by John Harvey

TestDrone1 02:18
TestDrone2 01:20
TestDrone3 04:25
TestDrone4 02:50


The four TestDrones are the outcome of a procedure designed to establish the performance integrity of a pedalboard configuration, which had been built to realise a sound art project. The drones are based on an aggregate of a G6sus4 arpeggio plus E below middle C.


released June 22, 2015

Personnel: John Harvey

Instrumentation: Gibson Les Paul Custom VOS 1957, Carlin Martin Wah Wah, Dunlop EQ, EBS OctoBass, Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi, Electro Harmonix Super Ego Synth Engine (x2). Lehle Julian, Line 6 M5, MoogerFooger MF-108M, MoogerFooger MF-103, Moog MiniFooger Trem, T C Electronic Chorus, T C Electronic Flashback Delay (x2), T C Electronic Nova Reverb, and ZVEX Fuzz Factory

Context: Recorded in Aberystwyth, UK on 30 August 2014.


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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

Harvey is a historian of art, visual culture, and sound art, and also a sound- and visual-art practitioner. His research field is the visual and sonic culture of religion, principally. He explores non-iconic attitudes to visualization and sonic articulations of religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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