Desiderium is a thirteen-part podcast featuring both spoken word and music. The piece is rooted in personal truth yet interspersed with ancient mythology and history. Halliday allows the listener an insight into his upbringing, being born into Thatcher’s Britain. The piece briefly touches on the loss of his father and grandfather, and subsequently weaves in themes of the living dead and ghosts. It takes its listener down an eery path, the sombre narrative reminiscent of whispered ghost stories captivated by the past.
This blend of folklore, hauntology and post rock has a clear dystopian influence threading through from start to finish. This piece has influences in progressive rock and the trip hop movement. Halliday stated that his music is “designed to comfort and disturb in equal measure.”