Pavel Madurov  
Pavel Madurov

I live in Tolyatti, the automotive capital of Russia. Big plants and factories, sleeping quarters, a lack of alternative culture and culture in general - all of it influenced me. I ain't a musician but I played on several instruments in local bands. Eventually I started to record my own compositions. I record all around me and then use these field recordings (mostly industrial) for samples and loops for my collages and soundscapes.

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Release date: 12.10.2016

a collection of industrial soundscapes

1. Forgeability
2. Steam
3. Urban Doves
4. Volga in Winter
5. Through a Tunnel
6. Burnt Forest

"Forgeability", "Steam" and "Through a Tunnel" were inspired by the industrial surroundings I observe for the most part of my life. "Urban Doves" is the result of multiple processing of sounds which was made during accidental video recordings of a bird feeding process. "Volga in Winter" and "Burnt Forest" are some sorrowful impressions of local entourage. We change the environment, and occasionally these changes aren't as good as expected.

For "Volga in Winter", there's also a video available at YouTube, shot at the Volga, in the winter.

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Release date: 13.10.2015

a rhythmical industrial ambience mixed with the sound of customized instruments

1. The Holiday Is Over
2. Automatic Arms
3. Clamping Forces
4. The Friday Morning Trip
5. A Climb Milling

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An attempt to describe some mind state of modern urban man who makes the same everyday actions and sees the same things. Track 4 contains fragments of live concert.

Copyright (c) 2015 by Pavel Madurov.
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Release date: 08.04.2015

a compilation of mixed and prepared industrial field recordings

1. A Coolant
I have recorded the sounds of a machine-tool's cooling systems. Then I made loops from these sounds processed by sound filters. No musical instruments.

2. Hard Alloy
The same principle as track 1. But recordings made in the machining workshop.

3. MSP
When I was 14, I started to work in large plant in the summer vacation. I bended some metal parts with a help of simple manual tool. There was a constant rhythmic noise around me. A lot of strange mechanisms - conveyors, press, welding, milling, drilling and grinding machines - moved and made this noise. I never heard something like this in my life, and I was very wondering. I tried to express these feelings in this composition. I used field recordings and added some guitar and synth.

4. MTP
When people worked among this noise, they change. Imagine you spend 8 hours a day many years in environment like this. I've done (imagined) and I got this collage. I also used the sounds of welding transformer in this one.

5. Day of the Mechanician
There's a public holiday in Russia and Ukraine - the Day of the Mechanician. It happened to be the last Sunday of September. Trade unions and managers organize holiday concerts of amateur performers. These performances are quite monotonous, and peculiar at the same time... I have my own vision of it

recorded in 2013 - 2014

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Copyright (c) 2014 by Pavel Madurov.
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