This piece of music was inspired by a draft synopsis of a chapter called ‘Hopeless struggle in the anxiety machine’ from a book being written by Richard Hall (The Hopeless University: intellectual work at the end of The End of History. Mayfly, Forthcoming).
The concept of the anxiety machine seemed to me to lend itself to a musical realisation so that’s what I have made.
You can find Rae Elbow and the Magic Beans’ Bandcamp site at: https://raeelbow.bandcamp.com/.
The author is a reviewer for Gateway Papers.