I occasionally mull over thoughts on what makes up a person’s identity, individuals’ special characteristics, similarities, cloning etc. Then there’s how the role of numbers (phone, credit card, bank, computer numbers) seem to provide me with my identity and prove who I am. These aren’t personally evolving characteristics imbued with any real meaning, they are arbitrary imposed identities and one zero too many and I suddenly become someone entirely different. Only the other day I was told by an insurance company on the phone that because our address doesn’t come up on ‘the system’ we don’t ‘really exist’ and so they couldn’t deal with us. We couldn’t be neatly packaged into the required tickable box. So, alongside themes of constancy, momentum and striving, it was identity, the idea of free choice and the illusion of free choice that became starting point for the music.