The Seven Fields of Aphelion
Boyle grew up in Pittsburgh and took piano lessons from an early age, but did not begin writing her own songs until college. 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." She had been working on solo material for five years prior to the release of her first album. Graveface Records released Boyle's solo release under the name Seven Fields of Aphelion, entitled Periphery, in 2010. The album's booklet includes photographs of natural and industrial scenes taken by Boyle herself.