Media | CD
Label | BBE RECORDS / GB
Style | HOUSE
Released | OCT '07
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, arranger, and songwriter Robert Strauss follows his critically acclaimed debut album 'Quasars and Phasars' (Freerange records, 2005) with 'Mr Feelings': a timeless piece of intense soul music inspired by the golden age of disco boogie and glitter ball extravaganza. Here we use the adjective 'inspired' tentatively, for Mr Strauss' main strength is to produce luscious synth-fuelled groovers which would not be out of place in a 1980's underground record shop, yet still have a decidedly contemporary feel to them. You really have to listen to 'Mr Feelings' to believe it.
Support from music industry's luminaries is deep and wide: Jazzanova, Joey Negro, Spiritual South and Yam Who? to name but a few have all expressed their full appreciation for the music of Robert Strauss, yet there can be no greater accolade for a musician trying to recreate and build on the more elegant sounds to come out of the 80's than the involvement of the man himself: Leroy Burgess. For 'Mr Feelings', Leroy Burgess comes out of the woodwork to not only lend his vocal talent to 'Hot like an Oven', but also to feature in Robert Strauss' band tour later this year.
This album has all the hallmarks of a future classic, and it makes BBE immensely proud to be part of the project. It will be supported by a full radio & press campaign, limited editon 12 " singles & tour.