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"Momma:Key" Skozey Fetisch CD

Skozey Fetisch, the musical project of Mark C Jackman started out in Salt Lake City, Utah, and relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1992. He is also a visual artist who is as comfortable working with oils and canvas as computers and software to actualize his artistic vision.

Momma:Key has an experimental edge to it with strong minimalist overtones in the vein of composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage. The project was realized using the old school "musique concrete" techniques, which means that the entire piece was constructed using razor blades and standard cut & paste techniques on 1/4" recording tape -- a painstaking process for sure, but that didn't stop Jackman from assembling this hour-plus release by hand. The composition is a mature first outing for this young composer who draws as much inspiration from fine art as he does from the sound of construction sites.

Skozey: an object that both attracts and repels at the same time. Fetisch: (O.E.) any object that causes a habitual erotic response.

Mark C. Jackman began his musical career playing in gothic bands in the early 1980's. Tiring of this, Jackman went on to do everything from film scores to composing and dancing to modern dance music for the Ririe-Woodbury International dance tour. Skozey Fetisch does what an artist does best: challenges and stimulates the observer. Momma:Key is for those who can accept that challenge.