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In Transit

by Safar

Overlove 04:03
23 Kilograms 03:38
Cake 02:18
Seasons 03:59
Wa Namshi 03:54
Paper Planes 03:50
No Service 03:01
It's You 03:28
Kayfa A3oud 03:44


Safar is a Lebanese duo founded in 2013 by Mayssa Jallad (vocals, various percussion) and Elie Abdelnour (acoustic and electric guitars, bass). They are furthermore accompanied by their producer Fadi Tabbal on electric guitar, synthesizers and beats during live performances. Safar’s music consists of a very personal take on American and British psychedelic folk, infused with modern pop and rock references, as well as subtle references to the Lebanese golden age of 60's surf.
The band possesses a strong and widespread following in Lebanon, gathered over the years thanks to a number of intimate performances marked by singer Jallad’s emotional vocal delivery and Abdelnour's intricate guitar work.

"In Transit" is a compilation of Safar's first three EPs "23 Kilograms", "Carry-On" and "Gate 03".


released December 26, 2016

Elie Abdelnour: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synth, bass, percussion, backing vocals
Mayssa Jallad: vocals, ukulele, xylophone, percussion, kazoo
Fadi Tabbal: electric guitar, synth, bass, beats, backing vocals

All songs by Safar (Elie Abdelnour and Mayssa Jallad) except 'Paper Planes', by Thomas Pentz, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, Mick Jones, Topper Headon and Matangi Arulpragasam.

Produced and arranged by Safar and Fadi Tabbal.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.
Mastered by Lopazz at Mixmastering, Berlin.

Photography by Samer Noun. Design by Nathalie Farah.
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Ruptured Records Beirut, Lebanon

Ruptured Records was founded in 2008 by DJ and radio host Ziad Nawfal and sound engineer & studio owner Fadi Tabbal, as an outlet for their activities as producers and promoters in Beirut. Ruptured releases music by artists from Lebanon and the MENA region in a variety of formats - with a strong focus on experimental rock and leftfield electronic music. ... more

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