The Drone Sessions Vol. 1 - Live at Tunefork Studios

by Various Artists



In October 2020, Ruptured Records joined (virtual) forces with experimental musician Nathan Larson and his collective Lumen Project in Stockholm, Sweden, to produce a series of recordings at Tunefork Studios in Beirut.

The final selection of musicians consisted of leftfield Lebanese musicians Jad Atoui, Liliane Chlela, Nadia Daou [NÂR], Tony Elieh, Charbel Haber, Ziad Moukarzel, Sary Moussa, Jawad Nawfal, Julia Sabra, Anthony Sahyoun, Sharif Sehnaoui, Fadi Tabbal and Elyse Tabet, and Egyptian musician Aya Metwalli.

In keeping with the musical ethos of Lumen Project, the 14 musicians were grouped in pairs, and invited to compose and play an original “drone” recording, using the instrument(s) of their choice.
The result is 7 dense tracks of varying lengths, that freely incorporate ambient soundscapes, glitchy analog electronica, experimental drone rock and free-floating vocals.

The 2-day session at Tunefork Studios was filmed in its entirety by video artist Lujain Jo; both audio and video recordings are going to be the subject of a live broadcast by Lumen Project, scheduled to take place on March 13, 2021.


released March 19, 2021

All tracks recorded live by Fadi Tabbal at Tunefork Studios, Beirut, Lebanon on the 25th and 26th of November 2020.

All tracks mixed by Fadi Tabbal. Additional edits on tracks 5 and 7 by Cedrik Fermont.
Mastered by Cedrik Fermont at Syrphe, Berlin, Germany.

Produced by Fadi Tabbal for Tunefork, Nathan Larson for Lumen Project, and Ziad Nawfal for Ruptured.

These recordings were made possible thanks to the generous support of Nathan Larson and Lumen Project, Stockholm.

Photo and design by Nour Raad.

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Ruptured Records Beirut, Lebanon

Lebanese indie label Ruptured was founded in 2008 by music and radio producer 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.
Ruptured aims to release material by Lebanese and international artists, with a strong focus on alternative rock, electronic and experimental music.
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