Ghost Tropic

by Brecht Ameel

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Teirlinck 04:25
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H. Debroux 01:51
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Westland 02:05
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Tropic Time 02:22
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about

Ghost Tropic is first and foremost the name of the third feature from acclaimed Belgian writer-director Bas Devos. The film tells the story of Khadija, a middle-aged cleaner who has no other option but to walk home through Brussels on a cold night after falling asleep on the last train. The journey is a reflection on motherhood and expectations, pride and unknown struggles, stories of the ghostly magic of a lonely night in a big city, of the kindness of strangers and the hurt felt seeing the vulnerability of someone you love.

Brecht Ameel, from the band Razen, uses his classical guitar training and his experience with various string instruments to craft a beautiful soundtrack of minimal ambient acoustic music. The Belgian musician’s intention was to create music that would be a warm blanket for the nocturnal odyssey of Khadija. A melody and rhythm to accompany her walk through the cold night, a sort of guiding light.

Ghost Tropic was premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and is set to be released on 1st January 2020. The accompanying soundtrack recording is out 2 days later via Hands in the Dark in a limited edition of 300 copies.

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released January 3, 2020

Cat.#: HITD 051

All music composed by Brecht Ameel
Recorded by David Poltrock on Agfa Tape
Artwork by Floriane Miny

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Hands In The Dark is an independent micro-record label based in Besançon (East France) which, since 2010, has focused on proposing exciting auditory explorations and singular visions of experimental / psychedelic music.

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