NORWAY - Kari Rueslåtten, founding member of the progressive doom metal band, The 3rd and the Mortal, has released her fifth solo album, Time to Tell, today on Despotz Records. The new record, her first in eight years, can be purchased on iTunes at:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/time-to-tell/id825811478?i=825811481 or Amazon.com at:http://www.amazon.com/Time-tell-Kari-Ruesl%C3%A5tten/dp/B00IPHZWUI/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_tnr_1.
Time to Tell was recorded and produced at Øra Studio in Trondheim, Norway with Norwegian Grammy Award-winning producer, Jostein Ansnes. The 11-track, all-acoustic album features guest musicians Jostein Ansnes (guitars), Rune Arnesen (drums), Trygve Brøske (piano and pump organ) and Eirik Øien (upright bass).
"The composing has been done by me sitting at the piano singing," commented Rueslåtten. "No drum-beats or co-composers this time! I wanted to go back to the core of songwriting. If the verse and chorus works just accompanied by the piano - it will work with other arrangements in studio too.
"What really triggered me to start making music again were all the kind messages I got from fans around the world asking me when new music would surface. I am most humble and grateful to find that there are people out there who have followed my music since my early beginning, back in The 3rd and the Mortal-days, and through all my solo-albums."
To whet the appetite of fans around the globe, Rueslåtten launched a music video for the album's first single, "Why so Lonely," on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/wA8l8QM0gow. "Why so Lonely" originally appeared on the 1994 The 3rd and the Mortal album, Tears Laid in Earth, and has been rearranged by Rueslåtten with the help of Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish) on piano and keys, Jostein Ansnes on guitar and Rune Arnesen on drums.
Another Time to Tell track, "Wintersong," is streaming on YouTube at:http://youtu.be/8_rBoP_YBA8.
1. Time to Tell
2. Hide Underneath Bridges
3. Hold On
4. Paint the Rainbow Grey
5. Rainy Days Ahead
6. Why so Lonely
8. Waltz across the Sky
10. Stay Right Here
11. Only You Know
Rueslåtten's natural talent, combined with classical training and roots in the Norwegian folk music tradition, has resulted in a voice that is difficult to describe. Her music has been compared with artists like Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Bjørk, maybe not necessarily because the music sounds very similar, but because of each artists' distinctive vocal delivery.