Usually featuring cheesy beats I’d made on cheap keyboards and recorded on karaoke machines & early computer-based recording rigs. Style was largely structured around imitating things I was listening to + artist/friends I admired. Growing artistically. Endearing, awkward, & cringe inducing. 2001 - 2002: Dreamed up the moniker PreciseHero.
Group I was in fell apart. Peers faded away. Worked alone. 2003 - 2005: Linked with Natural Born. Started recording new material.
More aligned with the “underground/backpack/rappity-rap” style. More creative puberty. Self released a terrible EP. Gained some local traction.
Linked with SP. “modest signal” was born! 2007 - 2010: P-Vine Records showed interest. Friends contributed beats. Gathered past material + some new pieces.
Finally getting a bit better at the craft. Out comes “Particle (moments)”! *HIATUS* Lofty ideas for the next project. Things didn’t go as planned. “Daydreamer Dialogue” leaks out.
*HIATUS* Promo tunes for Gaijin Games’ “BIT.TRIP” series. *HIATUS* Song for Suburban Sprawl’s Holiday Sampler *HIATUS* A spare song here and there, then somewhere in there “Later Recollection” happened… 2011: *Peeks head out* Friends encourage to continue making music. Starts self-producing again. Tweaks the sound, shifts the focus, does things a little different than before.
I think I’m getting a grip on some things. Suburban Sprawl gets a new tune for the holidays. “Wide-Eyed Serial” springs out! 2012: “Wide-Eyed Serial” gets expanded into “Canon” which eventually sees a CD release in Japan. Surprise - a new holiday carole! A scrapped video game design project yields “In The Reverie (OST)”.
The need to collaborate got “Crossed” going. Circumstances turned it into a single instead of a full blown project. The day to day mundane routine/the fun of making beats birthed “A.M. Stretch”.
*BREAK* 2013: Retired? Not retired? Semi-retired? Functionally-retired?! Just tired? Solo material lands on the back burner. A name was decided upon & work begins on a group project. Puts use to the made up label named WonderKind 202 to release limited edition collaborative cassettes/flexi-disc with Beagles & Rheason Love. Compiled another batch of loops & instrumental sketches in “Avec Moi” and, of course - added more unconventional Xmas music to Suburban Sprawl’s holiday compilation.
(naturally!) 2014-20XX: Instrumental sketches, holiday compilation track, one last collaborative project gets wrapped up, & another visit to Japan. PreciseHero leaves it to the next generation to make interesting things & take it further than he could've. Officially becoming a relic to be discovered later & speculated about. Desmond continues focusing on other creative avenues. Profile. Called: PreciseHero, Precise, ‘cise, Hero, P, everything else people come up with… Birth Moniker: Desmond Creighton Simmons Place of Origin: Detroit, Mi Born Date: 08.25.82 Astrological: Virgo (‘dog’ in Chinese Astrology) Height: not tall Weight: scrawny Favorite Season(s): Spring + Fall Non-musical Interest: indie & retro video games, indie comics, cartoons, books + magazines, syndicated television shows, (b-)movies, documentaries, (analogue) photography, holidays, nostalgia, general internet + nerd culture Likes: creating, relaxing, nature, learning, domestic things, friends + family. Dislikes: The exact opposites of everything that I do like Career(s) I wanted as a kid: ninja, mad scientist, explorer/adventurer, scuba diver, writer, game designer Goal(s): Leave proof that I existed, live a simple + happy life.
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