Moonlight sonata

by: electric beethoven


“Moonlight Sonata” puts Reed Mathis and company’s dark and dreamy imprint on the classic Beethoven sonata. This version is dominated by Clay Welch’s slide guitar and Josh Raymer’s laid-back groove on top of a near-reggae skank throughout—it’s the kind of track you can toss on at 4 a.m. and enjoy the chilled out ride for hours on end.

Mathis notes that “Moonlight Sonata” is one of the most iconic chord progressions in history. It was the direct inspiration behind classics ranging from The Beatles’ “Because” to Radiohead’s “Exit Music For a Film” and countless other haunting melodies in modern times. The fourth track on the Color Red series will be followed up by additional releases and will culminate in a full-length album to be released later in 2019.

Produced by Reed Mathis


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


Tracking Engineer - Mike Tallman
Color Red Studios

Mixing Engineer - Jeff Franca

Mastering Engineer - Doug Krebs
Doug Krebs Mastering


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Electric Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata - Color Red Music

Artwork by: Mike Tallman