Ruptured Live // SAFAR Launch Concert // Metro al Madina

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


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SANDMOON // Interview // 26 Sept 2016

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 three albums, “Raw”, “Home”, and “In The End”.


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Ruptured News // Sept 2016

Ruptured is releasing 3 new CD albums between September 6 and 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 300 copies each.


“How’s Annie” (rptd 015) by Fadi Tabbal
Released on September 6 at Ono The Music Hub
Listen to an excerpt here


“Post-Coital Tristesse” (rptd 014) by Mme Chandelier
Released on September 6 at Ono The Music Hub
> Listen to an excerpt here


“Dream Kids Never Sleep” (rptd 013) by Kid Fourteen
[To be released on September 10 at Wickerpark Festival
> Listen to an excerpt here

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Ruptured Live // KOCH–SCHÜTZ–STUDER // Live in Beirut

Lebanese independent label RUPTURED presents
Three concerts by Swiss experimental trio KOCH–SCHÜTZ–STUDER
In Beirut in different venues in February 2016.

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

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

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


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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Ruptures Radio Show // WICKERPARK ’15 // 7 Sept 2015

A radio program showcasing the 5th edition of Wickerpark Festivaltaking place on September 13th, 2015, in Batroun, North Lebanon.

Listen: ruptures wickerpark 1 + ruptures wickerpark 2


Track listing: 
1. Alif
2. Aufgang
3. Postcards
4. Abby
5. Charbel Haber (Ruptured session)
6. Alif
7. Rayess Bek
8. Aufgang
9. Diamond Setter (feat. Maria Leonard)
10. Abby
11. Postcards
12. Charbel Haber (Ruptured session)
13. Fadi Tabbal
14. Alif


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GURUMIRAN // Interview #2 // 17 July 2015

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:
ruptures gurumiran 17 july (part 1) + ruptures gurumiran 17 july (part 2)


Track listing:
Gurumiran *2
John Grant
Miles Davis
Grant Green
Atoms For Peace
Gurumiran
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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Ruptured Live // RADIOKVM Launch Concert // Beirut Art Center

Ruptured presents
Launch concert for RADIOKVM‘s first vinyl release ISSRAR
Featuring live music by Radiokvm & live video by Rami el Sabbagh

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.

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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POSTCARDS // 1st Ruptured Session // 11 Nov 2013

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. Their line-up for this session consisted of Julia Sabra (vocals, ukulele & guitar), Marwan Tohme (guitar & vocals), Rani Bechara (bass & backing vocals) and Pascal Semerdjian (drums & backing vocals).

Listen:
Ruptures Postcards (part 1) + Ruptures Postcards (part 2)


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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UNDER THE CARPET // Ruptured Session // 10 Sept 2012

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.

Listen:
UTC Ruptures (part 1) + UTC Ruptures (part 2)


Track listing:
Under The Carpet
Under The Carpet LIVE
Paed Conca
The Imaginary Soundscapes
Under The Carpet LIVE


[Photos by Rachel Tabet]