ON THE FRINGES OF SOUND

Shining a Light on the Otherwise Obscure.

Welcome to the Fringes. We're bloggers dedicated to covering independent ambient, downtempo, IDM, neoclassical, and other music that isn't mainstream. New reviews are posted every week and we love hearing from artists, labels, and readers.

 

The Broken Cradle - Gilead

A mid-January release, Gilead is a stellar EP from The Broken Cradle (a.k.a Eric McLean) that further solidifies his sound in a...

Illuvia - Irridescence of Clouds

I knew after the first track that this would be one of my albums of the year. Dreamy emotive pads with distant angelic vocal flourishes...

Cyparissus - misremember

There is a space somewhere between music and noise that most artists veer to one side of. Perhaps they are more musical or they closer to...

The Aquaerials - Doomsday

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Aquaerials are a project founded by musically brilliant composer Mark Swanson. The Aquaerials...

No Arrival - Converse

Bricolage continues its fine run of form with a full length from Glasgow's No Arrival to kick off their year in style - an album which I...

Scarless Arms - Twenty Twenty

Scarless Arms is the name of a diverse Ambient music project by talented German musician/producer/playlist curator Tyves Oben. Risen out...

Have a Cigar - Infinite

Have a Cigar is the brainchild of Bree, Belgium based multi-instrumentalist and composer Marc Vliegen. A schooled musician who has been...

Voga - Masquerade

Based in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Voga is a multi-talented pianist who, in his own words, "produces music based around performance,...

Kh3rtis - Icarus

A final send-off for 2020, Kh3tis’ single “Icarus” is a slow and dreamy track that calls to mind a certain psychedelic quality that...