Born in the small town of Kristianstad, Sweden, Karin relocated to London as an adventure-hungry 20-year-old where she started to record homemade demos, sung in English with a classic singer/songwriter sound. One of these demos reached Nettwerk America, who offered her a deal and financed the recording of an album.
Karin moved to Los Angeles and a self-titled five track EP was released. A couple of months later she got dropped, which meant her finished album never came out. After five years in London and one in LA, Karin decided to move back to Stockholm.
Back home, Karin decided to learn how to produce her own music and start her own label - Datadamen Records (Computer Lady Records). In 2006 the first sample of Karin's new sound was released, Sneda ögons EP, which was described as dark singer/songwriter electronica. In 2007 Karin released her first full-length album, En saga om en sten, and in January 2010 the follow-up, Fantomhalvan, which was written and recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Södermalm, Stockholm, with a similar synthesized soundscape.
In 2012, after six years of producing all her music on her own, Karin was yearning to work with others. A chance encounter on a plane across the Atlantic led to a lunch with legendary US indie business icon Greg Vegas, who in turned introduced Karin to Brooklyn-based producer Mark Ephraim (Joan as a Policewoman, Sophia Knapp). Together with musicians Kevin Barker (Feist), Parker Kindred (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and Tyler Woods (Antony & the Johnsons) they recorded two songs in Ephraim's Brooklyn studio: New York and Los Angeles. These two songs form the first part of Karin's new project: to write music about cities.
Karin is also an author of three novels; Bensin (LeanderMalmsten 1996), Feber (LeanderMalmsten 2000) and Våld (Aglaktuq 2010), and the short stories Stamtavla (Novellix 2012) and Audition (Aglaktuq 2012).
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