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Milan Knizak - Broken Music album

Milan Knizak - Broken Music album

  • Performer: Milan Knizak
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Title: Broken Music
  • Released: 2002
  • Style: Abstract, Experimental
  • Label: Ampersand
  • Catalog: ampere12
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1537 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1952 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 254


1Composition N. 118:56
2Composition N. 513:52
3Composition N. 23:27
4Composition N. 410:23
5Composition N. 34:25


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
n.5Milan Knižák Broken Music ‎(LP)Multhipla Recordsn.5Italy1979
noneMilan Knizak Broken Music ‎(File, FLAC, Album)Not On Label (Milan Knížák Self-released)noneCzech Republic2017
KSCD815Milan Knižák Broken Music ‎(CD, RE)Kissing SpellKSCD815UK2005
SR400Milan Knizak Broken Music ‎(LP, Ltd, RE)Sub RosaSR400Belgium2015


  • Compiled By [Curated By, Assembled By]Walter Marchetti
  • Directed By [Re-issue Direction]Dawson Prater


Originally released in 1979 on Multhipla Records.
Edited at Harpo's Bazaar (Bologna, Italy).
Manufactured under licence from Andromeda Records.


  • Barcode: 6 46315 30122 9
  • Matrix / Runout: 1005587 AMPERE12CD 4012 22332
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L081
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6217



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"From 1963 to 1964 I used to play records either too slowly or too fast and thus change the quality of the music. In 1965 I started to destroy records: scratch them, punch holes in them, break them. By playing them (which destroyed the needle and often the record player, too) an entirely new music was created--- Unexpected, nerve-racking, and aggressive. Compositions lasted a second or for an infinitely long time (like when the needle got stuck in a deep groove and played the same phrase over and over again).

Soon I developed this system even further. I began sticking tape on top of records, painting over them, burning them, cutting them up and gluing parts of different records back together again to achieve the widest possible variety of sounds. Later I began to work in the same way with scores. I erased some of the notes, signatures, and whole bars. I added notes and signatures, changed the tempo and order of the bars, played the compositions backwards, turned the
lines upside down, pasted different parts of different scores together, and so on." - Milan Knizak