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Ruptured is releasing a limited CD+LP edition of mighty Lebanese rock band KINEMATIK‘s first album Ala’, on 11 March 2017 at Station Beirut.

// The album is also available for pre-order on iTunes here.

// Facebook event here.

// Listen to an excerpt:

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Facebook events here and here

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Ruptured is thrilled to be releasing SAFAR‘s new album this coming Monday at Metro al-Madina, Hamra, Beirut!
“In Transit” is a compilation of the band’s first three EPs “23 Kilograms”, “Carry-On” and “Gate 03”.

Listen to an excerpt here:

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Lebanese singer and musician Sandra Arslanian aka Sandmoon was the guest of Ruptures on Radio Liban 96.2 FM, for an interview revolving around the making and production of her 3 albums, “Raw”, “Home”, and “In The End”.

Listen to the full show: ruptures sandmoon lundi 26 septembre

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Ruptured is releasing 3 new CD albums between September 6 & September 10, 2016, by three of the most creative musicians on the Lebanese alternative scene.

These are the first solo releases of Kid Fourteen and Mme Chandelier, and the third one by Fadi Tabbal.
All three will be available in limited editions of 250 copies each.

“How’s Annie” (rptd 015) by Fadi Tabbal
[To be released on September 6 @Ono The Music Hub]
Listen to an excerpt here
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“Post-Coital Tristesse” (rptd 014) by Mme Chandelier
[To be released on September 6 @Ono The Music Hub]
Listen to an excerpt here
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“Dream Kids Never Sleep” (rptd 013) by Kid Fourteen
[To be released on September 10 @Wickerpark Festival]
Listen to an excerpt here
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In collaboration with Tunefork,

Lebanese independent label RUPTURED is proud to present 3 concerts with renowned Swiss experimental trio KOCH–SCHÜTZ–STUDER.

In Beirut in different venues in February 2016.

> February 9, 8.30pm:
ACOUSTIC TRIO @Onomatopoeia The Music Hub

> February 11, 8.30pm:
CINE-CONCERT “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” @Beirut Art Center
Facebook event here

> February 13, 9.30pm:
ELECTRIC TRIO with GUESTS
@Yukunkun
Facebook event here

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THE ARTISTS:

Swiss trio “KOCH-SCHÜTZ-STUDER” made its name on the international jazz scene for its radical and uncompromising “Hardcore Chambermusic.”

Hans Koch, Martin Schütz and Fredy Studer have been working in a “style-free” musical zone since 1990, equally at ease in jazz festivals, underground rock and electronic music clubs, as well as in the context of contemporary “classical” music.

In their music, sequenced sounds from various unrecognizable sources and live electronics create dense walls of sound, which are contrasted with completely acoustic, minimalistic-ambient improvisations.

Besides their work as a trio, “Koch-Schütz-Studer” have initiated various projects and worked with musicians and artists from different cultural and artistic backgrounds: “Roots and Wires,” with New York-based DJs I-Sound and M. Singe; “Heavy Cairo Traffic” with renowned traditional Egyptian musicians El Nil Troop; “Fidel,” which consists of recordings with traditional and improvising Cuban musicians Musicos Cubanos.

 

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A radio show dedicated to the 5th edition of the Wickerpark Festivaltaking place on September 13th, 2015, in Batroun, North Lebanon:

> Listen to Part 1ruptures wickerpark 1
[Tracklist: Alif / Aufgang / Postcards / Abby / Charbel Haber (Ruptured session) / Alif / Rayess Bek]

> Listen to Part 2ruptures wickerpark 2
[TracklistAufgang / Diamond Setter (feat. Maria Leonard) / Abby / Postcards / Charbel Haber (Ruptured session) / Fadi Tabbal / Alif]

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Lebanese musician Miran Gurunian, aka GURUMIRAN, was the guest of Ruptures for an interview covering various aspects of his musical production, as well as the imminent release of his first solo album, “Aberrance”.

Listen to Part 1: 
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(Track list: Gurumiran / Gurumiran / John Grant / Miles Davis / Grant Green)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures gurumiran 17 july (part 2)
(Track list: Atoms For Peace / Gurumiran / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Gurumiran)

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Lebanese musicians Mayssa Jallad and Elie Abdelnour, aka folk duo SAFAR, were the guests of Ruptures for an interview and no less than four live performances of tracks taken from their first release, the “23 Kilograms” EP, as well as newer compositions. They were accompanied by Fadi Tabbal on guitar and various electronic contraptions.

Listen to Part 1: 
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(Track list: Safar / Feist / The Beatles / SAFAR LIVE / Etta James)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures safar 15 june (part 2)
(Track list: Jamiroquai / SAFAR LIVE / Feist / Norah Jones & Andre 3000 / SAFAR LIVE / Fiona Apple / SAFAR LIVE)

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Ruptured presents:

A launch concert for Lebanese electronic artist RADIOKVM‘s first release ISSRAR

Featuring live music by radiokvm & live video by Rami el Sabbagh

[ISSRAR is the first vinyl release from Ruptured. It will be available in a limited edition of 300 hand-numbered LP’s with gourmet jacket]

 
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Hailing from Beirut, Lebanon, SARY MOUSSA aka RADIOKVM is a self-taught electronic musician. Constantly busy absorbing, analyzing and trying to reproduce in his own manner the ambient sounds surrounding him, he started taking music lessons as a kid, but soon found out that experimentation, e-learning, reading and trial and error processes were a lot more efficient and interesting. He was into making electronic music, and no one around him knew what a synth, a filter or a drum machine were!

Moussa grew up listening to rock and jazz, before delving headlong into electronica. He started crafting his own melodies under the moniker radiokvm in 2008. He collaborated closely with Lebanese producer Okydoky, organizing live gigs and releasing a batch of demos; the two men became notorious on the live circuit of Beirut’s electronic scene. In later years, Moussa collaborated with Lebanese electronic producers Munma, Jad Atoui, and Liliane Chlela, releasing both remixes and original compositions for label compilations; he has also composed music for theatre and dance performances (Ali Chahrour’s ‘Fatmeh’), as well as soundtracks for short films.

RAMI el SABBAGH

Born in Beirut in 1979, Rami el Sabbagh is a Lebanese video maker. He graduated from the Institute of Scenic and Audio-Visual Studies (IESAV), Saint Joseph University in Beirut in 2004. His videos include ‘C’est de ta faute, quelque part’ (It’s Somewhat Your Fault, 2003), ‘2mg of Rotten Blood on Pure White Snow’, and ‘The Last Hero’ (2012). He is also a VJ since 2005 and a DJ since 2006.

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[In collaboration with Tunefork, Beirut Art Center, Beirut Jam Sessions and Al-Akhbar]

 

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Lebanese electro-pop duo LOOPSTACHE (Carl Ferneiné & Salim Naffah) were the guests of Ruptures, a few days prior to the launch of their first album, for an interview covering different aspects of their career and musical influences.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures loopstache (part 1)
(Loopstache / Loopstache / Scissor Sisters / Chromeo / The Beatles / Sister Sledge)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures loopstache (part 2)
(James Brown / Ray Charles / Loopstache / Loopstache)

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Lebanese up-and-coming folk band POSTCARDS were the guests of Ruptures on Monday 11 November 2013, for an interview and some exclusive live performances.
The band released its first EP, Lakehouse, during the summer of 2013.

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
Ruptures Postcards (part 1) + Ruptures Postcards (part 2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Line-up:
– Julia Sabra / vocals, ukulele & guitar
– Marwan Tohme / guitar & vocals
– Pascal Semerdjian / drums & backing vocals
– Rami Bechara / bass & backing vocals

You can listen to their gorgeous music here, as well:
https://soundcloud.com/postcardsmusic

[Pictures by Tanya Traboulsi]

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A few days prior to the launch of their 1st album at Metro al-Madina in Beirut, the French / Lebanese / Swiss trio of Stéphane Rives (laptop), Fadi Tabbal (guitar & iPad) and Paed Conca (electric bass & clarinet), better known as Under The Carpet, were the guests of Ruptures 96.2FM for an interview and live performance.

They played two extended pieces, which can be heard by clicking on the links below:

UTC Ruptures (part 1)

> Track listing: Under The Carpet – Under The Carpet (live #1) – Paed Conca (solo)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

+ UTC Ruptures (part 2)

> Track listing: Imaginary Soundscapes – Under The Carpet (live #2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

Produced and released by the Ruptured label, Under The Carpet’s CD can be found in various points of sale in Beirut:
Music Now (Hamra), Chico Video (Hamra) and Beirut Art Center (Sin el Fil).

It is also available from Cargo Records UK:
http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/20154 (digital download)
http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/19938 (physical album)

[Photos for the radio session were taken by Rachel Tabet]




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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…

Fadi Tabbal: producer, sound engineer, musician (The Incompetents, Under The Carpet, XEFM, Robert Polson)

– Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972
– Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues
– Bon Iver: Self-titled
– Destroyer: Kaputt
– James Blake: Self-titled
– M83: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
– Tom Waits: Bad As Me
– The Weeknd: House Of Balloons
– Wilco: The Whole Love
– WU LYF: Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
and of course,
– The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions (boxset)

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Singer/songwriter Sandra Arslanian, aka SANDMOON, was the guest of Ruptures to present the release of her first album, RAW. Accompanied by guitarist Elia Monsef, she performed three excerpts from the album, live inthe studios of Radio Lebanon.

Sandmoon was one of the finalists of Radio Liban 96.2FM ‘Nouvelles Musiques’ competition, which took place in 2009 and saw a host of young Lebanese artists sending their demos to Radio Lebanon.

Track listing: Sandmoon / Syd Matters / Radiohead / Emily Jane White / dEUS / Beth Gibbons / Angus & Julia Stone

Listen hereSandmoon 1 + Sandmoon 2

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