Brazilian guitarist Husa Toledo has an EP titled “Drainage Island” coming out on June 17, and in an interview with Rocking Charts he talks about the music and more.
Releasing music under your birth name; does that make things harder for you? Does it make you feel more responsible for what you create?
Nice observation haha, but I think no matter the release day, the weight of responsible of my music will be the same, always. I just went celebrate my birthday doing something what I like so much, music.
How do you usually describe your music?
My music is the sincere translation of my feelings and preferences in waves. Just it.
What is your writing process like?
I like to take a few hours playing in some instrument, electric or acoustic guitar, bass or keyboard. So, when I get something what I Iike, like a riff or chord progression, for example, I work in this, to become something satisfying.
Who or what is your inspiration, if you have any?
Anything can inspire me, and it’s very cool, the infinity possibilities in the world can give you infinity kinds of inspirations, infinity ways to make music, resulting in different kinds of music .
What is your favourite piece on the upcoming EP “Drainage Island”?
“One Hundred Millions Hits of Fury”, no doubt. Each of music have your own “personality”, but, this music is special, I feel some goosebumps when I hear this music.
What makes “Drainage Island” different?
Who purchase the EP in my bandcamp will have interesting features. “Drainage Island” is a short history made by me and the EP will have musics telling about this history, a conceptual EP, but no only this. It will have a mini book with many arts and concept arts of the characters in this history. I always went do something like this.
What should music lovers expect from “Drainage Island”?
They can expect a work made with much sweat and love. Songs many times heavy, sometimes clear, very dynamic parts, main themes passing between the musics, all I like to hear in a progressive metal album.
What kind of emotions would you like your audience to feel when they listen to your music?
Feelings is so personal, everybody can feel anything different listening my songs, but I really want the people just enjoy with my music. It’s enough .
Which do you like most, life in the studio or on tour?
I don’t made great tours, but I think it’s more funny than studio. But I love studios too.
Pick your three favourite albums that you would take on a desert island with you.
Three albuns? I would die in a few days haha. I think today I would choose We Like it Herre (Snarky Puppy), Train of Thougth (Dream Theater) and Periphery II: This time is personal (Periphery).