Thursday, May 21, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, May 17, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, May 17, 2015. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 5/17/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

William Basinski        Cascade            Cascade

Frore & Shane Morris        Lichen Patterns        Blood Moon
Sean Washburn            Inner Gate        Wave Mantra

Jim Goodin            Mary Go Round        Stories My Guitar Told Me
Adam Werner        Apprentice Of A Dead Man    Apprentice Of A Dead Man
Nathan Montgomery        Buckle Down        2-5 Jive
Maria Zemantauski        Punta Y Tacon        Mrs.Laughinghouse
Pat Metheny            Song For The Boys    One Quiet Night

Gert Emmens    Discovery Of The Lost Civilization    Outland
Bernd Kistenmacher        Born From Chaos        Utopia

Errant Space            Petrichor        Errant Space
Hollan Holmes            Letting Go        Incandescent
Ion            All The Small Things        A Fall Of Stars

Keith Jarrett            Hymn            Dark Intervals
Matthew Zachary            Followthrough        Every Step Of The Way
Rick Cutler            A Mother's Song        From The Silence
K.Ryan Brown            White Cliffs Of Dover    Eden
Christopher O'Riley        2+2=5            Hold Me To This

Helen Avakian            Ashokan Farewell    Notes From Helen
Muriel Anderson            Lullaby For Leo        Nightlight Daylight
Robin Spielberg            First Dance        Another Time, Another Place
Amy & Leslie            Crystal Song        The Best Of Amy & Leslie

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Upcoming Concerts

Hi -

  It's spring, and there are a multitude of great shows in the area. I'm going to be at most of these, so I hope to see you there.

Monday, 5/11/15, 7PM - David Torn, The Falcon, Marlboro. David is a local resident and has been playing guitar for a long time, doing jazz, ambient and assorted other strangeness. This should be a wild show, and not to be missed if you're feeling adventurous.!150511/c127d

Saturday, 5/16/15, 8PM - Symmetry, Embark, Peekskill. There are others on this bill that I don't know, but it's worth it just to see Symmetry perform. He's performed on my show several times, and he's not only a great electronic musician, but a great guy, too.

Friday, May 22, 8:30PM - Helen Avakian & Muriel Anderson, Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon. Two great female guitar players on the same bill. This will be a great show if you like acoustic guitar music.

Saturday, May 30, 8PM - Amy Fradon & Leslie Ritter, Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale. I think they were the first artists I interviewed almost 28 years ago when I first started. Two great singers and local residents, too. This is first come, first served, so get there early.

Saturday, June 13. 9PM - Robin Spielberg, Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz. Robin is a great pianist and wonderful person, too. And this is a great place to see her play.

Errant Space - This is the musical work of Craig Chin, a local resident. and ambient guitarist. He's playing several local venues, so I'm listing them below.

Sunday, May 17, 5-8PM, KuBe Arts Center, Beacon
Sunday, May 24, 2PM, Howland Center, Beacon
Sunday, June 14, 11-1PM, Culture Cafe, Beacon

Loreena McKennitt - She really needs no introduction. She's a great singer and musician, playing Celtic and world influenced music. This is a rare trio tour, and tickets will go fast.

Friday, October 16, The Egg, Albany
Saturday, October 17, Town Hall, NYC
Wednesday, October 21, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

Secret Music Playlist, May 10, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, May 10, 2015. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 5/10/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Forrest Smithson        West A 120        OOTI

K.Leimer            Disquiet        The Grey Catalog
Barreca/Leimer            Esker            Field Characteristics
Sean Washburn            Trans-World India    Wave Mantra

Hollan Holmes            Ancient Atmosphere    Incandescent
Erik Wollo            Sepia            Blue Radiance
Ion            Annoying The Neighbours        A Fall Of Stars

Andrew Lahiff        Waiting At The Edge Of Time    Intangible Imbrications
Kloob                High Sensitivity    Deep Emotional Phases
Frore & Shane Morris        Orison            Blood Moon

Javi Canovas            The Outsider        Hidden Path
Bernd Kistenmacher        Fearless        Utopia

David Torn   Sending Religion To Bed Without Its Supper      Echoes LRC
Volume 1
Symmetry            Infringement        Music On WVKR-FM

Helen Avakian            McTammy's Jig        Notes From Helen
Muriel Anderson            Here Comes The Sun    Nightlight Daylight
Robin Spielberg            Cherry Blossom        Another Time, Another Place
Olafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott      Written In Stone    The Chopin Project
David Buckingham        Wonderful Tonight    The View
Fiona Joy            Grace            Signature Solo

Monday, May 4, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, May 3, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, May 3, 2015. Plenty of great new music
  this month. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 5/3/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Chuck Van Zyl            Saturn            Rituals

Frore & Shane Morris        Ritual Sequence        Blood Moon
Kloob                Echoes Of Ignorance    Deep Emotional Phases
Errant Space            Enceladus        Errant Space

Javi Canovas            Coverage        Hidden Path
Gert Emmens            A First Encounter    Outland

Anthony Phillips    Let Us Now Make Love        Ivory Moon
David Bryan            It's A Long Road    Lunar Eclipse
Gunnar Madsen        In These Lonely Regions        Two Hands
Rocky Fretz            Kim's Song        The Path Ahead
Peter Calandra            Gertrude's Nose        Ashokan Memories

K.Leimer            Allegory        The Grey Catalog
Barreca/Leimer            Loess            Field Characteristics
Andrew Lahiff            As The Weeks Passed    Intangible Imbrications

Ion                Juno Reactor        A Fall Of Stars
Erik Wollo            Blue Radiance        Blue Radiance
Hollan Holmes            Valley Of The Rocks    Incandescent

Helen Avakian            Icarus            Notes From Helen
Robin Spielberg            Ship To Shore        Another Time, Another Place
Olafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott        Verses        The Chopin Project
David Buckingham        Street Life        The View
Fiona Joy            Fair Not        Signature Solo

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Secret Music News, May 2015

Hi -

   Spring is finally here. It's nice to get out and enjoy the sunshine for
 a change. I got to see Pierre Bensusan play this month. A great show and a great guy, too. I'm
looking forward to seeing Muriel Anderson play nearby in May. If any of
you are performing in the area, please let me know so I can help promote
it. I haven't had any live interviews or performances in a while. I'd like
to change that. If any of you are in the area on a Sunday morning and want
to drop by, let me know and we'll set something up. And in June, I'll be
celebrating 28 years of Secret Music. If you have any ideas, please let me

  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.  

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 April, 2015. Enjoy!

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

1. Forrest Fang - Letters to the Farthest Star - Projekt
2. Pierre Bensusan - Encore - DADGAD Music
3. Marsen Jules - The Empire Of Silence - Oktaf
4. Cousin Silas - Amidst Silence - Self Released
5. Numina / Zero Ohms - Broken Stars through Brilliant Clouds - Spotted Peccary Music
6. Kaki King - The Neck is a Bridge to the Body
7. Adam Hurst - Arne Oubliee - Self Released
8. Nils Frahm - Solo - Self Released
9. Howard Givens & Craig Padilla - Life Flows Water - Spotted Peccary Music
10. Numina - Through The Gate To Nowhere - Relaxed Machinery
11. Lambert - Drachenreise - Spheric Music
12. Ryuichi Sakamoto/Illuha/Taylor Deupree - Perpetual - 12K
13. Aglaia - Intangible Opacity - Hic Sunt Leones
14. Aglaia - Primeval Nebula - Hic Sunt Leones
15. Steve Roach - Invisible - Timeroom
16. Five Thousand Spirits - Melchiazek - Hic Sunt Leones
17. Michele McLaughlin - Undercurrent - Michele McLaughlin Music
18. TM Solver - Namaste - Syngate
19. Stockman - Part Of The Industry - Syngate
20. Philip Wesley - Transcend - Autumn Music

Monday, April 27, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, April 26, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 26, 2015. A local venue had a 24
hour live drone event this weekend, which inspired me to have my own little drone event with
long form ambient pieces. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 4/26/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Dreaming And Sleep    Quiet Music

Richard Lainhart        Nocturne 0        Five Nocturnes

Jason Sloan            Bleedwhitehorizon    Still

David Sylvian & Holger Czukay    Premonition        Plight & Premonition

Robert Rich            Opening            Somnium

Stephan Micus            Til The End Of Time    Til The End Of Time
Alexander Turnquist        In The Vein Of Bedlam    Faint At The Loudest Hour

Lucette Bourdin            Calm Lamps        Radiant Stars

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