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Mood Area 52

by Mood Area 52

Felliniesque tango nuevo
Genre: Latin: Tango
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  Song Share Time Download
1. mousetrap clock
3:00 $0.99
2. furniture migration
3:46 $0.99
3. abba ba habaita
4:15 $0.99
4. pefore palooka's clobbering
3:37 $0.99
5. drunken frog wrangler
4:40 $0.99
6. rhubarb bonfire
2:13 $0.99
7. la paloma
3:32 $0.99
8. maguro parasitological museum
4:26 $0.99
9. dr. rankin's cadillac
4:22 $0.99
10. squirrel dilemma
5:45 $0.99
11. ballad of the wax animal
6:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
Rocketboy Arts ensemble Mood Area 52 is one of the few groups in the northwest performing original tango music. The group formed in 1998 when accordionist Michael Roderick sought to escape from the bombastic late 20th century along with some of his closest musician friends. The lineup has changed, but their emphasis on nuanced, nostalgic, and harmonically surprising music has remained consistent. Mood Area 52 has performed with Naim Amor, Chuck Palhnuik, The Damo Suzuki Network, Rasputina, The Tin Hat Trio, Slowpoke, and Amy Denio. They perform in venues ranging from festival stages to old folks homes, performing alongside burlesque troops and providing original soundtracks to golden age films.

Original film score projects Mood Area 52 has undertaken include soudtracks to F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu and Marks' distopian sci-fi classic La Jette, and many films by Buster Keaton, Sunset Boulevard, and various independent films.

Mood Area 52 is available to play milongas and has connections with the Eugene, Portland, and San Francisco tango community. Their music and interviews have been featured on Argentine public Radio and on the Buenos Aires station Dos por Quatro.

The Band combines the talents of Michael Roderick, Kee Zublin, and Amy Danziger. with various Eugene musicians including James West, Dan Schmidt, Billy Barnett, Dylan DeRobertis, Marieta Bonaventura, Adam Wendt, Anthony Dyer, Derek Trost, And David Roderick, Dustin Lanker, Cosmos Corbin, and Hamilton Mays.

Roderick and Cosmos’ collaboration Guevara’s Ghost, a fusion of tango, lounge, and glitchy trip-hop beats is now available through Rocketboy Arts.



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crispy sound
Iam confessing...dr. rankings cadillac is my favourit...vals and milonga mixed with accordeon, cello and e-guitar to something which makes me addicted. And my dancers will either kill or praise me for it on my next milonga.;-)...great musik for dancing and listening

Bart Aikens

Shifting allegiance from one rhapsodic track to another
From the propulsive Rhubarb Bonfire to the dissonant elements of Ballad of the Wax Animal and beyond, I find my allegiance to any rhapsodic track constantly shifting to another. I love Badalamenti, hence the virtue of Drunken Frog Wrangler. In Maguro Parasitological Museum is Michael Roderick referring to that kind of sushi I so enjoy?