Sri Lanka – ශ්‍රී ලංකාව – benefit compilation in eerie, delicate drones and ambient sounds

The famines born of corruption continue, planetwide. It’s hard to find words sometimes, but the latest release of artists banded together on Syrphe find both words and sounds for expression, in an international compilation dedicated to Sri Lanka.

Crushing on your moustache… dark disco music video premiere with Local Suicide, Skelesys

You deserve a summer break. Here’s a dark disco love ode to a moustache, made by Greek-Argentinian partnership of Local Suicide and Skelesys, with a cheeky video by Lebanese-born video artist Zaher JR. Come for that silliness, stick around for a who’s-who of music artists redefining queer identity and the harp, acid to post-punk and beyond.

Peter Kirn - July 18, 2022

Beirut and Berlin exchange artists, workshops, and music – listen to mixes and releases

For all the crises, Beirut’s international connections continue to grow. Next up is an extensive residency-exchange project, starting in Berlin this week and returning to Beirut later this month. And that’s an excuse to give you some music to check out.

Peter Kirn - April 4, 2022

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