Detroit-area designer Jim Konen began his visionEar task in 1998. He wanted to mix multiple components — electronica and rock and roll in addition to light and video — right into a producing hybrid unlike other things available on the market. He released the Primer EP in 1998 and adopted using the digThesis record a year afterwards. By this aspect, Konen was executing live across the Detroit region (he’s in fact from Pontiac, MI) using what he referred to as his RMP (realtime preformance component), sort of viewers/listener user interface that intensifies his music with light. In 2002, the Pontiac-based label Upcoming Information released his second full-length, Upcoming Sans, which furthered Konen’s creative vision. Furthermore to visionEar, Konen also operates the Future Information label and it has several other tasks: Detroit Improv Duo, Feztone, and EM.