With an amazing creativity and a poetic intuition that knows how to elaborate beautiful harmonies, Efraín Alejandro Méndez, with this I, Emotion, has really conquered a new path of musical sagacity, that never follows the commonalities of the genre. With originality, audacity and authenticity, he creates a personal musical style of his own, that impressively maintains the elusive features of the genre, never disfiguring it, nor distorting it. Expressing his art through a sound characterized by all the dominant elements of the genre, being always distinguishable, Walking Over Strings is destined to become a groundbreaking reference in the history of Post Rock. I, emotion is a profoundly cohesive, but nonetheless complex album, that exhibits cardinal influences from genres like atmospheric black metal, melodic black metal, alternative rock and traditional rock’n’roll.
With amazingly poetic and heavenly beautiful melodies, strikingly primordial and full of a benevolent angelical exhilaration for life, a reenergizing force of vitality spreads throughout the vivacious rhythms. I have never heard something like this on South America. With an audacious and genuine hunger for an authorial style of musical creation, Efraín Alejandro Méndez vivificates a positive energy unparalleled in the history of the genre. And this mainly occurs because I, emotion, is a masterful, brilliant and unconceivable work of art.
Working from the linear sidelines of several genres to create something powerfully unique, that he can ostensibly call his own, I, emotion, by Walking Over Strings, is an insurgent and vital force in the history of post rock in several different levels: as a musical genre, as a genuine expression of art and as a sonorous shifting cohesive communication between souls and galaxies, highlighted as an expedient for the beginning of something original. And it’s impressive that an album this long of a genre usually calm and predictable managed to be so beautiful and emotionally impressive. Although I really love post rock, only a handful of albums on the genre had made me so astonished or profoundly impressed. But none of them on the same level as I, emotion. Truly beautiful, wonderful and full of profound mysteries and invisible colors, it was evidently conceived with soul, sincerity, formidable detailed technicality, spiritual joy and an effulgent sense of amazement. Into a transcendental vibration of cosmic sensibility, I, emotion, stands high as one of the most important records of our time. And this mainly was possible due to the boundless and phenomenal musical talent of Efraín Alejandro Méndez, one of the greatest avatars of post rock in South America, and possibly, in the entire world as well. Certainly, this album not only deserves, but should make history. A furious, lancinating, vigorous and consistent work that overflows poetry, humanity, conscience and a restless sense of profound harmonic excellence, this record is undoubtedly one of the best ever to be released.