Maduro (musician)

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Background information
Also known as Teleoptyk, Darkened, Obelism, Luminous Dials
Origin Washington, DC Metro Area, United States
Genres Electronic music, World fusion, Techno, Industrial
Years active 2002 – present
Labels Component Records, Octofoil Records

Maduro is the main recording alias of American electronic musician Dave Buracker whose work has blended multiple music genres - dark world fusion, breakbeats, dubstep, breakcore, industrial techno, ambient, instrumental hip hop, musique concrète, etc. His music has been popularized by the belly dance community and he is signed with Component Records - he previously ran Octofoil Records. Maduro has appeared on releases with Miss Kitten, Amon Tobin, Venetian Snares, Bassnectar, Beirut, Balkan Beat Box, Nouvelle Vague, and Muslimgauze. Dave has also released albums as Teleoptyk, Darkened, Obelism, and Luminous Dials. As Teleoptyk, his work has been featured on compilations with Combichrist, Nacthmahr, etc. He is also a published poet and abstract painter.

Maduro's early releases (2002–2004) were limited dark electro CDRs recorded all live on hardware synths and sequencers. In 2005 he adopted world fusion influences after his friends ran out of new music to dance to. His work Fin de Siecle ("end of the century" in French) has been praised as a "steampunk" release as it was recorded with early 1900 Thomas Edison phonograph cylinder samples, broken organ grinders, and samples of French subways. Other albums such as "Siege" and "Your Devices" mixed found sounds with breakcore progressions and dubstep. The 2011 album "Black Magic Kingdom" used street samples of broken jazz and tarot readings taken from New Orleans. Bob Duskas owner of Six Degrees Records stated "If you ever wondered what Trent Reznor might sound like if he incorporated global sounds into his musical palette, you may want to delve deeper into Maduro's repertoire."

In 2013, Maduro signed with UK-based underground techno label Freitag Limited to release an industrial techno EP "Fisticuffs." In 2014, he signed to Component Records and reinterpreted Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" in several versions as a free download on Bandcamp.[1]