Kari Rueslåtten is already a star in her native Norway. She is even said to have founded Gothic Metal with female vocals with the band The 3rd And The Mortal 1992 before later more successful, but also more commercial acts like Nightwish. Since 2005 there were no signs of life from this band anymore, but the woman with the memorable voice, which sounds quite amazing like a miraculous mixture of the vocal chords of Tori Amos and Kate Bush, always had a solo career going on at the same time, weaving artistic ethereal keyboard and ambient folk. But also here in 2005 with "Other People's Stories" it was over for now.
Now she's back with the very acoustic, highly centered and simply enchanting album "Time To Tell". What had happened in the meantime? "I had a long break from music," she admits, "but I was so young, only twenty years old, when I went into music and decided it was time to start a family and do something else in my life. So I started studying psychology at the university." But they really would have brought back the fans now. "When I finally decided to set up a Facebook page a year and a half ago, I got so much warm feedback from fans asking for new music from me. It only then became clear to me that there were indeed many people who cared about my music and who followed my twenty-year career. That touched me very much and at the same time sparked new fire."