Illitry are Sound junkies. Canadian sound junkies—preferring frozen samples, and crackling electronic found-sounds to dress their songs. They’re trying to stay in-between the pretentious little flakes that invade some of their contemporaries music, and expand their songs with a wide sonic spectrum that doesn’t shy away from the surface. It’s may be a fantastical idea, but these sound junkies aren’t afraid of hard work.
Illitry is making the electro-organic music of the snow-covered road, a potent mix that you feel in your fingertips first—the textures are way out front. The next place you feel it is in your shoulder, electric in the joints. It’s not pain that you feel, but a kind of detached numbness. Mystical, not altogether human, yet undeniably humanizing. These junkies are making music you can feel. Even though their charisma is as brittle as the ice, Illitry is soul. Glitchy soul. And that’s the only soul there is now.
Illitry is currently playing shows whenever an opportunity arises. There is a preference to explore the new sounds that modern electronic media can offer, but despite this overwhelming technology they are making flesh-and-bone connections. They are speaking in full sentences. They are still searching for the real. They are trying to meld the world of song with a new world. A world of unlimited sound.
Listen to their latest offering “Goshen” below