Décalages Radio Show // 1 Jan 2017

Sunday 1st January 2017, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

The best way to start the year, undoubtedly, with a selection of tracks from Lebanese, Palestinian and Egyptian artists and bands:

1. Safar: No service (lb)
2. Alko B: Charlie / And out (lb)
3. Nadine Khouri: A song to the city (lb)
4. Ramly: The cold (lb)
5. Aya Metwalli: Triangle (eg)
6. Bachar Mar-Khalife: Ya nas (lb)
7. Maii & Zeid: Hassafer baeed (eg/lb)
8. Zeid & The Wings: Cowards (lb)
9. Wake Island: Milad majik (lb)
10. Gurumiran: Dreamer (lb)
11. Filter Happier: Dust (lb)
12. Fadi Tabbal: A glass tower (lb)
13. Youmna Saba: Khyout / Sadeeq (lb)
14. Youmna Saba: Al hitan (lb)
15. Postcards: Porto (lb)
16. Charlie Rayne: Madeleines (lb)
17. Serge Yared: 2HJ (lb)
18. The Incompetents: Closing time (lb)
19. Heroes & Villains: Out of credit (lb)
20. Etyen: Lo siento (lb)
21. Kid Fourteen: Find your lover (lb)
22. Mashrou’ Leila: Wa nueid (lb)
23. Sandmoon: Time has yet to come (lb)
24. White Trees: Natural symphony of sounds and colors (lb)
25. Safar: Wa namchi (lb)
26. Interbellum: Double back (lb)
27. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh: Hob (ps)
28. Maryam Saleh: Walaa soda (eg)
29. Mme Chandelier: Minimal potato (lb)
30. El Rass & Munma: Kashghara (lb)


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(2016 end-of-year lists) – SERGE YARED

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

SERGE YARED (The Incompetents)

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Roisin Murphy – Take Her Up To Monto
Anna Meredith – Varmints
Brian Eno – The Ship
David Bowie – Blackstar
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Swans – The Glowing Man
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Anohni – Hopelessness
Beyoncé – Lemonade
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Seth Bogart – Seth Bogart

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(2014 end-of-year lists) – SERGE YARED

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Serge Yared (The Incompetents)

Albums:

1. Hobocombo: Moondog Mask
2. Scott Walker & Sun O)))): Soused
3. Richard Reed Parry: Music For Heart & Breath
4. Perfume Genius: Too Bright
5. Marianne Faithfull: Give My Love To London
6. Aphex Twin: Syro
7. Brian Eno & Karl Hyde: High Life
8. Baxter Dury: It’s A Pleasure
9. Chuck E Weiss: Red Beans & Weiss
10. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens: Cold World

Reissues:

1. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico
2. Jon Hassell & Brian Eno: Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics
3. Bob Dylan & The Band: The Complete Basement Tapes
4. Various artists: C86
5. Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark 1970-1972
6. Yo La Tengo: Extra Painful
7. Ariel Kalma: An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings 1972-1979)
8. The Unicorns: Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?
9. Led Zeppelin: III
10. Craig Leon: Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1: Nommos/Visiting

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(2014 end-of-year lists) – FADI TABBAL

I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release

Fadi Tabbal (producer, sound engineer & musician, The Incompetents / Scrambled EggsUnder The Carpet / Tunefork Recording Studios)

In no particular order:

– The War On Drugs: Lost In The Dream
– Angel Olson: Burn Your Fire For No Witness
– Sun Kil Moon: Benji
– Mac Demarco: Salad Days
– Fennesz: Becs
– Perfume Genius: Too Bright
– Owen Pallett: In Conflict
– Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams
– Jackson C. Frank: S/t (reissue of the 1965 album)
– Iceage: Plowing In The Field Of Love

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Ruptured News // Jan 2013

The Incompetents‘ latest full-length CD, “Of Narcissism… And Other Minor Differences”, released in November 2012, is now available for sale in Lebanon at the following spots:
– Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil)
– Dar Bookstore (Hamra)
– Chico Video (Hamra)
– Music Now (Hamra)


The following 2 CDs, which were released by the Berlin-based Syrphe label in the summer of 2012:
Infinite Moment Of Composure (Jawad Nawfal & Liliane Chlela): Turbulence
Tasjiil Moujahed (Munma & Kirdec): Self-titled
… are now available for sale in Lebanon at Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil) and Music Now (Hamra)

Very nice artworks by Liliane Chlela and Maria Kassab, too!


There are only 10 copies remaining of the CD compilation The Ruptured Sessions volume 3, released in the summer of 2010, out of an initial run of 500.

This compilation features exclusive radio versions, recorded during the Ruptures program on Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, of tracks by Intensive Care (now Wake Island), Eileen Khatchadourian, Mashrou’ Leila, and others… These last 10 copies are found at Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil, 5 copies) and Music Now (Hamra, 5 copies)… There will be no reprint — hurry up and get yours 🙂


CHARLIE RAYNE // Ruptured Session // 7 Jan 2013

Lebanese singer/songwriter Charlie Rayne was the guest of Ruptures for an interview and live performance, a few days following the release of his first album “Thirty Sunsets”.

Listen: Charlie Rayne (part 1) + Track 02


Track listing:
Bob Dylan
Bright Eyes
Daniel Johnston
The Felice Brothers
The Incompetents
Mississippi John Hurt
Robert Leslie
The Tallest Man On Earth


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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(2012 end-of-year lists) – STEPHANE RIVES

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.

Stéphane Rives (musician, The Incompetents / Under The Carpet / The Imaginary Soundscapes)
https://soundcloud.com/stephane-rives

1- Tindersticks: The Something Rain
2- Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
3- The Caretaker: Extra Patience (After Sebald)
4- Swans: The Seer
5- Grizzly Bear: Shields
6- Animal Collective: Centipede Hz
7- The Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends
8- Of Montreal: Paralytic Stalks
9- Venetian Snares: Affectionate
10- The XX: Coexist