Kari Rueslatten biography
Kari Rueslåtten (born October 3, 1973 in Norway) is a solo singer, who has also worked with other artists.
Kari Rueslåtten is known for her excellent voice and songwriting skills. Kari Rueslåtten releases the single "Turn, Turn, Turn" May 2015, which will be followed by a new studio album in October 2015. This will be Kari Rueslåtten´s sixth studio album. In 2014, Kari Rueslåtten celebrated 20 years in music by releasing a Collection of songs from her entire music career.
Spindelsinn, her first official solo album came out in 1997 through Sony Norway, sung entirely in the Norwegian language making honour to the Norwegian folk music. For that she was nominated for best vocal artist in the Norwegian Grammy Awards as best female artist at the Norwegian Hit-Awards. The Following year the second release Mezmerized came out. A mellower album, with more personal lyrics in which she left the folk-acoustic style in favour of exploring more modern sounds. The singing style is reminiscent in some parts of Tori Amos mixed with her own style.
Tired of relying on producers to get the sounds she wanted for her songs, she decided to study production and went to London, England for a couple of years. After joining the Swedish label GMR Music Group Kari released a comeback album, the experimental Pilot which contains a lot of modern sounds. It bears some resemblance to Björk, but with the more passionate feel which has always characterized Kari's music. In January 2005, Other People's Stories was issued, showing a simpler side of her music but without losing the modern feel, quality and passion in her performance.
After a long break from music she returned to music with the acoustic and mellow album Time to Tell in 2014, released on the Swedish label Despotz Records.
She made her debut in a local rock-band in 1985, before she attended music school (classical singing) in 1987. She was a co-founder of the doom metal band The 3rd and the Mortal, and released two albums with them before she left the band in 1995. Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish has said that the sound of Rueslåtten's voice in The 3rd and the Mortal was a big inspiration when he founded the, now famous, Finnish symphonic metal band. She also contributed on the black metal project Storm.
In 2014-2015, Kari Rueslåtten has toured Europe and Latin America together with Anneke van Giersbergen (ex The Gathering) and Liv Kristine (ex Theatre of Tragedy as The Sirens.
Kari Rueslåtten contributed on the Norwegian rock legend Åge Aleksandersen´s album "Sukker og salt" in 2014. She has also been featured in a handful of drum 'n' bass tracks by the Norwegian duo Rawthang. Her vocals of "Hør Min Sang" (Hear My Song) is also featured on a hardcore record, by Art of Fighters, called "Artwork". This track was included on Dutch Hardstyle DJ, The Prophet´s Dj Mix, "Hard 3"
1995 - Demo Recordings
1997 - Spindelsinn
1997 - Demo Recordings (Re-Release)
1998 - Mezmerized
2002 - Pilot
2002 - Exile (single)
2005 - Other People's Stories
2007 - Other People's Stories (limited edition on vinyl)
2014 - Why so Lonely (single, limited edition on vinyl)
2014 - Time to Tell
2014 - Collection