The Seven Fields of Aphelion

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The Seven Fields of Aphelion is the stage name of Maureen "Maux" Boyle, an ambient electronic musician and member of the band Black Moth Super Rainbow.[1]


Boyle grew up in Pittsburgh and took piano lessons from an early age, but did not begin writing her own songs until college.[2] She joined the group Black Moth Super Rainbow as a synthesizer player in the early 2000s, but in contrast to that group's experimental psychedelic electronica, Boyle's solo music tends more toward what one reviewer called "a patchwork quilt of ambient soundscapes."[3] She had been working on solo material for five years prior to the release of her first album.[4] Graveface Records released Boyle's solo release under the name Seven Fields of Aphelion, entitled Periphery, in 2010.[5] The album's booklet includes photographs of natural and industrial scenes taken by Boyle herself.[6][7]



  1. ^ Review of Periphery, Pop Matters, April 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Feature: Seven Fields of Aphelion. Tiny Mix Tapes, April 13, 2010.
  3. ^ Review of Periphery,, March 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Interview, The 405, February 18, 2010.
  5. ^ Periphery review, Pitchfork Media, February 11, 2010.
  6. ^ Review of Periphery. XLR8R, April 30, 2010.
  7. ^ Review of Periphery. Allmusic