Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Tomorrow’s show: Reimagining Classic Doctor Who

July 17, 2018

Tomorrow on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Reimagining Classic Doctor Who

Covers of Dark Times / 1001 Nights / The Caves

Covers of Dark Times / 1001 Nights / The Caves

Continuing the new hour-long series on Resonance FM in which Alex Fitch talks to creators of audio dramas that have been broadcast on radio or released on CD and mp3 download, in a bimonthly slot alternating with the Electric Sheep Film Show.

In this episode Alex talks to the writers of audio productions which reimagine the ‘Classic’ era of Doctor Who: Emma Beeby, co-writer of three official audio adventures starring Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy, Christian Erickson from Minnesotan band The Savateem, who have created a concept album called The Caves based on a classic Who serial from 1984, and Brendan Sheppard from Word of Mouth productions who has written a trio of charity audio dramas featuring the first adventures of the Doctor as a teenage boy.

5.30pm Wednesday 18th July 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 24th July, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

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Tomorrow’s show: Sci-Fi and Satire

July 3, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Sci-Fi and Satire

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

In a pair of interviews recorded in front of live audiences, Alex Fitch talks to creators whose work includes elements of Science Fiction and Satire. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex talks to Hannah Berry about her latest and possibly final Graphic Novel – Livestock which looks at celebrity culture in a world where cloning is on the rise. At the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, cartoonist Steven Appleby discusses his Space Hero Captain Star and newspaper strips about family experience such as Loomus and Normal Life.

5.30pm Wednesday 4th July 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 10th July, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Haunted by the Past

June 19, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Haunted by the Past

Advert for Third Window Films Animerama Blu-Rays / Comparison of stills from restored Nosferatu / Poster for The Endless

Advert for Third Window Films Animerama Blu-Rays / Comparison of stills from restored Nosferatu / Poster for The Endless

In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, we look at the restoration of old films, and movies haunted by the past. In an extract from a lecture at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, Mark Rance discusses his 2012 restoration of the classic German horror film Nosferatu, and ahead of its UK cinema release, Virginie Sélavy interviews Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, directors of the new Sci-Fi / horror movie The Endless about a pair of brothers returning to a cult.
Also, Alex Fitch talks to film critic Simon Abrams about the Blu-Ray release of Osama Tezuka’s Cleopatra and 1,001 Nights.
Plus: classic tracks by Saxophonetics, Valérie Litalien and Orkestra Obsolete.

5.30pm Wednesday 20th June 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 26th June, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
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Tomorrow’s show: Studying Comics

June 5, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Studying Comics

Books by David Kunzle, Thierry Groensteen, and Maggie Gray

Books by David Kunzle, Thierry Groensteen, and Maggie Gray

In a trio of interviews recorded at academic events, Alex Fitch talks to three writers of academic books about comics. At the IGNCC conference at the University of Dundee, Alex talks to David Kunzle and and Thierry Groensteen about their titles on the history and language of comics, and at the book launch for Alan Moore: Out From the Underground, Maggie Gray discusses her investigation into the early career of one of Britain’s most revered comic book creators.

5.30pm Wednesday 6th June 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 8th May, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Like Wallis Eates

May 21, 2018

Comic book covers and sequential art by Wallis Eates

Comic book covers and sequential art by Wallis Eates

Like Wallis Eates: In an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Hove, Alex Fitch introduces a talk and Q and A by artist Wallis Eates who discusses Like an Orange, a crowd-funded collaboration with brain injury survivors, and her various other projects including Chews and Spews, Fear of Mum-Death and the Shadow-Men, Mumoir and Laydeez do Comics.

Partially broadcast 3rd May 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Unbound pages on Like an Orange, and other graphic novels from the publisher
Wallis Eates’ tumblr (more…)

Audio Dramatics: Martians and Sherwood Forest

May 18, 2018

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Covers of Hood, The Martian Invasion of Earth, The Coming of the Martians and Osiris

Covers of Hood, The Martian Invasion of Earth, The Coming of the Martians and Osiris

An hour-long bimonthly podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD / download.

Martians and Sherwood Forest: In this episode Alex talks to a pair of writers / sound effects producers who have created FX for different adaptations of The War of the Worlds and penned dramas set in Sherwood Forest. Martin Johnson discusses The Coming of the Martians, a crowdfunded surround sound adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, and his sci-fi drama Osiris about the discovery of an alien spaceship below Sherwood’s Major Oak. Iain Meadows talks about his revisionist Robin Hood drama – Hood – which imagines the Sheriff of Nottingham as the hero of the saga, and about creating the soundscapes for The Martian Invasion of Earth, World War II drama ATA Girl and the audio version of The Prisoner. Originally broadcast 16th May 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the podcast.

More info about: Osiris and The Coming of the Martians by Sherwood Sound Studios
Big Finish Productions’ The Martian Invasion of Earth and other work by Iain Meadows
Iain’s episodes of Hood and Robin of Sherwood
Listen to Alex’s interview with Jeff Wayne about the musical version of The War of the Worlds

Tomorrow’s show: Martians and Sherwood Forest

May 15, 2018

Tomorrow on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Martians and Sherwood Forest

Covers of Hood, The Martian Invasion of Earth, The Coming of the Martians and Osiris

Covers of Hood, The Martian Invasion of Earth, The Coming of the Martians and Osiris

Continuing the new hour-long series on Resonance FM in which Alex Fitch talks to creators of audio dramas that have been broadcast on radio or released on CD and mp3 download, in a bimonthly slot alternating with the Electric Sheep Film Show.

In this episode Alex talks to a pair of writers / sound effects producers who have created FX for different adaptations of The War of the Worlds and penned dramas set in Sherwood Forest. Martin Johnson discusses The Coming of the Martians, a crowdfunded surround sound adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, and his sci-fi drama Osiris about the discovery of an alien spaceship below Sherwood’s Major Oak. Iain Meadows talks about his revisionist Robin Hood drama – Hood – which imagines the Sheriff of Nottingham as the hero of the saga, and about creating the soundscapes for The Martian Invasion of Earth, World War II drama ATA Girl and the audio version of The Prisoner.

5.30pm Wednesday 16th May 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 22nd May, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Reality Check: Epigenetics and Chimera

May 4, 2018

Charlotte Mykura talks at SCI-FI-LONDON 18, photo by Alex Fitch

Charlotte Mykura talks at SCI-FI-LONDON 18, photo by Alex Fitch

Reality Check: Epigenetics and Chimera
Alex Fitch introduces a talk by Doctor Charlotte Mykura who discusses the area of epigentics in relationship to human lifespans and health, plus connections with science-fiction in connection with the new SF thriller Chimera. Recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON 18, May 1st, 2018

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: Follow Charlotte Mykura on twitter
More info about the Chimera screening at SCI-FI-LONDON

Tomorrow’s show: Unbound Publications

May 1, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Unbound Publications

Art from Like an Orange by Wallis Eates and Barking by Lucy Sullivan

Art from Like an Orange by Wallis Eates and Barking by Lucy Sullivan

In a trio of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Hove, Alex Fitch looks at the output of new Graphic Novel publisher Unbound. Commissioning Editor Lizzie Kaye talks about the history of the company and how they are trying to create a new way of publishing comics, and artist Wallis Eates and Lucy Sullivan discuss their very different graphic novels on mental illness: Like an Orange and Barking, one a collaboration with brain injury survivors and the latter a phantasmagorical look at depression.

5.30pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 8th May, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Unbound pages on Like an Orange and Barking, and other graphic novels from the publisher
Wallis Eates’ tumblr
Lucy Sullivan’s website
Cartoon County website and twitter

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Uncanny Locations

April 26, 2018

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Posters for Brasilia: Life after design / Caught / I Kill Giants

Posters for Brasilia: Life after design / Caught / I Kill Giants

Uncanny Locations: In this month’s Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast, Alex Fitch looks at films set in uncanny locations. Alex talks to director Bart Simpson about his documentary film Brasília: Life After Design, which is screening at this year’s East End Film Festival, plus his producing role on Moebius Redux and The Corporation.

Also, Graphic novelist turned director Anders Winter explores his adaptation of cult American comic book I Kill Giants which is released on VOD on May 4th, and in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, the cast and crew of Caught discuss this new SF thriller, which mixes a classic British cottage under siege film with a John Wyndham style alien invasion.
Plus: classic tracks by David Byrne and Marisa Monte, Dhruva Aliman, and Ivo Meirelles with Funk ‘n Lata. Originally broadcast 18th April 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the extended 80 min podcast. To hear the 59 min broadcast version, you can listen to the stream via mixcloud(more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Uncanny Locations

April 17, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Uncanny Locations

Posters for Brasilia: Life after design / Caught / I Kill Giants

Posters for Brasilia: Life after design / Caught / I Kill Giants

In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, Alex Fitch looks at films set in uncanny locations. Alex talks to director Bart Simpson about his documentary film Brasília: Life After Design, which is screening at this year’s East End Film Festival, plus his producing role on Moebius Redux and The Corporation.

Also, Graphic novelist turned director Anders Winter explores his adaptation of cult American comic book I Kill Giants which is released on VOD on May 4th, and in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, the cast and crew of Caught discuss this new SF thriller, which mixes a classic British cottage under siege film with a John Wyndham style alien invasion.
Plus: classic tracks by David Byrne and Marisa Monte, Dhruva Aliman, and Ivo Meirelles with Funk ‘n Lata

5.30pm Wednesday 18th April 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 24th April, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

More info: Brasília: Life After Design screening at East End Film Festival
I Kill Giants at Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment website
Info about Caught at Jump Start Productions (more…)

Panel Borders: Dundee Comics

April 5, 2018

Cover of Far Out Comix by George Cordeiro / Photo of Ahoy Comics and The Black Hole (June 2017) / cover of Closure by Findlay and Dominiak / photo of Oor Wullie statue in Dundee / cover of Commando #5103

Cover of Far Out Comix by George Cordeiro / Photo of Ahoy Comics and The Black Hole (June 2017) / cover of Closure by Findlay and Dominiak / photo of Oor Wullie statue in Dundee / cover of Commando #5103

Dundee Comics: In a special episode looking at the comics scene in Dundee, Alex Fitch talks to researcher Laura Findlay and artist Zu Dominiak about their comic Closure and the Dundee Comics Creative Space, to proprieters George Cordeiro and Jenny Heubeck of shops ‘The Black Hole’ and ‘Ahoy Comics’, and to departing D.C. Thomson Heritage Brands manager and Commando editor (November 2016 to March 2018), Kirsten Murray.

Originally broadcast 4th April 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Dundee Comics

April 3, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Dundee Comics

Cover of Far Out Comix by George Cordeiro / Photo of Ahoy Comics and The Black Hole (June 2017) / cover of Closure by Findlay and Dominiak / photo of Oor Wullie statue in Dundee / cover of Commando #5103

Cover of Far Out Comix by George Cordeiro / Photo of Ahoy Comics and The Black Hole (June 2017) / cover of Closure by Findlay and Dominiak / photo of Oor Wullie statue in Dundee / cover of Commando #5103

In a special episode looking at the comics scene in Dundee, Alex Fitch talks to researcher Laura Findlay and artist Zu Dominiak about their comic Closure and the Dundee Comics Creative Space, to proprieters George Cordeiro and Jenny Heubeck of shops ‘The Black Hole’ and ‘Ahoy Comics’, and to departing D.C. Thomson Heritage Brands manager and Commando editor (November 2016 to March 2018), Kirsten Murray.

5.30pm Wednesday 4th April 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 10th April, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: The Inking Woman

April 2, 2018

Rachael House talks about her work at Frame:Works / cartoons by The Surreal McCoy / cover of The Inking Woman

Rachael House talks about her work at Frame:Works / cartoons by The Surreal McCoy / cover of The Inking Woman

The Inking Woman: To celebrate the release of “The Inking Woman – 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain”, published by Myriad Editions, three of the participants in the book talk about their work and love of the medium. Alex Fitch talks to Sandi Toksvig, a patron of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, and to artist The Surreal McCoy who was the artist in residence during Sandi’s lunchtime show on LBC Radio and is a cartoonist for The Sunday Times and The Independent.

Also, in a talk given at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and chaired by comics scholar Guy Lawley, Rachael House discusses her involvement with the queer ‘zine movement over the last twenty years and beyond.

Originally broadcast 7th March 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Audio Dramatics: Sci-Fi Anniversaries

March 26, 2018

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Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield - Ruler of the Univere, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Ruler of the Universe, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

An hour-long bimonthly podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD / download.

Sci-Fi Anniversaries: In this episode Alex talks to actress and director Lisa Bowerman about twenty years of playing time travelling archaeologist and former Doctor Who companion Bernice Summerfield, and to producer Dirk Maggs about the fortieth anniversary series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, plus his work on audio versions of Alien and Neverwhere. Originally broadcast 21st March 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the podcast.

More info about: Bernice Summerfield and Jago and Lightfoot at bigfinish.com
Lisa Bowerman’s website
BBC microsite on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, including extended episode of Hexagonal Phase episode one
Dirk Maggs’ website
Listen to Alex’s 2008 interviews with Lisa Bowerman and Dirk Maggs

Tomorrow’s show: Sci-Fi Anniversaries

March 20, 2018

Tomorrow on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Sci-Fi Anniversaries

Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield - Ruler of the Univere, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Ruler of the Universe, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

Continuing the new hour-long series on Resonance FM in which Alex Fitch talks to creators of audio dramas that have been broadcast on radio or released on CD and mp3 download, in a bimonthly slot alternating with the Electric Sheep Film Show.

In this episode Alex talks to actress and director Lisa Bowerman about twenty years of playing time travelling archaeologist and former Doctor Who companion Bernice Summerfield, and to producer Dirk Maggs about the fortieth anniversary series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, plus his work on audio versions of Alien and Neverwhere.

5.30pm Wednesday 21st March 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 27th March, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Audio Dramatics: Comic and Fantasy Sounds

March 19, 2018

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Cover of Dan Dare / Promo art for I, Robot / Dimension podcast art / Photo of Live performance of The Saga of the European King

Promo art for Dan Dare / I, Robot / Dimension / Saga of the European King

An hour-long bimonthly podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD / download.

Comic and Fantasy Sounds: In this episode Alex chairs a panel discussion on creating immersive audio recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, with B7 Media’s Andrew Mark Sewell and Richard Kurti, the adaptors of Dan Dare, and The Martian Chronicles, Jason Haigh-Ellery, CEO of Big Finish Productions, Christina Barsi, creator of the sci-fi narrative podcast Dimension, and Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg who produces 3D virtual reality soundscapes. Also, at Cartoon County, Tom McNally discusses comedic fantasy drama Saga of the European King. (more…)

Panel Borders: Toys and Games

March 8, 2018

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

Toys and Games: In a pair of interviews looking at the connections between toys, games and comics, Alex Fitch talks to artists Karen Rubins and Bob Molesworth about their work. Karen discusses her new comic art card game, Comic Turns, which allows the player to create their own sequential art stories, and her strip Tales to Give You the Shivers in The Phoenix.

In an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Bob Molesworth talks about drawing popular kids franchises such as Scooby Doo and Lego Star Wars, small press titles such as Dino Corps, and creating a cyberpunk adult colouring book called Part Robot.
Originally broadcast 7th March 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Toys and Games

March 6, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Toys and Games

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

In a pair of interviews looking at the connections between toys, games and comics, Alex Fitch talks to artists Karen Rubins and Bob Molesworth about their work. Karen discusses her new comic art card game, Comic Turns, which allows the player to create their own sequential art stories, and her strip Tales to Give You the Shivers in The Phoenix.

In an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Bob Molesworth talks about drawing popular kids franchises such as Scooby Doo and Lego Star Wars, small press titles such as Dino Corps, and creating a cyberpunk adult colouring book called Part Robot.

5.30pm Wednesday 7th March 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 13th March, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner

February 22, 2018

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Alex Cox discusses I Am (Not) a Number / Excerpt from The Shape of the Final Dog by Hampton Fancher / Stills from Blade Runner  and BR 2049

Alex Cox discusses I Am (Not) a Number / Excerpt from The Shape of the Final Dog by Hampton Fancher / Stills from Blade Runner and BR 2049

Books on film – Blade Runner and The Prisoner: In this month’s Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast, Alex Fitch talks to two exceptional film makers about their writing on film, and adapting classic texts into movies. Alex Cox discusses his book I Am (Not) a Number, which investigates a potential solution to the mystery of The Prisoner, and his films Three Businessmen and Death and the Compass based on the short story by Borges.

Hampton Fancher explains the process of adapting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep into his scripts for Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, turning the original opening scene from the movie into his short story The Shape of the Final Dog, the potential for future sequels, and writing the films The Mighty Quinn and The Minus Man. Plus classic tracks by Frank Sinatra, The Clash, and The Times. Originally broadcast 21st February 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the extended 79 min podcast. To hear the 59 min broadcast version, you can listen to the stream via mixcloud(more…)