Ben At Work’s “Affirmations” is a celebration of the music that quells a worried mind but excites the heart. An explosion of strange electronic textures mixed with organic samples, this EP is all about Ben finding ways to shun a battle with anxiety and find warm inviting moods in which to dwell. From the more relaxed down tempo “Being Thankful” (which features Ben’s actual whispered affirmations to buoy ones mood buried within), to the healthy outlet of such anxious energy in the stuttering and speedy “Live Underwater”. It is a pipers call to throw away the adult world and simply come away to somewhere weirder and a bit more magical. Ben is always trying to translate his own nervous energy into something musical, hooked on a rapid creative process. Like much of his work it was completed in a flurry of activity, each song only taking about a day.