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.
...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 Kiss5/5