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Review: Our Ceasing Voice – When the Headline Hit Home by Jayson
March 15, 2011, 12:31 pm
Filed under: Ambient, Review | Tags: , ,

This is an excellent record.

Our Ceasing Voice are playing what I have come to think of the classic style of post-rock; a sound influenced by Godspeed You Black Emperor, Red Sparowes and Isis in their more quiet moments. While their sound draws upon tunings and compositional elements I’ve come to find familiar, they are not afraid to introduce new things into the mix. I particularly like the bits of ambient sound scape that creep in around the more quiet moments. Also, in a rare move for the genre, there are vocals! Like everything else on this record, they’re extremely well done, adding to the music well honed sense of narrative and drama. I also appreciate the wide range of instrumentation here, particularly the piano and acoustic guitar interludes.

This is one of those albums that confronts me with a particular problem I have as a writer. The more I like something the harder I find writing about it can be. Let the brevity of this review convey my total enjoyment of When the Headline Hit Home.

Summer’s Orange Haze

You can purchase the CD version and other merchandise from the band here and the vinyl version from Revolverman Records.

– Jayson

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