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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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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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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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Friday 23 May 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Factory Floor
2. OkyDoky
3. Cabaret Voltaire
4. Funny Death
5. Four Tet
6. Munma
7. Neneh Cherry

> Listen to Part 1: ruptures 23/05 (part 1)

8. Jad Atoui
9. Darkside
10. OkyDoky (radiokvm rmx)
11. Shackleton
12. Tripnol
13. tUnE-yArDs
14. The Incompetents

> Listen to Part 2: ruptures 23/05 (part 2)


The record of the evening:

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Friday 16 May 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Damien Jurado
2. Ramly (feat. Fadi Tabbal)
3. Damon Albarn
4. The Incompetents
5. Bridgette Fontaine & Art Ensemble Of Chicago
6. Los Siquicos Literalenos
7. Malayeen
8. Neneh Cherry
9. Maryam Saleh

> Listen to Part 1: ruptures 16/05 (part 1)

10. St Vincent
11. Mashrou’ Leila
12. Vampire Weekend
13. Wake Island
14. Metronomy
15. Who Killed Bruce Lee
16. tUnE-yArDs

> Listen to Part 2: ruptures 16/05 (part 2)


The record of the evening:

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Monday 22 July 2013, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (8-9pm)

1. Zeid & The Wings
2. Zeid & The Wings
3. Maii Waleed (Zeid Hamdan prod.)
4. Maryam Saleh (Zeid Hamdan prod.)
5. Fareeq el Atrash
6. Zeineddine & Narcicyst
7. El Rass & Munma
8. El Rass & Munma
9. Maryam Saleh (Zeid Hamdan prod.)

> Listen to Part 1: ruptures 22 july 2013 (part 1)

10. Soapkills
11. Asaf Avidan
12. Jerusalem In My Heart
13. The Incompetents
14. Beirut Scum Society
15. Scrambled Eggs

> Listen to Part 2: ruptures 22 july 2013 (part 2)

The record of the evening

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>> The Incompetents‘ latest full-length CD, Of Minor Differences… And Narcissism, 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, 5 copies of each) and Music Now (Hamra, 5 copies of each)
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 🙂

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

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
Charlie Rayne (part 1)Track 02
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Playlist:
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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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

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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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