Alex Tiuniaev - I Knew Her (CD)
Alex Tiuniaev is an electronic musician and producer from Moscow, Russia. I knew Her is a 40-minute long journey of heart-melting, melancholic and neo-symphonic splendour - full of choirs, strings and neoclassical orchestration. This solitary track builds to a haunting and breathtaking crescendo... then brings the listener gently back down to the warm earth. A truly monumental release, with influences ranging from SIGUR ROS to Philip Glass and STARS OF THE LID.
- I Knew Her
...you will quite simply find it impossible to find fault with. Whilst not being as dark or malevolent as the majority of the ambient-style releases to have come from the Cold Spring stable, 'I Knew Her' is a beautiful release in its own right, which perhaps owes more to the powerfully moving world of post-rock as opposed to post-industrial, as it isn't exactly a million miles away from the haunting splendour of 'Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain', the collaborative release by Mono and World's End Girlfriend, but no matter which way you look at it, 'I Knew Her' is a truly remarkable album, and one which both composer and label should be immensely proud of. - Judas Kiss 5/5