Ziad Nawfal with Wafa Khochen on Micro-Ondes // 29 June 2021

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)


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 16 June 2021

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – Music from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Switzerland, Canada and the USA:

  1. Postcards – Home Is So Sad
  2. Twyn Towers – Ave Pariah
  3. Préfaces – El Jaguar
  4. Wake Island – Sleep 2.0
  5. Pomme Rouge – Honey Crisp (Etyen Rework)
  6. Rise 1969 – Vah Naboris (Etyen Remix)
  7. Tryangle Man – Esmeray
  8. Yasmine Hamdan – Al Jamilat (Matias Aguayo Remix)
  9. Liliane Chlela – Moukassarat
  10. Jana Saleh – Al Atlal (Om Kalthoum Rework) [excerpt]
  11. Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler – Wa Part 1 [excerpt]
  12. Praed Orchestra! – Mirage 72
  13. Nadah el Shazly – Barzakh
  14. Maurice Louca – The Palm Of A Ghost (feat. Nadah el Shazly)
  15. Rêves Sonores – Seers Theme

Ruptured Label Mix for Radio Alhara’s Sonic Liberation Front #freepalestine // 04 June 2021

Ruptured Records Label Mix [2011-2021] – For RADIO ALHARA’s Sonic Liberation Front series:

1. Alko B – Some Things [Ruptured Session]
2. Postcards – Flying Saucers [Ruptured Session]
3. Charlie Rayne – Disposable Valentine [Ruptured Session]
4. Safar – Wa Namshi
5. The Bunny Tylers – It Seems It All Disappears
6. Kinematik – Al-Qulub Al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab La Tankaser
7. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato
8. Jad Atoui – Impulse [Ruptured Session]
9. Radiokvm – Alpha Apparatus
10. TEDTEDTED – Cama
11. Munma – Muse
12. Stellar Banger [Pablo Giw, Ali Hout, Abed Kobeissy and Joss Turnbull] – Sextant
13. Two or The Dragon – Dance Grooves for The Weary [excerpt]
14. Aya Metwalli – Istana [Senyawa Rework]
15. Fadi Tabbal – Crystal Palace
16. El Rass & Munma – Sanadet
17. Kid Fourteen – The Dancer


Ziad Nawfal Guest Mix for Radio Alhara // 16 September 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s monthly mix for Radio Alhara in Bethlehem – featuring music from Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, the USA and Canada:

1. Sandmoon – Angels [LB]
2. Kinematik – Sahu + Bein Mreytein [LB]
3. Postcards – Dead End [LB]
4. Scrambled Eggs – Building A Nest [LB]
5. PanSTARRS – Dor Elfo2 [EG]
6. Maii Waleed + Zeid Hamdan – Ehdefni [EG/LB]
7. Maurice Louca – The Palm Of A Ghost (feat. Nadah el Shazly) [EG]
8. Karkhana – Rock Farock [LB/EG/CA/TR/US]
9. Kozo – Sky House [LB]
10. Serge Yared – The State Of The Union [LB]
11. Zalfa – Law Ma [LB]
12. Bedouin Burger – Ya Man Hawa [LB/SY]
13. Basel Naouri – Epic Wars [JO]
14. Yusuy – Yours Truly (Mahwoos) [EG]


Ruptured + Beacon Sound Album Release // FADI TABBAL // Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions

Arriving October 23: the fifth solo album by Fadi Tabbal and the third collaboration between Ruptured Records in Beirut and Beacon Sound in Portland.

On Subject To Potential Errors And Distortions, Lebanese musician, producer and sound engineer Fadi Tabbal delves deeper into the theme of alienation in a suffocating city. Composed and conceived almost entirely at his home in Beirut during Covid-19 quarantine, the record is his most intimate yet. While his previous solo work consisted solely of guitar pieces, this time Tabbal adds tape loops, vocal samples and synthesizers to his sound palette in an attempt to convey the subjectivity of memory and our tendency to write and rewrite history according to the present. The result is seven pieces that veer between minimalism and ambient music akin to recent outings by Pan American’s Mark Nelson and mid-period Stars of the Lid. Three of the tracks feature the voice of Julia Sabra, singer for Beirut dream-pop group Postcards.

Fadi Tabbal has been one of the leading figures in the Beirut music scene for over a decade. He runs Tunefork Studios, a specialized work space which offers customized services including full band recordings, live sound, music production and composition; is a member of several musical projects including electronic duo Stress/Distress (with Anthony Sahyoun) and The Bunny Tylers (with Charbel Haber); has collaborated with Mike Cooper, Oiseaux-Tempête, Youmna Saba, Sary Moussa and Marc Codsi; has produced albums by Postcards, Kinematik and Safar; has recorded and mixed the entirety of Ziad Nawfal’s Ruptured Sessions live series; has done installations and sound design for numerous artists and institutions, including Lebanese art ensemble The Feel Collective, Nada Kano’s Beirut Dance Studio, Petra Serhal and The Sursock Museum; has performed soundtrack work for filmmakers Maher Abi-Samra, Rania Rafei, Roy Deeb, Chadi Aoun, Nadim Tabet, among others; has been the technical director of Irtijal Festival since 2011; and has taught sound at the Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts since 2012.

Tabbal has released 4 solo albums since 2013, including How’s Annie (Ruptured, 2016) and Museum of Disappearing Buildings (Ruptured + Beacon Sound, 2017). Recently he’s been spearheading the #beirutmusiciansfund, an effort to help local musicians affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut recoup some of their considerable losses. Not known: whether he ever sleeps.

Limited edition vinyl + digital release by Ruptured Records & Beacon Sound.
Wordwide distribution by Cargo Records UK.

Pre-order from Bandcamp HERE and from a whole lot of other nice places HERE


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Ruptured Sessions Mix for Radio Alhara // 21 August 2020

Ziad Nawfal’s guest mix for Radio Alhara, featuring selections from all 6 volumes of “The Ruptured Sessions” [2008-2019]:

1. El Rass & Munma – Freestyle [2012]
2. Fareeq El Atrash – Njoom `Am Te’rab [2009]
3. The Incompetents – Cannibal Blues [2011]
4. Intensive Care – Another You [2010]
5. White Trees – The Game of Love [2010]
6. Charbel Haber – Building A Nest [2008]
7. Sandmoon – Dead of Jericho [2010]
8. Charlie Rayne – Madeleines [2013]
9. Postcards – Flying Saucers [2018]
10. Youmna Saba feat. Fadi Tabbal – Tehfi [2008]
11. Safar – Overlove [2015]
12. Alko B – Some Things [2019]
13. Cosmic Analog Ensemble – Early Embankment [2011]
14. The Wanton Bishops – Whoopy [2013]
15. Who Killed Bruce Lee – Pool Party [2013]
16. Mashrou’ Leila – Im Bimbillila7 [2009]
17. Kinematik – Lalochezia [2017]


Ruptured News // MUSIC RELIEF FOR BEIRUT #3: Ruptured Sessions Vol.6 + Tunefork Musicians’ Fund

In the aftermath of the August 4th explosion in Beirut, which left several hundred people dead, thousands injured, and resulted in city-wide material damage, several labels and platforms have started releasing compilations in support of the crisis.

The Ruptured Sessions Vol.6 is the latest iteration of Ziad Nawfal‘s series of live recordings in the studios of Radio Lebanon. Spanning a period of 10 years, this collection includes live versions of songs by Lebanese musicians Alko B, The Incompetents, Kinematik, Postcards, Safar, The Wanton Bishops, Who Killed Bruce Lee, and Youmna Saba, as well as previously unreleased tracks by Charlie Rayne, Cosmic Analog Ensemble, and El Rass & Munma.

All Bandcamp sales from this release will be forwarded to Tunefork StudiosBeirut Musicians’ Fund, aimed at providing relief to musicians impacted by the deadly blast of August 4th. The fund will replace musicians’ damaged recording equipment, instruments and various music gear.

Buy The Ruptured Sessions Vol.6 here.
Read Scene Noise‘s review here.
Donate to Beirut Musicians’ Fund here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruptures Radio Show // 18 May 2020

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] with song-by-song audio commentary, featuring musicians from Lebanon:

1. Lumi – Two Swords [2015]
2. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [2020]
3. The Butcher’s Bride- Lipsync [2020]
4. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Coast I [2020]
5. General Order 1 – Exponential [2020]
6. Hadi Zeidan – In the Goldroom [2019]
7. Bakisa – Notturno (Edit #6) [2020] PREMIERE
8. Kid Fourteen – Nobody Came, Nobody Wants To [2020]
9. Liliane Chlela – 2022 [2020] PREMIERE
10. Kinematik – Sahu [2020]
11. Postcards – Freediving [2020]
12. Sandmoon – Fiery Observation [2019]
13. Serge Yared – The State of The Union [2020]
14. The Incompetents – Bloody Rainbow (Daniel Johnston cover) [2011]
15. Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows [2020]


Ruptures Radio Show // 21 October 2019

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

1. El Rass & Munma – Batalkon met [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]