LAPA of Emancipator Releases LP Spirit Vessel



Electronic Producer and Violin Virtuoso LAPA Releases Sophomore LP, Spirit Vessel via Emancipator’s Loci Records.

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Featuring Singles:

“Dropping Bows” featuring  Jason Cedar Miller Available

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“Stoika” featuring West Coast multi-instrumentalist and singer Random Rab. Listen HERE

LAPA of Emancipator Releases LP Spirit VesselRussian-born violinist and longtime Emancipator member, LAPA [Ilya Goldberg] is once again stepping directly into the spotlight with Spirit Vessel, out today February 16th on Emancipator’s Loci Records. 

Special Thanks to the musicians who contributed on Spirit Vessel, who include Random Rab, Jason Cedar Miller, Brandon Warren, Nickles D’Onofrio, Doug Appling, Asher Fulero & Justin Maynes.

Following up on his well-received debut Meeting of the Waters, Spirit Vessel kicked off on January 19th with lead single, “Stoika,” featuring West Coast multi-instrumentalist and singer Random Rab. Recorded over the last year and a half, Spirit Vessel is truly home made, using live instruments – drums and percussion, electric bass, violin, charango, mandolin, vibraphone and synthesizers.

The concept of Spirit Vessel holds special meaning for LAPA. “I believe that every piece of art is in some way a direct reflection of artists inner and outer worlds,” he 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.”

The lead single “Stoika” was recorded with West Coast producer and multi-instrumentalist Random Rab, who feels right at home on “Stoika”. “Rab was visiting me in Portland, which happened to be the same day when I got a wolf puppy. Her spirit and presence was a big inspiration to creating Stoika!” Although the LAPA and Random Rab come from somewhat different musical backgrounds, they share some key similarities. “We are both inspired by variety of musical instruments. Between two of us we have a nice array of sounds from around the world.”

Just released is “Dropping Bows” the second single from the LP in which LAPA teams up with his longtime collaborator and percussionist Cedar Miller. Cedar is a renowned percussionist who has studied around the globe with master drummers from various traditions. Cedar has also collaborated with Random Rab and Emancipator over the last few years and performed on their last albums. Ilya first met Cedar at a collaborative gig with Random Rab at Boulder’s acclaimed Fox Theater in 2011.

LAPA describes his work as a “musical adventure and experience, that blurs borders and transcends boundaries, illuminating the resonance of universal forces and teleporting people to wild, dream-like places of serenity and connection.” Spirit Vessel, like all his previous solo work, more than lives up to that description and promises even greater delights in the future.

Track List

1) 45th Parallel

2) Dropping Bows (Feat. Cedar Miller)

3) Talk To The Bass

4) Back To Africa

5) Dog Walker

6) Stoika (Feat. Random Rab)

7) River Trees

8) Time Squeeze

9) Empty Space