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LATTICES, the first release from Lebanese electronic producers Jad Atoui and Anthony Sahyoun as NP, is concerned with the exploration of non-deterministic approaches to producing electronic music, based on improvised techniques using modular systems and synthesizers.

NP reflects on the current political transformation and its imposed uncertainties, as a method to explore musical futures. The project draws from both planetary and regional volatilities in the wake of the 2020 pandemic - where logistical, social and biological parameters were closely entangled with the disaster. The unforeseen became a tangible reality, which political systems rushed to temper, mitigate and rewire, along with its catastrophic probabilities.

Those realities are amplified locally in Lebanon, with a full scale, gradual collapse of all its systemic components, where intricacies of an unstable state have surfaced. In its musical realm, those observations are summed mathematically through concepts of non-determinism that the two musicians employed to build and connect electronic musical systems via modular synthesizers. The rhythm and harmonic content created by this system is un-gridded, devout of time signatures or a linear time consensus. It constantly behaves as non-deterministic, emitting unpredictable sound and musical elements that Atoui and Sahyoun tame by improvising with and around them, morphing the constructed musical instrument into a performative body, interacting with its automation and randomness.

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released July 8, 2021

Performed and produced by Jad Atoui and Anthony Sahyoun at home during lockdown n Beirut, 2020.

Mixed by Anthony Sahyoun at Tunefork Studios, Beirut.

Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, New York.

Artwork by Anthony Sahyoun.

Special Thanks to Fadi Tabbal, Bernard El Hage and Ziad Nawfal.

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Ruptured Records Beirut, Lebanon

Based in Beirut, indie label Ruptured produces and releases music by Lebanese artists in a variety of formats - with a strong focus on experimental rock and electronic music.

Ruptured was founded in 2008 by DJ and radio host Ziad Nawfal, and sound engineer and producer Fadi Tabbal from Tunefork Studios, as an outlet for their activities as music producers and promoters in Beirut.
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