2 recent projects undertaken by The Graphic Agenda have been at either end of the music spectrum.
The first project was to produce a CD package for MMD (Musica Donum Dei) it is a professional baroque ensemble which specialises in playing in authentic style on period instruments. The ensemble plays mainly music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on instruments of the time. On the disc called ‘A Merry Wassail’ Music from Christmas Past, MMD present short sequences of true Christmas carols, songs and other pieces typical of the festive season, many of which we have arranged for our own resources, or to which they have added descants and counter-melodies as was common practice.
The second project could not be more different. It is the design of a psychedelic sleeve for a 7” limited edition vinyl EP featuring music of the 60’s. The Smart Set Radio show hosted by Marrs Bonfire on Bay FM is behind the disc. The show is a mixture of Garage, Psych, and Beat music from the 60s to the present day. Marrs approached regular listeners and professional musicians Icarus Peel, Mordecai Smyth, and Crystal Jacqueline to help form The Green Question Mark and perform on the record. The record is called Pegasus after the title track by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks & Graham Nash, other tracks include She’s a Rainbow by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and Lucy Leave by Syd Barrett and Roger Waters.
It's far out man!