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Weary Descent

from The Last Things [ep] by John Harvey



The piece evokes the sense of profound fatigue that I felt on my return from the top of a precipitous mountain which overlooked my childhood home in south Wales.


from The Last Things [ep], released April 23, 2012
Personnel: John Harvey

Instrumentation: acoustic guitar, and Akai 4000DB Mk II reel-to-reel tape recorder

Context: Recorded in Abertillery, UK in June 1977. Remastered in Aberystwyth, UK in March 2012


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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

I’m a practitioner and historian of sound art and visual art, and Emeritus Professor of Art at the School of Art, Aberystwyth University, UK. My research field is the sonic and visual culture of religion. I explore the sonic articulations of the Christian religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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