Ruptures Radio Show // A Tribute to Andrew Weatherall [24 February 2020]

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] with song-by-song audio commentary, in tribute to the late producer & DJ Andrew Weatherall:

1. Andrew Weatherall – Fail we may, sail we must [2009]
2. Andrew Weatherall – We count the stars [2016]
3. Two Lone Swordsmen – Feast dub [2004]
4. Fuck Buttons – Sweet love for Planet Earth (Andrew Weatherall Remix) [2008]
5. Wooden Shjips – Crossing (Andrew Weatherall Mix) [2012]
6. Grinderman – Heathen child (Andrew Weatherall Mix) [2013]
7. Daniel Avery – Movement (Andrew Weatherall Remix) [2012]
8. Ricardo Villalobos – Dexter (Two Lone Swordsmen Mix) [2004]
9. Saint Etienne – Only love can break your heart (Andrew Weatherall Remix) [1990]
10. Primal Scream – Loaded [1990]


Ruptures Radio Show // A Tribute to Andy Gill & Gang of Four [10 February 2020]

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] with song-by-song audio commentary, in tribute to the late Andy Gill, frontman of punk rock legends Gang of Four:

1. Ether [1979]
2. Damaged goods [1979]
3. At home he’s a tourist [1979]
4. It’s her factory [1979]
5. I found the essence rare [Peel Session, 1979]
6. Paralysed [1981]
7. To hell with poverty [1982]
8. I love a man in a uniform [1982]
9. Is it love [1983]
10. Soul Rebel [Bob Marley cover, 1991]
11. Sleepwalker [1995]
12. He’d send in the army [Melvins Dub Remix, 2005]
13. A fruitfly in the beehive [2011]
14. England’s in my bones [feat. Alison Mosshart, 2015]
15. White lies [2019]


Ruptures Radio Show // 03 February 2020

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

1. Sandmoon – Angels [lb]
2. Postcards – Hunting season [lb]
3. Kinematik – Murur al-kiram [lb] PREMIERE
4. Alko B – Palm tree in Cairo City pt.2 [lb]
5. PanSTARRS – Abyad weswed [eg]
6. WonderGaap – Alone [lb]
7. Etyen – Elephant in the room [lb]
8. Satellite groove (Elie Ramly & Ramzi Khalaf) – Gone Astray [lb]
9. Dina el Wedidi – The moon [eg]
10. Ritza (Maii el Waleed) – Shoofi [eg]
11. Shkoon – Rima [sy]
12. Dam – Jasadik-hom [ps]
13. El Rass & Munma – Batalkon met [lb]
14. Bu Nasser Touffar – Aneej [lb]
15. The Synaptik – Matkhalesh hada ayesh [ps]
16. DJ Sotusura – Bel fai [jo/ps]


Ziad Nawfal’s Best Albums of 2019 on Radio Lebanon [Part 3 of 3]

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

Zalfa – Ma sar [from Fi Dam]
Ladytron – Paper highways [from Ladytron]
Boy Harsher – Fate [from Careful]
Plaid – All to get her [from Polymer]
The Young Gods – Figure sans nom [from Data Mirage Tangram]
Carter Tutti Void – 3.2 [from Triumvirate]
Swans – Some new things [from Leaving Meaning]
Earth – The colour of poison [from Full Upon Her Burning Lips]
Tool – Pneuma [from Fear Inoculum]
Imperial Wax – Barely getting by [from Gastwerk Saboteurs]
Snapped Ankles – Drink and glide [from Stunning Luxury]


Ziad Nawfal’s Best Albums of 2019 on Radio Lebanon [Part 2 of 3]

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

Kozo – Osaka 70 [from Tokyo Metabolist Syndrome]
L’Epee – Dreams [from Diabolique]
Fat White Family – I believe in something better [from Serf’s Up]
Sleater-Kinney – Can i go on [from The Center Won’t Hold]
Duster – Letting go [from Duster]
Hifiklub & Mike Cooper – Wild torrents [from Aran Stories]
Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky – For the sun [from Droneflower]
Kim Gordon – Murdered out [from No Home Record]
Sleaford Mods – Subtraction [from Eton Alive]
Fontaines D.C. – Roy’s tune [from Dogrel]
Modern Nature – Nature [from How To Live]
Oh Sees – Poisoned stones [from Face Stabber]
Richard Dawson – Dead dog in an alleyway [from 2020]
Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier – Browning [from Corpse Flower]
Jane Weaver – Did you see butterflies [from Loops In The Secret Society]


Ziad Nawfal’s Best Albums of 2019 on Radio Lebanon [Part 1 of 3]

Live broadcast from “Décalages” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] with song-by-song audio commentary:

Robert Forster – Crazy Jane & the day of judgement [from Inferno]
Big Thief – UFOF [from UFOF]
Andrew Bird – Sisyphus [from My Finest Work Yet]
Weyes Blood – Everyday [from Titanic Rising]
Alex Cameron – Divorce [from Miami Memory]
Belle & Sebastian – Did the day go just like you wanted? [from Days Of The Bagnold Summer]
The National – Quiet light [from I Am Easy To Find]
Aldous Harding – The barrel [from Designer]
Tindersticks – The amputees [from No Treasure But Hope]
Damien Jurado – Anchors [from In The Shape Of A Storm]
Cigarettes After Sex – Heavenly [from Cry]
James Yorkston – Shallow [from The Route To The Harmonium]
Morrissey – Morning starship [from California Son]
Iggy Pop – Sonali [from I’m Free]
fka Twigs – Fallen alien [from MAGDALENE]
Holly Herndon – Fear uncertainty doubt [from Proto]
Sandro Perri – Wrong about the rain [from Soft Landing]
Lambchop – The lasting last of you [from This (Is What I Wanted to Tell You)]
Wilco – Love is everywhere [from Ode To Joy]
Bill Callahan – Watch me get married [from Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest]
Bonnie Prince Billy – Look backward on your future [from I Made A Place]
Joan Shelley – Coming down for you [from Like The River Loves The Sea]
Michael Chapman – It’s too late [from True North]
Steve Gunn – Stonehurst cowboy [from The Unseen In Between]
75 Dollar Bill – Tetuzi Akiyama [from I Was Real]
Tinariwen – Kel tinawen [from Amadjar]
Cass McCombs – Sleeping volcanoes [from Tip Of The Sphere]
Purple Mountains – Margaritas at the mall [from Purple Mountains]
Devendra Banhart – Now all gone [from Ma]
Alko B – Elephant in a room [from Dreaming Is Not For Two]
Leonard Cohen – The goal [from Thanks For The Dance]


Ruptured Live // The Ruptured Sessions Vol.5 Launch Concert // Yukunkun

Ziad Nawfal presents
THE RUPTURED SESSIONS, VOLUME 5
CD release + live performances

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
Charbel Haber
Liliane Chlela
RadioKVM

DJ SET BY:
Caroline

On Thursday 21 March 2013, starting 9pm
At Yukunkun, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh, Beirut


ABOUT THE CD

The Ruptured Sessions is a series of live recordings produced by Lebanese radio host Ziad Nawfal in the studios of Radio Lebanon. The sessions take place during Nawfal’s weekly program Ruptures, with musicians from Beirut’s alternative scene and elsewhere.

Volume 5 documents the city’s younger wave of electronic composers, and features performances from the likes of Jad Atoui, Liliane Chlela, Mocques and RadioKVM. Also included are recordings from American experimental musician Robert Lowe (in his Lichens guise); up-and-coming international projects Praed and Under The Carpet; as well as an exclusive duo of Lebanese guitarist extraordinaire Charbel Nicolas Haber and Canadian sound-maker Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.

The sessions for Volume 5 were recorded in Beirut by sound engineer and musician Fadi Tabbal; and subsequently mastered in Berlin by Belgian artist and producer C-drík, who also worked on Ruptured releases El Rass and Under The Carpet.


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Ruptured Live // The Ruptured Sessions Vol.1 Launch Concert // Walimat Wardeh

So here it is at last ! The first CD to be recorded in the studios of RADIO LEBANON 96.2FM, during the RUPTURES radio show… Featuring music by the likes of NADINE KHOURI, CHARBEL HABER, YOUMNA SABA, CRISTOBAL, and The INCOMPETENTS… We are releasing the CD, in the presence of the artists, over the course of a unique celebration at our favorite hot-spot, the WALIMAT Restaurant in HAMRA, on APRIL 30, from 5-8pm. There will be wine, food, singing and dancing.

More seriously:
– Acoustic Performances by CRISTOBAL, YOUMNA SABA, and The INCOMPETENTS
– The Projection Premiere of Youmna Saba’s ISMAK, a videoclip by Youmna Habbouche and Joe Elias
– Music by Dj Eject


 

Ruptures Radio Show // Zündfunk Edition // Aug 2006

Ruptures ‘Zündfunk Edition’, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (August 2006)

It took me some time to post this radio program, but the thing is, well… I lost it. Blame it on the time I had recorded it, and the circumstances surrounding that time, but I simply forgot to label it, and it was buried amidst a compact mass of similarly non-labelled CD’s. Hell, I tell you… But in any case, now it’s here, in its full and pristine form….

In May 2006, German radio Zündfunk contacted me to produce a radio program, approximately 80 minutes long. Zündfunk is the “young” radio show of Bayerischer Rundfunk, which is the Southern branch of German Public Radio (i.e. something like the German version of the BBC).

The show, due for broadcast in the summer of 2006, was meant to be a music program, i.e. a radio DJ mix hosted in English by myself, presenting information on bands, DJs or projects relevant to the underground musical scene of Lebanon, as covered by Radio Lebanon.

When the war with Israel started raging in the summer of 2006, at the time when the program was meant to be sent to my German correspondents, it (the show, and the music contained therein) took on a whole new meaning and dimension, evidently, and became a real labour of love for me. This was my homage and tribute to the young musicians whose music kept me going during these dark days.

Sending the CD’s to Europe was an accomplishment in itself, one I must thank Serge Abiaad for… Cheers to him, as well as all the bands and artists featured in these 80 minutes.

Listen:
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Track listing:
AEX
Lumi
White Trash Bubblegum
The New Government
Soft Panic
April Ash
Scrambled Eggs
La Chambre
Ae_quo
Blend
Scrambled Eggs
Soapkills
Karma
Rima Kcheich
Nadine Khouri
Ziad Saad
The New Government
Aks’ser
Kita’a Beirut