The Fringe got its start right here with the very first RPM Challenge in 2006.
Adam, Jeff and Mike.
Never Born. Never Die.(2008)
This album is a 'chronological' exploration through the cycle of life and the planes of consciousness. Each song is sung from the perspective of the individual from the corresponding level of awareness, but all of the same soul as it comes full circle in existence. Movement One deals with the process of Incarnation, the re-manifestation of psychic energy in the realm of matter. Movement Two refers to the three divisions of the ego state: the waking, dream/sub-waking states, and the subconscious. The Third movement refers to the Intuitional plane, through which energy and information are funneled from the Eternal Self to the Ego. The Fourth and final movement refer to the three divisions of the eternal Self: the Higher Self, which is the most individuated of the eternal energy, and fuels all incarnations; the Devachan, or plane of Nirvana; and lastly the Divine plane, the total union of all energy.
The Way Downstream(2010)
An eclectic collection of quickly recorded cataclysms..
"Fluid Dynamics" is a concept album that explores the ways in which humans interact with each other in this world. We seem to have a way of both loving and hating, helping and hindering, and inspiring or stifling one another. The album focuses mostly on the positive interactions between people that leads to a better outcome for everyone, with a view towards the better future we can build in this way. The negative emotions are boiled down to a single sorrowful lament for the tendency of humans to antagonize each other. With "The Fringe" currently in three different locations, the album was a long-distance collaboration with Jeff and Mike adding lyrical and thematic content via the interwebs, while Adam wrote/recorded the music in his underground lair.