Working in original composition, Jessica, employs soft synths, along with pianos, world percussion, soft voice effects, field recordings and experimentation with organic instrumentation to create arrangements with cinematic depth. She has been featured around the world.
Magnetic Wind focuses on organic and electronic blends of instrumental/ambient music with abundant textures and occasional female vocals creating ethereal drift and meditation music. Ancestry, autobiography, relationship and faith are predominant themes in her work. Spiritual themes are abundant in such works as Chakras, Sounds of Rumi vol. 1, Love Meditations, Bhakti: Aham Prema and Sleep in Heavenly Peace (a holiday album). She works predominantly with soft synths, piano, voice, world percussion, field recordings, spoken word and exploration with various instruments in nontraditional means of playing and voicing them.
Her original compositions have been released on the following labels: Rain, Endless Ascent, Sound4Good, EPD (Portugal), Free Floating, BWF Recording, JWM, Magnetic 5280 and Divine Alchemy. Her music is available commercially on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, Napster and various other electronic distributors and streaming services. She has had her work played numerous times on KCUR’s NightTides, Stillstream.com, Nightscaping with Har, Disorganized Sound with Dr. Steve, Sadayatana, Mysterious Semblance with Tange, Metlay, Time Drone with Jack Hertz, SomaFM Space Station Soma, Animas Lumina (Brazil), This Ambient Life, AiiRadio with Steven Barber , Radio Mystic (Santa Fe), Our Place Radio, At Water’s Edge, Radio Spiral and One World Radio (UK) and many more stations around the world. She rarely departs to dark ambient, but when she does, it is hauntingly memorable. Alan Herrick of Netlabelism.com featured her album La Petite Morte in 2011, where it found rave reviews and was followed by additional outstanding reviews from various reviewers including Mark Blood for it’s haunting sound and the departure from her signature drifting ethereal.
Her music typically reflects deeply emotional content both in dark, light/ethereal and spiritual constructs. Her musical study includes The UMKC Conservatory of Music, Park College, and The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (Creative Expression), working with Fred and JD Steele of the Steele Family Singers in Minneapolis, singing backup for Denver goth bands, creating the EDM band Melpomene 1 and The SiK. In 2009 she released her first new age album, Believe, in which the title track was included on Songs for Hope, a charity album and apart of the selection considerations for the 2012 Olympic broadcast on NBC. She released 23 albums and EP's between 2009 and 2013 that documented her processing of personal traumas, love relationships, spirituality and contemplative composition channeling stream of consciousness creation. Collaborations with Dan Menoza , Disturbed Earth, Steve Bashor and others are apart of her body of work. In 2013 she collaborated with Jack Hertz in the creation of the charity album For Our Children, the benefitted Newtown Arts. In 2014, she composed Kaleidoscope for meditation and exploration. She began spending more and more time creating her visual art in the following years, as it was a means of continued therapy in healing from deep trauma. In 2017, she and trumpeter, Tim Jones released the single Metanoia, an experimental project. After a hiatus focusing on visual art for four years, she is preparing her newest album, Proof, a combination of new age, ambient and singer songwriter tracks.
Her music consistently ranks in the top 30 spins preferred by listeners on Soma FM’s Mission Control, Deep Space One and S.F. 10-33, where she also has several individual tracks in the top 25 of various categories.
Her spiritual path has taken her through various forms of Christianity, Universalism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and various other East and West concept. She also released an album of Christian based ambient hymns under the name Wen’Deya, The Kirtambient album, Ahem Prema and her first singer songwriter album, Broken Clouds and Silver Livings.
She currently records under Mesawzee.
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." -Carl Gustav Jung
Kaleidoscope. The idea behind kaleidoscope is that its a structure that's filled with broken bits and pieces, and somehow if you can look through them, you still see something beautiful. I feel like we are all that way a bit."- Sara Bareilles
Discovery. Life is a discovery. Moments. Relationships. Experiences. In reflection most of them, if not all of them lead to some discovery no matter how small. It's all in how you look at it.
Discovery usually starts out abstract. A little tense at times. A bit uncomfortable sometimes. Stretching you.
11 is about beginnings and sacred harmony. I consider it a meditation album. Some will technically color it light ambient, drift, or soundscape. It's a soundscape through the portal opening on 11.11.11 between earth and sky. Created with software synths, electronics and live field recordings and composed utilizing the Fabinocci sequence as well as 432 herz tuning in the track 432, it leads you to meditative ascension to the Divine and back to earth with love. 11 is meant to take you to a different dimension... and then bring you back and ground you to the Mother Earth in sacred balance with all. It is a love story. But this relationship is with the earth and ether. This story is a relationship with humanity. This is the practice of the ancestors. We were born from the wind, the water, the dust and the sky
Astral Vortexes.S ound possessing the ability to transport one from the physical to the astral plane in an out of body or spirit filled experience to a place where the fabric of reality is no longer present, consisting of high energy concentration of magnetic origin.
"What color is the wind?", they asked. "Magnetic. Close your eyes and see it."
Asleep Next to You. This album was released originally on the Free Floating Netlabel. I often say my art (music and visual) is my autobiography. I am highly influenced by the concepts of love (all forms), spirit, communion, unity and ancestry. This work was influenced by longing.
"I am drawn to the intimacy implicit in this collection by Magnetic Wind. The titles (and indeed the inspiration noted by the artist) inform us that this music explores the desire for closeness and relationship. These are, in essence, ambient love songs; I Want to Hold Your Hand via Brian Eno, if you will. Of course this music is really more mature in its approach to love than the adolescent angst of the early Beatles. Perhaps its more akin to an ambient take on George Harrison's Something from Abbey Road--an expression of awe and uncertainty and commitment all at once.
So much ambient music (including that of Free Floating) attaches itself to big abstract themes--time, the universe, nature, change, death. I love this suite of ambient music that focuses on the all-important themes of intimacy, romance, and love. The intimate sounds and slowly evolving textures of this music are appropriate tools to communicate these ideas and emotions. And Jessica (Waters, AKA Magnetic Wind) is perfectly suited to take us on this journey into interpersonal inner space. "
"The album is quite obviously centered around travelling, and Magnetic Wind takes us on a journey through the universe. She says that at the time she wrote this she’d wanted to do a ‘space drift’ album that was “drift, ethereal and free floating through space”, designed to take you into the ether, beyond the physical state and which would allow the listener to “explore space”. Each track is designed to describe a singular Astral Vortice, or “universal journey”, which is what the whole album is about. "
" Magnetic Wind : Storm- a break from the usual ambient sounds made by Magnetic Wind, this is a much more energetic album. Full of electronic goodness. Get it from Bandcamp.
Asleep Next to You is a conceptual album around the themes of love, longing, meditation and contentment.