The world has transformed quicker than we could have imagined. It has been difficult for some, but for others it has been a period to be introspective, to connect with their creativity and to focus on projects that had taken the back seat because of the ‘normal’ busy lives we were living. One person who fits this description perfectly is Adam Husa, who has recently launched his label Husa Sounds Records, taken from the name of the promotions company he was running back in Montreal. Adam called Montreal home until eight months ago when he decided to move to his fatherland of Egypt, so he could focus on music production. After his move Adam went through various changes, from adapting to a new culture, a new city and then most recently going from being very social to being super isolated. But this gave him the focus and direction he needed to finish his debut album in only five months.
The album titled, ‘Lost in Translation’, encompasses all the ways in which he adapted to change, and the inspirations he found from his trips to some of Egypt’s most fascinating historical wonders, such as Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, and the Temples of Isis. It was in these places where he saw ancient walls covered in mythological drawings depicting the cross over to the afterlife, that took his mind deeper into the transformative process of life. The artwork for the album created by Slyvie Béraud, beautifully captures the symbolism of each track on the album and credit also goes out to Artporm (George Rish) for mixing and Pablo Bolivar for mastering.
To get the full story of how the album unfolds here is Adam’s description of each track:
‘Lost In Translation’, for me, was the arrival to Cairo. The transition to the new chapter, in my case, the new language, the new surroundings.
‘One time’ was inspired by reminiscing on memories from my past.
‘Valley Of The Kings’ was the start a deep curiosity into the afterlife. This was influenced by my visit of Valley Of The Kings in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed if they preserve their bodies they could use them in the afterlife.
‘Gravitational Dance’ was the feeling of growth. The influence over time, with what you surround yourself with.
‘Torus’ is the inward growth. That breath can bring balance between stillness and chaos.
‘Philae’ was influenced after my visit to the Philae island in Aswan, Egypt, where lies the temple of the goddess of love: Isis. The temple walls contain scenes of rebirth & fruition. Putting also a strong connection between the life and the afterlife.
‘Become’ is the next chapter.
Having delved into his Arabic roots and memories of his life in Montreal Adam created a very inspirational album, which is beautiful start to finish. It’s a strong start for a debut album so keep an eye out for more to come from Adam and Husa Sounds Records, this is just the beginning of quality house music from this label.