ILITCH-10 SUICIDES (CD REISSUE W/BONUS MATERIAL), 2xCD, 1980, FRANCE MP3/Flac
Proffered once before at the dawn of Mutant Sounds in its original LP incarnation by Jim, it seemed crucial to share the deeper mysteries of one of France's most radical and profound voices once more with the contents of this vastly expanded double CD reissue of their second outing, now that this version is out of print. Ilitch was Thierry Mueller plus guests and his approach heard on 10 Suicides (as opposed to their more atmospheric and Fripp-damaged debut) is precisely situated between the acid prog synth meltdowns of Verto/Spacecraft/Heldon/Lard Free on one end and the synth punk-esque attack of Metal Urbain and Lucas Trouble on the other; a particulaarly nerve shattering and spellbinding place to locate an aesthetic. 10 Suicides is expanded and enriched by the inclusion of the 12 minute CD capping and narrative laden oddity "Culture", but it's the second disc of bonus goodies in particular that will prove a real boon for seasoned psychonauts, culling together as it does both the original full 16+ minute version of the atmospheric Comma Programma (sections of which were originally excised and used as fragments on 10 Suicides) and, more significantly, offering up 35+ minutes of re-titled material first heard on their impossible to find Eurock cassette-only release P.T.M. Works that harks back to their Periodik Mindtrouble debut, but takes it much deeper into vertigo-inducing, Lard Free-damaged and phaser-queased kosmiche ends. Absolutely crucial!
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