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LODOWN #127 SOUND

A bi-monthly magazine about art, popular culture and board-sports, published in Berlin by renowned graffiti artist Maroc.

Sound does have the potential to be everything: It is nostalgic. Futuristic. Innovative. It can trigger euphoria. It can be used as a weapon. It is vague. Absolute. And powered by ideas. It can be visualized. It can unify. It always has momentum. Sound is the vocabulary of nature and machines alike. Come to think of it, sound IS actually everything.

Get your trusted headphones ready. And keep all frequencies clear!

Highlights of our SOUND issue include…

PETER ANDERSON… Regardless of what kind of music you’re into, it is more than likely that your idol - or, depending on your age, your idol’s idol - has been immortalized on a roll of black and white film by Anderson. He started to work at the NME shortly after he moved from Glasgow to London in the late 1970s, and later in his career delivered the goods for record labels (big and small) and publications such as Rolling Stone, The Face or I-D.

ERIC WHITE… Splitting the majority of his time between Los Angeles and New York, White blends New Hollywood myth-making with pop culture references and more than just a nod to the hyperrealist movement to create his very own narrative on modern Americana. The resulting paintings more than often tap into uncanny territories, as you feel that they’re just delivering snapshots of a higher plot driven by disorder, surveillance, and paranoia.

CONNY PLANK… Even before he built and founded the legendary recording studio “Connys Studio“ in the provincial backwaters of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1974, he had already proven himself to be a visionary at the mixing desk, with albums by Krautrock heavyweights such as Ash Ra Tempel, Cluster, Kraftwerk, and Neu! being rewarding examples of his craft.

SIREN KINGS … Siren Kings are members of a primarily Pasifika underground youth subculture, originating in Auckland, New Zealand, which gained popularity in the mid 2010s. The siren scene involves competitions where crews compete for the loudest and clearest sound produced by sirens, loudspeakers, or public address systems attached to cars or bicycles, to win the title of Siren King.