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Skozey Fetisch — Momma: Key
(Silent SR9590, 1995, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1996-03-01

Momma: Key Cover art

Skozey Fetisch AKA Mark C. Jackman is both an experimental composer and a visual artist working with oils and canvas. Momma:Key, Jackman's debut release, contains 31 songs, most under two minutes in length and all untitled. The interesting and unique feature about this release is that Jackman used traditional musique concrète techniques to create Momma:Key. You know, 1/4" reel-to-reel tapes, razor blades, and splicing tape and then physically cutting and pasting together the snippets. Twenty years ago in college I had to compose a piece in this manner. It is extremely difficult and painstaking to get the correct temporal and spacial location of the sounds. Why Jackman chose to go this route instead of using today's technology is not clear. What is clear is that Momma:Key is a labor of love. Why else would he spend untold hours to create 64 minutes of mature and uncompromising industrial grade soundscapes? This CD is truly handcrafted music in the finest sense of the word. It runs the gamut from harsh industrial to soft amorphous sounds. Quite an impressive debut from a new artist!

Filed under: New releases, Issue 9, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): Skozey Fetisch (Mark Jackman)

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