Fiium Shaarrk is a new trio, uniting the formidable skills and the improbably diverse backgrounds of Rudi Fischerlehner (drums) Maurizio Ravalico (percussion) and Isambard Khroustaliov (electronics).
No Fiction Now! is their debut album, due for release in the autumn of 2012 via Not Applicable.
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.
released 19 November 2012
Rudi Fischerlehner – drums
Isambard Khroustaliov – electronics
Maurizio Ravalico – percussion
Recorded by Ed West @ Studio East. Berlin, 10th – 13th May 2010.
Mixed by Fiium Shaarrk & Will Worsley @ Trouble Studios.
Mastered by Will Worsley @ Coda-Cola, London.
Cover: Katrin Plavcak, Woman Soldier, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 2010.