Great item from the infamous Nurse With Wound list!
Invisible LP 1980
"10 suicides" is ILITCH's second album from 1980.
The 10 compositions of this concept album are musical transpositions
of 10 suicides situations, 10 suicides feelings. It can sound like a
real hymn to suicide but, like in any suicides, on the road to death
you can always feel a strong and deep idea of inner life. It is in
fact a logic suite to the first album "Periodikmindtrouble",
more maturity,ideas in his construction and more various instruments
used : vocoder guitar, sequencer, synthetizer, bass, saxophone, piano,
harmonium, noise, treatments, vocals. Thierry Müller suggest as
music to make anxious, of sensory isolation which oscillate between
after punk and nihilist new wave. Original.
"Dominated by treated guitar & synthe, the waves of altered sound
distorted vocals invoke a harsh sonic impressionism. Vocoder & other
devices are employed complementing the overall impact perfectly"
(Eurock n°16 - June 1980).
The complete "Coma Programma" session is a total invasion in
of Krautrock. Deep cosmic trippy sounds by Patrick & Thierry Müller
(respectively EMS & treated guitar), live recordings in Paris
`76,'77&'78. 50 minutes of highly well inspired
"Ilitch was a major influence for Legendary Pink Dots yet their music
remained mostly unheard outside France. Happily, Fractal Records have
released the first two Ilitch albums from 1979 and 1980 on CD. In
fact, rather than simply re-print the albums, both releases contain an
extra CD of fantastic bonus material. Both are absolutely essential;
dark as a moonlight walk through a neglected Parisian suburb,
beautiful as a sunset over a polluted canal. Contact FRACTAL RECORDS
and when you've heard them, congratulate the creator, Thierry.
of the two releases are "Periodikmindtrouble" and "10 Suicides". I
might add that Fractal records have released more impressive CDs." -
Edward Ka-Spel, Legendary Pink Dots