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San Diego, California, United States | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
Band Rock Adult Contemporary


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The best kept secret in music


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Poise is the Greater Architect
Japanese Mini Album
Leaving Sans-Souci
(untitled - due out 2014)



There is a real majesty to the music of ILYA. This is sound that envelopes the soul and sweeps you along with it, full of neo classical impulses and trance inflected rhythms. Its music imbued with a sense of melancholy and epic song structure, it's the ultimate soundtrack to the greatest black and white film you've never seen, a cross between Mancini and Tangerine Dream, rock and trip hop. Their songs are at times ethereal and introspective, while at other moments they're wrapped in a wall of sound, surrounded in voluminous chording. ILYAs sound is the perfect blend of inspired arrangements and dazzling performances, somehow sparse and lush at once. Taking a myriad of influences and transforming them into something unique, ILYAs haunting, heart felt songs will tug at your psyche while inspiring even the most jaded listener. While most other indie groups sound like rock, ILYA sounds like art. As great as ILYAs recordings are, to truly appreciate the group's sound, you should experience them live. The band has built a loyal following both at home and abroad, with a show that expands on their recorded sound, each performance a unique expression. It's clear that ILYAs music stands out, a true gem amongst current cloned radio dross. Their songs are adventurous, dissonant and cinematic. They're dreamy and tunefully crafted, made to become a part of you from the first listen, with incessant hooks and intertwined melodies. As it's clear from every note ILYA delivers, music matters. When was the last time you discovered a band whose sound you wanted to lose yourself in? - Bart Mendoza