Chenaux, Eric & Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Grapefruit is a subscription-based record club now in its third year, founded by musician Simon Joyner and Ba Da Bing Records head Ben Goldberg to release exclusive, limited-edition, vinyl-only albums as part of an annual series, sharing identical cover art but in different colors. Subscribers receive an LP every three months, by artists that are of some renown, or are just getting started. The only connection between each group is that Joyner and Goldberg are both fans. Only 300 copies of each release are pressed—and for a limited time, these LPs are now available outside a direct subscription in extremely low quantities. Eric Chenaux experiments with ballads, songs, tunes, improvisations, guitars, very small speakers, The Reveries, The Draperies, Drumheller, Nightjars, The Guayaveras, The Allison Cameron Band, Eloïse Decazes, John Oswald, Michelle McAdorey, Aimée Dawn Robinson, Marla Hlady and the curation of the Toronto-based recording label, Rat-Drifting, co-founded with Martin Arnold in 2002. In the 1980s and 1990s Chenaux played in the hoary post-punk band Phleg Camp. About Chenaux’s guitar playing, Carl Wilson writes, “Ornette Coleman might call it harmolodic. Chenaux might call it an amazing background. His strings chime with all those thoughts at once. I adore the way he teases out a melody.” Radwan Ghazi Moumneh is a Lebanese musician, audio engineer / producer and co-owner of the Hotel2Tango recording studio in Montréal, where he currently resides. He also is the founder of Jerusalem in My Heart, a contemporary Arabic music and multiple 16mm film projector performance project on...