Ilitch is the musical project of the Parisian artist Thierry Müller. Most of the time, he was accompanied by his brother Patrick Müller, but in the early days by Ruth Ellyeri as well. Apart from being a musician Thierry Müller is also a painter and photographer. Ilitch started somewhere in the early seventies. In its first period the band recorded two albums, Periodikmindtrouble (1978) and 10 Suicides (1980). After the second album Thierry Müller then focused on his other art forms, although the Müller-brothers briefly returned to music in 1985 when they recorded an album as Ruth, a synthi-pop band that totally differed from Ilitch.