Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #56: Julia Sabra & Fadi Tabbal

I don’t have much to add here that Julia and Fadi don’t say better below. Still, this mix is an eye-opening trip of familiar and unfamiliar names stitched together memorably. Aptly titled Requiem for a City: Post-apocalyptic Music from Beirut, it’s a fantastic insight into the extraordinary scene in Beirut. I’ll also add that their album, Snakeskin, is out now and is one of my favorite records of 2022. It’s so, so good.

From Julia & Fadi:

This is a short selection of some of our favorite releases (mostly) from the last couple of years. Of course, we couldn’t fit everything, but this is a quick overview of Beirut’s experimental/alternative music. People ask what the Beirut scene sounds like, and we always say there’s not really a unified sound but a recognizable palette of emotions and sounds that can be heard in all genres. This is the sound of our city. 

Postcards (with Sary Moussa) – Coins
Elyse Tabet – Riding in your car at night down by the seaside no streetlights (unreleased)
Mayssa Jallad & Khaled Allaf – Madina men Baeed
Soapkills – Tango
The Bunny Tylers – Junkie Hideout in Suburbia
Fadi Tabbal – The New & Improved Guide to Birdwatching Vol.4
Jad Atoui – Intransient Drum Mutations
Aya Metwalli – In Memoriam
Ziad Moukarzel – ARE 3 (unreleased)
Kid Fourteen – Nobody came, nobody wants to
Kinematik – Hayet bi kel nafas
Postcards – January
Sandy Chamoun & Anthony Sahyoun – Untitled track (unreleased)
xlmxkhfi – This house will fall
Jana Saleh – Soupire
Malayeen – Omar
Youmna Saba – 40-3
Sary Moussa – In Praise of Shadows
The Incompetents – Grey Midas
Anthony Sahyoun – Requiem

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