Milan Knížák – Broken Music

Milan Knížák is a hidden treasure from the Czech Republic.  He has been a performance artist, sculptor, musician, installation artist, dissident, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art according to his biography, but what sets him apart is that he is the true father of turntablism.  All modern practicioners, such as Christian Marclay, the late Philip Jeck, Boyd Rice (NON) and Otomo Yoshihide owe him a great debt.  The recordings are made of broken, scratched and damaged records repurposed for new compositions, and the sounds would have fit perfectly had he had the opportunity to work with fellow Czech compatriot and director Jan Švankmajer.

Blogger, label owner, record store buyer and all around charming lad who loves to share music with one and all.

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