One might never expect that Zack Fischmann a.k.a. Marmalade Mountain, a self-proclaimed hippy who wrote his recent hit “All I Want Is You” under an oak tree, once frequented coveted Bay Area punk gem, 924 Gilman. Yet despite Fischmann’s dulcet tones, his musical beginnings hit hard and fast. Perhaps being punk is more in line with showing vulnerability and being true to oneself, a theme that Marmalade Mountain has hit right on the head. “All I Want Is You,” produced by and featuring Miami artist Rachel Goodrich, speaks to the enormity of love and the aching confusion of ambiguity in relationships.
The video—creative brainchild of Japhy Riddle, known for his work with Tune Yards—was crafted with immense care. Shot frame by frame as a life-action animation on an old TV screen, Riddle captures the beautiful melancholy of the heart with additions of hand drawn animation and nature set into motion. “There’s a great honesty to the visuals. It is exactly what it looks like—objects of nature, dry erase drawings, and paper cut-outs in front of an old TV screen, shot one frame at a time,” Riddle explains.
Fischmann’s deep musical roots in punk, folk, and psych-rock shine through in past projects (Shakey Bones and Meth Teeth) and in Marmelade Mountain’s charmingly lo-fi earlier releases: Marmalade Mountain Dreams(2009), Slow Life (2011) and ditties (2021). The artist’s forthcoming album Strange Angels on the horizon, and Fischmann is certainly one to watch.
“All I Want Is You” was mixed by Dan Destiny and mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk of Stereophonic Masting in Portland, OR. “All I Want Is You” was filmed at Desert Island Studios in Portland, OR, directed and animated by Japhy Riddle with help from Callie Day.