With the September 2009 issue, The Wire
has launched Below The Radar, a major new series of free
download compilations made available exclusively to all the
magazine's subscribers worldwide.
Compiled and produced by The Wire staff, each volume of
Below The Radar will act as a showcase for all manner of
underground, outsider and experimental sounds.
Below The Radar Volume 1, released to
subscribers via the carrier sheet accompanying their September
issue, features new or exclusive tracks by: Concern,
Starving Weirdos, Harappian Night Recordings, Dredd Foole & Ed
Yazijian, Mark Wastell, James Ferraro, Uton, Ghedalia Tazartes,
Richard Skelton, Brian Morant, Sudden Infant, Gareth Davis &
Steven R Smith, LSD March, Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, The
Hunter Gracchus, Seymour Wright, and more...
The first volume in the series coincides with the publication of
the September 2009 issue. Subsequent volumes will be issued on a
Here's how it will work: with their copy of the September 2009
issue, all subscribers will be issued with a url for a dedicated
Below The Radar webpage, plus a user name and password.
Once logged in to the webpage, they will be able to download all
the tracks on the compilation. The webpage will also include a set
of sleevenotes that will contain biographies and images, links and
contact information for all the featured musicians. Logged in
subscribers will be able to 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
NB the second volume of Below The Radar
will be made available to subscribers to coincide with the
publication of the January 2010 issue of The Wire.