Monday, June 27, 2016

Secret Music News, June 2016

Hi -

  This month I celebrated my 29th anniversary with WVKR. Hard to imagine
it's lasted that long. It started out as a summer replacement show, and somehow managed to
make it last this long. After all this time I find that what really
matters isn't so much the music, but the people. I've heard thousands of
albums. And that's good, but it's the people who make it memorable. The
people who make the music, the people at the record labels, and mostly the
people who listen to me play strange music week after week. I couldn't
have lasted this long without all of you. Now starts the countdown to my
30th anniversary, coming next June. I'd like to do something special for
the occasion. A live interview/performance or two, and I'm thinking of a
compilation album. I'm open to ideas, and welcome your input. Anyone who
wants to help is greatly appreciated.

  Most of you know me at this point. but there's a few that might not. My
name is Scott Raymond, and for those of you who don't know me, I'm a New
Age/Ambient/Electronic music DJ with WVKR-FM. WVKR is a 3700 watt
non-commercial station broadcasting from Vassar College to the greater
Hudson Valley region. My show, "Secret Music", has been on for over 28
years and has a large and devoted audience. The show airs every Sunday
from 9AM to 12 noon EST. For more information or to listen in online,
check out our website at www.wvkr.org.           

  I'm always looking for new and interesting music to play. If you have
something you think I'd be interested in, feel free to send it to the address below. I'm perfectly
fine with downloads instead of CD's, especially for all you overseas
people who pay large sums of money to mail things here to the states.
Don't get me wrong. I love CD's and love to see nice packaging. But I know
what it costs to mail such things, too. It's up to you. I usually prefer
high quality MP3's, though I can accept other formats if necessary. Just
send me an email for more info. At least half of what I play these days
comes to me through downloads. Thanks.  

Scott Raymond/WVKR
PO Box 146
Fishkill, NY 12524                   

  For more info or weekly playlists, check out my website below. I'm also
on Facebook, so look for me there too. Here's my top 20 playlists for June, 2016. Enjoy! 
   

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
   June, 2016

1. Peter Baumann - Machines Of Desire - Bureau B
2. Jeff Pearce - Follow the River Home - Jeff Pearce Music
3. Julianna Barwick - Will - Dead Oceans
4. Janet Robbins - I Hear Crow - Star 7 Records
5. Redgreenblue - The Forest Vol.1 - Self Released
6. Robert Rich - What We Left Behind - Soundscape Productions
7. Darshan Ambient - Fire Light - Spotted Peccary Music
8. Erik Wøllo Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous - Projekt
9. Antonymes - Through A Glass Dimly - Hidden Shoal
10. Andy McKee - Live Book - CGP Sounds
11. Chronotope Project - Passages - Spotted Peccary Music
12. Tommy Emmanuel - It's Never To Late - Favored Nations Acoustic
13. Christian Fiesel & Jack Hertz - End Of The Steam Age - Aural Films
14. Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder - The Repelen EP - Manikin Records
15. Erik Wøllo - Silent Currents vol. 4, Live on Star's End 2015
16. Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog Overdose The Pool Concert - Manikin Records
17. Silvia Nakkach - Liminal - Vox Mundi
18. Michelle Qureshi - Scattering Stars - Heart Dance Records
19. Sherry Finzer, Darin Mahoney & Will Clipman - Trialogue - Heart Dance Records
20. Darren Rogers - Interstellar Love - Imagineer Records

Secret Music Playlist, June 26, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 26, 2016. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 6/26/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Erik Wollo            Silent Currents 4    Stars End 2015

Christian Fiesel & Jack Hertz    To Whom Space Was No Limit   End Of The
Steam Age Darren Rogers            Looking To The Stars    Interstellar Love Michelle
Qureshi        Stargazer        Scattering Stars

Kevin Bartlett            Across My Heart        Near Life Experience
Scott Helland    Gazing At Stars From The Floating Sea    Space Age Tranceology
Scott Petito        Afternoon In A Cloud        Sbass Music

Redgreenblue            The Giant Redwood 2    The Forest Vol.1
Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf    Valley Of Spheres    Earth Luminous
Peter Baumann            Valley Of The Gods    Machines Of Desire

Julianna Barwick        Big Hollow        Will
Antonymes            Elegy IV        Through A Glass Dimly
Jeff Pearce            Follow The River Home    Follow The River Home

Amy Fradon & Leslie Ritter    Hymn To Her        Amy & Leslie
Kartuli Ensemble        Kviria            Kartuli Ensemble
Layne Redmond            Uma            Since The Beginning
Tony Levin            Chasms            World Diary
A Viberatto            Riiver            A

Janet Robbins            Odin's Prayers        I Hear Crow
Darshan Ambient            Fire Light        Fire Light
Robert Rich            Voice Of Rust        What We Leave Behind
PUC                Black Carillion        Recorded Through Walls

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, June 19, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 19, 2016. This was my 29th anniversary at WVKR. I played music that was special to me for one reason or another. Thanks to all of the musicians for sending me great music, and thanks to everyone who listens and makes it all possible. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 6/19/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Jim Kirkwood        The Hour Of The Wolf        Rituals Of Intelligent Design

Northern Valentine        Untitled        The WVKR Sessions

Kevin Keller            Fathom Five        Euphony 1
Slow Dancing Society        Dream Tonight        Euphony 2
Forrest Fang            Cicadas            Euphony 2

Jim Pospisil            Peripheral Visions    True North
Jim Pospisil            Pages Of Regret        Unreleased
Jim Pospisil        The Twenty Year Secret        Unreleased

Air Sculpture            Ranger Station        Vanishing Point Vol.1
Mahoney/Peck/Neuberg    She Understood The Numbers    Live At EM05

Symmetry            Vlipmonotronic        Music On WVKR-FM
Holosphere            Untitled        Live At WVKR 6/22/03

Ion                Silent Scream Pt.2    Voyager
Christopher Cameron        #1            New Music Spring 2010
Eddie Jobson            Theme Of Secrets    Theme Of Secrets


Monday, June 13, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, June 12, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 12, 2016. Be sure to listen in next
Sunday for my 29th anniversary show. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 6/12/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Fanger & Schonwalder        Berlin Zwei        The Pool Concert

Julianna Barwick        Same            Will
Antonymes    Towards Tragedy And Dissolution        Through A Glass Dimly
Jeff Pearce            Outpost            Follow The River Home

Vidna Obmana & Jeff Pearce    Wander            True Stories
Numina                Broken Silence        Symbiotic Spaces
O Yuki Conjugate        Bismuth            Sunchemical
Patrick O'Hearn            Liberty            Trust

Robert Rich            What We Leave Behind    What We Leave Behind
Chronotope Project        Moontide        Passages
Darshan Ambient            Dusk            Fire Light

Peter Baumann            Crossing The Abyss    Machines Of Desire
Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf    Earth Luminous        Earth Luminous
Redgreenblue            The Giant Redwood 1    The Forest Vol.1

Orbital Decay            Solar Maxima        Solar Maxima
Ozone Player            The Sprawl    Frozen Paint On Boiling Canvas
Otarion                Breath Of Eternity    Creator

Janet Robbins        Like Charlie Chaplin Walks    I Hear Crow
Tommy Emmanuel            Miyazaki's Dream    It's Never Too Late
Andy McKee            Ebon Coast        Live Book
Silvia Nakkach            Liminal Moon        Liminal
Finzer/Mahoney/Clipman        Mending Fences        Trialogue

Monday, June 6, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, June 5, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 5, 2016. Lots of great new music
  this month. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM

            Secret Music Playlist, 6/5/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder       Green One        The Repelen EP

Christian Fiesel & Jack Hertz    Hollow Landscape    End Of The Steam Age
Michelle Qureshi        New World        Scattering Stars
Darren Rogers            Wavering        Interstellar Love

Frank Quasar            Dawn            Force Of Nature
Sante                The Awakening        Into Light
Paul Schutze            Revered Cigarette    Green Evil
Hans-Joachim Roedelius        Im Fruhtau        Momenti Felici

Jeff Pearce            Snowfall        Follow The River Home
Antonymes            The Lure Of The Land    Through A Glass Dimly
Julianna Barwick        Nebula            Will

Peter Baumann            The Blue Dream        Machines Of Desire
Erik Wollo & Byron Metcalf    Days Of Magic        Earth Luminous
Redgreenblue            Forest Fire        The Forest Vol.1

Robert Rich            Profligate Earth    What We Leave Behind
Chronotope Project        Passages        Passages
Darshan Ambient        Cherry Blossoms For Papa    Fire Light

Janet Robbins            I Hear Crow        I Hear Crow
Andy McKee            Africa            Live Book
Tommy Emmanuel            Blood Brother        It's Never Too Late
Silvia Nakkach            Liminal Clouds        Liminal
Finzer/Mahoney/Clipman        Dark Horse        Trialogue

Monday, May 30, 2016

Secret Music News, May 2016

Hi -

  It's a hot Memorial Day here. Looks like an early summer after not much
of a winter. Been seeing a lot more great albums come in the last couple of months. Good new
ambient/electronic, too. Got to see Stick Men play live, which is always
fun. And it's always good to see Markus Reuter. In a couple of weeks I'll
be celebrating 29 years of Secret Music on WVKR. Doesn't seem like that
long, except when I go through the shelves of CD's looking for something
to play. I don't have any definite plans as of yet, but I'm open to ideas.
A live interview and/or performance would be nice. Let me know if you're
interested.

  Most of you know me at this point. but there's a few that might not. My
name is Scott Raymond, and for those of you who don't know me, I'm a New
Age/Ambient/Electronic music DJ with WVKR-FM. WVKR is a 3700 watt
non-commercial station broadcasting from Vassar College to the greater
Hudson Valley region. My show, "Secret Music", has been on for over 28
years and has a large and devoted audience. The show airs every Sunday
from 9AM to 12 noon EST. For more information or to listen in online,
check out our website at www.wvkr.org.           

  I'm always looking for new and interesting music to play. If you have
something you think I'd be interested in, feel free to send it to the address below. I'm perfectly
fine with downloads instead of CD's, especially for all you overseas
people who pay large sums of money to mail things here to the states.
Don't get me wrong. I love CD's and love to see nice packaging. But I know
what it costs to mail such things, too. It's up to you. I usually prefer
high quality MP3's, though I can accept other formats if necessary. Just
send me an email for more info. At least half of what I play these days
comes to me through downloads. Thanks.  

Scott Raymond/WVKR
PO Box 146
Fishkill, NY 12524                   

  For more info or weekly playlists, check out my website below. I'm also
on Facebook, so look for me there too. Here's my top 20 playlists for April and May, 2016.
Enjoy!      

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM

    WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
        April, 2016

1. Stratosphere - Rise - Projekt
2. Tigger Benford & Party - Vessel Of Gratitude - Self Released
3. Guy Buttery - Guy Buttery - Self Released
4. Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Trance Frendz - Erased Tapes
5. Majeure - Union Of Worlds - Self Released
6. Bob Kilgore w/ Bear - Time and Again - Weaseltrap Records
7. Patrick Woods - Candlelight Utopia - Spin Acre Music
8. Csillagkod - All the Time - Spotted Peccary Music
9. Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries - The Storm Of Silence - Glacial Movements
10. Rapoon - Song From The End Of The World - Glacial Movements
11. Rudiger Lorenz - Southland - Bureau B
12. John Gregorius - Still Voice - Spotted Peccary Music
13. Lynn Yew Evers - Elysian - In-Concert Productions
14. 14. Ian Boddy - Tone Science - DiN
15. Ryan Stewart - One Journey - Ryan Stewart Music
16. Neil Patton - Between Shadow and Light - Self Released
17. Robby Davis - Blue Skies Ahead - Self Released
18. Dan Chadburn - Keys of Light - Self Released
19. Forrest Smithson - Reversal of Thought - Reversal of Thought
20. Patrick Woods - Gone Before Morning - Spin Acre Music

    WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
            May, 2016

1. Tom Eaton - abendromen - Riverwide Records
2. Various Artists - Saving Cecil's Pride - RadHaus
3. Transceive - Exit To Nowhere - Self Released
4. Jim Ottaway - Southern Cross - Self-Released
5. Steve Roach and Robert Logan - BioSonic - Projekt
6. Steve Roach and Robert Logan - Second Nature - Projekt
7. Alpha Wave Movement - Kinetic - Harmonic Resonance Recordings
8. Darwin Raymond & Jacob Newman - Transitions - Dataobscura
9. Adam Hurst - To A Darkening Sky - Self Released
10. Marika Takeuchi - Colors in the Diary - Self Released
11. Cyberchump - The Construction of Things - Internal Combustion
12. Javi Canovas - Eunomia - Self Released
13. Perge - Aural Coefficients Within A Fractal Plane - Self Released
14. Nunc Stans - Elementa - Dataobscura
15. Robert Davies - Dwelling Place - Dataobscura
16. Todd Mosby - On Eagle Mountain - Self Released
17. Binar - Another Day In La La Land - Self Released
18. Robert Carty - Being Here - Deep Sky Music
19. Helen Jane Long - Identity - BLE Music Records
20. Fiona Joy - Signature - Synchronicity - Little Hartley Music

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, May 29, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, May 29, 2016. Plenty of oldies but
  goodies here, folks. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist,

   Artist            Song            Album

Kubusschnitt        Uncertainty Of Entropy        Entropy's Evolution

Jeff Karsin            Sailing With Inner    Pandataria
Jason Joseph            Strings & Shadow    Steps Of The Pilgrim
Biff Johnson            Lost Caravan        Reading The Bones

Andrew Lahiff        Ascending To The Dream Horizon    Approaching worlds
Szymon Kaliski            Or Delicate        Out Of Forgetting
Richard Lainhart        Desert Gardens        Polychromatic Integers

John Lakveet        Leibniz And Contingency        The Force Of Reason
Steve Jolliffe            Part 3            Zanzi
Mark Jenkins            The Swords Of Truth    This Island Earth

Koda            Waiting For The Shore        Movements
Greg Klamt            Obtuse Mongoose        Fluxus Quo
Al Gromer Khan            The Anahat Syndrome    Divan I Khas

David Lange            Stardate 342.1        Return Of The Comet
Loksa                Green Adaptor 2        Green Adaptor
Brent Reiland & John Lyell    Traveler        Wormholes

Mario Konrad            The Spirits Dance    Spirit Cave
Jeffrey Koepper            Ancient Sunlight    Etherea

Leo Kottke        Morning Is The Long Way Home    One Guitar, No Vocals
Laurence Juber            Nighthawk        Altered Reality
Carter Lancaster        Keep Off The Grass    Case Closed
Fred LaRose            Hailstorm Coming    Focus
Peter Jennison            Solitary Peace        Longing For Home