Reviews for NO FICTION NOW!:
"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
"(…) we're talking, or rather tuned into Fiium
Shaarrk, and they just so happen to comprise two of the finest
percussionists I've seen here or indeed anywhere (…) They're wholly
Josh Holliday, Dots & Dashes
"(…) we were instantly treated to the sensation of
having our bodies invaded by thousands of infinitely complex machine
insects. It's rare that a band can have such an instant and disquieting
effect, but Fiium Shaarrk's music, we discovered, is as unusual as
their name in many ways. (…) They are one of the very few acts I've
ever seen who can rival Autechre for inhumanly strange synaesthesic
noise-making, but extremely distinctive too: an exciting proposition
Joe Muggs, TheArtsDesk.com