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There are 2 bands with the name Illumination:

1) Illumination from Norway (electronic)
2) Illumination from Belgium (Thrash metal)

Illumination consists of the english/norwegian artists Nicholas Sillitoe and Per Martinsen (aka Mental Overdrive).
Both Sillitoe and Martinsen are known as true pioneers and innovators in Norwegian electronic music, club culture and alternative pop music production - paving the way for other electronica/pop artists like Røyksopp.

Illumination are also well known for their exquisite remixes under their “Chilluminati” monicker, notably the essential Café del Mar mixes of Mari Boine (Gula Gula), Bugge Wesseltoft (Existence). Both these remixes, as well as their own post-rave come-up, come-down anthem “Cookie Raver” have all been defining moments of the Café del Mar worldwide releases.
After releasing several 12” singles and e.p´s throughout the 1990´s, their eventual major label debut album came in 2000 “This Is Illumination” - with “The Chilluminati remixes” and follow up “The Poppy Rocks” in 2004.
Nicholas Sillitoe is currently occupied with many film and tv scores, and albums with norwegian singer/songwriter Anne Marie Almedal.
Per Martinsen is currently focusing on his electronica project Mental Overdrive, and productions with the band Frost.

Illumination - Anno 2010


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  • comesong

    ...a belgian trash band who scrobble like 2 plays a week! Give us a break! A sensible band would check google and discogs or youtube before taking a name from a well-established electronic band. Lastfm ought to put a stop to amateur bands and their fans messing up proper artist pages like this!

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • skinnybeest

    just accept the fact that there is a Belgian Thrash band called Illumination 2!!

    24 Apr 2011 Reply

    Great artists! Love your styl!

    6 Nov 2009 Reply
  • snuffs79

    I love Palestine, Texas. . . . its an amazing track!

    15 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Nightchicken

    Does anyone can send me a torrent, or their music? Love them

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • comesong

    This is Illumination...indeed. The one and only Illumination.

    7 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Arturito152

    it's a good team creating fabulous music to God.. it's recently one of most favorite bands of all..

    14 Dec 2007 Reply

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