Sub​-​Intellect EP

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Sub-Intellect EP is the 2nd release from LowHero.DLL and is made up of 5 original tunes, 1 cover, and remixes from Testube (Jeff Danos), Digital Dirt Heads (Justin Lassen), and Wavemoods (Thomas Mims).

This release, while maintaining the solid electro-alt-pop foundation of the debut effort, is somewhat influenced by the Indie Rock genre. With Sub-Intellect, Chalker continues exploration of amoralist, nihilist, and existential themes (Good to Know, Dots and Dashes, Escape Swim) but also lightens the atmosphere with a couple more playful offerings (70s Saturday Morning Hero, L~o~v~e). Listeners should find this a compelling step toward the next creative phase for LowHero.DLL.

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released July 18, 2009

Written, produced, and recorded by Jonathan Chalker of LowHero.DLL. Remixes by Jeff Danos, Justin Lassen, and Thomas Mims. Original music and lyrics for L~o~v~e by Raquel Pupo.

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LowHero.DLL Atlanta, Georgia

LowHero.DLL is the electro-alt-pop solo project of Jonathan Chalker, based in Atlanta and distributed by Glim Records.

LowHero.DLL invokes New Wave and Post-Punk influences ranging from The Normal or Blondie to Big Black or PIL. There are doses of 90's styled indie-rock to add an organic twist to the electronic sound scheme, which can swing from dance friendly stompers to ambient interludes.
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Track Name: Good to Know
Voices sing the strangest tunes on a forbidden frequency
phantom signals cutting through well beyond band X or V
amplified to levels beyond all human comprehension
why do I bother to mention it now?
well, it's good to know.

There's a particle nearly infinitely small
really barely there at all
an enigma, even for those who care about such things
and all those miracles that overwhelm us so
well, they add up to much less than that, OK?
I'm just fine with the lie
it isn't really much a bother to me
so don't stress your pretty head with this stuff that I've said
It's just good to know.

It's good to know that we know nothing at all
Track Name: Dots and Dashes
Clumsy
I don't know what I was thinking
Maybe I wasn't thinking at all
I'll own it
I'll take the whole thing on my shoulders
Space case, idiot, waste of carbon

I try to speak my mind
but I'm not quite sure that the thougths are mine
I want another face and to live in another time
I've got nothing to share
Nothing original
I'm not an intellectual
I might as well be speaking dots and dashes

I feel solipsistic and nebulous
Perverted, I know ... I know
I can't talk to anyone
Somewhere between reason and absurdity
I'm the guest of honor at a childish tea party for one
Track Name: Open Mind
They cage the lion-hearted
Indoctrinated, forecefed
where dreams are synchronized
by timekeeping devices

Broadcast media, I thought I needed you
but I tuned you out
and it turned me on again

Open Mind

And now it all seems plausible
There's nothing to be sorry for
Oh no ... I don't owe them anything
I can see that they're all miserable
I spit upon their principles
Oh no ... I don't owe them anything

I found a flaw in their design
a rusty bridge in boiling wine
What do you do? How is it that you live
in modern times?

Repeat chorus 1 and 2
Track Name: 70s Saturday Morning Hero
Shazaam. Shazaam!
I wanna be a 70's Saturday morning Hero

If Ultraman and Spectraman got into a fight, who would win? I don't know 'cause both of them shoot powerful laser beams from their hands. And which of these mega-beings would the pretty girls go for?

I want to know.
Track Name: L~o~v~e
I want to feel you close to me
I want to feel your body, baby
I need some love from you tonight
I want to hold you constantly
I want to give you what you need
I need some love from you, alright?

I'm going to kiss you and never let you go
I'm going to touch you and make you lose control
I'm going to take you and make you want some more
I'm going to feel you and it's you that I adore

L~o~v~e
Track Name: Escape Swim
Frantic squiggles of neon pink light in a dead violet fist fight of midnight black light
We've got to leave this joint before my eyes implode

I know we don't get out often enough and I know I don't dance to show you my love
and the sound track to this video is out of synch

And I get it babe, you're still my svelt little Wonder Girl
in a comic book filled with violent sex and guns ... and predictable antiheroes

I think I'm waiting for the needle to skip. I suspect my psyche is ill equipped
to appreciate anything less than World War VI

Swim with me my jellyfish your tentacles afire
(I get the joke the more they poke and prod me with satire)
Stinging membrane, barely feeling ... numb with desire
(Rotten memes and tacit themes transmitted on the wire)

Locked away in cellophane, sitting past the expiration date
Safe enough until exposed, absurd to all ...
all but those who know.

I get the joke