Crank! on Planet Airwaves returns from hiatus... again. Consider this episode to be our triumphant return, and what we're calling our (hopefully) one and only lockdown special, as we've recorded independently from each other. This episode we're looking at the madness that was The Loudness Wars, giving you the ins and outs to why music started getting incredibly loud from the turn of the century, and considering the impact good, old COVID-19 has had on the industry we'll be delving into some of the best makers of bedroom music and asking if this will be the new norm for the music industry going forward. Also, not only have we named our album review segment 'Crank Up The Jams' - because every segment is going to have 'Crank' in its title - we're introducing a whole new segment called 'Re-Crank'. We'll let you listen in to discover just what that is. And, of course, there will always be the Crank News Bulletin, What's Cranking, Crank Live (Streams) and the Crank Personal Playlist. This episode is produced, recorded, mixed, mastered and compressed until the audio crackles and your ears bleed - because we want to win The Loudness War - simultaneously via The Voice Of God's Air Studio 1 and Patto's Workshop of Queen Norelle Studios. All original music is produced by Patto in The Workshop. Check us out on Instagram, Facebook, or planetairwaves.wixsite.com/planetairwaves. Get cranking, and we'll see you on the other side.