Saturday, September 12, 2015
Due for release on September 29th, 2k15 is Varga Nova's forthcoming EP "Nur Mit Dir" which is a kind of surprising addition to the catalogue of the Jena-based Major Label in terms of its musical focus. Usually known for gravitating towards the more Punk / Avantarde / ElectroPunk side of things and having a thing for the twisted and rougher side of the spectrum in general the four songs on this EP are somewhat crossing borders between melancholia-driven Pop and IndiePop territories recorded with a minimalistic setup mainly containing of drums, acoustic guitar and vocals sung, except the more uptempo "Couldn't Be Like You", in German. This fusion sounds a little too much like the vulnerable, weepy side of the so-called Hamburger Schule meets some of the still popular male and conscious German speaking Pop singers of the 90s to us in general and, due to the fact that both of these don't mean much to us, this is why our verdict comes to a below average conclusion - especially in comparison to the labels output we love. Fans of the genre might come to a different valuation, though.