Ziad Nawfal for Ballroom Blitz x Radio Alhara // 21 May 2020

90-minute mix recorded for The Ballroom Blitz‘s monthly takeover at Radio Alhara, with artists from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt Tunisia, Palestine and Canada:

  1. Stefan Christoff – Illimitée [2020]
  2. Stress Distress – Liljeholmen [2019]
  3. Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal – Six Times Two [2020]
  4. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato [2016]
  5. Ziad Moukarzel & Tony Elieh [Tres Millones Dolares] – Jon Black [2018]
  6. Radiokvm – Aristophanes *213 [2013]
  7. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Coast I [2020]
  8. Liliane Chlela – 2022 [2020]
  9. Jad Atoui – Alpha 60 [2020]
  10. Bakisa – Notturno (Edit #6) [2020]
  11. Lumi – To the Shore [2017]
  12. Rise 1969 – 3Jane Tessier-Ashpool [2019]
  13. Deena Abdelwahed – Lila Fi Tounes [2020]
  14. Zuli – Robotic Handshakes in 4D [2016]
  15. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle on Death Pawns [2015]
  16. Muqata’a – Al Missfah (Muqata’a Remix) [2016]
  17. DJ Sotusura – Belbalad [2019]
  18. Hadi Zeidan – Mabrouk Mabrouk [2018]
  19. Al Rajul Al Hadidi + Chyno – Zam Zam [2016]
  20. El Far3i & Munma – Shu Beddak [2013]
  21. El Rass [2016] – نفَس

Ruptures Radio Show // 18 May 2020

Live broadcast from “Ruptures” [Radio Lebanon 96.2FM] with song-by-song audio commentary, featuring musicians from Lebanon:

1. Lumi – Two Swords [2015]
2. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [2020]
3. The Butcher’s Bride- Lipsync [2020]
4. Elyse Tabet & Jawad Nawfal – Coast I [2020]
5. General Order 1 – Exponential [2020]
6. Hadi Zeidan – In the Goldroom [2019]
7. Bakisa – Notturno (Edit #6) [2020] PREMIERE
8. Kid Fourteen – Nobody Came, Nobody Wants To [2020]
9. Liliane Chlela – 2022 [2020] PREMIERE
10. Kinematik – Sahu [2020]
11. Postcards – Freediving [2020]
12. Sandmoon – Fiery Observation [2019]
13. Serge Yared – The State of The Union [2020]
14. The Incompetents – Bloody Rainbow (Daniel Johnston cover) [2011]
15. Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows [2020]


Ziad Nawfal for Radio Alhara // 23 April 2020

A one-hour mix for Radio Alhara in Palestine, with alternative, electronica and experimental tracks by artists from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine:

1. Love & Revenge – Allo? [2017]
2. DJ Sotusura – Al Hara [2019]
3. Muqata’a – Faltakon [2018]
4. Karkhana – Nafas [2016]
5. Jerusalem In My Heart – Bein Ithnein [2018]
6. Marc Codsi – Invocation I [2019]
7. Jawad Nawfal – STO On A VHS [2019]
8. Kinematik – Al-Qulub al-Mughallafa Bet-Turab la Tankaser [2020]
9. Praed – El Khawaga [2018]
10. Serge Yared – The State of The Union [2020] PREMIERE
11. Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows [2020]
12. Aya Metwalli – Fein Enta [2017]
13. The Bunny Tylers – Let There Be Light [2020]
14. PanSTARRS – Dor Elfo2 [2020]
15. Kid Fourteen – Everybody Wants A Strong Man [2019]
16. El Rass – El Akh Men Weyn? [2016]
17. Al Rajul Al Hadidi – Qossat Al Tapline [2018]


Ruptures Radio Show // 01 April 2020

Featuring musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Sweden, France & the USA:

1. Kid Fourteen – Drifter [2020]
2. Mutamassik – Rhythms Rattle On Death Pawns [2015]
3. Muqata’a – Ma Lam Yuqal [2018]
4. Sary Moussa – In Praise Of Shadows [2020]
5. Brothers Of Heliopolis – Inner Source [2019]
6. The Submarine Chronicles – Gin Ripples [2020]
7. Kinematik – Murur Al-Kiram [2020]
8. Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – Bedo’s Lullaby [2015]
9. Aya Metwalli – Ya Qarawan [2019] PREMIERE
10. Marc Codsi – Encounters II [2019]
11. Youmna Saba – Nafas [2018]
12. Fadi Tabbal – The Death Of Strangers [2018]
13. Subchamber Ensmble – Skate Park Fauna [2019]
14. Rise 1969 – Autonomic Neuropathy [2019]
15. Ziad Moukarzel – Questions Of Worry [2018]


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 Alejandro Cohen at dublab Radio about alternative music in Beirut, and his 15-year experience as promoter, producer and label owner in Lebanon’s alternative music scene.
Click on the image above 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 // 2nd Ruptured Session // 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:
Alko B
M. Ward
The Ventures
Timber Timbre
Bobby Vinton
Alko B LIVE *2
Martin Rev
Alko B LIVE *2
The Beach Boys
Alko B LIVE
Alko B


 

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