Ruptured Live // Mondkopf, Charbel Haber, Frédéric D. Oberland & Contre Ciel // Beirut Open Space

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


Ruptured Album Release // FADI TABBAL // Museum Of Disappearing Buildings

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.


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Ruptured Live // KINEMATIK Launch Concert // Station Beirut

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.

Facebook event here


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Ruptured Live // KINEMATIK “Vampyr” Cinemix // Metropolis Cinema

Ruptured presents VAMPYR
A ciné-concert by Kinematik
Monday 6 February 2017, 8PM
Metropolis Empire Sofil, Achrafieh

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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Ruptured Live // THE BUNNY TYLERS Launch Concert // Ono Hub

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.


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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).


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 News // Sept 2016

Ruptured is releasing 3 new CD albums between September 6 and 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 300 copies each.


“How’s Annie” (rptd 015) by Fadi Tabbal
Released on September 6 at Ono The Music Hub
Listen to an excerpt here


“Post-Coital Tristesse” (rptd 014) by Mme Chandelier
Released on September 6 at Ono The Music Hub
> Listen to an excerpt here


“Dream Kids Never Sleep” (rptd 013) by Kid Fourteen
[To be released on September 10 at Wickerpark Festival
> Listen to an excerpt here

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Ruptured Live // MUNMA Launch Concert // Dawawine

Ruptured presents MUNMA & FADI TABBAL
For the launch of Lebanese electronic artist Munma’s new album THREE VOICES
In concert in Dawawine’s screening room

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


THREE VOICES is the eagerly 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. This is the second vinyl release from Lebanon’s alternative music label Ruptured, following RadioKVM’s “Issrar” in 2014.


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Press // Radiokvm // The Wire Tapper #38

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.

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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UNDER THE CARPET // Ruptured Session // 10 Sept 2012

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.

Listen:
UTC Ruptures (part 1) + UTC Ruptures (part 2)


Track listing:
Under The Carpet
Under The Carpet LIVE
Paed Conca
The Imaginary Soundscapes
Under The Carpet LIVE


[Photos by Rachel Tabet]


Ruptured Live // UNDER THE CARPET Launch Concert // Metro al Madina

UNDER THE CARPET is the trio of Paed CONCA (Switzerland), Stéphane RIVES (France) and Fadi TABBAL (Lebanon).

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.
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.
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.