Sunday, December 21, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, December 21, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 12/21/2014. Today was my annual
Christmas/Holiday music special. Listen in next Sunday for my best of 2014 retrospective. Enjoy
and Merry Christmas!

   Secret Music Playlist, 12/21/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Jeff Pearce        The Stars In The Drifts        Solitude: December

Liam O'Flynn            The Winter's End    Celtic Christmas
Kevin Burke & Micheal O'Domhnaill   The Star Of The County Down       Celtic
Christmas II
Maighread NiDhomhnaill & Triona NiDhomnaill    The Snows    Celtic
Christmas III
Nightnoise            Whiter Than Snow    Celtic Christmas IV

George Winston            Peace            December
Art Labriola            Silent Night        Silent Night
Ken Elkinson        Prepare The Way, O Zion        Generations Of Yuletide
Chuck Cape        For The Beauty Of The Earth    In The Spirit Of Christmas
Kyle Pederson            Infant Holy        12.25

Meg Bowles            Winter Dreams        Solstice Dreams
Sensitive Chaos      Winter Winds Across The Heartland    Remembering Chestnuts,
Icy Cold, and Bells
Steven Lance            Christmas Special    Unreleased
Tor Lundvall            Yule Song        Yule
Jonn Serrie        O Come, O Come Emmanuel        An
Evening Under The Stars

Uncle Bonsai            Silent Night        The Essential Uncle Bonsai
Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito    If Mary Knew        This Christmas Morning
The Roches            Star Of Wonder        We Three Kings
Blackmore's Night        Christmas Eve        Winter Carols
Enya            Journey Of The Angels        And Winter Came
Loreena McKennitt    In Praise Of Christmas         To Drive The Cold Winter Away

Will Ackerman            New England Morning    A Winter's Solstice
Michael Manring            Sung To Sleep        A Winter's Solstice II
John Gorka            Christmas Bells        A Winter's Solstice III
Tim Story        Asleep The Snow Came Flying    A Winter's Solstice IV
Nightnoise        Snow Is Lightly Falling        A Winter's Solstice III

Radhika Miller            Magi Minstrels        Blossoms In The Snow
Paul Winter        Tomorrow Is My Dancing Day    Wintersong
Friedemann        The Man From Caesaria        Narada Christmas Collection
R.Carlos Nakai & William Eaton      The First Snowfall    Winter Dreams
Al Petteway & Amy White        Cherry Tree Carol    Winter Tidings

Monday, December 15, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, December 14, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, December 14, 2014. Next week will be my
holiday special and the week after will be my best of 2014 retrospective. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 12/14/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

BVDub & Loscil            Aether            Erebus

Grouper                Lighthouse        Ruins
Jacaszek            A Book Of Lake        Catalogue Des Arbres
A Winged Victory For The Sullen        Atomos XI    Atomos

Olivier Briand & Bertrand Loreau    Part 3        Interferences
Bertrand Loreau            Kites            Spiral Lights
Erik Wollo & Bernhard Wostheinrich    On Those Grounds Alone   Weltenuhr

Erwilian            Midwinter's Night    Midwinter's Night
Kendra Logozar       O Little Town Of Bethlehem        Peace
Rick Sparks            Dream Angus        Endless
Dan Chadburn        In The Bleak Midwinter        Whispers The Falling Snow
Nick Farr            Windswept        Of Time And Place

Jeff Pearce            Winter Constellations    Solitude: December
Phillip Wilkerson & Chris Russell  The Diamond Sky    Vague Traces
Csillagkod    Water From Another Planet        Silent World

Steve Roach & Jorge Reyes    Espacio Escultorico    The Ancestor Circle
Andrew Lahiff      Absence From The Conscious World    Slow Paths Beyond
Palancar            Harmonic Motion        Counting Raindrops

Liz Story            Greensleeves        The Gift
Robin Spielberg        In The Heart Of Winter        In The Heart Of Winter
Paul Sullivan            First Snowfall        Christmas In Maine
Peter Janson        As The Snow Moon Wanes        Winter Gifts
Peter Brown            We Three Kings        Kinsfolk
Adam Rafferty        Little Drummer Boy    A Christmas Guitar Celebration
Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel    O Holy Night        The Gift
Cody Michaels            Carol Of The Bells    Winter Suite

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, December 7, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, December 7, 2014. Plenty of great new
music this month and some Christmas music, too. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 12/7/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Hypnosphere            Trancenter        Timedrift

Csillagkod            Empty Galaxies        Silent World
Phillip Wilkerson & Chris Russell    Far Past    Vague Traces
Jason Sloan            Deluge            Deluge

Erik Wollo & Bernhard Wostheinrich    Oculus        Weltenuhr
Olivier Briand & Bertrand Loreau    Part 1        Interferences
Bertrand Loreau            Rainbow            Spiral Lights

Erwilian            Villancicos        Midwinter's Night
Dan Chadburn        O Come O Come Emmanuel        Whispers The Falling Snow
Kendra Logozar            Silent Night        Peace
Rick Sparks            Beautiful        Endless
Nick Farr            A Kiss In Winter    Of Time And Place

A Winged Victory For The Sullen        Atomos VI    Atomos
Jacaszek            Circling        Catalogue Des Arbres
Grouper                Clearing        Ruins

Steve Roach & Jorge Reyes    The Circle Opens    The Ancestor Circle
Palancar    The Rain Is Full Of Ghosts Tonight    Counting Raindrops
Andrew Lahiff            A Sacred Mind        Slow Paths Beyond

Keola Beamer            Poli'Ahu        The Coming Of The Snow
Louis Landon            Family            Peaceful Christmas
John Doan            In The Manger        Wrapped In White
Stanton Lanier            Shepherds And Stars    December Peace
Ed Gerhard        In The Bleak Midwinter        On A Cold Winter's Night
Greg Maroney        It Came Upon A Midnight Clear    Christmas Whisperings

Monday, December 1, 2014

Secret Music News, December 2014

Hi -

  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 27
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         

  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. 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. 

  First, please note that my mailing address has changed. For various
reasons, I've decided to go with a PO Box for the foreseeable future. Please use the following
address for all mailings through traditional post. For UPS/package
mailings, please contact me for a suitable shipping address. Thanks for
your understanding.

Scott Raymond/WVKR
PO Box 146
Fishkill, NY 12524                   

 Moving is done, though the unpacking continues. There's a reason why I
don't move often. I have too much stuff. I'm starting to unpack the CD's, and I've been
catching up with the music. Haven't seen much in the way of live shows,
though hopefully that will change soon. I know I've been out of touch with
some of you of late. Sorry about that. I've had other things to deal with.
If you have something interesting you think I'd like to hear, let me know.
With winter coming, I probably won't be hosting any
interviews/performances for a while. Though if you want to brave the
weather, let me know.

   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 playlist for
November, 2014. Enjoy!

 WVKR "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  November, 2014

1. Erren/Fleissig/Schottler/Steffen - Night On Ouddorp - Self Released
2. Matt Borghi / Michael Teager - Shades of Bending Light - Slobor Media
3. Marika Takeuchi - Rain Stories - MRG Recordings
4. Trevor Gordon Hall - Mind Heart Fingers
5. Steve Moore - Pangaea Ultima - Spectrum Spools
6. Woodworkings - Day Breaks The Morning Shapes We Speak - Own Records
7. Talk West - Black Coral Sprig - Preservation
8. Jared Smith - Fjall - Own Records
9. M.Dempsey - Music From A Planetarium - Earth Mantra
10. Jill Haley - Mesa Verde Soundscapes
11. Peter Jennison - Coming Home - Peter Jennison Music
12. Rebecca Harrold - The River of Life - Self-Released
13. Pjusk - Solstov - 12K
14. Craig Padilla - Strange Fish - Fruits De Mer
15. Fratroler - Chez Ricco - Syngate
16. Tim Motzer & Markus Reuter - Descending - 1K Recordings
17. Roy Mattson & Steve Brand - Mealtstream - Relaxed Machinery
18. Matthew Barlow - Sun Showers - Preservation
19. David Wright - Beyond The Airwaves, Vol. 1 - AD Music
20. Embrase - Another Day, Another World - Self Released

Secret Music Playlist, November 30, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, November 30, 2014. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 11/30/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Phobos                Excerpt            One Moment Live

James Blackshaw            Excerpt            Fantomas

Robert Carty            Stratus            Clouds
Banabila/Van Geel        Sinus En Snaar        Music For Viola And Electronics

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh      An Chiurach Bhleinfhonn    The Small Hours
Eilis Kennedy            Nead Na Lachlan        The Music Of Dingle
Tina Mulrooney            Spinning Wheel        Celtic Notes
Michael O'Brien        Roisin Dubh/Sharon's Jig    Natural Instinct
Lumiere            The Poor Wayfaring Stranger    Lumiere

Indo        A Vast Ocean Of Profound Teachings    Winter In Zangla
Peter Hennix            Durgas Prayer        Ocean
Earth Vibration      His Highness Most Honorable Lord Chenmizang    Gyalpo

Tim Farrell            Winter Warmer        The Gifts Of The Season
Dana Cunningham        In The Bleak Midwinter        Silent Night
Wall Matthews        O Come, O Come Emmanuel        Christmas Guitar
Isadar                Midnight    In Search For The Meaning Of Christmas

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, November 23, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, November 23, 2014. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 11/23/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Brand & Roy Mattson    Leeward Shadows        Meltstream

Mathias Grassow            Dissolving Horizon    Tamanoshima

Woodworkings    Rust Flakes And Thinks Snow    Day Breaks The Morning Shapes We
Talk West            Solitary Blossoms    Black Coral Sprig
Jared Smith            Part One        Fjall

Erren/Fleissig/Schottler/Steffen    Haunted        Night On Ouddorp
Robert Schroeder        Deep Dream        Paradise Edition 2014
Robert Fox            Native            Asfafa 2

Steve Moore            Aphelion        Pangaea Ultima
M.Dempsey            Wolf Moon        Music From A Planetarium
Borghi/Teager            Watch Over        Shades Of Bending Light

Castleview            Free Haven        Artifacts
William Gregg            Borealis        Source Of The Hardware
Cousin Silas    The Stream Never Froze In Winter    The Place It Used To Be

Christopher Willits        Clear            Opening
Life Is My Soundtrack        Prelude            Nostalgia
Monty Adkins        Tender Light, Calmed Air    Rift Patterns

Trevor Gordon Hall    Turning Ruts Into Grooves    Mind Heart Fingers
Marika Takeuchi            Memories        Rain Stories
Peter Jennison            Reflection        Coming Home
Jill Haley            Curves Of Burnt Orange    Mesa Verde Soundscapes
Rebecca Harrold            Majesty            The River Of Life

Monday, November 17, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, November 16, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 11/16/2014. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 11/16/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Craig Padilla        Secret Language Of Stars    Strange Fish

Pjusk                Glod            Solstov
M.Dempsey            Hunter's Moon        Music From A Planetarium
Steve Moore            Nemesis            Pangaea Ultima

Motzer/Reuter            1200 Sundays        Descending
Matthew Barlow            Halflight        Sun Showers
Borghi/Teager            Nightdrive        Shades Of Bending Light

Jared Smith            Burnout            Fjall
Talk West            Nervous Man        Black Coral Sprig
Woodworkings    Hands Are Two Week Departures    Day Breaks The Morning Shapes
We Speak

Erren/Fleissig/Schottler/Steffen    Ritual        Night On Ouddorp
David Wright            Stratos            Beyond The Airwaves Vol.1
Embrase            Another Day, Another World    Another Day, Another World

Stormloop            Monotonous Trek        Nocturnal Winter
Stormloop            Arctic Conditions    Arctic Conditions
Stormloop            An Ancient Machine    Back To Dust

Stellardrone            Last Day On Earth    On A Beam Of Light
Stellardrone            Endeavour        Echoes

Trevor Gordon Hall        Morning Sidewalk 3.0    Mind Heart Fingers
Marika Takeuchi            Alone In Dreams        Rain Stories
Peter Jennison            Farewell My Friend    Coming Home
Rebecca Harrold            The River Of Life    The River Of Life
Jill Haley            Sandstone Angles    Mesa Verde Soundscapes
Mathieu Fiset            On The Edge        Qi Dai