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WAX POETIC

Copenhagen

2006-12-11

As the founder of Nublu, the Lower East Side institution, he is a musical curator, quietly guiding bands into formation and bringing them into the club’s quarters; as the chief of Nublu’s record label, he is a selector and producer, choosing records that represent the club’s musical movements; and as a musician in five of Nublu’s bands, Ilhan adds his own improvisations and creations into the fold of the ever-developing Nublu Sound. Wax Poetic Copenhagen, the first album in a 3 part series including Istanbul and Brasil as well, joins Ilhan with long-time recording partner Thor Madsen, renowned Swedish pop producer Klas Wikberg, and vocalist Marla Turner. Together they stir up the subdued energy of Northern Europe that sounds eerily congruous with the undercurrent of intensity in Nublu’s hometown, New York City. Bjorkish at times.

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