Sunday, August 7, 2011

Secret Music News, August 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 24
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 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.

Where to start? The last couple of months have been frustrating in some
ways. My desktop computer died (fortunately, I had a backup). This seriously messed up my email capacity for a while. I managed to make the change to Gmail, but now
I've finally got the desktop working properly again, so it's back to the
old email program. Basically, there are two email addresses that work for me:

Either one is fine for me, though I may go over to Gmail at some point.
Sorry for all the confusion. Been confusing on this end, too. I'm still on Facebook, both as Secret Music and as Scott Raymond. And the website stays the same, too:

In September, WVKR will have its annual fundraiser, right after Labor
Day. We're a non-commercial college station that gets some funding from the college, but we rely on listener donations to keep us going. If any of you want to help
out by donating CD"s or other stuff we can give to people as premiums,
it'd be greatly appreciated. Email me for more info.

I'm looking to book some live interviews/performances for the show in
the upcoming months. If you're in the area and want to come by on a Sunday morning, let me know and we'll work something out.

Since this is my 25th year, I've got some ideas in the works for my 25th
anniversary in June, 2012. I'll have more info in either September or October, but
interested parties (especially local musicians) can contact me directly.

There's a couple of upcoming shows in the area that I recommend to
anyone who enjoys electronic music. The first is Electro Music 2011, which is September 9-11 near Port Jervis, NY. It's a lot of fun and there'll be a lot of great
live music. For more info, here's the website:

The other is Equinoxygen 2011, a one day festival of electronic music
presented by Darren
Bergstein of the One Thousand Pulses house concert series. It's on
Saturday, October 1 in Hackensack, NJ. The lineup is amazing. For more
info, here's the website:

Sorry for the length of this post, but it's been a while and there's a lot
to talk about. Thanks for reading and here's some playlists. I'm going
back a couple of months just to get people caught up.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
May, 2011

1. Blackmore's Night - Autumn Sky - Minstrel Hall
2. Ewan Dobson - II - Candy Rat
3. Various Artists - Sonic Frontiers I - Wayfarer
4. Spyra - No Beats For One Hour - Ricochet Dream
5. Montana Skies - Live - Self Released
6. Resonant Drift - Passages - Flow Space
7. Gregg Plummer - Luna - Self Released
8. The Glimmer Room - A Diary Of Occurrences - A Frame
9. Sans Serif - Unbound - Projekt
10. Free System Projekt & Gert Emmens - Legacy - Self Released
11. The Electric Golem - The Electric Golem - Ricochet Dream
12. Stellardrone - Sublime - Self Released
13. Stellardrone - Invent The Universe - Self Released
14. John Broaddus - Afield - Parnassus Nump
15. Time Being - A Dimension Reflected - Spotted Peccary
16. Air Sculpture - Before The Moon - Ricochet Dream
17. Susperia Electrica - Turmoil - Earth Mantra
18. Susperia Electrica - Intrinsic - Earth Mantra
19. Remy - I-dentity - Self Released
20. Ricochet Gathering - Okefenokee 2001 - Ricochet Dream

WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
June, 2011

1. Alexander Turnquist - Hallway Of Mirrors - VHF
2. Dustin O'Halloran - Lumiere - Fatcat
3. Craig D'Andrea - ...and the B.L.T.'s - CandyRat Records
4. Jim Kirkwood - The Cello Tree - Dark Age Music
5. Zoe Keating - Into the Trees - Self Released
6. Michael Peck - Beneath Forever - Earth Mantra
7. Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds - Exit Strategy - DiN
8. Antoine Dufour - Sound Pictures - CandyRat Records
9. Jeffrey Koepper - Arctisonia - Air Space Records
10. Markus Reuter & Zero Ohms - The Sun Is Just The Sun, But The Stars
They Call The Heavens - DiN
11. Anthony Paul Kerby & Tomas Weiss - Distant Shadows - Dataobscura
12. Robert Davies - Whispering Grove - Dataobscura
13. Steven Lance - Spacetime - Self Released
14. Antonymes - The License To Interpret Dreams - Hidden Shoal
15. Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - 7fingers - Erased Tapes
16. Steve Roach - Immersion Five: Circadian Rhythms - Timeroom Editions
17. Chris Russell & Disturbed Earth - The Approaching Armada - Relaxed Machinery
18. Monty Adkins - Fragile Flicker Fragment - Audiobulb
19. Nebulae - The Path Of White Clouds - Hypnos
20. Gregg Plummer - Three Graces - Earth Mantra

WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
July, 2011

1. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - A Matter of Life - Edition Penguin Cafe
2. A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible - Hypnos
3. Redshift - Colder - Distant Sun
4. Adam Hurst - From Silence - self released
5. Azam Ali - From Night to the Edge of Day - Six Degrees Records
6. Steve Roach / Erik Wøllo - The Road Eternal - Projekt
7. Ozone Player & Matt Howarth - Long-Range Influence - Visual Power
8. Vicki Richards - She Vanishes - Temple Street Music
9. Sensitive Chaos - Seeker After Patterns - Subsequent Records
10. Steve Brand - Avatara - Hypnos
11. Steve Roach - Live at SoundQuest Fest - Timeroom Editions
12. redgreenblue - synaesthetic - self released
13. Steve Rose - The Diminishing Day - self released
14. Quiet Evenings - Transcending Spheres - Preservation
15. Takashi Suzuki - Resonance - Calm Records
16. Stanton Lanier - A Thousand Years - Music to Light the World
17. Rafael Anton Irisarri - Live - self released
18. David Parsons - Rainforest Dreaming - White Cloud
19. Mario Schonwalder and Frank Rothe - Filter-Kaffee 101 - SynGate
20. Black Swan - The Quiet Divide - self released

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