This Feeling is You draws on a range of influences; from the history of ambient music to hard neuroscience to magical thinking. The album consists of 7 interlinked tracks, each around 11 minutes long. One by one, they move the listener on a metaphorical path through different states of thought and meditation.
It took one year to write the seven scripts and as part of her research, Boston drew inspiration from a huge number of sources including her work as a hypnotherapist, but also further studied metaphor, ancient wisdom, religious ideologies, spiritual teachings, hallucinogenic medicine, principles of shamanism, mentalism, The Kybalion (1908), magic and spells, duality, numerology, rituals, poems, social media and even the basics of hip hop and rap.
These ideas were then interpreted into a meditative ambient suite by Desert. Built on spoken word, controlled tone, rhythmic oscillation and sung vocals it weaves in phrases of both direct and indirect suggestion and wraps around the words in a way that is gently present. Sound anchors and voice have been used to highlight concepts of significance and to create dopamine in the listener’s brain.
Published: 3rd April 2020