Her voice is so distinct and as well as the persona she has created for herself.
Probably best known for being in the popular swedish electro duo The Knife, which consists of her and her brother. They're famous for being mysterious and always wearing masks, pretty stange pair of siblings, but they make some great music.
She also has a fantastic solo project that made its debut in 2009 with her self titled album Fever Ray. Her work as Fever ray is truely beautiful and unique. Stand out tracks are definetly "Seven" and "When I Grow Up", which has this magical video:
She recently won "best artist" at the swedish P3 Guld awards [fantastic award show] for her work as Fever Ray, with a very strange acceptance speech:
She's crazy, forget Lady GaGa, Karin is way more amazingly theatric. She also done some great collaborations with the Norwegian electro duo Röyksopp on their tracks "What Else Is There", "Tricky Tricky" and "This Must Be It". Whatever she's involved with, her amazing voice and accent work perfectly and beautifully.
Recently, she is back with The Knife and teaming up with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to create a opera based on Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" called "Tomorrow, In a Year", how neat does that sound? You can sneak peak a track entitled "Colouring of Pigeons" [here] at their site. Its spectacular. The whole thing will be out on March 1st so mark that on your calenders.
-Laura Schütte. [more from me here]