Joep Beving - Solipsism

"Solipsism is just me talking through my piano. To discover that millions of people are listening is wonderful – and pretty humbling at the same time."

Originally self-released by Joep Beving on Spotify in 2015, the album with its two lead tracks 'Sleeping Lotus' and 'The Light She Brings' has and continues to stream phenomenally. We now release it on Deutsche Grammophon additionally on CD and vinyl for the first time.

'Solipsism' refers to the philosophical idea that reality only exists in one’s mind. The album was recorded by Joep at home in the still of night and is filled with introspective and often filmic piano compositions. Joep Beving’s sound could be described as the opposite to over-produced and complexly layered music styles. His ambition for 'Solipsism' is to keep the music stripped back to its essence.

The gentle giant with the delicate touch
Joep Beving presents his DG debut album ‘Prehension’

"I call it 'simple music for complex emotions'. The world is a hectic place right now and I feel a deep urge to reconnect on a basic human level with people in general. Music as our universal language has the power to unite." Dutch composer and musician Joep Beving is a towering figure in the streaming world – and in real life too, thanks to his two-metre frame (nearly 6'10), wild hair and flowing beard. Joep’s delicate melodies instantly struck a chord with listeners when tracks from the album first appeared on streaming music playlists alongside the likes of Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. His first DG album 'Prehension' displays introspective, melancholy, filmic and uplifting characteristics – presented in a simple, warm acoustic atmosphere which will help soothe the soul.

Int. Release 07 Apr. 2017

1 CD / Download
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2 LPs
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