Electric Beethoven has unveiled a new single, “For Elise”, via Eddie Roberts’ new record label and multi-media platform, Color Red. The release marks the second for Electric Beethoven via Color Red, as Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, and Josh Raymer put their funky spin on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Für Elise”.
Electric Beethoven’s new tune “For Elise” was recorded by Mike Tallman at Color Red Studios in Denver, mixed by Roberts, and produced by Mathis and Welch.
Color Red notes,
Electric Beethoven’s “For Elise” is a modern-day refresh of Beethoven’s solo piano classic “Für Elise” that gives the composition a whole new shine via a funky facelift and dance-floor makeover. The second new Electric Beethoven single released via Color Red shows no bounds as Reed Mathis and company investigate why Beethoven is the seed that first sprouted so much of today’s funk, jam, jazz, and live improvisational dance music. Josh Raymer’s J-Dilla-inspired drumming sets up a refracted groove that Mathis (bass), Todd Stoops (keys), Clay Welch (guitar) ride for the rest of the track. The timelessly haunting theme gives way to a improvised middle where the band triggers samples of their own playing in an astonishing build-up of tension. This incantation slides back into the primary theme, reminding us that life is finite after all, even in times of transcendence and universal connections, and our journeys all have destinations. But getting there — from here — will make you want to “buy the ticket, take the ride,” and with every relisten you’ll experience a new adventure on the way to that shore.
Listen to Electric Beethoven’s new tune “For Elise” below:
Electric Beethoven – “For Elise”
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