LOST IN TRANSLATION COMES OUT THIS WEEK : AN INVITATION TO DIP INTO ADAM HUSA’S DISTINCT BRANCH OF TRIPPED-OUT GROOVES, AND SEE WHERE THEY TAKE YOU. AS THE FIRST ALBUM FROM HUSA SOUNDS RECORDS, THIS RELEASE MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CHAPTER.
7 months ago, Adam Husa left Montreal after 7 active years making music and throwing events for our scene to unite, co-create and release energy. Upon arriving in Cairo, he renewed his focus away from events and towards music production, while reconnecting with his roots and feeding new inspirations.
Spaces we inhabit infuse our creations, as do our comfort levels. With newfound solitude and a disconnect from local habits and language, Adam explored deeper sounds – a key to decoding these new surroundings.
On the road
There were many mysteries to ponder as he began his travels in Egypt. From mythical and architectural puzzles of Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, temples of Isis on the Philae island in Aswan (South of Egypt), to everyday language barriers in Cairo’s bustling streets. These elements collided to form a new mindset, and rethink the world once more. Adam’s questions were echoed with more questions, from energy fields to the symbolism of the snake; from Isis and the afterlife to how gravity affects movement.
In the studio
After time spent roaming dusty metropolis alleys or visiting lost oasis, Adam headed back to Cairo to translate these new ideas into music. In the clarity of a white-walled studio, his focus materialized into 7 tracks. A storyline naturally drew itself in the sand, unearthing the melodies of Lost In Translation.
The album swerves between lucidity and reverie. One Time leads the way with a high energy groovy departure. Tracks like Valley of the Kings and Lost In Translation inhale the moodiness and mysteries of temple tunnels. Gravitational Dance and Torus exhale the alignment of ideas falling into place. Philae comes in as a solar yet eerie reminder of the enigmas to come. The last track, Become, glides on synths trickling into its last question: what next?
Despite the immensity of the cosmic themes that inspired it, Lost In Translation is a down to earth album playing up peaks of groove against pensive depths. It leaves space for the listener to join the narrative with wanderings and musings of their own.
We are incredibly excited to kickstart the Husa Sounds Records adventure with such meaningful work. The label seeks to enrich the dialogue and reach of Montreal’s electronic music eclecticism, so it may continue touching others as it has touched us.
Lost In Translation