[PREMIERE] LAPA’s ‘Spirit Vessel’ Blurs Borders And Transcends Boundaries

[PREMIERE] LAPA’s ‘Spirit Vessel’ Blurs Borders And Transcends Boundaries

[PREMIERE] LAPA’s ‘Spirit Vessel’ Blurs Borders And Transcends Boundaries

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We all know and love Emancipator for his downtempo ambience; today we pay tribute to an important piece of his ensemble.

Meet LAPA, the touring violin virtuoso and electronic producer. On Friday, Feb. 16, keep an eye out for his sophomore LP, “Spirit Vessel,” which will be released through Emancipator’s Loci Records. Catch an exclusive listen below before it’s release tomorrow!


The Russian-born musician (also known as Ilya Goldberg) has been recording the album over the past year and a half, using a variety of live instruments to create genuine quality work. You can expect to experience a symphonic dream throughout the nine tracks that highlight drums and percussion, electric bass, violin, charango, mandolin, vibraphone and synthesizers.


“I believe that every piece of art is in some way a direct reflection of artists inner and outer worlds,” LAPA says. “Spirit Vessel is no exception. I found myself thinking of nature, friends, my dogs, west coast where I live, different cultures around the world, time, meditation, and celebration of life.”


Two singles off “Spirit Vessel” have been premiered so far— “Dropping Bows” and “Stokia.” The latter number features Random Rab, who I’ve been super into lately following the Lightning in a Bottle lineup.

LAPA and emancipator Lightning in a bottle

LAPA prides on the fact that the two of them are inspired by an array of sounds from around the world. On the other hand, he collaborated with renowned percussionist Cedar Miller to bring “Dropping Bows” to life. Miller has voyaged the planet to study with master drummers from a myriad of traditions.

”I believe that every piece of art is in some way a direct reflection of artists inner and outer worlds.” LAPAClick To Tweet

Full “Spirit Vessels” Track List

Dog’s Dance Face
Dropping Bows
Talk To The Bass
Back to Africa
Dog Walker
Stoika
River Trees
Time Squeeze
Empty Space


Anyone who’s keen for music with a zen flair will be pleasantly satisfied when “Spirit Vessel” drops in its entirety. Stay tuned by connecting with LAPA on Soundcloud, Facebook, and Instagram.


REMAINING LAPA TOUR DATES w/ EMANCIPATOR ENSEMBLE
2/8 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
2/9 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
2/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
2/14 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
2/15 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity
2/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
2/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
2/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
2/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
2/21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
2/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground
2/23 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
2/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
3/15 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
3/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
3/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
3/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
3/31 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

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