Monday, April 20, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, April 19, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 19, 2015. Got to see Pierre
Bensusan play this week. It was a wonderful show. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 4/19/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Fratoroler            Nano            Nano

Forrest Fang    Song Of The Camel (deconstruction)    Letters To The Farthest Star
Cousin Silas            Amidst Silence        Amidst Silence
Marsen Jules            Ylaipi            The Empire Of Silence

Victoire            A Door Into The Dark    Cathedral City
Willamette            Always In Postscript    Always In Postscript
The Beyman Bros.        Tulong        Memories Of Summer As A Child
Montana Skies            Gringo Flamenco        Cello.Guitar.Fusion
Hildur Gudnadottir        Opaque            Without Sinking

Pierre Bensusan            DADGAD Cafe        Vividly
Michael Hedges            Bensusan        Aerial Boundaries
Darin Schaffer            Dive            Darin Schaffer
Glenn Jones            Blues For Tom Carter    My Garden State
Trevor Gordon Hall        Kalimbatar        Entelechy

Josh Johnston            Nightsong 2        The Shape Of Things
Dustin O'Halloran        We Move Lightly        Lumiere
Peter Broderick            Broken Patterns        Float
Joachim Kuhn            Hauswoman Song        Situations
Ryuichi Sakamoto    Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence    Playing The Piano

Howard Givens & Craig Padilla    Shavasana        Life Flows Water
Numina & Zero Ohms    Broken Stars Through Brilliant Clouds    Broken Stars
Through Brilliant Clouds

Pierre Bensusan            Nice Feeling        Encore
Kaki King            Anthropomorph        The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body
Adam Hurst            Nella Valle        Arne Oubliee
Nils Frahm            Wall            Solo
Michele McLaughlin        Synesthesia        Undercurrent
Philip Wesley            Distant Memory        Transcend

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, April 12, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 12, 2015. I played some music by
Pierre Bensusan, who will be appearing locally this week. Can't wait to see the show. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 4/12/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Invisible        Invisible

Five Thousand Spirits        Melchiazek        Melchiazek
Aglaia                Magnetoionica        Intangible Opacity
Aglaia                Oil Lamp        Primeval Nebula

Lambert                Call            Drachenreise
Stockman            In Time Delivery    Part Of The Industry
TM Solver            Floating Clouds        Namaste

Kaki King        It Runs And Breathes        The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body
Adam Hurst            El Viaje        Arne Oubliee
Nils Frahm            Some            Solo
Philip Wesley            The Chase        Transcend
Michele McLaughlin        Undercurrent        Undercurrent

Forrest Fang            Veldt Horizons        Letters To The Farthest Star
Cousin Silas            Out Beyond        Amidst Silence
Marsen Jules            Skriniya        The Empire Of Silence

Howard Givens & Craig Padilla    A Step Achieved        Life Flows Water
Numina & Zero Ohms        A Day Without Time    Broken Stars Through Brilliant
Clouds Numina                In Our Absence        Through The Gate To Nowhere

Pierre Bensusan            Le Lac Des Abbesses    Early Pierre Bensusan
Pierre Bensusan            Si Bhig, Si Mhor    Musiques
Pierre Bensusan            So Long Michael        Encore
Pierre Bensusan            Intuite            Encore

Monday, April 6, 2015

Secret Music News, April 2015

Hi -

   Nice to finally see some warm weather. Got out for awhile today and it
 felt great. I hope the rest of you have weathered the winter well. Was a bad one here in more
ways than one. Missed a few great shows, but looking forward to some new
ones. Looking forward to seeing Pierre Bensusan play nearby next week.

  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 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.
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.  

  Most of you have noted that my mailing address has changed, though some
of you may want to double check. I wouldn't want something to get lost or returned
when mail forwarding runs out. 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

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 playlist for March, 2015. Enjoy!

  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
    March, 2015

1. Ken Elkinson - Music For Commuting Volumes 7-12 - August Son Productions
2. Moebius/Story/Leidecker - Snowghost Pieces - Bureau B
3. Emerald Web - Catspaw - Anodize
4. Bruno Sanfilippo - Inside Life - ad21 Music
5. Cousin Silas - The Place It Used To Be - Self Released
6. Chris Russell - Illuminoid - Relaxed Machinery
7. Igneous Flame - NYX - LuminaSounds
8. Real Time - Lights Of The Universe - Syngate
9. Hammock - The Sleepover Series, Vol. II - Hammock Music
10. Muriel Anderson - Nightlight Daylight - Self Released
11. Phillip Wilkerson - Wondrous Encounters - Self Released
12. Igneous Flame - Ikon - Lumina Sounds
13. Johan Tronestam - Compunctio - Syngate
14. Ebia - Herrscher Im Orbit - Syngate
15. Metlay! - Fog Music 27 - Aural Films
16. Usr/Sbin - Fog Music 25 - Aural Films
17. Michael Meara - Crossing Hollow Space - Aural Films
18. Kendra Logozar Springer - Faith - Self Released
19. Ludovico Einaudi w/ Cecilia Chailly - Stanze - Decca Records
20. Sherry Finzer - Sanctuary III: Beyond the Dream - Heart Dance Records

Secret Music Playlist, April 5, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 5, 2015. Plenty of great new things
to play this month. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 4/5/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Sakamoto/Illuha/Deupree        Movement 1        Perpetual

Marsen Jules            Tlaslo            The Empire Of Silence
Cousin Silas            An Unknown Glade    Amidst Silence
Forrest Fang    The Unreachable Lands IV: Hermitage    Letters To The Farthest

Lambert                Stairs            Drachenreise
TM Solver            The Dream        Namaste
Stockman            Part Of The Industry    Part Of The Industry

Pierre Bensusan            Altiplanos        Altiplanos
Chuck Johnson            Ransom Street Blues    Crows In The Basilica
Mila                El Norte        Deltalightning
Randy Collins        Water Under The River        Elevate
Preston Reed            Blasting Cap        Metal

Aglaia                Intangible Opacity    Intangible Opacity
Aglaia                Green Kite        Primeval Nebula
Five Thousand Spirits        Iron Sunrise        Melchiazek

Numina            Furrowed Transitions        Through The Gate To Nowhere
Numina & Zero Ohms    Night Of The Falling Planets    Broken Stars Through
Brilliant Clouds
Howard Givens & Craig Padilla    Time Of The Opposition Moon    Life Flows Water

Kaki King        Notes And Colors    The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body
Adam Hurst            Chiaro De Luna        Arne Oubliee
Nils Frahm            Ode            Solo
Philip Wesley            Transcend        Transcend
Michele McLaughlin        11000 Miles        Undercurrent
Olafur Arnalds            Near Light        Living Room Songs

Monday, March 30, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, March 29, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 29, 2015. I realized I hadn't
played much acoustic music lately, and decided to fix that.I especially paid attention to
younger artists or those who don't get much attention. I also paid tribute
to the great guitarist John Renbourn, who passed away last week.

   Secret Music Playlist, 3/29/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Alexander Turnquist  Dancing In Borealis/Ribbons Of Vivacity    As The
Twilight Crane Dreams In Color
James Blackshaw            The Cloud Of Unknowing    The Cloud Of Unknowing

The Carmelite Nun Of Lucon    Dusk            Spirit Of The Zither
Djavan Gasparyan    A Cool Wind Is Blowing        I Will Not Be Sad In This World
Jozef Van Wissem        Propemption        Stations Of The Cross
Icebreaker            An Ending (Ascent) I    Apollo
Julia Rovinsky            The Last Emperor    Dusk

Chinapainting            Sundial            Chinapainting
Adam Rafferty            Chameleon        Chameleon
William Tyler            Tears And Saints    Behold The Spirit
David Temple            Phoenicia Snow        Arrival
Tinh            Goodbye To My Homeland        My Vietnamese Suite

Robert Rich            Parting Clouds        Open Window
Budd/Garcia/Lentz        La Casa Bruja        Music For 3 Pianos
Hauschka            Sanzhi Pod City        Abandoned City
Nils Frahm            You            Screws
Goldmund            Threnody        The Malady Of Elegance

Balmorhea            Bowsprit        Live At Sint-Elisabethkirk
A Viberatto            Rooster            A
Sontag Shogun            Tale            Tale
itsnotyouitsme            Great Day        Walled Gardens

John Renbourn            Sweet Potato        Sir John Alot
John Renbourn            Weebles Wobble        Palermo Snow
Jack Rose            Dusty Grass        The Black Dirt Sessions
Jack Rose            Road            Raag Manifestos

Gareth Pearson            Billie Jean        Urban Echoes Vol.1
Don Ross            Crazy            Breakfast For Dogs!
Andy McKee            Art Of Motion        Art Of Motion
Craig D'Andrea        Almost Gone, Barely Here    Getting Used To Isolation
Peter Ciluzzi            Nocturne        Music Without Words

Monday, March 23, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, March 22, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 22, 2015. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 3/22/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Usr/Sbin            Fog Music        Fog Music 25

Brian Eno            New Space Music        Neroli

Emerald Web        A Rush Of Sublime Colors    Catspaw
Igneous Flame            Ark            Nyx
Moebius/Story/Leidecker        Cut Bank        Snowghost Pieces

Phillip Wilkerson        Into The Blue        Wondrous Encounters
Chris Russell            Transcendence        Illuminoid
Cousin Silas    The Stream Never Froze In Winter    The Place It Used To Be

Neil Nappe            Valley Of Indecisions    July
Garry Hughes            Devil Dance        Sacred Cities
Roger Powell        Connections To The Outside World    First Edition
Russell Brower            Ascension        The Best Of Both Worlds
Barry Cleveland            Aeon            Mythos

Brian Eno            Eastern Cities        The Shutov Assembly
Sean Washburn            Hemlock Grotto        Wave Mantra
Bruno Sanfilippo        Freezing Point        Inside Life

Rudiger Lorenz            Palace Of Ice        Sibiria
Rudiger Lorenz            Welle Welle        Congo

Monday, March 16, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, March 15, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 15, 2015. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 3/15/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Michael Meara        They Hide Within Walls        Crossing Hollow Space

Chris Russell            Cathedral        Illuminoid
Phillip Wilkerson    They Came And Were Gone        Wondrous Encounters
Cousin Silas        At Last The Day Is Done        The Place It Used To Be

Ken Elkinson            Lucid            Music For Commuting Vol.7-12
Ken Elkinson            Digital Canopy        Music For Commuting Vol.7-12
Igneous Flame            Aerosphere        Nyx
Igneous Flame            Heliotrope        Ikon

Johan Tronestam            Rituals Pt.2        Compunctio
Ebia                Part 5            Herrischer Im Orbit
Real Time        There's Nothing Like The Sun    Lights Of The Universe

Emerald Web            Catspaw            Catspaw
Hammock                Original Light        The Sleepover Series Vol.2
Moebius/Story/Leidecker        Yaak            Snowghost Pieces

Bob Holroyd            Descent Into Darkness    Fluidity And Structure
Bob Holroyd            Call To Prayer        Stages
Bob Holroyd            Glow            Beachcombing
Bob Holroyd            Afterglow        Afterglow

Bruno Sanfilippo        Camille            Inside Life
Muriel Anderson            Two Shores        Nightlight Daylight
Kendra Logozar            Sonora            Faith
Ludovico Einaudi        Contatti        Stanze
Sherry Finzer            Song For Rex        Sanctuary III