Interview With Fiium Shaarrk
Fiium Shaarrk – a cerebral and visionary trio – released their debut album (No Fiction Now!) last year on Not Applicable (you can hear it in full here). It’s 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. Flitting freely between proto-dance grooves and fertile live electronics, Fiium Shaarrk’s music is joyfully naïve, virtuosic and – like the post-jazz musings of fellow experimentalists Four Tet who they supported in London last week – hypnotic, engaging and beguiling.
As a consenting adult you are encouraged to download Fear Of Mapping (Radio Edit) here and form your own opinion. The crazier-than-a-cracked-out-crayfish video for Wozzeck’s Variations is below.