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Trains & Tracks

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EUPEN 02:52
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WELKENRAEDT 02:00
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VERVIERS 01:00
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LEUVEN 03:00
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BRUGES 02:00
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OSTEND 03:32

about

In the framework of Europalia Trains & Tracks comes a podcast accompaniment to the Oostende-Eupen line. Compiled and mixed by Ziggy Devriendt, aka Nosedrip of the Belgian and quintessential Stroom record label, it features music by musicians, producers and composers that live or have lived in the cities on this iconic train line. From the royal seaside resort of Oostende in the West of Belgium to the industrial river valley in the East, the Oostende-Eupen line is a feast of sights, influences and landmarks. Suspended between the many destinations on the line, the podcast will inspire travellers to contemplate the amalgam of spheres that is Belgium. From the drab to the sublime, Belgium is a paradox that materialises in everything one sees on the journey from Oostende to Eupen and back. From decay to grandeur, from nature to industry, from the pastoral to the absence of urban planning, Belgium’s sights have always inspired and disheartened. The podcast touches upon this dichotomy in elegant and eloquent fashion.

This podcast was developed by Meakusma from Eupen, Les Ateliers Claus from Brussels and Stroom from Oostende. It enjoys the vital support of the Europalia Arts Festival and Ostbelgien.

All participating artists were given free rein to write music that interprets their experiences of having an intimate connection to the train line. Some toasting on top has been provided to explain or further mystify some of the landmarks along the train tracks. Travellers can download the podcast through …

With the dizzying rush of landscapes, perspectives and credos flashing past, traveling on the Oostende-Eupen line is a thrilling escape into what makes the diversity of Belgium so eternally attractive yet complicated.


The TRAINS & TRACKS podcast, compiled and mixed by Ziggy Devriendt, aka Nosedrip of the Belgian and quintessential Stroom record label, for Europalia Trains & Tracks is now available as an accompaniment for people travelling on the Ostend-Eupen line. It features music by musicians, producers and composers that live or have lived in the cities on this iconic train line. From the royal seaside resort of Oostende in the West of Belgium to the industrial river valley in the East, the Ostend-Eupen line is a feast of sights, influences and landmarks that are drab and sublime in equal measure. Some toasting on top has been provided to explain or further mystify some of the landmarks along the tracks.

This podcast was developed by Meakusma from Eupen, Les Ateliers Claus from Brussels and Stroom from Ostend. It enjoys the vital support of the Europalia Arts Festival and Ostbelgien.

With the dizzying rush of landscapes, perspectives and credos flashing past, traveling on the Ostend-Eupen line is a thrilling escape into what makes the diversity of Belgium so eternally attractive yet complex.

Participating artists:

Aksak Maboul - Alain Pierre - Aponogeton - Ben Bertrand - Céline Gillain - Christina Nickel - Damien Chapelle - Distels - Farida Amadou & Pavel Tchikov - Floris Hoorelbeke - Gregoire Tirtiaux - Gerrit Valckenaers - Hondasuccess - Ignatz - Jacques Charlier - Lennert Jacobs - Leo Kupper - Mathieu Serruys - MCBN & Furio G - Pablo’s Eye - Sagat - SG - Sensu - Ssaliva - Stilll ft Voice Actor - Weird Dust - Wolfgang Delnui

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released March 29, 2022

Music by Aksak Maboul, Alain Pierre, Aponogeton, Ben Bertrand, Céline Gillain, Distels, Farida Amadou & Pavel Tchikov, Floris Hoorelbeke, Gregoire Tirtiaux, Gerrit Valckenaers, Hondasuccess, Ignatz, Jacques Charlier, Lennert Jacobs, Leo Kupper, Mathieu Serruys, MCBN & Furio G, Pablo’s Eye, Sagat, SG, Sensu, Ssaliva, Stilll ft Voice Actor, Weird Dust and Wolfgang Delnui

Fieldrecordings by Alain Pierre and Christina Nickel

Voice by Damien Chapelle and Noa Kurzweil

Text by Damien Chapelle, Noa Kurzweil & Rafael Severi

Artwork by Victor Verhelst

Mastering by Mathieu Savenay

Thank you to Europalia, Les Ateliers Claus, Meakusma, Ostbelgien, Stroom & Studio Henri

Extra thank you to Michael Kreitz, Tommy Denys, Wannes Cuypers & Ziggy Devriendt

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les albums claus City Of Brussels, Belgium

les albums claus is the in house publication label of les ateliers claus. Each release has not only a musical importance, but the object itself contains as much value as its contents - wether this is a vinyl box, flexi disc, book or postcard. Each publication consists of at least one object with a proper artistic finality, blurring the lines between music, sound, visual and conceptual art. ... more

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