Caramel Ship is a collaboration between Yuki Shindo & Desmond C. Simmons. Desmond was a solo rapper/producer working under the psuedonym, PreciseHero & hailing from Detroit, Mi. Yuki is a member of the band Beagles (and many other projects) & based in Tokyo, Japan. They linked up via the interwebs (SoundCloud to be exact), still exchange song parts/ideas online, and hang out when one of them has time for an international vacation. Each work is an effort to support the recreational use of imagination.
Our origins start with our parents, but a good while after that, there were a few tunes that wound up on a cassette release before we were officially a duo called, "A Secret Garden" which was later expanded upon to create our debut, "Playscape+".
Since then, we've followed up with our multimedia-aimed project "Marjoram" & now, we're just working on tunes here and there when adult life permits.
Yuki usually sings lead vocals
Desmond raps & sometimes sings
Yuki plays guitar, bass, & other instruments
Desmond loops dope samples and plays keyboards+synths
Sometimes one of us completely composes the tracks. Other times we collaborate on the music.
Sometimes an entire song is made by one member and then the other member contributes a part to make it officially a Caramel Ship tune.
We don’t have a concrete method of songwriting. We just do what feels right in the moment.