Non Human Intelligence

Non Human Intelligence

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HipHop mixed with influences of drum'N'bass, jazz, reggae, and electronic. The three lyricists combined with a live four piece band (guitar, keys, bass, drums) deliver a dynamic sound that's truly original.

Biography

LIVE HIP HOP LOS ANGELES!

Genesis
It all started way back in 1986 when long time friends Eric Blanco - known as Abyss and Dennis Gomez known as Prizm had jumped head first into Hip-Hop music when still in their early teens. They enjoyed the music itself, but after meddling with freestyle emceeing, there was an undeniable fact that they were talented lyricists. There was a growing interest in taking the art form more seriously.

In 1989 Abyss abruptly moved one city over, but stayed in close contact with Prizm. It was music friday at his school, where Abyss met up with a like-minded Carnel Lee - known as Dimension. “After meeting Dimension I was surprised that he was into the same stuff we [Prizm and I] were into [artists, writing, dancing], we even went to some of the same gigs”, Abyss said during an interview in 96’.

After Abyss introduced Dimension to Prizm they became close friends and hung out almost every weekend together. They were still young, in fact a lot younger than the most people at the hip-hop shows they would attend. One was a place called Unity - probably one of the only clubs in Los Angeles that consistently had performances by artists that they appreciated.

Finding a Voice
1993, they would go to a weekly Hip-Hop open mic event called The Foundation in Los Angeles. It was there that they would develop their craft in front of audiences and gained the respect and friendship of local artists. The people behind the organization held small showcases around Southern California and helped the trio gain a modest fan base.

1994, the group was named Non Human Intelligence by Unyousual [lyricist/friend]. They soon joined a collective of local artists and went on to release their first recordings on tapes in 1998, then later a CD release on an indy label in 2001 which left the members of NHI gaining acclaim over seas. NHI’s was writing and recording songs over these years.

Making the Band
2003, Abyss was at a block party celebration where he heard a small band that was playing unusually great music. On a whim Abyss introduced himself to the power trio [Adam Valdez on Bass, Anthony Verdugo on Drums, and Justin Tessier on Guitar]. He picked up the mic and jammed with them, and more people began coming out of their house to listen. Equally impressed they exchanged phone numbers at the end of the night.

“The next day, I called Dimension and Prizm, and told them the story. We had talked about having a live band one day - the guys were crazy about the possibility of actually having this live band as part of NHI”, said Abyss in an interview in ‘04.

Adam and Justin have been playing together since 1993. Later Anthony joined them in 1995 through a spur of the moment jam session at the house of a mutual friend. “Back then we were all about improvising, we liked playing psychedelic rock and jazz, when Anthony joined in, we knew he was a perfect fit for us”, said Adam during an interview in ‘04. They went on to play local pubs and were best known for doing their own renditions of Beetles b sides.

All Together Now
Af the first jam session with both parties [emcees and musicians], they were impressed how well they completed each others sound. “it was crazy, I was in a room with these guys I didn’t even know, and we made music on the spot that sounded as if we had been doing this together for eons”, said Prizm during an interview in ‘04. They looked to ad more melody and ambience to the overall sound, which they found in keyboard player Joe Rodriguez. His multitalented background goes 10 years deep, playing guitar and keyboards in a latin jazz band, and experimenting in his electronic noise band.

NHI Present Day
As the sound of this new combination progressed, they would explore and develop their own brand of Hip-Hop. Music having world influences of Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Drum’N’Bass, combined with lyrics using a relatable, uplifting, inventive approach seems to be the sound of NHI. They are currently seeking to bring their music to listeners worldwide with the help of the right music company. That’s just a brief of the story so far but it seems like there will always be a continue.

mySpace users
see http://profiles.myspace.com/users/7128451

Lyrics

Set You Free

Written By: Non Human Intelligence

We are gonna take you
to a place you can escape though
thoughts we renovate you
I wonder can we make you imagine

Imagine that your standing
on top of a mountain and all
your worries are down on the ground
and from up here appear small

Overall develop
new abilities of mankind
to further the process
of imagination to find
transportation incline
communication through mind
something you have weather
your able to see or your blind

thoughts inside of my mind
have a mind of their own
sometimes they drift outside
it's allright let them roam
leave you problems behind
here's your chance to let go
I don't need vacations
I just need my headphones

see this -
is an arrival on new terrain
where I throw the cresent moon
like a boomerang - then stand
and watch it cut the night in half
coming back to my hand
letting light back into the land
part of the plan

Chorus: Close your eyes. Let the music just set you free. Close your eyes and let it set you free.

escaping the surface
of habitats in which that I dwell
becoming abundantly free
of imagery to excel

Your spirit is now drifting
on an open upward lift it's
like a loose ballon that just
slipped away from some kids grip

overload of information
expload here's the detenation:
5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
let's begin the humans transfusion
power/energy
entering the imagination
of those who chose to take vacations
using our solution

so Close your eyes
and maximize your fantasize
utilize the times
to become whatever size
that you wanna be
very large or miniature
this is an adventure
on your departure

pull your eye balls out of your skull
turn them around
and put them back and then
look at the cracks in your brain
then explain why
you only use 10%
use this as a
new stimulant

Chorus: Close your eyes. Let the music just set you free. Close your eyes and let it set you free.

driving
in the city
palm trees
wave their arms at me
beats, leaves
in the calming breaze
finally
now I feel free

now - Picture yourself through
animal optical view
is the visual portraying
green or blue wonderful
images of colorful
animated virtual
let your mind run like blood
flowing through the ventricle

relax and take a break
forget about your past mistakes
your burden's just a bird in a cage
unlatch the gate
and let him fly away
and escape and saturate
into a liquid sky
as I ellaberate

Chorus: Close your eyes. Let the music just set you free. Close your eyes and let it set you free.

Epidemic

Written By: Non Human Intelligence

Verse One:
Dimension
many living organisms
is affected by the verbalism
this cataclysm
is animalism

the magnetism
is your metabolism
but it's possible for you
to digest the realism

like a prism
metamorphosing the light
this epidemical
lyrical parasite

ignites the megabytes
inside your satellite
despite your kind you might take flight and expedite out of site

"your thoughts
belong to me… yeah
and they're never
coming back

your train
of thought…
got…
disassembled on the track"

your periodical physical
vehicle in critical
needing technical medical
attention that's clinical

this event is chronicle
logical musical chemical
through your ecological
spherical cubical

Chorus: Oh no! This epidemic is ready to go, it has began spreading were letting you know.

Verse Two:
Abyss
I'm the epitome of symmetry
How do I lyrically put
3D images in your head vividly (I don't know)

If your listening now
it's already too late
you've been exposed
and it shows

this is a monster
you can't conquer - so let it go
an epidemic of epic
phenomenal flows

no doubt
our dominance grows
and blows across the globe
like a bomb that explodes

with raps that collapse
your structure to the floor
each additional words like
another termite

with a worst bite
than the one before
it's love and war with the disease that we breed

INJECTION

see my deliveries
unnatural like a breech baby
in need of
a c-section

we detect infection
spreading in every direction

Chorus: Oh no! This epidemic is ready to go, it has began spreading were letting you know.

Verse Three:
Prizm(chorus)
don't be a cynnical imbissal
Prizm is the pinnacle
music is our religeon
now check out the ritual

of redicoulous lyrical
turn verse into visual
delivery by
invisable individuals

Non Human Intelligence
moving the elements
invetive insentives
propell these documents

this epidemic is a mystery
making you jittery
this is an emergency
people need ear surgery

"your thoughts
belong to me… yeah
and they're never
coming back

your train
of thought…
got…
disassembled on the track"

elephantitis of mind
rhythm is a virus
bass infects your sinuses
guitar controls your eye lids

it's outrageous
don't forget I say this
this man made plague
is contageous.

(chorus)

Sleepin'

Written By: Non Human Intelligence

Verse One:
Abyss
It seems all light is blocked
as he sleep walks
through this paradox
land of the lost where he locks

himself inside of a cage he built
and prays it will tilt
weighed down by a vault filled with guilt
but still willingly trades

freedom the maze
to crawl deeper into his cave
enslaved to decay away as
long as he remains

immersed in sleep in this
nocturnal eternity
his soils becoming more fertile
for the serpents seed

wether it's purposely
or just a lack of comprehension
daily he's dying
while dwelling in this dim dimension

then one day he went
internal and discovered
the thermal presence
of an angelic essence in his being

finally opening
his eyes he springs
into the skies
away from the dungeon of lies

to let the science win
escaping leviathan
a chameleon in the approaching oblivion
he understands now

what's really in the plan
through the vanishing hologram
it seems uncle sam's the sandman
and had a hand in

these android
malfunctioning people
he wanders wondering
among these slumbering cerebral

entities
puncturing their feeble
capsules to capsize
and get baptized in deep sea(see)

I used to sleep on things
prophets said to set me free
but now that I'm a prophet
they all sleep on me.

Chorus: Their sleepin' on me. Their sleepin' on you.
You need to look within yourself and that is how you stay true.
Their sleepin' on you. Their sleepin' on me.
You need to look within yourself and that is how you stay free.

Verse Three:
Prizm
Inhale exhale
on your earthly mattress
I see you practicing
playing dead on the bed - the fact is

my eye dilates
as I access the sun
scrape thoughts of my brain
and generate though generations

but penetration
is sometimes shallow
I aim deep at your souls coral reef
spread waves as I speak

open up intellects
with a brain doc(doctor) technique
the sun don't rise
earth just spins west to east

I notice though my window
pain(pane), anguish, deceit, belief
lying listening to pillows
walking and talking asleep

I wish I could see another way
but I've done away
it's time to be present
(hey wake up!)

history teachers used to say to me
so I could sleep with the class
but I don't need
preschool nap time flashbacks

I was to deaf(def) and didn't pass
but yet, I regret '
because now it's time to get a check
pay some dues collect respect

from a society that never respected me
in the first place
a way their had to be around the iron curtain
I trace its razor edges

with the eye number three
a thousand elevators but your
still not at my level B - C - D
enough said

is what I heard
please observe
on the truth
when they say "damn straight"
I say "curved"

so poof there when the spooks
if it's your fact
then where is the proof?
because they are sleepin on me
and their sleepin' on you

Chorus: Their sleepin' on me. Their sleepin' on you.
You need to look within yourself and that is how you stay true.
Their sleepin' on you. Their sleepin' on me.
You need to look within yourself and that is how you stay free.

Verse One:
Dimension
Well it’s the being
encounter thing with telepathy
telepathically
information get’s reveled see

through linguistics
the facts is twisted I be the mystic
clairvoyance be is how I seek
other dimensions

intuition
naming original sense’s
scriptures be missin
prophesies be dissin

B.C.
before the one that you call Christ
me mythology ya sleepin following
a theory that you never seen

earthlings
ya dead mentally, physically
spiritually not existing
cause of the devilish things

you brings lies
hypnotize
still fantasize G-o-d’s from the high’s
(but he’s never gonna rise)

But you be attackin me
saying it’s blasphemy
because I went against ya heavenly father
why even bother

I solve the addiction
addicted to the fiction
attention you pay
because it be the only prescription I mention

but then again
who’s listenin to what I speak
(I know it’s hard)
cause people are sleep

just let my message creep
(into the brain)
to make the mind strain
and the fiction it will break
(and if their not awake)
the coma is to deep
and it’s to late.

Chorus: Their sleepin' on me. Their sleepin' on you.
You need to look within yourself and that is how you stay true.
Their sleepin' on you. Their sleepin' on me.
You need to look within yourself and that is how you stay free.

Discography

no formal releases as NHI. But music has been published and many people know who these guys are, do an internet search!

here's a bonus track:
http://nonhumans.com/members/mp3/hi/commercial_terrorists.mp3

Set List

10 Jams [40 min]

Historical Moment (upbeat hiphop)
Deep See (upbeat hiphop)
Mental (upbeat hiphop)
Set You Free (drum'N'bass/hiphop)
Sleepin (downtempo hiphop)
Carousel (downtempo hiphop)
Vibrations (drum'N'bass/hiphop)
Hurricane Cape (upbeat hiphop)
Commercial Terrorist (upbeat hiphop)
Epidemic (upbeat hiphop)