Saturday, April 30, 2011

Secret Music Top 20 April 2011

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 23
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 on the lookout for new
and interesting music to play on my show. If you have something you think
I'd be interested in, feel free to send it to the address below or email
me for more info. If you're a local musician or just passing through the
beautiful Hudson Valley region and you'd like to stop by for a live
interview and/or performace, drop me a line and we'll work something out.
Also, if you'd like to send me downloads of your releases in lieu of
actual CD's, that's fine with me, too. Just send me an email and let me
know. Thanks.

Spring is here, and it feels great. It's been a very busy month here at
Secret Music. I had
some great guests come in to the studio. On April 3, guitarist Ed Gerhard
came to play and talk for a while. And on April 10, ambient musician Meg
Bowles came to talk about her music. And on April 17, I premiered a piece
by Northern Valentine that they recorded in the WVKR studios the day
before. I'm very grateful to all of them. And I got to see some good
concerts, too. Got to see Erdem Helvacioglu, who came all the way from
Turkey. Saw Julianna Barwick, and got her autograph. And got to see
Northern Valentine play twice. Once at a local venue, then again the next
day in our studio.

There's some good things coming up in May, both on Secret Music and live
in concert. On
May 8, I'll be interviewing Robin Storey of Rapoon. He's been around a
long time and I'm excited to finally talk to him. And on May 15, Vic Rek
of the Ricochet Dream label will be back to talk about his label and
concert series. Might be the last I see of him for a while. Also, on
Sunday, May 29 I'll be playing a prerecorded interview with guitarists
from the Candy Rat label who will be on tour. And concert-wise, on May
7,Rapoon will be playing in concert as part of the One Thousand Pulses
series in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Also, Alexander Turnquist will be playing
live with Nils Frahm and Greg Haines to celebrate the release of his new
album on May 13 in Hudson, NY. And the Candyrat Guitar Night will be in
the area for two shows, one in CT on Thursday, May 26, and again in NYC on
Sunday, May 29. More details on my website.

I've increased my online presence. In addition to my blog, I now have two
Facebook pages. One for the show itself, and a personal page where I can
better connect with all of you. I hope you'll check them out and add me as
a friend, if you haven't done so already. I'll be posting updates there on
a more regular basis. Here's the relevant links:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000748108725#!/profile.php?id=1
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http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000748108725#!/pages/Secret-
Music/111894398883294

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

I've received word that the next Electro-Music festival has been scheduled
for early September in Huguenot, NY. If you're a musician who makes
electronic music or even just a fan, I strongly urge you to go to this
festival. Three days of playing with strange and new instruments,
informative seminars, making new friends and of course, lots and lots of
interesting live music. I always have a great time. make friends, and come
home with bagfuls of CD's to listen to. Here's the info:

http://event.electro-music.com/

Here's my top 20 playlist for April, 2011. Enjoy!


Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

newage@secretmusic.net


WVKR "Secret Music"Top 20 Playlist
April, 2011

1. Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place - Asthmatic Kitty
2. Jim Kirkwood - A Season Of Mists - Dark Age Music
3. V/A - Sleepmode - Relaxed Machinery
4. V/A - Musiczeit Sampler 12 - Musiczeit
5. Galactic Anthems - The Other Side - self released
6. Apne Sinn - Espiritista - Relaxed Machinery
7. Daniel Bloom - Event Horizon - Ricochet Dream
8. Bruno Sanfilippo - Subliminal Pulse - Spotted Peccary Music
9. computerchemist - atmospheric - terrainflight
10. Igneous Flame - ION - LuminaSounds
11. Rapoon - Wasteland Raga - Aquarel
12. Seaworthy & Matt Rosner - Two Lakes - 12K
13. Marcus Fischer - Monocoastal - 12K
14. Reformed Faction - Until - Greytone
15. Max Corbacho - Deep Time - ad21 Music
16. Sonic Combine - Live Tracks - self released
17. Stefan Erbe - We Are Generation Electronic - self released
18. Tangram - Docosanoid - self released
19. V/A - E-Live 2010 - Groove Unlimited
20. Dan Pound - Medusazoa - Pound Sounds

Monday, April 25, 2011

Secret Music Playlist, April 24, 2011

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 24, 2011. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

newage@secretmusic.net


Secret Music Playlist, 4/24/2011

Artist Song Album

Air Sculpture Exploration Drive E-Live 2010

Jim Kirkwood The Slow Passing Of Autumn A Season Of Mists
Stefan Erbe Rescue The Robots Pt.2 We Are Generation Electronic
Tangram Budalin Docosanoid

Bob Ohrum Deepest Blue Sleepmode
Nettless Parallel Truths Sleepmode

Bionight Salto Angels Musiczeit Sampler 12
Ivan Black Gorm Musiczeit Sampler 12
Galactic Anthems 8:05 To Olympus Mons The Other Side

Julianna Barwick White Flag The Magic Place
Sonic Combine Track 2 Live Tracks
Marcus Fischer Wave Atlas Monocoastal
Marcus Fischer Cascadia Obscura Monocoastal

Rapoon Lifted Again The Hammer Blows Of Hope Wasteland Raga
Reformed Faction Unlimited Until

Alexander Turnquist Spehrical Aberrations Unreleased
Alexander Turnquist Statues In The Dark/Shadows Collide As The Twilight
Crane Dreams In Color

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Secret Music Playlist, April 17, 2011

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 17, 2011. The big treat today was a
world premiere of a performance by Northern Valentine. They came up to the area to play a concert Friday night, and the next morning they came into the studio to
record something for us before going back home. The WVKR Sessions piece is
the product of that performance. Sounds really good. Thanks so much to Rob
and Jeff for coming to visit. I also played music from Julianna Barwick,
who I also saw play live this past week. More concerts and special guests
coming. Stay tuned and enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

newage@secretmusic.net


Secret Music Playlist, 4/17/2011

Artist Song Album

Northern Valentine The Lying Eyes Of The Moth 014DD

Jim Kirkwood The Lantern King A Season Of Mists
Picture Palace Music Array Of Fading Flowers E-Live 2010
Michael Neil & Graham Getty Cirrus Strata Musiczeit Sampler 12

Chris Russell Mechanical Slumber Sleepmode
Apne Sinn Twinewheel Espiritista
Bruno Sanfilippo The Third Geometry Subliminal Pulse

Rapoon It Rained In My Heart Wasteland Raga
Reformed Faction Begins To Burn Until
Dan Pound Bioluminescence Medusazoa

Galactic Anthems In F The Other Side
Computerchemist Atmospheric Atmospheric
Daniel Bloom Megalit Event Horizon

Northern Valentine Untitled The WVKR Sessions

Julianna Barwick Bob In Your Gait The Magic Place
Brian Farmer 1.2.06 Music For Bathing
Seaworthy & Matt Rosner Meroo Forest Two Lakes
Igneous Flame Ionize Ion

More upcoming concerts

Here's some upcoming shows in May that you might find interesting. Hope to see you at some of these.

Saturday, May 7 - experimental tribal-ambient musician Rapoon (Robin Storey) will be performing at the One Thousand Pulses house concert series in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. He'll be a guest on my show the next day. For more info:

http://onethousandpulses.com/

Friday, May 13 - concert and CD release party for Alexander Turnquist's new album "Hall Of Mirrors". Also featuring Nils Frahm and Greg Haines. This should be an amazing show. Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY

http://www.hudsonoperahouse.org/

Saturday, May 21 - Medieval group Blackmore's Night in concert, Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY. This is a rare chance to see them play live. Well worth the price of admission.

http://www.blackmoresnight.com/tour_info.html

Candyrat Guitar Night - Four amazingly talented guitar players on one stage in one night. Featuring Gareth Pearson, Craig D"Andrea, Peter Ciluzzi and Ewan Dobson. This is a US tour, with a couple of local dates:
Thursday, May 26 - Collinsville, CT. I'll be at that show, and I'll be interviewing one or more of them for a later broadcast.
Sunday, May 29 - New York, NY.
For more info, check out the website.

http://www.candyrat.com/calendar.aspx

Monday, June 13 - Two completely different but great guitarists on the same bill. Alexander Turnquist & Noveller, Spotty Dog Books and Ale, Hudson, NY.

http://alexanderturnquist.com/live.html

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Secret Music Playlist, April 10, 2011

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 10, 2011. My special guest this
time was ambient musician Meg Bowles. This was a real treat, as I'd known and admired her work for a long time and it was an honor to finally meet her. Had a lot of fun, too. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

newage@secretmusic.net


Secret Music Playlist, 4/10/2011

Artist Song Album

Meg Bowles A Quiet Light A Quiet Light

Meg Bowles Vigil From The Dark Earth

Meg Bowles Night Song Inner Space
Meg Bowles Solstice Chant Solstice Dreams

Meg Bowles Walk Softly Into The Night Blue Cosmos
Meg Bowles Chant For A Liquid World A Quiet Light

Meg Bowles Beyond The Far Shore A Quiet Light
Meg Bowles Footprints In The Sky Blue Cosmos

Rapoon We Work Hard In The Fields Wasteland Raga
Reformed Faction Until Fused Until
Dan Pound Under Her Spell Medusazoa
Julianna Barwick Envelop The Magic Place

Jim Kirkwood The Remains Of Summer A Season Of Mists
Alien Nature & TMA Hydra Musiczeit Sampler 12
Stefan Erbe Berlin Days We Are Generation Electronic
Tangram Entrance One Docosanoid

Sonic Combine Track 1 Live Tracks
Seaworthy & Matt Rosner Meroo Lake Pt.1 Two Lakes
Igneous Flame Iridium Ion

Saturday, April 9, 2011

More concerts of interest

Hi -

This coming week is just packed with shows that might be of interest to Secret Music listeners.

Wed. April 13, 2011 - The American Dollar, Heirloom Arts Theatre, Danbury, CT. They're a post-rock instrumental band that has also done ambient albums. This is more likely to be post-rock, but still worth a trip. Here's a link:

http://theamericandollar.info/

Thurs. April 14, 2011 - Julianna Barwick, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. I'm not sure where exactly on campus this is, but I'll likely be there. She does vocal-based ambience with lots of overdubs. Hard to describe, but it's great stuff. Here's a link:

http://juliannabarwick.com/index2.html

Friday, April 15, 2011 - Northern Valentine, Market Market Cafe, Rosendale, NY. Another post-rock band that does ambient music. They're great guys and I like their music a lot. I'll be at this one, too. Here's a link:

http://northernvalentine.com/mainpage.html

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - Tim Motzer, One Thousand Pulses, Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Ambient guitarist from Philadelphia. Should be a lot of fun. Here's a link:

http://onethousandpulses.com/

Sunday, April 24, 2011 - Kyle Bobby Dunn, Noveller, Goldmund, and Rafael Anton Irisarri - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC. This is a great lineup of artists in the post-rock ambient field. Wish I could go, but it's a Sunday night. Here's a link:

http://ghostly.com/news/2011/3/789-live-event-ghostly-international-presents-smm-context

Monday, April 4, 2011

Secret Music Top 20 March 2011

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 23 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 on the lookout for new and interesting
music to play on my show. If you have something you think I'd be
interested in, feel free to send it to the address below or email me for
more info. If you're a local musician or just passing through the
beautiful Hudson Valley region and you'd like to stop by for a live
interview and/or performace, drop me a line and we'll work something out.
Also, if you'd like to send me downloads of your releases in lieu of
actual CD's, that's fine with me, too. Just send me an email and let me
know. Thanks.

It's finally spring here in this part of NY, at least. About damn time.
And it's already shaping up to be a very busy spring here at Secret Music. Yesterday (Sunday April 3), guitarist Ed Gerhard stopped by to talk and play for us. What a nice guy he was. And a great guitar player, too. Next Sunday (April 10), I'm
very happy to be interviewing ambient musician Meg Bowles, who has her first new album out in over 10 years. I'm hoping the band Northern Valentine will be stopping by later in the month to record in our studios. And in May, I have interviews with ambient musician Rapoon (Sunday May 8) and Vic Rek of the Ricochet Dream label (Sunday May 15). And I'm working out the details with another interview for later in May, too. Stay tuned. I love doing these, as I get to meet the people who make the music. If you're in the neighborhood and want to stop by, just let me know.

I've increased my online presence. In addition to my blog, I now have
two Facebook pages. One for the show itself, and a personal page where I can better connect with all of you. I hope you'll check them out and add me as a friend, if
you haven't done so already. I'll be posting updates there on a more regular basis. Here's the relevant links:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000748108725#!/profile.php?id=1
0 00007481087 25

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000748108725#!/pages/Secret-
Music/111894398883294

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

I've received word that the next Electro-Music festival has been
scheduled for early September in Huguenot, NY. If you're a musician who makes electronic music or even just a fan, I strongly urge you to go to this festival. Three days of playing with strange and new instruments, informative seminars, making
new friends and of course, lots and lots of interesting live music. I always have a great time. make friends, and come home with bagfuls of CD's to listen to. Here's the info:

http://event.electro-music.com/

Here's my top 20 playlist for March, 2011. Enjoy!


Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

newage@secretmusic.net


WVKR "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
March, 2011

1. Meg Bowles - A Quiet Light - Kumatone
2. Steve Roach and Brian Parnham - The Desert Inbetween - Projekt
3. Hollan Holmes - A Distant Light - Self-Released
4. Bob Holroyd - Beachcombing - Self Released
5. Lucette Bourdin & Phillip Wilkerson - Coast To Coast - Earth Mantra
6. Lucette Bourdin and Darrell Burgan - Prasantih - Earth Mantra
7. Robert Linton - Throughout the Autumn Light - October Moon Records
8. Josh Johnston - The Shape of Things - Shandon Records
9. Al Petteway & Amy White - High in the Blue Ridge - Fairewood
10. Richard Bone - Beleaguered Blossoms - Quirkworks Laboratory Discs
11. Alpha Wave Movement - Soniq Variants - Harmonic Resonance
12. Nick Olman - Smear Campaign - Self Released
13. Wires Under Tension - Light Science - Western Vinyl
14. John Dyson - Darklight - Soddett Hall Music
15. Jim Kirkwood - Five Things You Should Know About Crows - Dark Age Music
16. Nunc Stans - We Leave Without Speaking - Dataobscura
17. Greg Maroney - The Journey - Hen House Records
18. Black Eagle Child - Lobelia - Preservation
19. Life Is My Soundtrack - A Silver Cloud - Self Released
20. Johan Agebj├Ârn - The Mountain Lake - Lotuspike - Spotted Peccary Music

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Secret Music Playlist, April 3, 2011

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, Sunday, April 3, 2011. Today my special
guest was guitarist Ed Gerhard. He's a wonderful guitar player and most of all, a really nice guy. We talked, played CD's, and he played a few tunes live with his
guitar. Be sure to tune in next week when my guest will be ambient musician Meg Bowles. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

newage@secretmusic.net


Secret Music Playlist, 4/3/2011

Artist Song Album

Max Corbacho On The Edge Of Forever Deep Time

Bruno Sanfilippo Spirit Allies Subliminal Pulse
Apne Sinn Advaita Espiritista
Benjamin Dauer Neon Shroud Sleepmode
John Koch-Northrup A Dream Of Awakening Sleepmode

Daniel Bloom Horus Event Horizon
Computerchemist Marshfire Atmospheric
Galactic Anthems Tachyon Emissions The Other Side

Ed Gerhard Canto Della Mondine Donna Lombarda
Ed Gerhard Untitled Live

Ed Gerhard Donna Lombarda Donna Lombarda
Ed Gerhard Esole Live

Ed Gerhard Because Of You, This House Of Guitars
Ed Gerhard Untitled Live

Ed Gerhard Blue Highway Luna
Ed Gerhard Just a Closer Walk With You Live

Ed Gerhard Little Road Sunnyland
Ed Gerhard If I Fell/In My Life Counting The ways
Ed Gerhard Homage The Live Album
Ed Gerhard Duet The Live Album