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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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A radio program entirely dedicated to electronica artist Munma,

Featuring demos, album tracks, exclusive versions and remixes from this talented Lebanese young man’s 10-year (and going) career:

1. Munma: Soft Integration (Previews and Premises, 2010)
2. Munma: A Tribute to Mahjoub Omar (demo, 2013)
3. El Rass & Munma: ‘Awdat al Batriq (Adam, Darwin & the Batriq, 2014)
4. Munma with Naserdayn el Touffar: Nay (demo, 2014)
5. Munma: Munma (34 Days, 2006)
6. Munma: IRM (Black Tuesday, 2007)
7. Munma: Engram (Unholy Republic, 2008)
8. Trash Inc. & Munma: Nightwalker #2 (demo, 2009)
9. Index/Left: Hecatonchires (demo, 2010)
10. Scrambled Eggs: Bleeding Nun (Munma remix, from Happy Together Filthy Forever, 2006)
11. Litter: Hummingbird (Munma remix, from Newfound Grids, 2012)
12. Infinite Moment of Composure: Infiltration (Turbulence, 2012 / vox by Maria Kassab)
13. Tasjil Moujahed: Aviatrix (Musafer, 2012 / vox by Maria Kassab)
14. Munma feat. radiokvm: The Funeral (No Apologies, 2013)

Listen: ruptures munma lundi 26 oct

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A radio show dedicated to the 4th edition of the Wickerpark Festival in Batroun, Lebanon, and featuring tracks by:

Charlie Rayne, Flum Project, How Sad, Mashrou’ Leila, Scrambled Eggs, Youmna Saba, and Z The People & Al Jihaz

> Listen to Part 1ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 1)

> Listen to Part 2ruptures wicker park 29 august (part 2)

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Monday 21 April 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Loopstache
2. Loopstache (Franz Ferdinand cover)
3. Who Killed Bruce Lee
4. Spoils & Servants
5. Wake Island
6. Wanton Bishops
7. Scrambled Eggs
8. Jammit The Band
9. El Far3i
10. Latlateh
11. Deeb (feat. Edd Abbas)

> Listen to Part 1ruptures 21 april (1)

12. Tripnol
13. Khotta B
14. Chyno
15. Trash Inc. (Mohammed Abdel-Wahab Rework)
16. Aziza
17. Fady Aswad

> Listen to Part 2ruptures 21 april (2)


The record of the evening

Aziza 1

 

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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.

Tony Elieh (musician, Scrambled Eggs / Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra)

1- Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
2- Tom Waits: Bad As Me
3- A Place To Bury Strangers: Worship
4- Avikko: Novo Atlantis
5- Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
6- Sonny Sharrock: Black Woman
7- The Necks: Mindset
8- Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact
9- Various Artists: Lost Highway (OST)
10- Pixies: Surfer Rosa

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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.

Charbel Haber (musician, Scrambled Eggs / Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra)
https://soundcloud.com/charbel-haber

– Earth: Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II
– Eric Chenaux & Radwan Ghazi Moumneh: Sentimental Moves LP
– Rhodri Davies: Wound Response LP
– A-Trio: Music To Our Ears
– Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke & Oren Ambarchi: Imikuzushi
– Swans: The Seer
– Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
– Hot Chip: In Our Heads
– Grimes: Visions
– Fushitsusha: Mabushii Itazura Na Inori

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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.

Fadi Tabbal (producer, sound engineer & musician, The Incompetents / Under The Carpet / Youmna Saba)
http://www.tuneforkstudios.com/

– Dr. John: Locked Down
– Grizzly Bear: Shields
– Julia Holter: Ekstasis
– Scott Walker: Bish Bosch
– 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
– Beach House: Bloom
– Spiritualized: Sweet Light Sweet Heart
– The XX: Coexist
– Tame Impala: Lonerism
– Swans: The Seer
– Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
– Eric Chenaux: Guitar & Voice

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

Charbel Haber: musician (Scrambled Eggs, Johnny Kafta’s Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra, XEFM)

1- Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972
2- Mike Cooper: Radio Paradise
3- Gil Scott Heron & Jamie xx: We’re New Here
4- M83: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
5- The Fall: Erstaz GB
6- Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact
7- Wilco: The Whole Love
8- Jim O’Rourke: Old News # 5
9- Thurston Moore: Demolished Thoughts
10- PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

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RUPTURED presents

“PEACE IS OVERRATED & WAR MISUNDERSTOOD”
A new album by Lebanese rock band SCRAMBLED EGGS

A collection of songs recorded between 2006 and 2009,
and which had never seen the day before (on record, that is)

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x Read Time Out Beirut‘s review (February 2011)

 

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A few hours ago, I caught myself trying to remember the first time I watched Scrambled Eggs perform live, here in Beirut or elsewhere. I couldn’t. Either my memory has started to fail me, or I’ve seen Charbel & co perform so often, and under so many guises, that the performances have merged into one gigantic, noisy blur in my head. Which makes these CD releases that much more vital, and evidently indispensable.

Both of these albums were released in April 2010, during the 10th edition of the Irtijal Festival. They are the product of a new label, equipped with a fabulously sleazy logo (see below), entitled ‘Johnny Kafta’s Kids Menu‘. The records mark an intense bout of activity for Scrambled Eggs (a trio of Charbel Haber -guitar-, Tony Elieh -bass-, and Malek Rizkallah -drums-), beginning towards the end of 2008, and extending early into 2009. The tracks were completed in Fadi Tabbal’s Tunefork Studio.

The first of the CD’s consists of sessions recorded with the ‘A’ Trio (Mazen Kerbaj -trumpet-, Sharif Sehnaoui -guitar-, and Raed Yassin -double bass-), comprising two long tracks, epic, dissonant, and sinuous, and a third, shorter, “rockier” ditty, a tribute of sorts to early Japanese animé “Grendizer”. Interesting to hear Yassin, Kerbaj and Elieh scream Arabic insults over noisy, distorted accompaniment. And highly recommended. Also recommended is local Lebanese producer Diamond Setter‘s remix of the title track, “Beach Party at Mirna el Chalouhi”. You can listen to that one here:

http://soundcloud.com/diamond-setter/scrambled-eggs-a-trio-beach-party-at-mirna-el-chalouhi-diamond-setters-whatever-you-want-rework

The 2nd album, “Scrambled Eggs & Friends”, was recorded with various musicians hailing from Beirut’s (and Paris’) experimental scenes, namely Joe Ghosn (laptop & electronics), Abdallah Ko (guitar & electronics), Stéphane Rives (saxophone), Fadi Tabbal (guitar), as well as the aforementioned Kerbaj and Sehnaoui. Here, Scrambled Eggs indulge in newfound musical directions and tangents, far from the regular rock format, and marrying with grand ease experimentation, improvisation, and noise. I love the stuff. And the visuals too (these are by Mazen Kerbaj). Ya 3akarit.

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The Ruptured Sessions, volume 2 / CD release + live performances

At Beirut Art Center, Wednesday 4 August 2010 at 8 pm
Entrance + CD: 20 000 LL

A CD compilation gathering some of the most notorious protagonists of Beirut’s experimental music scene, captured live in the studios of Radio Lebanon

<< About the sessions >>

“The Ruptured Sessions” is a series of live recordings that take place in the studios of Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, during Ziad Nawfal’s weekly “Ruptures” program. These recordings focus on musicians from Lebanon’s alternative music scenes (alternative folk & rock, electronica, improvisation, etc.), as well as visiting foreign musicians.

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x To read Dan Warburton’s review for The Wire, click here

x To read the Daily Star – Lebanon review of the album launch (August 2010), click on the following link: RS2, Daily Star 06-08-2010

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[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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Improv musicians Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanon) and Franz Hautzinger (Austria) held an impromptu live session in the studios of Radio Lebanon, on the occasion of the IRTIJAL Festival’s 10th anniversary.

Track listing: Franz Hautzinger’s Oriental Space / Scrambled Eggs & Friends / The Ex / Court Circuit / Tarek Atoui

Audio links: Ruptures Irtijal 10th Edition

Find out more: http://www.kerbaj.com/ + http://www.franzhautzinger.com/

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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Tanya Traboulsi, a regular fixture in the studios of Radio Lebanon as the official photographer of these live ‘Ruptured’ sessions, slipped behind the mike for the span of a few minutes, in order to present the book “UNTITLED TRACKS“, a book of photos (her own) and texts, edited by Ghalya Saadawi and yours truly, documenting Beirut’s alternative music scene.

Tanya was asked to select three artists representative of this scene, and her choices were Munma, Tarek Atoui, and Lumi.

As for the Scrambled Eggs, they were the guests of ‘Ruptures’ that night to highlight their contribution to both the launch event for said book, and the ‘Prelude to Irtijal‘ mini-festival taking place on March 10&11. The members of the band (Charbel Haber, Tony Elieh and Malek Rizkallah) were invited to select three favorite pieces of music. An interesting exercise, which yielded the following results:

Malek: Omar Rodriguez, The French Kicks, and Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata — Tony: Liars, Fly Pan Am, and Tool — Charbel: Nirvana, Jim O’Rourke, and Christian Wolff…

Audio links: Traboulsi & The Eggs part 1 + Traboulsi & The Eggs part 2

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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En interview sur Radio Liban 96.2FM:

RADWAN MOUMNEH, musicien (Jerusalem In My Heart), ingénieur du son, producteur (Clues, Land of Kush), fondateur du studio montréalais Hotel2Tango en 2005 (le studio qui a accueilli entre autres les Godspeed You Black Emperor, A Silver Mt Zion, le regretté Vic Chesnutt, etc.)… Radwan est accompagné de Pierre-Guy Blanchard, l’un de ses compères au sein du groupe Jerusalem In My Heart.

Et en concert (électrique!) durant cette même émission, le groupe de punk-rock libanais SCRAMBLED EGGS (Charbel Haber – guitare; Tony Elieh – basse; Malek Rizkallah – batterie), pour la promotion de leur concert au Basement le 27 Décembre.

Belle facon de cloturer cette année 2009, en vérité!

Track listing: Feu Thérese / Pacha / De La Caucase / Clues

Audio links: Radwan SE part 1 + Radwan SE part 2

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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Charbel Haber

Guitariste et compositeur autodidacte, Charbel co-fonde le combo post-punk Scrambled Eggs à 20 ans. 9 ans plus tard, multipliant les projets et les collaborations, on le retrouve, entre autre, à la tête du label Those Kids Must Choke, membre fondateur du trio d’improvisation libre BAO et acteur pertinent de l’association MILL (Musique Improvisée Libre au Liban).

Tony Elieh

S’il est aussi le bassiste et un des co-fondateurs du combo post-punk Scrambled Eggs, Tony est surtout un photographe. Dans ce travail de création parallèle, il fusionne la réalité et la fiction, suit les sautes d’humeur de Beyrouth et met en image les tensions contradictoires qui l’habitent.

Dans le cadre du projet Bande à Part/Don’t Border me, Charbel et Tony ont soumis un soundscape (ou paysage sonore),  ainsi que quatre photographies.

Lien audio:

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