Another “archival” mix, this one was commissioned for Recordat for their Re:levant series of podcasts; it showcases music recorded by Lebanese artists hailing from different genres and music denominations, between 2003 and 2012.
Some of the tracks are basic demos (Kitano Home Ensemble, Liliane Chlela), others are live versions (Court-Circuit, Kerbaj/Sehnaoui) or studio sessions, a couple were officially released, while overall nothing is properly mastered. They provide a window into a more frivolous, less rigid time, where experimentation and trial-and-error were often the norm.
1. Kitano Home Ensemble – Sunday Afternoon (Unreleased) 2. Liliane Chlela – I Scream (Unreleased) 3. Tarek Atoui / Uriel Barthelemi / Paed Conca – Session 01 (Unreleased) 4. Mazen Kerbaj + Sharif Sehnaoui – Ruptured Session April 2012 (Unreleased) 5. Court Circuit [Heathen + Osman Arabi] – Ruptured Session February 2010 (Unreleased) 6. Ae_Quo [Jawad Nawfal + Victor Bresse] – Maquette 01 (Unreleased) 7. AEX [Jawad Nawfal + Victor Bresse] – Electrolog (Unreleased) 8. Jad Atoui – Code Breaker (Unreleased) 9. OkyDoky & Radiokvm – Ein Souda (Unreleased) 10. Scrambled Eggs & A Trio – Beach Party at Mirna El Chalouhi [Diamond Setter’s Rework] (Unreleased) 11. Youmna Saba – Nasmet Hawa (Unreleased) 12. FEZANT – Message
13. Intensive Care – ficti(on)
14. Spoils & Servants – Saturn Fever (Unreleased)
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.
– The Knife: Tomorrow In A Year (Album)
– The Secret Sea: The Secret Sea (Album)
– Noisia ft. Foreign Beggars: Shellshock (Track & Video)
– PJ Harvey: The Faster I Breathe The Further I Go (Track)
– Trentemøller: The Mash And The Fury (Track)
– Tim Maia: No Camino Do Bem (Track)
– Ramallah Underground: Sijen Ib Sijen (Track)
– Yaseen: Al Nakba 15/5 (Track)
– Mobthrow: Iron Tribal (Track)
– Nile: Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water (Track)
Lebanese electronic musician Sary Moussa aka Radiokvm was the guest of Ruptures for an interview and live performance. He was accompanied by another star of Beirut’s contemporary music scene, Liliane Chlela, who was herself the guest of Ruptures some weeks prior.