Sunday, January 18, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, January 18, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 18, 2015. Some old music and some
new music today. I won't be in next week, but will be back the following week.

   Secret Music Playlist, 1/18/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Chris Russell & Eyes Cast Down        Afterimages    Memory Palace

Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia    Ipnolulv        Forget The Past
Dave Fulton        Of That Death, This Is Said    Of Those Things Left Unsaid
Subradial            Alpha            Ice Diving

Nerell, Roach & Oken        Zone Patrol        Analogy Vol.1
Craig Padilla            Improbability Drive    Analogy Vol.2
Synth.NL            Synthology        Analogy Vol.3

Boreal Taiga            Conifer Forest        Ambient Music To Heal
Emerald Web            Jupiter Stone        Whispered Visions
Loscil                Sturgeon Bank        Sea Island

Aloof Proof            The Search        Expo One
Alp                Brug            Out And About With Alp

Arcane                Gather Darkness        Gather Darkness
Arcane       Dr.Wutzke's Psychedelic Wonder Machine    33 1/3 RPM

Matteo Palmer            Campfire Blues        Unreleased
Kaki King            Waltz For The Alone    Everybody Glows
Harold Budd            Jane 16            Jane 12-21
Angels Of Venice        Sad Lisa        Angels Of Venice
Azam Ali            Exaltation        Lamentation Of Swans
Tom Teasley            Seven Sages        The Love Of The Nightingale

Monday, January 12, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, January 11, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 1/11/2015. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 1/11/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Brand        A Thousand Little Wounds    The Space Between

Gleisberg & Grassow        Ad Lucem        Ad Lucem
Urenga                Pacific Waters        Mu (The Lost Continent)

Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia    Madre Tierra        Forget The Past
Subradial            Ice Diver        Ice Diving
Dave Fulton        Of Those Things Left Unsaid    Of Those Things Left Unsaid

Porya Hatami & Looma        Sound To Colour        Synesthesia
Porya Hatami            Spoon            Unstable
Porya Hatami        Sea (The Green Kingdom)        Land Remixes

Vic Hennegan            Paper Rain Drops    Ambient Music To Heal
Dave Luxton            Artificial Life        Remnants
Emerald Web            Ice Caves        Whispered Visions

Loscil                Holding Pattern        Sea Island
Loscil & Fieldhead        Fury            Fury And Hecta
Markus Reuter            Glaus Haus 1        6 Reflections

Kaki King    Old Crow And The Miner's Daughter    Everybody Glows
Harold Budd            Jane 20            Jane 12-21
Neil Tatar & David Darling    Celebration Of Dudek    Where Did The Time Go
Tom Teasley        The Love Of The Nightingale    The Love Of The Nightingale
Denise Young            Above The Clouds    Passionata
Sara Ayers    Winter And The Sound Of Nothing        Sylvatica

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, January 4, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 1/4/2015.Happy New Year to everyone. Lots
of great new music to start the new year. Enjoy!

   Secret Music Playlist, 1/4/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Syndromeda            The Smell Of Fear    Connected

Markus Reuter            Cagliari        6 Reflections
Loscil & Fieldhead        With Northerly Winds    Fury And Hecta
Loscil                In Threes        Sea Island

Urenga                Lemuria            Mu (The Lost Continent)
Seetyca                Sonnenstropffen        Lieder Zum Summen
Gleisberg & Grassow        Nova Incognita        Gleisberg & Grassow

Pharamond            Hidden Scheme        Orbis Tertius
TM Solver            The Dream        Namaste

Robert Rich            The Gate Is Open    Ambient Music To Heal
Dave Luxton            Inside Of Us        Remnants
Emerald Web            Starsail        Whispered Visions

Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia    Through The Fire    Forget The Past
Subradial            Dance Of Shadows    Ice Diving
Dave Fulton            Dread Not        Of Those Things Left Unsaid

Kaki King            Zamzam Well        Everybody Glows
Harold Budd            Jane 13            Jane 12-21
Neil Tatar & David Darling    Where Did The Time Go    Where Did The Time Go
Tom Teasley            Dance Of Aphrodite    The Love Of The Nightingale
Denise Young            Passionata        Passionata

Friday, January 2, 2015

Secret Music News, January 2015

Hi -

  I'm changing the format a bit, to put the news and more interesting bits
at the front. It's New Year's Day 2015. 2014 for me was... interesting. Some of it good, some of
it bad. It wasn't the year I expected or wanted going in, and I'm glad
it's done and I'm hoping for calmer seas ahead. There's been great music,
and a couple of great interviews. Hopefully there'll be more of that in
the new year, too. It's nice to put faces to names. I'm not sure what the
new year will bring, but I'll do my best to keep inflicting strange music
upon the unsuspecting masses.

 Um... I mean...

  But seriously folks, thanks for making great music, thanks for sending
it to me, and most of all thanks for listening. It's nice to know that people appreciate the
music and the effort. Support the music you love. The people who make it
are people just like the rest of us, trying to make their way in this
world. Make sure they know their efforts are appreciated, too.

  I've been working on my own creative endeavors with what little time I
can find. I've victimized a few of you with my photographic endeavors, and most of you
still speak to me. Mostly landscapes and cemeteries, with a few odd things
thrown in here and there. It's work, but it's fun too. I'm working on
making it more available for others to see. If you're interested, 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.  

  Many 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 December, 2014 along
with my list of top 25 albums for 2014. Enjoy!

 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  December, 2014

1. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos - Kranky
2. Steve Roach & Jorge Reyes - The Ancestor Circle - Projekt
3. Jeff Pearce - Solitude: December - Self Released
4. Grouper - Ruins - Kranky
5. Erwilian - Midwinter's Night - Self Released
6. Jacaszek & Kwartludium - Catalogue Des Arbres - Touch
7. Erik Wøllo and Bernhard Wöstheinrich - Weltenuhr - DiN
8. Andrew Lahiff - Slow Paths Beyond - Relaxed Machinery
9. Palancar - Counting Raindrops - Earth Mantra
10. Jason Sloan - Deluge - gterma
11. Csillagkod - Silent World - Spotted Peccary Music
12. Phillip Wilkerson & Chris Russell - Vague Traces - Spotted Peccary Music
13. Kendra Logozar - Peace - Self Released
14. BVDub & Loscil - Erebus - Glacial Movements
15. Olivier Briand & Bertrand Loreau - Interferences - Spheric Music
16. Bertrand Loreau - Spiral Lights - Spheric Music
17. Dan Chadburn - Whispers the Falling Snow - Self Released
18. Rick Sparks - Endless - Self Released
19. Nick Farr - Of Time and Place - Riverboy
20. Hypnosphere - Timedrift - Spheric Music

  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 25 Albums of 2014

1. Jeff Pearce - With Evening Above - Jeff Pearce Music
2. Matteo Palmer - Out Of Nothing - Self Released
3. V/A - The Gathering II - West River Records
4. David Parsons - Stupa - gterma
5. Node - Node 2 - DiN
6. Jon Hassell - City: Works Of Fiction - All Saints
7. Thought Guild - Electric Curios - Harmonic Resonance Recordings
8. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos - Kranky
9. Emerald Web - The Stargate Tapes - Finders Keepers
10. Matthew Schoening - Narrow Path - Solo Electric Cello
11. Jonn Serrie - Day Star - New World Music
12. Erren/Fleissig/Schottler/Steffen - Night On Ouddorp - Self Released
13. Hammock - Oblivion Hymns - Hammock Music, LLC
14. Robert Rich - Morphology - Periphery
15. Steve Roach & Jorge Reyes - The Ancestor Circle - Projekt
16. Penguin Cafe - The Red Book - Editions Penguin Cafe
17. Ian Boddy & Erik Wøllo - EC 12 - DiN DDL
18. Darshan Ambient - Songs from the Deep Field - Spotted Peccary Music
19. Alpha Wave Movement - Horizons - Harmonic Resonance Music
20. Alexander Turnquist - Flying Fantasy - Western Vinyl
21. Markus Reuter - Sultry Kissing Lounge - Iapetus
22. Peter Calandra - Inner Circle - Self Released
23. Lucette Bourdin - Breath Of Grace - Dark Duck
24. Matt Borghi / Michael Teager - Shades of Bending Light - Slobor Media
25. Cóemgín Cùil - Murmurations - Kevin Keller Productions

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, December 28, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, December 28, 2014. This is my best of
2014 retrospective show. All the best music of the past year. I'll be back next week to start
2015 with all new music. Happy New Year!

   Secret Music Playlist, 12/28/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Lucette Bourdin            Turbulent Seas        Breath Of Grace
Steve Roach & Jorge Reyes    Procession Of Ancestors       The Ancestor Circle

Coemgin Cuil    A Fleeting Moment In A Floating World    Murmurations
Hammock            Then The Quiet Explosion    Oblivion Hymns
A Winged Victory For The Sullen        Atomos III    Atomos

Jon Hassell            Voiceprint        City: Works Of Fiction
Markus Reuter            Olga            Sultry Kissing Lounge
Jonn Serrie            Day Star        Day Star

Masako            Lullaby For The Hills        The Gathering II
Matteo Palmer            Wooded Trails        Out Of Nothing
Peter Calandra            Better Angels        Inner Circle
Matthew Schoening        Odyssey            Narrow Path
Penguin Cafe            Solaris            The Red Book
Alexander Turnquist        Finding The Butterfly    Flying Fantasy

Thought Guild            Vapor Trails        Electric Curios
Alpha Wave Movement        Horizon            Horizons
Emerald Web            Stepper            The Stargate Tapes
David Parsons            Arhat            Stupa

Jeff Pearce            With Evening Above    With Evening Above
Darshan Ambient            Cluster            Songs From The Deep Field
Matt Borghi & Micheal Teager    Daisy Chain        Shades Of Bending Light

Node                Doppler            Node 2
Erren/Fleissig/Schottler/Steffen    Gate        Night On Ouddorp
Robert Rich            Morphology        Morphology
Ian Boddy & Erik Wollo        Reverie            EC12

Ray Spiegel Ensemble        Tal Sawari        Moksha

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