• Tokyo Elvis on Facebook

    Tokyo Elvis has a Facebook page!

    Tokyo Elvis is an electronic music project from Frank Friend, started in November 2015. Since then, Tokyo Elvis has won a Sync-Licensing contest with his fun version of 'Jingle Bells', which was also nominated for the 'Most Unique Submission Award' from Indaba Music. 'Date Night' was featured on a compilation from 'The Synth Warehouse. Also 'The Look' has been featured on Chipbit Sid's Blog! It's only been a few short months. Stay tuned to see what's next!

  • 1:31 in C# Minor

    Recently, I released the ’1:31’ EP. Running about twenty-one minutes in length, it consists of seven parts to be played without a break. The sound is a blend of mellotron, piano, guitar, drums, a few synths, 808’s and voice. The music however, is a reference to Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 Op. 131. 

    '1:31’ has the same number of parts, same key areas, use of transitions, and even some thematic elements as Op. 131. That being said, it isn’t necessary to be familiar with this work of Beethoven to appreciate this EP.

    Although it may appeal to fans of classical music, and could likely work as an introduction of Beethoven to a new audience, that was never the intent. It was a vision I had late one night. A few weeks later, it was written and recorded. This music was created because I felt compelled to do so. Now, I am releasing it for others to listen.

    1:31 is available on iTunes