Walking Over Strings is the experimental post rock side Project by Efraín Alejandro Méndez, a film based composer. Besides his roots in film and contemporary classical music, there is a deep love for the heavily distorted guitars, synthesizers, fast drums. Composed over a week, -Me, The Night and The City- seeks to reflect that love by merging together elements from post rock and post metal music with that cinematic flavor, full of orchestral arrangements and electronic textures, trying to capture the ethereal imagery of the city at night, its streets, the light bulbs, the people, its sounds, creating musical soundscapes that alone, and together tells a story.
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"Me, The Night and The City" is a breath taking collection of beautifully executed songs. "That Moment When The Day Merges With The Night" is full of rich atmospheric soundscapes, and experimental tones and makes a great intro to the dark epic orchestral feel of "Falling Through the Noise, the Cold and the Hazed Lights of the City". "Another Sleepless Night (Walking Alone in this Cold City" is beautiful, bleak and massive, reminding me a bit of English metal band My Dying Bride minus the vocals. "Let the Lights of the City Guide You (To Me)" is the most melodic and intense track of the record with it's layers and layers of guitars and manic drumming while "A Dark Night and A Cold Empty Bed (Only Stars as Company) shows signs of "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" Era Floyd. The albums closer "And Like the Light of the Sunset, I Fade Slowly into the Night (And Disappear)" is a fitting way to wind down from this intense musical journey. This is a record that tells a story and allows the listener to paint their own landscapes in their head while listening. The cover art is also very stunning and an essential piece of the package to a truly stellar piece of work.