Subscriber Special: Below The Radar Volume 1
With this month’s issue, The Wire launches Below The Radar, a new series of free download compilations that is released exclusively to all the magazine’s subscribers
Compiled and produced by The Wire staff, each volume of Below The Radar is a showcase for just some of the underground, outsider and experimental music that has been featured in recent issues of the magazine. The compilations are made available exclusively to all the magazine’s subscribers, both print and digital.
Below The Radar Volume 1 is released to subscribers to coincide with the publication of this month’s September issue. Subsequent volumes will be issued on a quarterly basis.
Here’s how it works... All subscribers are issued with a url for a dedicated Below The Radar webpage, plus a user name and password. Once logged in to the webpage, they can download all the tracks on the compilation. The webpage also includes a set of sleevenotes that contain biographies and images, links and contact information for all the featured musicians. Logged in subscribers can view the sleevenotes online and/or download them as a pdf file.
To make sure you get access to the first volume of Below The Radar, subscribe now: thewire.co.uk/subscribe
The second volume of Below The Radar will be made available to subscribers on 10 December to coincide with the publication of the January 2010 issue of The Wire .
NB Below The Radar will run in parallel with The Wire Tapper, the series of new music compilation CDs The Wire has been compiling and producing since 1998 and which are given away to all readers of the magazine twice a year with the April and October issues. The Wire Tapper Vol 22 comes with all copies of next month’s issue: see page 6 for more details.
Below The Radar Volume 1 features new or exclusive tracks by:
▲ Ghédalia Tazartès
▲ Gareth Davis & Steven R Smith
▲ Brian Morant
▲ James Ferraro
▲ Rhodri Davies/Michel Doneda/Louisa Martin/Phil Minton/Lee Patterson
▲ Jamie Coleman/Grundik Kasyansky/Seymour Wright
▲ Afternoon Brother
▲ Sudden Infant
▲ Harappian Night Recordings
▲ Starving Weirdos
▲ Dredd Foole & Ed Yazijian
▲ Jonathan McHugh & Mark Wastell
▲ Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides
▲ LSD March
▲ A Broken Consort
▲ The Hunter Gracchus