IBON’s debut record marked the birth of the “blue euphoria” associated with Copenhagen fast techno. He revitalises and re-inhabits the trance of his youth by tinting blind nineties optimism with a melancholia very much born from our current moment. Three Ways is coming-of-age techno that looks reality directly in the eye but resists leaving naivety behind.
Swedish-born Rikard Thambert received his MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016. His sculptural practice centers on the revitalisation of a naive and organic representation of the body. The artwork for IBON’s “Three Ways” is a sculpture by Thambert commissioned by Kulør specifically for the reissue.