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Unnatural Disasters (2008)

"Unnatural Disasters" is a concept album about strange places, or, more specifically, places made strange by human activity. Combining progressive rock, electronica, ambient, "Bitches Brew"-era Miles Davis electric jazz, and musique concrete elements, the tracks are a musical representation of the characteristics of such locales as the Salton Sea, California; Centralia, Pennsylvania; Pripyat, Ukraine; and the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. A second album was also submitted, entitled "Technetium." This is a single, 38-minute minimalist electronica track, with a structure based on the properties of a technetium atom. The album went from concept to completion in a period of about six hours (the half-life of technetium's least-stable isotope).

Anagrammatic Pseudonyms (2009)

The concept: Each track title is an anagram of my name. Taken in sequence, the first letter of each title spells out my name. Musically, the tracks (more or less) attempt to evoke the mood suggested by the title. Highlights are the jazz-funk jam "Candor Stetson," featuring a trio of saxophones and a percussion breakdown, and the cop-show-theme-meets-Joe-Satriani hard rock rifferama of "Narcs Tote Dons."

222: Improvisations for 6 Instruments (2010)

On February 22 (2/22), Six instrument parts (2+2+2) were improvised as a single "group" performance, and then disassembled into subsets to comprise the 8 tracks (2x2x2) on this album.

Scenes from the Busy Northern Metropolis (2011)

Inspired by the caption on a 100-year-old stereoscopic photo of downtown Minneapolis, Scenes from the Busy Northern Metropolis is a musical night-on-the-town.

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Room 34

BIOGRAPHY

Room 34 is the solo musical identity of Scott Anderson, originally from Austin, Minnesota (home of Spam). Like processed luncheon meat, his music is an amalgam of the stray bits of a variety of musical styles and influences, mixed into a dull pink slurry and baked in a can for your enjoyment. Just skim the gelatin off the top before consuming.

BAND MEMBERS
Scott Anderson: electric guitars, electric basses, alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, keyboards and MIDI sequencing, vocals, found sounds

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2010,2011

GENRES
Instrumental,Experimental,Rock

OTHER BAND SITES
http://music.room34.com
http://alonetone.com/room34


Completed Albums

Unnatural Disasters(2008)

"Unnatural Disasters" is a concept album about strange places, or, more specifically, places made strange by human activity. Combining progressive rock, electronica, ambient, "Bitches Brew"-era Miles Davis electric jazz, and musique concrete elements, the tracks are a musical representation of the characteristics of such locales as the Salton Sea, California; Centralia, Pennsylvania; Pripyat, Ukraine; and the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea. A second album was also submitted, entitled "Technetium." This is a single, 38-minute minimalist electronica track, with a structure based on the properties of a technetium atom. The album went from concept to completion in a period of about six hours (the half-life of technetium's least-stable isotope).


The Road To Nowhere (Zzyzx)   Download
The Salton Sea, Pts. I & II   Download
Centralia / Cuyahoga (It Burns! It Burns!) / Centralia (Reprise)   Download
Free (Or Best Offer)   Download
Pripyat And The Nuclear Sarcophagus   Download
A Night At The Ryugyong Hotel   Download
No Bridge On The River   Download
The Salton Sea, Pts. III & IV   Download
Unnatural Disasters   (preferred)   Download

Anagrammatic Pseudonyms(2009)

The concept: Each track title is an anagram of my name. Taken in sequence, the first letter of each title spells out my name. Musically, the tracks (more or less) attempt to evoke the mood suggested by the title. Highlights are the jazz-funk jam "Candor Stetson," featuring a trio of saxophones and a percussion breakdown, and the cop-show-theme-meets-Joe-Satriani hard rock rifferama of "Narcs Tote Dons."


Scantest Rondo   Download
Candor Stetson   (preferred)   Download
Orcas Don Tents   Download
Tornado's Scent   Download
Tartness Condo   Download
Actor Sent Nods   Download
Narcs Tote Dons   Download
Dancers on Tots   Download
Enact Rod's Snot   Download
Radon Contests   Download
Sorta Contends   Download
Oats Tend Corns   Download
Notated Scorns   Download

222: Improvisations for 6 Instruments(2010)

On February 22 (2/22), Six instrument parts (2+2+2) were improvised as a single "group" performance, and then disassembled into subsets to comprise the 8 tracks (2x2x2) on this album.


Pat and Lyle Have Left the Building   Download
Wood, Metal and Transistors   Download
Two Thirds of a Power Trio   Download
Upstairs in the Duplex Across the Street from the Conservatory   Download
In the Future We Will Carry Robots in Our Pockets   Download
Double Bass   Download
Origins   Download
All Together Now   (preferred)   Download

Scenes from the Busy Northern Metropolis(2011)

Inspired by the caption on a 100-year-old stereoscopic photo of downtown Minneapolis, Scenes from the Busy Northern Metropolis is a musical night-on-the-town.


Spooncherry   Download
Uptown at Sundown   (preferred)   Download
H.O.V.   Download
Nokomis by Moonlight   Download
The Hiawatha Line   Download
Of Skyways and Skylines   Download
Closing the North Loop   Download
Nordeast   Download
Broadway at Dawn   Download
Victory Memorial Parkway   Download