Ruptured Album Release // KINEMATIK // Murur Al-Kiram

Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram
LP & Digital Release by Ruptured / Beacon Sound, 28 February 2020

“Murur Al-Kiram”, the new album by Lebanese post-rock ensemble Kinematik, uses electronics, intricate double-drumming, guitar and bass to construct ambient soundscapes and hypnotic, propulsive rhythms – conjuring the ghosts of a diminishing future, as well as an unresolved past. Subtle in both angst and joy, “Murur Al-Kiram” celebrates small victories in the face of great defeats.

Recorded by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut, with assistance from Marwan Tohme.
Photography by Joe Saade.

Limited edition vinyl release by Ruptured Records [Beirut] & Beacon Sound [Portland].
Wordwide distribution by Cargo Records UK.

Buy from Bandcamp HERE and from a whole lot of other nice places HERE


LISTEN

Ziad Nawfal in conversation with Alejandro Cohen on dublab Radio

Ziad Nawfal spoke to dublab Radio about alternative music in Beirut, and his work as promoter, producer and label owner in Lebanon’s alternative music scene for the past 15 years or so.

[Click on the image for the full interview, and make sure to check out the rest here, including writers Maan Abutaleb and Maha ElNabawi, musicians Adham Zidan and Zuli, and a host of others]

INTERBELLUM // “Ready to Dissolve” // Video

New music video by Interbellum!
“Ready to Dissolve” is the new single off Interbellum’s sophomore album Dead Pets, Old Griefs, released by Ruptured in October 2018.
Filmmaker Camille Cabbabé and the two leads snuck into the dilapidated Grand Theatre in Beirut on a sun-streaked April day – watch the haunting result below.
The album can be purchased via Bandcamp here.

KOZO // Interview // 2 Sept 2019

Lebanese post-rock quintet Kozo were the guests of Ruptures in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2FM, for an interview covering their musical influences, as well as the recording and production of their first album “Tokyo Metabolist Syndrome”.


Track listing:
1. Kozo
2. Kozo
3. Battles feat. Matias Aguayo
4. Tortoise
5. Death Grips
6. Brockhampton
7. Panda Bear
8. Kanye West feat. Justin Vernon
9. Do Make Say Think
10. My Bloody Valentine
11. Kozo


ALKO B // Ruptured Session #2 // 5 Aug 2019

Lebanese musician Salim Naffah aka ALKO B was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of his second solo album “Dreaming Is Not For Two”.

Alko B performed several songs from his new album in the studio, accompanied by Fadi Tabbal from Tunefork Studios on live sound.


Track listing:
1. Alko B
2. M. Ward
3. The Ventures
4. Timber Timbre
5. Bobby Vinton
6. Martin Rev
7. Alko B (instr.)
8. The Beach Boys
9. Alko B (instr.)


 

Press // Interbellum // Dead Pets, Old Griefs

A few weeks following the release of Lebanese indie band Interbellum‘s sophomore album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” on Ruptured, here are some of the reviews that were written about this unique collection of songs:

x Read Lie In The Sound‘s review here

x Read I Can Guarantee‘s review here

x Read We All Want Someone To Shout For‘s review here

x Read Barrygruff Music Blog‘s review here

x Read Arab News‘s review here

x Read Scene Noise‘s review here

x Read Various Small Flames‘s review here

x Read The Revue‘s review here

x Read Indie For Bunnies‘s review here

x Read American Pancake‘s review here

x Read Mp3hugger‘s review here

x Read L’Orient Le Jour‘s review here

x Read GQ Middle East‘s review here

x Read We Love That‘s review here


NADINE SHAH // Ruptured Session // 11 May 2018

Ruptured had the privilege of hosting exceptional British musician Nadine Shah in Beirut, for two live events:
A radio session on Radio Liban 96.2 FM on Friday 11/05, engineered by Fadi Tabbal
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A concert at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub on Saturday 12/05, featuring James Brown from UK band Pulled Part by Horses and Lebanese singer-songwriter Youmna Saba