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WPG is John Ferguson and Robert van Heumen, blending a fractured pulse with dynamic texture into an immersive and disorientating music, from subtle to invasive sound.

Ferguson / van Heumen
whistle pig saloon

Ferguson / van Heumen: whistle pig saloon (Creative Sources)
Label: Creative Sources    
Released in: Portugal    

"Wide and disjointed, blending a fractured pulse with dynamic texture, this is an immersive and disorientating music, sometimes subtle, often invasive, always close. In capturing a moment and inscribing agency, the motionblur of the cover art offers a suitable metaphor for this duo's musical interactions. Live sampled source sounds are gesturally manipulated and reworked within open ended narratives, sounding like an air whistle blasting out from an old steam locomotive as it emerges at speed from a tunnel. Whilst the whistle pig/groundhog (day) reference explores cycles of repetition beyond episodic improvisation, emphasising the value of revisiting and re-appropriating a previous moment. John configures the electric guitar as a site for multiple simultaneous points of interaction and queries the iconic cultural status of his instrument via feet, fingers and feedback. Robert crunches, growls and smashes both John's live sampled sound as well as his private stack of industrial bits and organic beats."-from the liner notes

Whistle Pig Saloon video at

Whistle Pig Saloon live at STEIM 12th November 2008 from john on Vimeo.

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063401547

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs160
Squidco Product Code: 11496

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray

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