Like other 1970s European electronic rock artists from Heldon to Conrad Schnitzer, Ilitch owes more to the avant-garde experiments of Stockhausen and Xenakis than to the rock and roll of Chuck Berry or even the Beatles. Ilitch came out of France, was the work of mostly one person, Thierry Müller
, a photographer and graphic artist from Paris who started making recordings in the early 1970s using unconventional prepared guitars as well as keyboards, harmonium, tape recorder and other electronics to create strange textures and sounds.
Thierry Müller (also with his other projects Ruth, Crash, Moore/Müller...) is always on the lookout for new experiences and collaborations from pop to experimental and their transient. He played, on records or live, with Valentina Fanigliulo (Mushy, Phantom Love), Nicholas Littlemore (Empire Of The Sun, Pnau), Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear), Quentin Rollet
, Jac Berrocal
, NowCut, etc. Among his fans are people like Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Lee Ranaldo
(Sonic Youth), Tim Gane (Stereolab), Steven Stapleton
(Nurse With Wound
See also Thierry Müller