is The Only Noise
– Amon Tobin: ISAM

MARC CODSI // Ruptured Session // 30 Aug 2010

Lebanese musician Marc Codsi (Zeid & The Wings, The Incompetents, Lumi, ex-Scrambled Eggs) caught on Ruptures, for an interview and improvised live performance.

Listen: Track 01 + Track 02


Track listing:
Scrambled Eggs
Marc Codsi
Lumi
RGB
Zeid & The Wings
My Bloody Valentine
Jacques Brel


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

Review // Scrambled Eggs // Dedicated to Foes Celebrating Friends

[January 2009]

SCRAMBLED EGGS: Dedicated To Foes Celebrating Friends (Incognito, 2009)

Hot on the heels of the haunted soundtrack they’ve created for the Joreige/Hadjithomas film ‘Je Veux Voir’, Lebanese punk icons Scrambled Eggs end their busy year with this “modest” 2-song release, which does however hold a host of surprises.

The year 2008 saw the Eggs part ways with their guitarist, Marc Codsi, an active contributor to the band’s sound since 2001. Codsi’s tumultuous departure, in addition to the wealth of experience gathered from working with various musicians throughout the year, infiltrate the tracks featured here, and lend them a primal, DIY quality. The sophistication of the ‘Je Veux Voir’ soundtrack is eschewed in favor of a raw, abrasive sound, harking back to the punk aesthetic of the ‘Happy Together Filthy Forever’ EP, released in 2006.

The single was recorded with little budget, in lo-fi conditions that seep through the music and lyrics. The band, reduced to the core trio of Haber on guitar and vocals, Elieh on bass, and Rizkallah on drums, displays a frantic desire to land back on its feet after a period of artistic self-doubt, and succeeds in doing so admirably. Of the six or seven songs that the Eggs wrote and tested on the road in September 2008, 2 were selected for this single release, and a third, a furious cover of Abba’s ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’, is hidden at the far end of the CD. Also hidden away at the far reaches of this release are a selection of musical snippets and oddities, selected by band-leader Charbel Haber with able help from Tunefork Studio’s maestro Fadi Tabbal.

This basic, back-to-the-roots package is a masterful way to end a difficult year, and an able return to form from one of the most revered band on Beirut’s alternative music scene.

Ziad Nawfal