Divine Conduit is Chicago, IL based musician Emmett Husmann. Husmann is currently studying music technology at IUPUI in Indianapolis. He has been writing music since the beginning of high school for brass bands, percussion ensembles, solo works and eventually for electronic music. Living Emotion is his debut under the name Divine Conduit and delves into electronic territory.
According to his biography, “Living Emotion is an EP dedicated to the idea of emotions. The title has a dual meaning: both that emotions are alive, complex and always morphing into something new, but also that we must become used to living with emotion, not against it. The EP explores a variety of emotions and situational feelings with the intent of not judging those feelings in a positive or negative light, but instead learning to accept them as they come and as they go.”
On that note, Living Emotion opens up with “/\\/” that starts off with a melodious piano melody that has a nice flow to it. The piano tune is slow and meandering with an evocative power behind it. This is a short instrumental interlude with only one-minute of running time.
Following is “Rage Fear Love,” where loud drums add a dramatic pulse to the start of this track. Next, an announcer informs the public that something imminent is about to happen. The electronic music is fast-paced with bouncy rhythms. Moody sounds on the keys add a dynamic feel. The synths give off a sizzling vibe. The beats really stand out in this song.
A soft piano melody courses through the start of “idioms (ft. kara).” The piano tune is melancholy-tinged with a somber sounding vibe to it. The cadences of synths follow through. This is the only track which features vocals and it is a nice change in scenery. kara’s vocals are seeped with vulnerability adding to the sensitivity of the track. A strong sense of urgency underlines this song. Audiences will be swept away by the very ebb and flow of the music.
On the closer “Hopeful For Sparrow,” a slow and soft piano melody closes in toward the start of this track. The piano melody flows fluidly. Next, the strings cast a glowing sound. The cadence is lush and somber sounding. The song is a departure from the previous tracks. Unlike the prior songs, the instrumentation on this number is purely acoustic.
Husmann has created invigorating and resounding soundscapes in the vein of electronica. These sonic landscapes gives off greatly atmospheric and ambient feels. Husmann plays drums and percussions and this tends to come across in his music, especially on Living Emotion. The drumming backbeat which is like the heartbeat to these tracks runs underneath these scores.
Husmann draws listeners’ deeper into his electronic sounds with a blend of synths and organic instrumentation. He incorporates a mixture of acoustic instruments with that of the electric. What fully coalesces is a more full-on sound that does not relent. This is a solid debut. Be sure you have a listen today!
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