The first new Ilitch album since 2010—one of Thierry Müller's most personal, introspective and seducing recordings.
After multiple projects and
collaborations, Thierry Müller restarts the
"concept" of Ilitch for this opus.
Ilitch albums, too rare for some, cults for
others, are from the beginning generated by important moments in the
life of Thierry Müller. Inspired by them, reflecting them, sublimating
them, treating them as therapy or bearing an incisive, sometimes
impudent and/or disillusioned look, Thierry Müller gives each opus a
resonance, a sound, a singular treatment.
In the bloodline of "10 Suicides" and "Lena's Life", he gives us a very personal concept album: "Several health-related accidents have led
me to reflect on the passing of time, resulting in flashbacks,
disturbing feelings about memory and neurological disorders, the
questions it causes, and a strange feeling that I tried to
'translate' into the track White Light that gave the title
to the album…".
With the contributions of Jac Berrocal
Aaron Moore (vocals, percussions, panpipes, harp), Quentin Rollet
(saxophone) and Milena Drither-Lerru (cello, voice), this introspective
album takes us to unknown lands that can only question and seduce us
Limited edition of 200 copies.
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