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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.

Osman Arabi (musician)
www.osmanarabi.com

1- Anaal Nathrakh: Vanitas
2- Demoncy: Enthroned Is The Night
3- God Seed: I Begin
4- Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
5- Marduk: Serpent Sermon
6- Kanibal Hymn: Corpse Dweller
7- Mgla: With Hearts Towards None
8- Goat: World Music
9- Neurosis: Honor Found In Decay
10- Thomas Köner: Novaya Zemlya

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

Osman Arabi: musician (20.SV, Kafan, Seeker, The Ritual Inclusion of Code, Shamanic Death Trance, Veinen, Xardas)

01 – Ulcerate: The Destroyers Of All
02 – The Axis of Perdition: Tenements (Of The Anointed Flesh)
03 – Earth: Angels of Darkness, Demons Of Light I
04 – Oranssi Pazuzu: Kosmonument
05 – Ride for Revenge: Under The Eye
06 – Vildhjarta: Masstaden
07 – Morbid Angel: Illud Divinum Insanus
08 – Mastodon: The Hunter
09 – Craft: Void
10 – Burzum: Fallen

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Richard Eigner is an Austrian composer, drummer, sound-artist and producer. He spent an eventful week in Beirut, during which he presented his ‘Denoising’ project at Beirut Art Center, in the company of our very own Osman Arabi and Charbel Haber, featured on electric guitar(s). He was also part of the live line-up for the Acousmatik event of May 28, entitled Chaos Reigns With Matta UK.

Eigner was the guest of Ruptures for an impromptu interview and live performance, during which he ‘Denoised’ the studio’s old and battered grand piano, and presented excerpts from his extensive discography.

Track listing: Ritornell / Otomo Yoshihide (original + Denoised version) / Fennesz (original + Denoised version) / Lou Reed (original + denoised version) / De-Noising of field recordings

Listen here: Richard Eigner part 1 + Richard Eigner part 2

[Photos courtesy of Tanya Traboulsi]


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INFO

The Ruptured Sessions, volume 2 / CD release + live performances

At Beirut Art Center, Wednesday 4 August 2010 at 8 pm
Entrance + CD: 20 000 LL

A CD compilation gathering some of the most notorious protagonists of Beirut’s experimental music scene, captured live in the studios of Radio Lebanon

For the release of Ziad Nawfal’s “Ruptured Sessions volume 2”, Lebanese electro-acoustic musician Tarek Atoui, an all-too-rare presence on Lebanon’s music scene, will hold two performances, different in outlook and scope:

Set 1 (Auditorium):
Tarek Atoui – live processing
Tony Elieh – electric bass
Charbel Haber – electric guitar

Set 2 (Bar area):
Tarek Atoui – electronics
Uriel Barthélémi – drums

<< About the sessions >>

“The Ruptured Sessions” is a series of live recordings that take place in the studios of Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, during Ziad Nawfal’s weekly “Ruptures” program. These recordings focus on musicians from Lebanon’s alternative music scenes (alternative folk & rock, electronica, improvisation, etc.), as well as visiting foreign musicians.

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LISTEN

Audio 1: Sharif Sehnaoui: To Badly

Audio 2: Stephane Rives: Islets Of Memories – Anything But Sax

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READ

x To read Dan Warburton’s review for The Wire, click here

x To read the Daily Star – Lebanon review of the album launch (August 2010), click on the following link: RS2, Daily Star 06-08-2010

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[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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An interview with Lebanese-born musician Osman Arabi, one of the country’s most prolific talents in the genres of metal, dark/ritualistic ambient, drone, noise and power electronics.

Listen to the interview and Osman’s live performance in the studios of Radio Lebanon, by clicking on the links below:

Audio links: Xardas 1Xardas 2

Playlist: Osman Arabi / Iron Maiden / Von / Kafan / Shamanic Death Trance

Find out more: http://osmanarabi.blogspot.com/ + http://www.myspace.com/osmanarabi

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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About Court-Circuit:

The musical partnership of Osman Arabi and Hadi Saleh (a.k.a. Heathen) has a subterranean origin – the pair began jamming in the basement of a store. Since December 2009, the duo has gone by the name of Court-Circuit, producing experimental sounds with an appropriately dark soundscape. Using snatches of speech, television static, recorded sounds, broken radios, electronics, guitars and didgeridoos, Court-Circuit conjure an ambient cacophony, a distinctive brand of postmodern noir.

For more info: http://www.myspace.com/courtcircuitbeirut

Audio links: Court Circuit 01 + Court Circuit 02

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

About Court-Circuit

The musical partnership of Osman Arabi and Hadi Saleh (a.k.a. Heathen) has a subterranean origin – the pair began jamming in the basement of a store. Since December 2009, the duo has gone by the name of Court-Circuit, producing experimental sounds with an appropriately dark soundscape. Using snatches of speech, television static, recorded sounds, broken radios, electronics, guitars and didgeridoos, Court-Circuit conjure an ambient cacophony, a distinctive brand of postmodern noir.

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