For Elise

by: Electric beethoven


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.


Produced by Reed Mathis



Reed Mathis - Electric Bass, Keyboards
Todd Stoops - Electric Organ, Keyboard
Clay Welch - Electric Guitar
Josh Raymer - Drums, Drum Machine


Recorded by Mike Tallman
Color Red Studios


Mixed by Eddie Roberts

Color Red Studios


Mastered by Doug Krebs
Doug Krebs Mastering


Electric Beethoven - For Elise - Color Red Music

Artwork by: Mike Tallman