08 agosto 2020

Le idee grafiche e le illustrazioni di Andrew Swainson accompagnano le produzioni di Andy Partridge da almeno vent'anni, incluse le più recenti riedizioni dei lavori di XTC e Dukes of Stratosphear e i lavori da solista o in contitolarità con Peter Blegvad. Ne parla lo stesso Swainson intervenendo al nuovo episodio, il sesto, della serie What Do You Call That Noise? curata da Mark Fisher.

Illustrator and graphic designer Andrew Swainson has been collaborating with Andy Partridge for over 20 years. As well as working on XTC and Dukes of Stratosphear re-releases, such as Skylarking and The Complete and Utter Dukes, he helped create the distinctive look of records including: Powers, Partridge's tribute to abstract electronic artist Richard M Power, made to look like an early 60s paperback book; Gonwards, by Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge, complete with Mexican-style loteria card game; Orpheus-The Lowdown, another Blegvad-Partridge collaboration, with its haunting X-ray imagery; Fuzzy Warbles, the gorgeous compendium of unreleased XTC rarities. In this episode, Swainson joins XTC fans Mark Fisher, Sarah Crookall, Laura Wade, David White and Peter Mills – not to mention a brief visit by Andy Partridge – to talk about his mesmerising designs.