HUSA TOLEDO: Divine Moments

Husa Toledo

Brazilian guitarist and composer Husa Toledo is on the verge of releasing his solo EP titled “Drainage Island,” and he recently talked about it with Prog Sphere. Find out what he says about it.

Define your mission as a musician.

I think music is a divine thing, so, a musician is who shares those divine moments with the people.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your upcoming EP “Drainage Island.”

I made this EP in my home studio. This is a conceptual EP, I created an history and made the musics for this history. I have more facility to make music for something created already than the opposite. My friend Rodrigo Melo helped me with the mix and master, in your own home studio also.

What is the message you are trying to give with “Drainage Island”?

It don’t have a specific message, the history in EP is about a guy who discovered your people was mistaken by your leaders and he claims for a brutal revenge. Maybe this can show how a revenge can be corrosive.

Drainage Island



How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

Basically I was recording as the ideas appeared. I never write something like sheet music or tabs. Also I don’t made a video making of or something like this. Only my mind and Reaper.

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

Almost haha. Not everything, but a great part was. The connection between the music and history happened naturally. I think this have a nice flow.

Describe the approach to recording the EP.

How I said, this is a conceptual EP, what tell a short history what I did. These EP have things what I like to hear in progressive recording, like recurrent music themes between the musics, different types of dynamic and an epic session in the end.

How long “Drainage Island” was in the making?

I think “Drainage Island” was made in two months. Between November/2015 and January/2016.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

In this record you’ll find mainly Periphery, TesseracT and Monuments influences, and some others bands in the same category.

What is your view on technology in music?

The technology is increasingly frightening in the music world. Choose between digital process or analogic process today is just an opinion question. The facilities and varieties increases every day more. Many ways to do good music, this is a bless.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

Not directly for a while, but I think I will discover if my music can be this kind of music by the reactions of the other people. It’s a relative thing, for each of us, every single music can have a different meaning.

What are your plans for the future?

Soon I’ll start the record sessions with my progressive metal band called Maor, I think we will have something in the end of this year too.

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