Release Date: 16 October 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Kari Rueslatten To The North Limited Vinyl LP
;; Norwegian soprano singer, songwriter and keyboardist
;; Former lead singer and songwriter for the Norwegian doom metal/experimental band, The 3rd and the Mortal
;; Has released 5 solo albums, and 2 Eps as a solo artist Kari Rueslåtten’s forthcoming studio album, “To The North”, is inspired by the dramatic landscapes of northern latitudes and will evoke imagery in listeners’ minds akin to the dark, brooding visual scenes of film and TV’s “Nordic Noir” genre.
“To the North” is a follow up to last year´s successful ”Time to Tell” album, and this time Kari Rueslåtten has
brought a darker–edged atmosphere to her acoustic, melancholic Norwegian folk. She has taken inspiration
from Norwegian and Celtic folk music, along with artists such as Loreena McKennitt, Tom Waits and Emmylou Harris. ”To The North” is the Trondheim based singer´s 6th studio release.
On this album, Kari Rueslåtten has created a soundtrack of the North, which bring herself, and her listeners, back “home”. However, as Rueslåtten explained, she also regards the North as a state of mind.
“I´m interested in creating emotions in the listener, and mental resting places that allow people to close their
eyes and transcend to a different environment”, she said. “For me, I like music that creates images in my
head that unfold into new stories and new worlds, and invariably these are my home, and the landscapes of
The album was recorded in the UK at Liverpool´s Grammy Award winning Parr Street Studios. All the tracks were recorded live, providing an organic element to the recording, which has produced a more vital sounding result.
Rueslåtten, formally lead singer with The 3rd and the Mortal, is also a member of The Sirens, the group formed from her musical collaboration with Anneke van Giersbergen (ex The Gathering) and Liv Kristine (ex Theatre of Tragedy). The Sirens toured Europe and Latin America in 2014/15.
Kari Rueslåtten is currently booking her winter tour for 2015/2016.
01. Battle Forevermore
02. Mary’s Song
03. What We Have Lost
04. Three Roses In My Hands
05. Dance With The King
06. Letting Go
07. Arrow In My Heart
08. Turn, Turn, Turn
09. To The North