Friday, January 1, 2016

Secret Music News, January 2016

Hi -

  Hard to believe it's a new year already. Sure didn't feel like winter a
week ago. I was on the beach in Cape Cod and people were surfing. I hope everyone had a great
holiday season and a happy new year. Not sure what the new year will bring
yet. Hopefully something good. I'd like to take the opportunity to thank
the people who make it all possible. Thanks to the musicians and record
labels for sending me great music to play. Thanks to WVKR for putting up
with me all this time. And most of all, thanks to the listeners for
supporting me all this time. I couldn't do it without you.

  Music and the music business is certainly changing. Some musicians and
labels have fallen by the wayside, while others are struggling. Some of the change is good,
some of it bad. I'm not sure where it'll all end up. I'm glad to see
people are still hanging on, producing music that matters to them. I hope
that continues and that people find ways to survive in the new economy.
I'd be interested to hear your stories, your experiences. Perhaps there's
something that can be of use to others. I'll try to pass along what I can.

  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 28
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 are my top 20 playlists for November and
December, 2015. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

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

1. Redshift - Life To Come - A Distant Sun Production
2. Rafael Anton Irisarri - A Fragile Geography - Room40
3. Christina Vantzou - No.3 - Kranky
4. Ian Ethan Case - Run Towards The Mountains - Self Released
5. Arcane - Landers - Self Released
6. Diatonis - Tangential Plateaus - Self Released
7. Dave Luxton - Strange Environs - Wayfarer
8. Arcane - Black Knight - Self Released
9. Marconi Union - Departures - Chemical Tapes
10. David Rothenberg & Bernhard Wostheinrich - Adaptations - Iapetus
11. Markus Reuter - Mundo Nuevo - Iapetus
12. Blackmore's Night - All Our Yesterdays - Frontiers Records
13. Wil Bolton - Inscriptions - Dronarivm
14. Rich Osborn - Freehand - Self Released
15. Erik Emil Eskildsen & Bernhard Wostheinrich - Ambidextrous Sun - Iapetus
16. Tom Teasley - Dreams Of India - T&T Music
17. Michael Meara - The Calling Darkness - Somnarium
18. As If - Havet - gterma
19. Bill Leslie - Across The Water - Greycliff Music
20. Urenga - Pacific Depths - gterma

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

1. Binar - Mushroom Vimana - Self Released
2. Jeff Pearce - Winter Calm - Jeff Pearce Music
3. Green Isac Orchestra - Green Isac Orchestra - Spotted Peccary Music
4. Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - Twine - 12K
5. Michael Chapman - Fish - Tompkins Square
6. Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Loon - Erased Tapes
7. Slow Meadow - Slow Meadow - Hammock Music, LLC
8. Marc Barreca - Beneath The Mirrored Surface - Palace Of Lights
9. Enya - Dark Sky Island - Reprise Records (Warner Music)
10. Bing And Ruth - City Lake - RVNG
11. Tom Caufield - Moog & Nylon - Self Released
12. Hans Christian - Nanda Devi - New Earth Records
13. Joe Olnick - Free Atmosphere - Self Released
14. Shuttle358 - Can You Prove I Was Born - 12K
15. David Lindsay - Nightbound - Fallingfoot Records
16. Steven C - Christmas Beyond - Self Released
17. Joanne Lazzaro - Under The Stars - Self-Released
18. Anne Trenning - The Sunflower Waltz - Shadetree Records
19. Doug Hammer - Christmas Lights - Dreamworld Productions
20. Fitzpatrick, Schiff & Olson - Convergence - Self Released

  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 25 Albums of 2015

1. Air Sculpture - Vanishing Point Volume 1 - Self Released
2. Ion - A Fall Of Stars - Thinking Metal Music
3. David Cross & Robert Fripp - Starless Starlight - Noisy Records
4. Redshift - Life To Come - A Distant Sun Production
5. Kevin Keller - La Strada - Kevin Keller Productions
6. Dave Bessell - Black Horses Of The Sun - DiN
7. V/A - Ambient Music to Heal: an Album for Our Wounded Warriors - Wayfarer
8. Binar - Mushroom Vimana - Self Released
9. Andy Pickford - Vanguard - AD Music
10. Steve Roach - The Skeleton Collection - Timeroom
11. Forrest Fang - Letters to the Farthest Star - Projekt
12. Erik Wøllo - Echotides - Projekt
13. Arcane - Revenants - Self Released
14. Eric Tingstad - Mississippi - Cheshire Records
15. Pierre Bensusan - Encore - DADGAD Music
16. Emerald Web - Catspaw - Anodize
17. Moebius/Story/Leidecker - Snowghost Pieces - Bureau B
18. Ken Elkinson - Music For Commuting Volumes 7-12 - August Son Productions
19. Rafael Anton Irisarri - A Fragile Geography - Room40
20. Helen Avakian - Notes From Helen - Self Released
21. Roy Mattson - Mesmer - Relaxed Machinery
22. Loscil - Sea Island - Kranky
23. Robin Spielberg - Another Time, Another Place - Play Mountain Music
24. Sonic Skypilots - March Into The Mist - Self Released
25. Robert Rich - Filaments - Soundscape Productions

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