16volt is the one-man studio project of Eric Powell with other members added mostly for live shows. Members have mostly included Mike Peoples(bass guitar), Kraig Tyler (guitar) and John "Servo" DeSalvo (drums). The son of a record executive, Powell became interested in music early on, and formed 16volt in 1988. While shopping his demos several years later, he met up with a college-radio music director who agreed to release the recordings on his newly formed Re-constriction label. After working with Skinny Puppy's Dave Ogilvie on production, 16volt released debut album, Wisdom, in 1993.