DG’s zero-rated release

DG’s zero-rated release


norman lebrecht

July 24, 2021

And that’s just the press release:

The Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving, whose music, streamed many hundreds of millions of times, releases the ZERO EP. It offers four brand-new remixes of Hanging D – taken from his second album, 2017’s Prehension – by Max Cooper, Polynation, Afrodeutsche and Alva Noto. For the occasion Cooper has teamed up with Polish artist Ksawery Komputery to provide a video to accompany his interpretation. In addition, each track is accompanied by artwork by award-winning Australian artist and designer Jonathan Zawada, who has consolidated the four images for the main EP cover.

Don’t shoot us. We’re just the messenger.


  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Shoot the messenger for what?!? . . . I didn’t understand any of that. They may as well been talking about what pipe fittings and plumbing fixtures they had in stock, somewhere in the back of the warehouse.

  • Gustavo says:

    I first thought the “messenger” was referring to the premiere of John Williams’ Violin Concerto No. 2 at Tanglewood.

  • Y says:

    What fresh hell is this?

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    I checked the DG site to see what’s that thing. My impession is that it is just a Phil Glass wannabe. But I made an interesting observation – a set of re-issues annonced as ‘Commemorating Herbert von Karajan 32 years after his passing’. The desperation is evident. RIP DG.

  • Freewheeler says:

    I’d rather listen to Tenacious D.