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.