Varg’s first release is a collection of songs with sparse yet powerful arrangements of guitars, cellos, synths, rhythms and vocals. It sounds distinctly Nordic, with a sense of desolation and a thoughtfulness that listeners will recognize from artists like Promise and the Monster, José Gonzales and Bon Iver.
But Varg’s music is also truly their own, and their special strain of melancholy is delivered with a remarkable intimacy and urgency. In short: this is emotional, serious, mysterious, engaging and simply wonderful music!
November 20, 2012