Following their collaboration on the Lebanese vinyl edition of Senyawa’s “Alkisah” in February 2021, indie labels Annihaya and Ruptured are collaborating on two vinyl releases, to be released simultaneously in August 2021.
These are the 3rd album from Lebanese post-rock collective KINEMATIK, entitled “Al Jadi”, and the 2nd album from CALAMITA (the trio of guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui, bassist Tony Elieh and drummer Davide Zolli), entitled “Nemesis”.
Both albums were recorded and mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.
Both albums were mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal.
All artworks by Hatem Imam, Studio Safar.
On the occasion of Independent Label Market‘s initiative “Online Global Label Market” with Bandcamp in July 2020, Ruptured contributed a live broadcast from Lebanese indie rock band Kinematik, recorded at Tunefork Studios by Fadi Tabbal, and filmed by Samir Syriani.
Lebanese rock quartet KINEMATIK (Mme Chandelier, Rudy Ghafari, Roy Khazen and Akram Hajj) were the guests of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of their first album ALA’ for indie label Ruptured. The interview was accompanied by several live studio performances of tracks from ALA’, with Fadi Tabbal on sound engineering duties.
We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.
Tim Hecker – Love Streams
Anohni – Hopelessness
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Munma – Three Voices
Szun Waves – At Sacred Walls
The Heliocentrics – From The Deep
The Gaslamp Killer – Instrumentalepathy
Charbel Haber – Of Palm Trees And Decomposition
Ben Frost – The Wasp Factory
Fadi Tabbal – How’s Annie