Vocal electronica meets singer-songwriter traditions with shimmering beats, distinct vocals and eloquent lyrics
Huge Shark’s EP Almost Over — six songs about impossible desires — released in December, 2015. Followup to a 2014 win at the Australian Independent Music Video Awards for “Line of Life (Ummagma Remix)”, Almost Over features four new tracks in addition to both an enhanced version of the original and the award-winning remix of “Line of Life.”
Huge Shark is the solo project of San Diego musician Valerie Polichar. Blending vocal electronica (Operatica, Eurythmics) with classic singer/songwriter styles (Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell), Huge Shark highlights Polichar’s distinctive vocals, shimmering electronic beats and eloquent lyrics.
She has collaborated with various international artists, including Hilliat Fields, Ed Richardson and Luke Clarke in England; Peter Cline in the U.S.; Robin Johnston in Scotland; and Canadian-Ukrainian duo Ummagma. Her first CD is Almost Over (2015).
Among her influences she lists artists Kate Bush and Jane Siberry, and songwriter Jimmy Webb; a childhood steeped in traditional Sephardic canciones and romanceros; and the deserts, oceans and mountains near her home in San Diego, California.