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The desert of the real itself

by Thomas Wincek

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SIDE A 29:43
SIDE B 29:41


Madison, Wisconsin-based Composer, Performer, and Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Wincek returns with a major statement from one of his current projects. The desert of the real itself is 60 minutes of generative improvisations utilizing only out-board gear, a mash-up of sounds reminiscent of classic Minimalism and Body Music.


released March 29, 2021

Improvised, Recorded, and Edited March, 2020 by Thomas Wincek

Equipment Used
Korg Wavestation EX
Korg Wavestation VST
Korg Volca FM
Yamaha TQ5
Yamaha SY22

Arturia BeatStep Pro
Future Retro Zillion

Ableton Live Looper (x2)
Lexicon Jamman (Expanded)
TC-Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2

Drum Machines
Korg Volca Sample
Tama Techstar TS 305
Yamaha TQ5

Vocal Processors
TC-Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2
Michael Norris Spectral Freezing VST
SampleSumo SaltyGrain

Mastered August, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA by Daniel Eaton at Little Castle Mastering

Designed by Steven Ziadie


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