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CALAMITA, the free-rock powerhouse trio of Lebanese musicians Sharif Sehnaoui and Tony Elieh (on electric guitar and bass respectively) and drummer Davide Zolli (from Italian psych rock outfit Squadra Omega) embarks on its first European tour this coming week!

The band’s self-titled first album was released by Ruptured in December 2017. Check it out on Bandcamp here.


TOUR DATES:

– Oct 22: Calamita @ Cox 18, Milano, Italy

– Oct 24: Calamita @ Magasin Général, Tarnac, France

– Oct 26: Calamita @ Atelier de l’Etoile, Besançon, France

– Oct 27: Calamita @ Les Lentilleres, Dijon, France

– Oct 28: Calamita @ Cave 12, Geneva, Switzerland

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MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“Following our recent trips to Peru, India and Mexico, this month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”

Listen below:

“It turns out that it’s pretty difficult to summarise Beirut musically in an hour,” Ziad admits. “Especially for someone who’s been working amidst this scene for so long. I chose to include artists who are all currently active, with the one exception of Scrambled Eggs, the first band I worked with back in 2006. I also chose to focus on more experimental and leftfield forms of music, whether electronic, rock, or folk, and in the process many artists whom I’m fond of had to be cast aside. Heartfelt apologies to those. This is a very personal take on what Beirut represents for me, musically. Sometimes pretty, sometimes ugly, often difficult, always challenging. I hope you enjoy this mix!”

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Ruptured & Beirut Open Space present

“THEY PROMISED US A BRIGHT FUTURE”

A Live Happening Featuring:

// GOOD LUCK IN DEATH //

(Mondkopf & Charbel Haber – Duo)

// FRÉDÉRIC D. OBERLAND​ //

(Oiseaux-Tempête – Solo)

// STÉPHANE PIGNEUL aka CONTRE CIEL //

(Oiseaux-Tempête – Solo)

// MONDKOPF //

(DJ set)

+ Release of Oiseaux-Tempête & The Bunny Tylers‘ Live CD on Ruptured

LIVE AT BEIRUT OPEN SPACE

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018, 8PM

TICKETS 25000LL

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Fadi Tabbal – Museum of Disappearing Buildings

[LP Release by Ruptured & Beacon Sound, October 2017] 

Fadi Tabbal, guitarist with Lebanese alternative rock bands The Incompetents and The Bunny Tylers among many others, self-released his second solo album, “Museum of Disappearing Buildings”, in November 2015.

This album continues further the work of sound exploration through guitar treatments, which began with “On the Rooftop Looking Up” in 2013. While the young guitarist’s first album featured a finely-devised interaction of ambient soundscapes and John Fahey-inspired finger-picking acoustic meanderings, this second solo outing adopts a different approach: it relies on an interplay of ambient guitar drones and grainy electronics, which recalls to a degree the work of early Krautrock vanguard artists from the 1970’s, the leftfield exploration of British electro-acoustic practitioners from the mid-1970’s, as well as the radical works of American minimalist composers from the 1960’s.

Similarly to his first outing, Tabbal preferred a radical and direct approach to composition and recording, opting for the intimacy and self-reflection of home recordings, rather than the traditional environment of a recording studio. At the heart of the album, resides one unifying concept, which finds its way into the resulting musical bed: the sketches and impossible structures and urban configurations of Russian paper architects Brodsky and Utkin.

The album will be re-released in October 2017 in a limited vinyl edition of 300 copies, the result of a collaboration between Lebanese label Ruptured and Portland-based indie label Beacon Sound.

Listen to an excerpt:

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Ruptured is releasing a limited CD+LP edition of mighty Lebanese rock band KINEMATIK‘s first album Ala’, on 11 March 2017 at Station Beirut.

// The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes here.

// Facebook event here.

// Listen to an excerpt:

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VAMPYR
A ciné-concert by Kinematik

Monday 6 February 2017, 8PM
Metropolis Empire Sofil, Achrafieh
Ticket: 15,000 LBP

This event is happening within the framework of the 23rd European Film Festival

VAMPYR
A film by Carl Theodor Dreyer
France/Germany, 1932, 75 min, in German with English subtitles

The strange adventures of Allan Gray, a young man whose studies of the Occult have distorted his perception of the real and the unreal.

KINEMATIK
Mme Chandelier: electric guitar
Rudy Ghafari: electronics & keyboards
Roy Khazen: electric bass
Akram Hajj: drums
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Kinematik is a Lebanese instrumental rock band, whose music blends elements of 70’s psychedelia, progressive rock and post-rock. Kinematik composes instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, strong melodic lines, a heavy use of distortion and effects, and reliance on electronics and synthesizers. Their first album Ala’ will be released by Lebanese indie label Ruptured on LP/CD in 2017.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 – 8.30 pm
at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

The BUNNY TYLERS is a collaboration between Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs, Malayeen, Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra) and Fadi Tabbal (The Incompetents, Under The Carpet, Safar), aimed at the exploration of different guitar bowing techniques and celebrating the smell of cold tobacco, cheap aftershave, eternal sunsets and surfer suicides.

They will perform at Ono The Music Hub on the occasion of the release of the Bunny Tylers’ first album, “Glitches & Drones 2013-2016”, for Lebanese alternative label Ruptured.

Listen to an excerpt:

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// ABOUT FADI TABBAL

Musician, producer and sound engineer, known for his numerous contributions to Beirut’s alternative music scene by way of the specialized studio he opened in 2006, Tunefork. Tabbal’s work as an engineer at Tunefork has secured its reputation as one of the most prominent studios in Beirut; the majority of the city’s alternative acts have passed through its doors.

Fadi is a member of several Lebanese bands, including rock groups The Incompetents and Bunny Tylers, as well as experimental trio Under the Carpet. He collaborates frequently with singer/songwriter Youmna Saba, folk bands Safar and Ramly, and is a guest player on albums by oriental duo Praed and folk singer Sandmoon, among others. As a solo artist, he has released three albums entitled “On the Rooftop Looking Up” (Self-released 2013), “Museum of Disappearing Buildings” (Self-released 2015) and “How’s Annie” (Ruptured, 2016).
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// ABOUT CHARBEL HABER

Lebanese rock musician, performer and composer, straddling the uneasy genres of experimental post-rock and ambient soundscapes. Co-founder and member of longstanding Lebanese post-rock group Scrambled Eggs, Haber’s work encompasses a wide range of disciplines and styles including film, video art and theater, both as a solo artist and as a member of Scrambled Eggs, Malayeen and the Johnny-Kafta Anti Vegetarian Orchestra collective.

As a solo artist, he has collaborated with various visual artists and composed music for a variety of film and theater performances, both in his native Lebanon and abroad. Haber has released over a dozen albums with Scrambled Eggs (for labels Incognito, Ruptured and Johnny Kafta’s Kids Menu), two solo albums (for Al-Maslakh and Discrepant), as well as several one-off collaborations over a variety of supports including vinyl, CD and cassette.
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Ruptured is releasing 3 new CD albums between September 6 & September 10, 2016, by three of the most creative musicians on the Lebanese alternative scene.

These are the first solo releases of Kid Fourteen and Mme Chandelier, and the third one by Fadi Tabbal.
All three will be available in limited editions of 250 copies each.

“How’s Annie” (rptd 015) by Fadi Tabbal
[To be released on September 6 @Ono The Music Hub]
Listen to an excerpt here
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“Post-Coital Tristesse” (rptd 014) by Mme Chandelier
[To be released on September 6 @Ono The Music Hub]
Listen to an excerpt here
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“Dream Kids Never Sleep” (rptd 013) by Kid Fourteen
[To be released on September 10 @Wickerpark Festival]
Listen to an excerpt here
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Ruptured presents MUNMA & FADI TABBAL (The Incompetents, Bunny Tylers) in concert in Dawawine’s screening room

For the launch of Lebanese electronic artist Munma’s new album THREE VOICES

On Friday 3 June 2016,
1st concert at 7.30pm
2nd concert at 9pm

Entrance 10000LL
For information and reservation: 01-567705

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THREE VOICES is the hotly anticipated first vinyl release from Jawad Nawfal aka Munma, a pioneer of Lebanon’s electronic/dance scene.
The album will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s, including digital download codes.
It is the second vinyl release from Lebanon’s alternative music label Ruptured, following RadioKVM’s ‘Issrar’ in 2014.

[This event is organized by Ruptured, in collaboration with Tunefork and Dawawine]


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Back in October 2014, the Ruptured music label released its first vinyl record, Issrar, by Lebanese electronic artist radiokvm.

A track from this LP is featured in this month’s Wire Tapper #38 exclusive promotional CD, given away with the August issue of UK magazine The Wire.

As with previous volumes this CD, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, Andy Tait and Katie Gibbons, is packaged in a heavy-duty card sleeve designed by The Wire‘s art director Ben Weaver, and contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum, of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire.

We are proud!

http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/the-wire-tapper/the-wire-tapper-38

Issrar was also featured by The Wire on NTS Radio:
http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/on-air/rewired-25-june-2015

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A few days prior to the launch of their 1st album at Metro al-Madina in Beirut, the French / Lebanese / Swiss trio of Stéphane Rives (laptop), Fadi Tabbal (guitar & iPad) and Paed Conca (electric bass & clarinet), better known as Under The Carpet, were the guests of Ruptures 96.2FM for an interview and live performance.

They played two extended pieces, which can be heard by clicking on the links below:

UTC Ruptures (part 1)

> Track listing: Under The Carpet – Under The Carpet (live #1) – Paed Conca (solo)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

+ UTC Ruptures (part 2)

> Track listing: Imaginary Soundscapes – Under The Carpet (live #2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Produced and released by the Ruptured label, Under The Carpet’s CD can be found in various points of sale in Beirut:
Music Now (Hamra), Chico Video (Hamra) and Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil).

It is also available from Cargo Records UK:
http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/20154 (digital download)
http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/19938 (physical album)

[Photos for the radio session were taken by Rachel Tabet]




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Ruptured presents

UNDER THE CARPET

Paed CONCA (Ch) / Stéphane RIVES (Fr) / Fadi TABBAL (Lb)

CD Launch & Live Performance
on Thursday 13 September 2012, 9pm
at Metro Al Madina, Hamra, Beirut

> With opening act Liliane CHLELA (Lb)
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[CD, poster & flyer design by Maya Chami
This event benefits from the financial support of Ambassade de Suisse au Liban]
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UNDER THE CARPET is a musical trio based in Beirut, formed in 2011 by Swiss musician Paed Conca, French musician Stéphane Rives, and Lebanese musician Fadi Tabbal.

PAED CONCA
is an experienced and seasoned musician in the fields of experimental music, improvised music and electronica. He has also written music for theatre, dance, film productions and small ensembles, and has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, Japan and Lebanon, with a vast array of international musicians, for the past 20 years.
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STÉPHANE RIVES comes from the world of free jazz and improvised music, and has contributed on a regular basis to Lebanon’s Festival of improvised music, Irtijal, since its inception in the year 2001. He has written music for theatre, dance and film, and has toured extensively in Europe.
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FADI TABBAL is one of the most active musicians in Beirut’s alternative rock & pop scene, as a member of several groups and projects, and as the owner and sound engineer of the famed Tunefork Recording Studios.
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The entirety of the Ruptured CD catalog is now available online on Cargo and Boomkat !!!

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Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden, a collaboration between Lebanese artists Mazen el Sayed aka El Rass (texts, vocals) & Jawad Nawfal aka Munma (beats, electronics), was released by Ruptured in February 2012, with great success!

> The CD is available to buy online from Amazon + Cargo + Boomkat + Rough Trade

> You can also find it in Beirut at the following points of sale:
Chico (Hamra) + Dar Bistro & Bookstore (Hamra) + Music Now (Hamra) + Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil)

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A couple of days prior to the release of their first recorded collaboration, Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden, Lebanese artists EL RASS (Mazen el Sayed, words & vocals), and MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal, beats & electronic treatments), were the guest of Ruptures, for a presentation of the album and no less than three live performances.
They were accompanied by Belgian electronic musician C-Drik, who spoke about the process of mastering the album.

Playlist:
El Rass & Munma (Borkan Beirut) / El Rass & Munma (Treasury Bonds) / El Rass & Munma (Tkhayal) / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 1) / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 2) / Boom Bip & Dose One / Munma / RadioKVM / El Rass & Munma (LIVE 3)

Audio links:
El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 1
+ El Rass & Munma (20 Feb) part 2

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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