The City, a place full people, experiences, emotions… A place where a Shadow lives, walks endlessly in the night, whose silhouette can only be seen on a rainy day. It walks the streets of this big and cold City, looking throughout the endless windows that shines with the fiery light of the Sun, and the cold and artificial lights of the Night, looking without rest the one that once was the person, the Figure, that walked at the same time as its feet, and return his original place in the world. In every Window a Figure, in every Window a Story… looking for the right One to be once again, a part of this world, like many others that have lost their Figures…
This is the tale that “One Window, One Story…” tells, a story of reflections, of memories and emotions that guide the listener through this vast and rich world full of sounds and lights, all framed by the soft Rain and the hard, grey streets.
“One Window, One Story…”, the new album from Walking Over Strings, the experimental post-rock project by film composer Efraín Alejandro Méndez, departs from the idea that his previous EP “Me, The Night and The City” was born from and continues its tale, but this time expanded, larger in sound, melodies and instrumentations, getting more adventurous, adding his experience in film scoring, sound mixing and editing by using the very sounds of The City as instruments, mixed with rich electronic textures, sound design, field recordings, mallets and orchestral arrangements that gives a more cinematic feel to the listening experience.
The concept and idea of this record was to create an album that can be listened as one big uninterrupted piece, hiding the cuts between songs and fill them with the sounds of the main protagonist of this story, the City, helping to create an immersive experiences that help the listener to walk alongside the Shadow, to see what it sees, hearing what it hears and feels what it feels, while looks for its original Figure.
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Efraín Alejandro Méndez, a film composer from Caracas, Venezuela has made yet another incredible album as "One Window, One Story" is an amazing collection of epic soundscapes. "The Shadows Of The City" sets the pace as it captures the sounds of rain fall mixed with the mechanical sounds of the daily grind of life. "Those Flickering Lights" features swirling electric pianos and organs underneath the wash of a distorted guitar that's sound is similar to a smokey jazz trumpet. "A Dance With Darkness" is a nice combination of cinematic flair and post apocalyptic metal while "Silhouettes In The Rain" captures what might be the most experimental piece on the album with it's heart beat like rhythm and sheets of atmospheric tones. "Waiting For Sunrise" is a very 80s' sounding track full of vibrant energy that eventually breaks into a section of very eerie guitar tones. "How We Left The City Behind Us" is mid paced with a dark feel that moves in just the right way. The album closes with "Running All Night, Running To The Sun" which is a fast, orchestral metal piece full of crunchy power chords and crushing drums. Overall "One Window...One Story" captures all of Mendez strengths and shows off his ability to paint vast musical portraits of the mysterious elements that are a part of every city.