"(…) 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 all round."
Joe Muggs, TheArtsDesk.com
"(…) 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 worth watching."
Josh Holliday, Dots & Dashes
"Like famished animals whipped onwards by
drum and hi-hat, processed electronically but gripping onto materiality
by their fingernails. (…) Exhilarating."
Adam Harper, The Wire
"'No Fiction Now!' doesn't provide the listener any anchors for them to compare it to music they've experienced before and the result is frightening as 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 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
"(…) 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