Alternating freely between a jigsaw of unquantised proto-dance grooves, the luxuriant austerity of 20th century composed percussion music and the fertile landscape of live electronics, Fiium Shaarrk’s music is at once visceral, cerebral and visionary; at times joyfully naive and at others virtuosic and painstakingly scientific.
Fiium Shaarrk draw openly from a diverse array of past musical influences; from Tortoise to King Crimson, Max Roach to Napalm Death, Autechre to Xenakis and Dubstep to Maracatu. However, their unreasonably unassuming explorative music is most unquestionably addressed to the men and women of today.
No Fiction Now! is Fiium Shaarrk’s debut album.
“Like famished animals whipped onwards by drum and hi-hat, processed electronically but gripping onto materiality by their fingernails. (…) Exhilarating.”
Adam Harper, The Wire
“(…) you are essentially blind in a fighting circle of beats. But that’s the thrill.”
Kostas Lucas, DIY
“A behemoth of electronic and percussive dynamite that sounds downright terrifying”
Adam Reeve, Elusive Little Comments
“(…) a cerebral and visionary trio (…) a fascinating collision between the fragile, visceral textures of electronica, the percussively dynamic explorations of genre-bending rock and the wayward, maverick intensity of 20th century composers like Xenakis and Stockhausen. (…) Fiium Shaarrk’s music is joyfully naïve, virtuosic (…) hypnotic, engaging and beguiling.”
A Negative Narrative
“A crazier take on Humcrush, a blend of avant-rock, noisy free improvisation, and contemporary music. A dash of humour, a helping of zaniness, over a well thought-out and mastered foundation.”
“Call it Post-World-Beat (…), but with “No Fiction now!” Fiium Shaarrk delievers the most succinct and convincing entry in this fresh new genre.”
Curt Cuisine, Skug
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