Host Eric | Mr Strauss Learns to Rock

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Mr Strauss Learns to Rock

by Host Eric

Occasionally challenging and always innovative, "Mr Strauss Learns To Rock" will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and triumphantly throw your hands into the air. Such is the experience of one who bears witnesses to the art of learning.
Genre: Avant Garde: Electro-Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Born Bible Clinchin'
3:06 $0.99
2. An Interruption
2:33 $0.99
3. Rappin' Eric
3:10 $0.99
4. Palm Fronds
3:41 $0.99
5. Twuckers Woe
3:27 $0.99
6. Ten Dollar Flowers
3:26 $0.99
7. State of Distaster
2:13 $0.99
8. Ride the Pony Ex-Ex-Extreme
1:53 $0.99
9. Russ and Steven
3:27 $0.99
10. Skorpion Skatt
3:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
This is the second release in the Miedlena Records series “Mateo Releases Music That Was Recorded A Long Time Ago, But Never Really Get A Proper Release.”

As far as I know, the songs you hear on this album were recorded somewhere between 2004 and 2005, and were written and/or freestyled by Host Eric. Furthermore, the vocals, instruments, engineering, editing, and mastering were all by Host Eric too. Note I didn't include mixing in that list. From what I can recall at the time of these recordings, Host Eric recorded his music using a stereo mastering application called Soundforge. He somehow figured out a way to create irreversible overdubs with this application, so as to use it as some gross approximation of a multi-track recorder. I believe that process way have something to do with the very singular sound of some tracks on “Mr. Strauss Learns to Rock”.

I am fairly certain that some of the tracks on this album feature engineering by Komputadora. Somewhere between zero and all of the tracks feature basslines by Komputadora. The final track features Komputadora on vocals, and most of the lyrical composition is his as well. I did a little editing on two of the tracks ("Ten Dollar Flowers" and "State of Distaster") at Eric's request. I apologize to anybody who may have been inadvertently left out of the credits here. Eric has been pretty useless (his own words) and at this point I know better than to attempt any fact checking with him.

This album was originally released under the Pop Goes Lethal record label imprint. They printed a bunch of CD-R's and packaged them rather attractively in 5 ¼ inch floppy disc sleeves. I'm not sure what happened after that.

Following is a couple pieces of text that may have been included with the very, very limited original release of this music back in 2005.

"Labor to manifest faithfully the will of the ensuing gods and let such gods’ benevolence spread onto others, that those gods may thrive,that their truths may serve the people, and that all may sing the various frequencies of perpetual joy. Pop Goes Lethal."

“Pop Goes Lethal thanks you for reading this paragraph. This text intends to share art creation strategy. Foremost, abandon the myth of aesthetic relativism. So says the gospel, so we believe. Also, however, resist the will of Alienator. Hierarchy infects the successful and cuts them off. It is a virulent hedonism, and very tempting in its loathsomeness. It contains no immortal truth, though. Only deities may embody the divine, and only art may manifest its truths. Create both embodiments and manifestations. Labor to manifest faithfully the will of the ensuing gods and let such gods' benevolence spread onto others, that those gods may thrive, that their truths may serve the people, and that all may sing the various frequencies of perpetual joy.”



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