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)
We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.
Arranged by theme:
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Solange – A Seat At The Table
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
Anderson Paak – Malibu
Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
Andrew Bird – Are You Serious
Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
David Bowie – Blackstar
Bonus (for Fe)
Beyoncé – Lemonade
Ruptured is thrilled to be releasing SAFAR‘s new album this coming Monday at Metro al-Madina, Hamra, Beirut! “In Transit” is a compilation of the band’s first three EPs “23 Kilograms”, “Carry-On” and “Gate 03”.
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.
ruptures safar 15 june (part 1) + ruptures safar 15 june (part 2)
Norah Jones & Andre 3000