Known best for his orchestral accomplishments, Ilya Goldberg, AKA LAPA, has a diverse background in classical violin. The artist is recognized for crafting musical adventures and experiences "that blurs borders and transcends boundaries, illuminating the resonance of universal forces and teleporting people to wild, dream-like places of serenity and connection." Having spent the past few years joining friend and collaborator Emancipator on the road, he's now ready to turn towards his own solo project with his new LP Spirit Vessel. Premiering today with EARMILK, the lead single "Stoika" from the forthcoming EP is a "dedication to all stoic dogs."
"Stoika" is an atmospheric and dreamy number in collaboration with West Coast multi-instrumentalist and singer Random Rab. Together the pair bring a gentle and sedative single into the light, with influences of trip-hop, jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern touches throughout. "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'!", shares LAPA.
During January LAPA will be bringing his good vibes on the road once again, joining Emancipator and the rest of his Ensemble for a nationwide tour. Give the new track a listen above and stay tuned for more music on the way.
LAPA TOUR DATES
1/18 - Seatle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
1/19 - Portland, OR @ Jack London Revue
1/20 - Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub
1/26 - Tucson, AZ @ Gem And Jam Festival