Fiium Shaarrk is a brand new trio featuring the mesmeric drumming of Rudi Fischerlehner, the virtuosic talents of percussionist Maurizio Ravalico and the electronic wizardry of Sam Britton (aka Isambard Khroustaliov) of electronica group Icarus.
Fiium Shaarrk's forthcoming debut album, No Fiction Now!, is a tour de force of intense, dynamic percussion, cerebral dance influenced rhythms and vivid, colourful electronica.
No Fiction Now! is a fascinating and visionary collision between the fragile, visceral textures of Warp electronica legends such as Autechre and Aphex Twin, the groove led, percussively dynamic explorations of boundary pushing rock acts such as Battles and Health and the wayward, maverick intensity of 20th century composers such as Xenakis and Stockhausen.
Fiium Shaarrk use rhythms from across the world, from dubstep to maracatu, jungle to house, and fuse seemingly disparate influences into a rich tapestry of modern, drum led electronica.
Akin to the world beat, post jazz musings of fellow experimentalists Four Tet and Caribou, the music of Fiium Shaarrk is simultaneously hypnotic, engaging, beguiling and danceable. No Fiction Now! is one of the most significant albums of its kind of the last decade.
No Fiction Now! was recorded in one of the studios of the spooky, half abandoned old DDR radio complex in Berlin, after a week of intense rehearsals. A collision of structured improvisation and wild, free-form, groove-led sound collages, NFN! is a musical whirlwind of spontaneous creativity that was only possible after the years spent by the players perfecting their craft.
No Fiction Now! was recorded and produced using bespoke beat detection and triggering software built in MaxMSP, which enables computers and human played percussion to interact in a complex, bi-directional manner, circumventing the need for click tracks or standard pulses. The machines move with the drummers.
No Fiction Now!
No Fiction Now! will be released by trailblazing London based experimental/improv/electronic/nu jazz label du jour Not Applicable. For more info on the label have a look at not-applicable.org.
Fiium Shaarrk are performing live across Europe during the autumn. For the latest tour dates, music and more, please go to:
Fiium Shaarrk Official Website