(2016 end-of-year lists) – SANDMOON

We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.


Angel Olsen – My Woman
Lisa Hannigan – At Swim
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
David Bowie – Blackstar
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
James Blake – The Colour In Anything
Wilco – Schmilco
Neko Case/ kd Lang/ Laura Veirs – Case/Lang/Veirs



SANDMOON // Interview // 26 Sept 2016

Lebanese singer and musician Sandra Arslanian aka Sandmoon was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of her three albums, “Raw”, “Home”, and “In The End”.


(2012 end-of-year lists) – SANDMOON

I asked some of my favorite musician and artist friends, from Beirut and beyond, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2012…
Alternately, they could also provide me with a list of the records they listened to the most in 2012, regardless of date of release.

Sandra Arslanian (musician, Sandmoon)

1- Grizzly Bear: Shields
2- Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
3- Patrick Watson: Adventures In Your Own Backyard
4- Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas
5- Other Lives: Mind The Gap EP
6- Lou Doillon: Places
7- Cat Power: Sun
8- Sarah Blasko: I Awake
9- Regina Spektor: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
10- Evening Hymns: Spectral Dusk

(2011 end-of-year lists) – SANDRA ARSLANIAN

I asked some of my favorite musicians from Beirut and beyond, to tell me what their favorite records of 2011 were…

Sandra Arslanian: musician (Sandmoon)

1- Beirut: The Rip Tide
2- Lisa Hannigan: Passenger
3- Bright Eyes: The People’s Key
4- Mirel Wagner: No Death
5- The Dø: Both Ways Open Jaws
6- Wye Oak: Civilian
7- Feist: Metals
8- Wilco: The Whole Love
9- The Incompetents: We’re Really Important Back Home
10- Miles Kane: Colour Of The Trap

SANDMOON // Ruptured Session // 5 Nov 2010

Singer/songwriter Sandra Arslanian, aka SANDMOON, was the guest of Ruptures to present the release of her first album, RAW. Accompanied by guitarist Elia Monsef, she performed three excerpts from the album, live inthe studios of Radio Lebanon. Sandmoon was one of the finalists of Radio Liban 96.2FM ‘Nouvelles Musiques’ competition, which took place in 2009 and saw a host of young Lebanese artists sending their demos to Radio Lebanon.

Sandmoon 1 + Sandmoon 2

Track listing:
Syd Matters
Emily Jane White
Beth Gibbons
Angus & Julia Stone