Swedish music duo Pomona Dream mixes its hip-pop sound with psychedelic and synth touches, a DIY ethos, and lo-fi visual aesthetics to create a unique vision that also represents the musical merging of its two members.
A couple of years back, singer and composer Sandra Bang and producer Ribbs were based in Stockholm and Gothenburg, respectively. Due to a SoundCloud glitch that notified them that they each were receiving credit for the other’s music, the two got together and formed Pomona Dream.
Their mutual interest in ‘90s hip-hop and the early recordings of synths pioneer Morton Subotnick led them to create an unusual style of music that flowed through their summer single and HypeM chart-topper Tropicana and which now hits with latest track Easy Raider, out via Mango Disco Records.
Bang and Ribbs meld saxophone-steeped jazz with brighter indie pop and ‘70s-influenced visuals on the lovely Easy Raider and its upcoming accompanying video. It’s light and laid-back (including Bang’s sweet vocals), melodic and wandering at times, capturing the freedom of jazz within the structure of a pop song.
Written by: Jen Dan