Monday 9 May 2011

Music Video: Kaizers Orchestra–“Hjerteknuser”

Last week, Self Sagacity commented that I sure have a lot of different music on this site and my first thought was, “Oh, you have no idea”.  Music has played a huge part in my life and I have a massive collection that crosses most genres and spans the period from the 1940s to present day.  Last year I began to expand my horizons even further and learned that in the world of the Internet and Google Translate, language should be no barrier when it comes to discovering great new music.

In the past year, I discovered bands from Serbia, Croatia and Russia but coincidentally, my friend V was on a similar journey and she was busy discovering bands from Norway, Finland and Switzerland.  One of her favourite discoveries has been Norwegian band Kaizers Orchestra.  When V and I got together in December, I finally gave Kaizers Orchestra a good listen and I really liked what I heard.  I’ve listened to them non-stop this past week and have finally got their new album, Violeta Violeta Vol. 1 which was released in January 2011.  The album seems different at first to their other work but I really like it so far.

“Hjerteknuser” (Heartbreaker) is the second single from their new album.   It is a powerful and catchy song about heartbreak and breakups and I think the video has great cinematography and artistic direction too.  It is not hard to see why these guys are topping the Norwegian charts!

Kaizers Orchestra


Photo credit © Paal Audestad



  1. The video didn't work for me - but I went to YouTube and checked it out...that was wild and fun! :)

    Knee Deep and Stuck Like Glue - MMMM

  2. I have to agree with your comments regarding the video, it really is fantastically well put together. Even though I couldn't understand a single word, I still found this a good song to listen to.

  3. Whoa, that was really different. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Nice to meet you. Hope you get time to stop by me too.

  4. Oh this is good. I love listening to the different accents and languages in music!

    Very nice.

  5. Whoa... I couldn't understand a word, but what powerful sounds and images... whoa... ::shaking my head in disbelief::

  6. All right! Take me where I've never been! Love it! Thanks for sharing, and playing along with us. Hope to see you next week too! Following you!

  7. Yes, ma'am. Smiles. I like this one. And I agree with the critique. The video has a very moving cinematography that you don't need to understand the words to understand the emotions.
    Thanks for the mention.

  8. Great choice. The cinematic approach is quite fitting for the song.

  9. @ Stacy: Glad you eventually got it to work for you! It is fun, isn't it?

    @ William: Glad you liked the video! Did you check out the subtitles?

    @ Mr Cool: it is a pleasure! I love sharing my music tastes.

    @ JamericanSpice: Me too! Actually, men with accents drive me crazy!

    @ Classic NYer: true! But the video has subtitles that you can switch on too.

    @ Xmas Dolly: I aim to please! Unfortunately, Google has been evil to me since March so I can't officially follow anyone back but I'll be sure to pop by your blog regularly!

    @ Self Sagacity: Aaaah, that is cool. I am glad that you agree.

    @ Blogger Broadcast: Definitely! I agree.


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