Gradually the lights of the city come to new life, while the random flickering of the large neon sign three blocks away lasts and glances are lost in the distance. The sun slowly descends behind the silhouettes of the skyscrapers, taken over from the approaching night. The orange haze on the horizon is reflected in the windshields of the passing cars, raising the dust, which has been accumulated on the street. Here, between loneliness and hope, stories, which are able to change lives and guide our being exist. Soaking with melancholia Our Ceasing Voice tells these stories with their mix of hypnotic ambient and epic post-rock outburst and help the listener to catch the memories of long forgotten times, in order to save them from transience. Amidst the Tyrolean Alps the band was founded in 2006 already, but only with their debut 'steadied stars in the morphium sky EP' they drafted a journey through the mystery of gloom. Based on the upcoming novel by Sebastian Obermeir, Our Ceasing Voice's new 2011 album 'when the headline hit home' pursues this concept, while the development to a darker, more dynamic sound is clearly noticeable. Beautiful and saddening at the same time, the Austrians draw attention to fragility, passionately making one's flesh creep and thereby portraying a dramatic story full of yearning and desperation. How it will end, however, lies only in your hands.
"Insgesamt ist dieses Album einfach nur eines, verdammt episch, verdammt mächtig und voluminös, verdammt pompös."
"All in all this album is just one thing: friggin epic, friggin majestic and voluminous, friggin grandiose."
4.3/5 - musiquemorte
"Ab in den Player mit der CD und sich 58 Minuten lang in eine andere Welt begeben, genau so stell ich mir guten Post-Rock vor."
"Put the CD into your player and betake yourself to a different world, that's how I image good post-rock."
4.5./5 - stormbringer.at