Video Premiere: Electric Beethoven “For Elise”

March 20, 2019
Video Premiere: Electric Beethoven “For Elise”

Last week, Electric Beethoven, purveyors of classical dance music led by bassist Reed Mathis, released their new single, “For Elise,” a modern interpretation of Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic 1810 composition, “Für Elise.” Today, we premiere the official video that accompanies the EB version of the tune.

The grooving classical cover teams Mathis up with keyboardist Todd Stoops, guitarist Clay Welch and drummer Josh Raymer. The track was produced by Mathis and Welch and mixed by New Mastersounds guitarist Eddie Roberts at his Color Red Studios in Colorado.

The new video, which can be viewed below, features scenes from a 1908 remake of A Trip to the Moon, which was originally a 1902 short, silent film by French illusionist Georges Méliès, an early pioneer of special effects. The remake is from another early special-effects proponent, Segundo de Chomón.

Electric Beethoven’s “For Elise” follows up “The Fifth” as the second release leading up to a new full-length album from the band on Color Red, which is aiming to regularly release free music like this from the funk and jamtronica worlds on their website.