Room 34

Room 34

from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Arcane Games (2018)

12 tracks by Room 34

A collection of jazz, funk and related originals composed and recorded in 2018 by Scott Anderson (tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, basses, electric guitar, keyboards, percussion, drum programming). Featuring a smattering of guest performances by Eric Sayre (trumpet), Michael Wilson (soprano and alto sax, flute), Mona Wong (tenor sax) and Brandon Sisneroz (drums).

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A funky groove with interlocking tenor sax and bass clarinet lines.
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The name says it all… a curious chord progression paired with a curious progression of varied musical styles.
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A gentle jazz ballad extending some thematic elements from 2015's "Half-Life".
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A fast Latin jazz tune inspired by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
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A curious digital mutilation that took on a life of its own.
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Things start to get proggy. Also a bass clarinet is demolished. Or is it?
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An exploration in odd meters.
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An unusual combination of smooth jazz [think Bob James' "Angela (Theme from Taxi)"] mixed with calypso. Smoolypso.
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The debut studio recording of 32nd Street Jazz, a combo that has begun performing live in Minneapolis. Featuring Scott Anderson (bass, keyboards, percussion), Michael Wilson (alto sax), Mona Wong (tenor sax) and Brandon Sisneroz (drums).
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A catch-all track for a number of disparate jazzy ideas.
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a. Heck's Becks b. Six Years After the End of the World c. Epoch Ellipse A soundtrack for the end of the world and beyond.
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A fun closer, tackling "rhythm changes" and featuring Eric Sayre on trumpet and Michael Wilson on alto sax.
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Half-life (2014)

2 tracks by Room 34

My first effort at an all-jazz album. This is still a work-in-progress.

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My new album, my first all-jazz effort, is taking longer to complete than I had hoped, due to my plans to set up a proper isolation booth for recording horn parts (sax, bass clarinet, trumpet). But I've been listening to the rhythm section mixes…read more
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My new album, my first all-jazz effort, is taking longer to complete than I had hoped, due to my plans to set up a proper isolation booth for recording horn parts (sax, bass clarinet, trumpet). But I've been listening to the rhythm section mixes…read more
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5mi (2014)

11 tracks by Room 34

On July 5, 2014 I ran in a 5-mile race called the "Hog Jog" in my hometown of Austin, Minnesota (birthplace of Spam). I had forgotten to pack my headphones, so I was unable to run with music as is my preference. Instead the rhythms of my breathing and my footsteps created a kind of minimalist composition that propelled me forward. On the night of July 8, I set about creating a piece of music inspired by that experience. This is the result: a 43-plus minute piece (the duration of my run in the race), at 92 BPM (my average running tempo), and exactly 1000 measures long. The proper context in which to hear this is as a single 43:40 track, but it's too big to upload here! The uninterrupted version is available on my website: http://music.room34.com/albums/5mi

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July Figures (2013)

4 tracks by Room 34

More disposable music made with Figures iPhone app.

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More disposable music made with Figures iPhone app.
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More disposable music made with Figures iPhone app.
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More disposable music made with Figures iPhone app.
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More disposable music made with Figures iPhone app.
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June Figures (2013)

12 tracks by Room 34

More disposable music from the Figure iPhone app, mixed in GarageBand for Mac. This time it's a whole album's worth!

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Recovery Figures (2013)

4 tracks by Room 34

A bonus "Figure" EP!

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A bonus "Figure" EP!
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A bonus "Figure" EP!
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A bonus "Figure" EP!
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A bonus "Figure" EP!
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May Figures (2013)

4 tracks by Room 34

Another of my dashed-off iPhone "Figure" EPs.

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Another of my dashed-off iPhone "Figure" tracks.
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Another of my dashed-off iPhone "Figure" tracks.
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Another of my dashed-off iPhone "Figure" tracks.
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Another of my dashed-off iPhone "Figure" tracks.
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Soundtrack for an Endless Winter (2013)

6 tracks by Room 34

This winter in Minneapolis feels like it will never end. In contrast, this EP is a mercifully short 17 minutes. Recorded and mixed entirely in GarageBand on the iPhone and iPad.

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April Figures (2013)

4 tracks by Room 34

Another EP hastily dashed off in the iPhone app Figure.

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Another track hastily dashed off in the iPhone app Figure.
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Another track hastily dashed off in the iPhone app Figure.
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Another track hastily dashed off in the iPhone app Figure.
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Another track hastily dashed off in the iPhone app Figure.
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March Figures (2013)

5 tracks by Room 34

Created using the Figure app for iPhone, March 4, 2013.

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Created using the Figure app for iPhone, March 4, 2013.
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Created using the Figure app for iPhone, March 4, 2013.
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Created using the Figure app for iPhone, March 4, 2013.
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Created using the Figure app for iPhone, March 4, 2013.
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Created using the Figure app for iPhone, March 4, 2013.
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The Picture of Dorian Mode (2013)

8 tracks by Room 34

My submission for the 2013 RPM Challenge, this album was recorded and mixed entirely using GarageBand on the iPad, with its built-in instruments. Cover art designed on iPad. Final mastering and retouching of the cover art was done on my Mac with Sound Studio and Photoshop. All composition, recording and post-production took place from February 1-3, 2013. And... yes, every track is in Dorian mode.

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January Figures (2013)

4 tracks by Room 34

Another hastily dashed-off EP built around grooves created in Propellerhead's Figure iPhone app.

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Another hastily dashed-off song built around a groove created in Propellerhead's Figure iPhone app.
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Another hastily dashed-off song built around a groove created in Propellerhead's Figure iPhone app.
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Another hastily dashed-off song built around a groove created in Propellerhead's Figure iPhone app.
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Another hastily dashed-off song built around a groove created in Propellerhead's Figure iPhone app.
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October Figures (2012)

4 tracks by Room 34

Another experiment with the Figure iPhone app. Stems from these tracks will likely be incorporated into my next full-scale album project.

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Another experiment with the Figure iPhone app.
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Another experiment with the Figure iPhone app.
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Another experiment with the Figure iPhone app.
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Another experiment with the Figure iPhone app.
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September Figures (2012)

3 tracks by Room 34

A quick (literally overnight) EP created using the Figure app for iPhone. Cover photo taken at the Lyndale Rose Garden, Minneapolis, a few hours before these tracks were recorded.

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A musical sketch created (and titled) using the Figure app for iPhone.
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A musical sketch created (and titled) using the Figure app for iPhone.
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A musical sketch created (and titled) using the Figure app for iPhone.
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Sleep (Sample Tracks) (2012)

5 tracks by Room 34

Sleep is an album that was inspired by my 6-year-old daughter, with cover art based on a drawing by my 9-year-old son. It is a sonic journey into, through, and out of the landscape of sleep and dreams. Instrumentation includes acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, clarinet, MIDI keyboards and percussion, iPad and iPhone, with vocals on "Eyes Closed, Mind Awake." The full album is available at http://music.room34.com/album/sleep

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Crossing the boundary into sleep.
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Drifting off into darkness.
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Floating in color.
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Awake, but not.
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Rushing water.
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Winter Sketches Volume Three (2012)

3 tracks by Room 34

For the third year in a row, I have recorded a 3-song EP of rough sketches of musical ideas in the dead of winter: the Winter Sketches EP. As preparation for my concept for this year's RPM Challenge, ALL SOUNDS on all three tracks were produced using only an iPhone.

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The first of three tracks in this year's "Winter Sketches" EP. As preparation for my concept for this year's RPM Challenge, ALL SOUNDS were produced on an iPhone. The apps used for this song include Argon, Funkbox, Beatmaker, Filtatron and NESynth.
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Crossing the boundary into sleep.
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The third of three tracks in this year's "Winter Sketches" EP. As preparation for my concept for this year's RPM Challenge, ALL SOUNDS were produced on an iPhone. This track was recorded in a single pass using the Beatwave app.
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