Sunday, April 23, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, April 23, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 23, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 4/23/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Day One         Stormwarning

Barry Cleveland            Ritual Sticks        Voluntary Dreaming
Colin Chin        The Belly Of The Beast        Intruding On A Silence
Max Corbacho            Night Caravan        Vestiges

Clement/Deschamps        Angels            Wolfsong Night
The Circular Ruins    Thought Is False Happiness    Land Of The Blind
Dave Clark & Walter Drake  Introduction On A Rainy Terrace   Thought
Climatology

Chinapainting            Cities On Cities    Chinapainting
Ian Ethan Case            Appalachia By Air    Into Open Land
Randy Collins            Oxford Street        Elevate
Eric Carbonara            Dawn Never Dusk        The Paradise Abyss

Ian Boddy            Virtual Journey        The Uncertainty Principle
Ian Boddy & Andy Pickford    Dreifarbig Bomber    Symbiont
Binar                Frog Orgy Afternoon    Spindragons

Corporation            Breed            Breed
Javi Canovas            Radiometry        Red Metal
Can Atilla            Midnight Runner        Concorde

Roach/Braheny/Burmer        Western Spaces        Western Spaces
Roach/Brennan        New Moon At Forbidden Mesa    Western Spaces
Roach/King            A Daze Wage        Dust To Dust
Roach/Braheny            Desert Solitaire    Desert Solitaire

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Secret Music News, April 2017

Hi -

  I'd like to do something a little different this month. I've been around
a long time and most of you know who I am. I've hosted my radio show, "Secret Music" here at
WVKR-FM for almost 30 years now. It's been a wonderful time. I've listened
to some great music and made some good friends. I'm grateful to everyone
who's listened over the years, and to everyone who's made the music that I
play. In 2 months, on Sunday, June 18, I will celebrate my 30th
anniversary with WVKR. I'd certainly appreciate it if people want to
contribute in some way. I've asked for people to contribute new/unreleased
music for the event, and a couple of you have already done so. I'm very
grateful to those of you who have sent those to me. I'd love to hear more.
If you'd like to contribute a piece, please let me know. Also, I'd love to
have a live interview and/or performance during the show, which will be
from 9-12AM that Sunday. If you'd like to stop by, let me know and we'll
work things out. This has always been a labor of love for me, and I'd like
the anniversary show to be something fun. I hope some of you can either
participate or listen in. 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 March, 2017. Enjoy! 
   

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  March, 2017

1. Forrest Fang - Following the Ether Sun - Projekt
2. Wall Matthews - The Past That Lies Ahead - Self Released
3. John Lyell - Planetary Artifacts
4. Kerry Leimer - Land Of Look Behind - Palace Of Lights
5. Chuck Van Zyl - The Xyl File - Industry8
6. Lawrence English - Cruel Optimism - Room 40
7. Johan Agebjörn and Mikael Ogren - We Never Came to the White Sea -
Spotted Peccary Music
8. Aglaia - Latitude - Hic Sunt Leones
9. Bil Vermette - Selected Recordings - Self Released
10. Igneous Flame - Moonglow - Luminasounds
11. Sarah Davachi - All My Circles Run - Students Of Decay
12. Andrew J.Douglas - Unreleased Music - Self Released
13. Jim Gabriel - Into Eternity - Self Released
14. Centrozoon - 217 XII - Iapetus Media
15. Gailes - Seventeen Words - Ba Da Bing!
16. Earthen Sea - An Act Of Love - Kranky
17. Georg Faust and Ben Dowling - Human - Visionsound Innovative Arts
18. The Ideal Setback - Fernweh - Self Released
19. Craig Urquhart - Calm Seas - Heart Earth Music
20. Terra Guitarra - Of Sea & Stars - Earthsign Records

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, April 16, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 16, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 4/16/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Andy Pickford            Piece I (excerpt)    Shadow At The Gate

Hollan Holmes            We Can Never Go Back    Prayer To The Energy
Noveller            Trails And Trials    A Pink Sunset For No One
Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks  Dasa 7        Selected Works

Vangelis            Perihelion        Rosetta
Jonn Serrie            Ghost Ships        The Sentinel
Erik Wollo            Memory Space        Different Spaces

Matteo Palmer            Whitecaps        Embers
Greg Maroney        Contemplation        Quiet Piano Improvisations Vol.2
Jennifer DeFrayne        Beyond            Sisu
John Burke            The Traveler        Orogen
Michele McLaughlin        The Storm        Life

Harold Budd & Brian Eno        Late October        The Pearl
Kevin Braheny            Galaxies Main Theme    Galaxies
Richard Burmer            Nightland        Bhakti Point
Botanica        The Visitors        A Garden Of Earthly Delights

David Borden        Snow Gorge With Full Moon    Cayuga Night Music
Gene Bowen            As I Lay Dying        The Vermilion Sea
Steve Brand            Avatara (Deathless)    Avatara

Daniel Blanchet        L'Harmonie Des Mondes 3rd Movement    L'Harmonie Des Mondes
Paul Sauvanet            Adieu            Tristesse
Telomere            Evocation        Zoetosis
Thom Brennan            Afterglow        Silver



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, April 9, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 4/9/2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM

            Secret Music Playlist, 4/9/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Eyes Cast Down        At This Body's Final Hour    Souls Adrift In Disrepair

Noveller            Lone Victory Tonight    A Pink Sunset For No One
Grand Transients        The Restless Hours    Spark The Future
Hollan Holmes            The Suspension Of Time    Prayer To The Energy

Matteo Palmer            Embers Pt.2        Embers
Perpetual Motion        Harvest Moon        Rear View
Elizabeth Naccarato        Venetian Boat Song    Souvenir D'Italia
Tom Caufield            Sunken Cathedrals    Forging The Moonlight

Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks  You See, I've Already Waited Too Long  Selected Works
M.Ostermeier            Nesting            Tiny Birds
Lorenzo Montana            Dhalg Fu        Phase IX

Celer    The Separation Of The Two-Phased Apple Blossoms      Discourses Of The Withered
Emerald Web            Catspaw            Catspaw
Temps Perdu?            Terra Incognita        Terra Incognita
Satori                Epiphany        Invisible Rhythm

Pierre Bensusan            DADGAD Cafe        Vividly
Pierre Bensusan            If Only You Knew    Altiplanos
Pierre Bensusan            So Long Michael        Encore
Pierre Bensusan            Nice Feeling        Encore

Vangelis            Albedo 0.06        Rosetta
Jonn Serrie            Semblance On Laguna 7    The Sentinel
Erik Wollo            Mystical Sun        Different Spaces

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, April 2, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 2, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 4/2/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Andy Pickford            Section One (excerpt)    Harmonics In The Silence

Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks    Pocket Universe      Selected Works
M.Ostermeier            Flying South        Tiny Birds
Lorenzo Montana            Land's End        Phase IX

Grand Transients        Primary Waves        Spark The Future
Noveller            Deep Shelter        A Pink Sunset For No One
Hollan Holmes            Darkness And Light    Prayer To The Energy

Greg Maroney        Melting Heart        Quiet Piano Improvisations Vol.2
Jennifer DeFrayne        Fire Island        Sisu
John Burke            Anse            Orogen
Michele McLaughlin        Heartbroken        Life

Sophie Hutchings        Sunlight Zone        Becalmed
Rachel Grimes            The Herald        The Clearing
Grouper                Clearing        Ruins
Jocelyn Pook            Dionysus        Untold Things

Erik Wollo            High Plains        Different Spaces
Jonn Serrie            Centauri Arrival    The Sentinel
Vangelis            Starstuff        Rosetta

Matteo Palmer            Northern Hemisphere    Embers
Perpetual Motion        Oasis            Rear View
Elizabeth Naccarato        Spanish Steps        Souvenir D'Italia
Tom Caufield            Forging The Moonlight    Forging The Moonlight

Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks   Infinite Force Of Radiant Light Selected Works


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, March 26, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 26, 2017. Today the theme was women in ambient
and electronic music. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM



            Secret Music Playlist, 3/26/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Oliveros/Dempster/Panaiotis    Nike            Deep Listening
Lucette Bourdin            The Shady Parlour    Golden Sun

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith        Tides II        Tides
Wendy Carlos            A Woman's Song        Beauty In The Beast
Laurie Spiegel            The Hollows        Unseen Worlds
Claire Fitch            Ambiencellist        Ambiencellist

Building Castles Out Of Matchsticks    Another Earth    Selected Works
Christina Vantzou        Prelude For Juan    No.1
A Damned Age            Der Dunkelmacher    Fragile
Emmalee Crane        I Never Expect You To Stay    Formantine

Lena Griffin        Alchemy Of Fingers And Dark    Alchemy Of Fingers And Dark
Noveller            Glacial Wave        Glacial Glow
MJ Guider        Their Voices Clear Now        Precious Systems
Stellaria Fennica        Hibernia        Echoes Of Polyhymnia

Julianna Barwick        The Magic Place        The Magic Place
Jocelyn Montgomery & David Lynch    Sapientie    Lux Vivens
Lisa Hammer            Samsara            Dakini
Sara Ayers    Winter And The Sound Of Nothing        Sylvatica

Mic Holwin            The Hunt        Starting To Remember
Ferron                Old Haunts        Resting With The Question
Sante                The Awakening        Into Light

Meg Bowles            Undulant Sea        The Shimmering Land
Janet Robbins            In The Beginning    Carrying The Bag Of Hearts I
Lucia Hwong            Dragon Dance        House Of Sleeping Beauties
Lorrie Sarafin            It's A Dry Heat        Second Wind

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, March 19, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 19, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM

            Secret Music Playlist, 3/19/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Chuck Van Zyl    The Theory Changes The Reality It Describes    The Xyl File

John Lyell            Planetary Artifacts    Planetary Artifacts
Aglaia                Compass Rose        Latitude
Lawrence English        Moribund Territories    Cruel Optimism

Bang On A Can            1/2            Music For Airports
Dan Barrio            Virgin Light        This Physical World
Jonathan Block & The Circular Ruins    Shadows On Water    Shadows On Water

Barbara Borden & Sheilah Glover       Tesla: Live Wire    Portraits Of Passion
Between Interval        Autumn Continent 1    Autumn Continent
Chris Bocast            Numinous        Through The Airlock

Forrest Fang            Midnight Rain        Following The Ether Sun
Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren    The Rajakarjala Peninsula   We Never Came To The White Sea
K.Leimer            The City Far Below    Land Of Look Behind

Ron Boots    Detachment Of Worldly Affairs Pt.2    Detachment Of Worldly Affairs
Ron Boots            Gibberish (Party Mix)    Screaming Whispers
Ron Boots            Achouchemojha        Tainted Bare Skin

Tim Boone        Probable Region        Swimming In The Clouds Of The Summit
Fred Becker            Road To Destiny        Inner, Stellar
Banabila/Saka            Celebration        Nightmirror

Wall Matthews            She Dreams Of Tears    The Past That Lies Ahead


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, March 12, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 12, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 3/12/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Gailes    Requiem For An Airport Television Newsreader    Seventeen Words
Chuck Van Zyl            Nuclear Winter        The Xyl File

Aglaia                Lines Route        Latitude
The Ideal Setback        Fernweh            Fernweh
Andrew J.Douglas    Entrance To Sonic Piece        Unreleased Music

K.Leimer            The Cockpit        Land Of Look Behind
Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren    Relentless Rain Over Ladoga   We Never Came
To The White Sea Forrest Fang            Chiaroscuro        Following The Ether Sun

Wall Matthews            The Passing Of Souls    The Past That Lies Ahead
Jim Gabriel            Into Eternity        Into Eternity
Terra Guitarra            Wind & Wood        Of Sea & Stars
Craig Urquhart            Waltz            Calm Seas
Georg Faust & Ben Dowling    Carried            Human

Pete Bardens            Seen One Earth        Seen One Earth
Bartz                The Majestic Being    POEAS
Bionaut                Faulty Star Charts    Big Causeway To Gone

Bil Vermette            Red Mesa Sunset        Selected Recordings
Igneous Flame        Glittering Reflections        Moonglow
John Lyell        Traversing The Portal        Planetary Artifacts

Lawrence English        Negative Drone        Cruel Optimism
Sarah Davachi            Chanter            All My Circles Run               
Earthen Sea            The Flats 1975        An Act Of Love   
Evan Bartholomew        And Being        Borderlands
Kubusschnitt            Vantage Trick        Beyond Me


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, March 5, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 5, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 3/5/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Centrozoon        Starlite Southbridge 1        217 XII

Earthen Sea            The Present Mist    An Act Of Love
Sarah Davachi            For Organ        Master Files
Lawrence English        Hard Rain        Cruel Optimism

Aglaia                Boreal Emisphere    Latitude
The Ideal Setback        Yugen            Fernweh
Andrew J.Douglas        Water Wheel Hill    Unreleased Music

Wall Matthews            The Softest Blue    The Past That Lies Ahead
Jim Gabriel            Home            Into Eternity
Terra Guitarra            Wave Walker        Of Sea & Stars
Craig Urquhart            Night Thoughts        Calm Seas
Georg Faust & Ben Dowling    In Breath        Human

Solo Andata            Porcelain Blue        In The Lens
Yann Novak        Ornamentation (excerpt)        Ornamentation

Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren    The Lights Of Lakhkolampi Pass By   We Never
Came To The White Sea
Forrest Fang        On The Edge Of A Moment        Following The Ether Sun
K.Leimer            The Outpost        Land Of Look Behind

John Lyell        Echoes Of A Distant Past    Planetary Artifacts
Igneous Flame        One Day I Will Disappear    Moonglow
Bil Vermette            Rainforest 2011        Selected Recordings


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Secret Music News, March 2017

Hi -

  February was a good month for me at Secret Music. A cold knocked me out
for one week, but I got to talk to Rick Cutler again, which is always fun. And he
brought his daughter who also performed on his new record. And I also got
to host a performance by the Sonic Skypilots, who played some amazing
improvised music and were great fun to talk to. I love moments like that.

  I don't have any other scheduled interviews or performances yet, but I'm
gearing up for my 30th anniversary show on Sunday, June 18. Hard to believe it's been so
long. I'm making plans, and hoping some of you can help. If any of you
would like to contribute new/unreleased music for the event, that would be
wonderful. I had a few such pieces for my 20th anniversary, and it meant a
lot to me. I'd also like to get people in the studio for an interview
and/or performance. If you're interested in helping me with either, let me
know and we'll work things out.

  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 29
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 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 February, 2017.
Enjoy!      

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  February, 2017

1. Sensitive Chaos - Live at the Mudlark Theater - Subsequent Records
2. Steve Roach - Spiral Revelation - Projekt
3. Art Patience - The Recognition - Heart Dance Records
4. Javi Canovas - Twelve Improvisations For Piano Solo - Self Released
5. Various Artists - Silver - Spheric Music
6. Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Leon Muraglia - Ubi Bene - Passus Records
7. Matt Borghi - Ambient Guitar - Slobor Media
8. Greg Maroney - The Light Within: Ambient Music Mixes - Self Released
9. Rich Osborn - Endless - Tompkins Square
10. Bertrand Loreau - In Search of Silence - Spheric Music
11. Shambhu - Soothe - Acoustic Shine
12. Steve Roach - Fade To Gray - Timeroom
13. Michael Meara - Timeworn - Aural Films
14. David Wright & Carys - Prophecy - AD Music
15. Silentwave - Daiyuzan - gterma
16. Diatonis - The Illusive Figure - Self Released
17. Kathryn Kaye - Reflected In A Flowing Stream
18. Lisa Hilton - Day & Night - Ruby Slippers Productions
19. Dan Chadburn - Beyond Words - Self Released
20. Janice Lacy Project - Sanctuary for the Soul - Shore Light Records



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, February 26, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 26, 2017. Thanks very much to
Richard Carr and Joe North of the Sonic Skypilots for coming in and playing some wonderful
music today. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 2/26/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Silentwave            Daiyuzan        Daiyuzan

Sensitive Chaos            Groove Static        Live At The Mudlark
Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Leon Muraglia    Summer Breeze Turning    Ubi Bene
Steve Roach            We Continue        Spiral Revelation

Lambert             Silver        Spheric Music Silver
Matt Borghi            The Snake        Ambient Guitar
Greg Maroney        Walking With The Moon        The Light Within

Sonic Skypilots            Improvisation #1    Live On Air

Sonic Skypilots            Improvisation #2    Live On Air

Sonic Skypilots            Improvisation #3    Live On Air

Sonic Skypilots            Improvisation #4    Live On Air

Sonic Skypilots            Olympus Mons        March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots            Neptune Nightlife    Interplanetary Medium

Richard Carr            Cashapona    Music For Four Electric Violins
Richard Carr    Slick People On The Beach    Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

Zen Tarr            Deep Subject        Zen Tarr
Art Patience            Winds Of Change        The Recognition


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Secret Music Playlists, February 5, 2017 and February 12, 2017

Hi -

  Here are my playlists for Sunday, 2/5/2017 and Sunday, 2/12/2017. On
2/5, I welcomed back pianist Rick Cutler to talk about his new album, Daydreams
(Probably). And on 2/12, I played music from Richard Carr and Sonic Skypilots.
They were going to be here to perform, but bad weather forced them to postpone
until 2/26. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 2/5/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Michael Meara    Raven Claws Are Tied And Bound        Timeworn

King Crimson            Starless        Red
David Cross & Robert Fripp    Starless Theme        Starless Starlight

Sonic Skypilots            Night Stalker        March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots        The Sheriff Of Shoemaker    Interplanetary Medium
Zen Tarr            Just To Be Heard    Zen Tarr

Rick Cutler        We Apologize For The Apology    Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler            Sanctuary        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler   Charlotte's Roads Before Her    First Melancholy, Then The
Night Stretch

Rick Cutler        Tomorrow Is A Long Time        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler            Sienna            Sanctuaries
Rick Cutler            Amuse Bouche 4        Daydreams (Probably)

Rick Cutler            Black Orchid        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler    Isle Of Words Forgotten        First Melancholy, Then The Night
Stretch Rick Cutler            A.D., Betty & Joe    Daydreams (Probably)

Rick Cutler            Overalls        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler            The Toll Road        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler        Early Morning Antique Lamp    Sanctuaries


   Secret Music Playlist, 2/12/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Fade To Gray (excerpt)    Fade To Gray

Steve Roach            Finger On The Pulse    Spiral Revelation
Diatonis            Moth            The Illusive Figure
Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Leon Muraglia    Kudhaus Skinny Dip    Ubi Bene

Sensitive Chaos            Ghosts Of Arabi        Live At The Mudlark
Matt Borghi            Silhouettes        Ambient Guitar
Greg Maroney            Reverie            The Light Within

Art Patience            Compassion        The Recognition
Shambhu                Knowingness        Soothe
Janice Lacy Project        Everything's Alright    Sanctuary For The Soul
Rich Osborn            Still I Will Be Merry    Endless

David Wright & Carys        Night Tide        Prophecy
Bertrand Loreau & Lambert    Engines Of Search    In Search Of Silence
Klaus Schulze            The Breeze        Spheric Music Silver

Richard Carr            Dead Of Winter        String Of Incidents
Richard Carr            A Steady Roll    Music For Four Electric Violins
Richard Carr        Starry Frozen Sky    Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

Sonic Skypilots            Almost G        March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots            Oort Cloud 7        Interplanetary Medium
Zen Tarr            Life As We Know It    Zen Tarr

Javi Canovas        The Mill    Twelve Improvisations For Piano Solo
Kathryn Kaye    Winter's Deepest Sleep          Reflected In A Flowing Stream
Lisa Hilton            Day And Night        Day And Night
Dan Chadburn            Crossroads        Beyond Words
Laraaji                The Dance #1        Day Of Radiance


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Secret Music News and call for submissions, February 2017

Hi -

 I have a couple of announcements about upcoming events here at Secret
Music. First, I'm pleased to welcome back pianist Rick Cutler to WVKR on Sunday, February 5
to talk about his new album and play music from his growing collection of
CD's. He's a nice guy and it's always good to see him. And on Sunday,
February 12, I welcome local group Sonic Skypilots to WVKR for the first
time for a live performance and interview. Theirs is a mixture of electric
and acoustic, jazz and ambient. I'm looking forward to meeeting them.

  Also, I'm approaching my 30th anniversary at WVKR. I started back in
June of 1987, back when I was but a wee bairn. Hard to imagine so much time has passed. I
have a couple of ideas that I'd like to toss your way and see what you
think. The first idea is that I'd like a live interview/performance. The
date I'm going to use for my celebration is Sunday, June 18 2017. I'd like
to keep it to one person/group for time constraints, though that's open to
discussion. If you're interested, please let me know.

  The other idea originally was some sort of commemorative release, though
I'm still debating that one. So for now, what I'm thinking is to have original music to
commemorate the event that I can play on my show that day. It could be
something specifically composed for the event, or simply something from
the vaults that would be interesting. For my 20th anniversary, someone
actually composed a piece in honor of the moment, and another musician
gifted me with a small batch of unreleased music, most of which is still
unreleased. I still treasure both of those. So the idea is to have unique
music for the celebration, something not previously available. I may want
to use some of it for a release at some point (probably a benefit for the
station), but that'd be discussed when the time comes. I especially like
the idea of local musicians contributing, but it's open to everyone. I'd
say a deadline for submissions would be the end of May, to give me time to
prepare. Again, if you're interested in contributing, please let me know.

  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 29
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 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 January, 2017. Enjoy!
     
http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


 WVKR_FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  January, 2017

1. Carl Weingarten and Catherine Marie Charlton - Where There Is Light - Spotted Peccary Music
2. Air Sculpture - Vanishing Point Vol.3 - Self Released
3. Robert Rich - Vestiges - Soundscape Music
4. Rick Cutler - Daydreams (Probably) - Human Rick Music
5. Various Artists - Evidence Of Intense Beauty - Audiobulb
6. Vin Downes - When the Sea Lets Go - Riverwide Records
7. Jim Ottaway - Timeless e-Motion - Self-Released
8. Vanderson - Vandisphere - Spheric Music
9. The Green Kingdom - Harbor - Dronarivm
10. Matthew Stewart - A World Bathed In Sunlight - Spotted Peccary Music
11. David Wright - In Search Of Silence - AD Music
12. Mathias Grassow - The Nightquest Sessions - gterma
13. Daniel Bachman - Daniel Bachman - Three Lobed Recordings
14. Amy Lauren - Sulla Riva - Self-Released
15. Erik Scott - In the Company of Clouds - Self Released
16. Steve Roach - Skeleton Spiral Passage - Timeroom
17. Jack Rose - Jack Rose - Three Lobed Recordings
18. Kelly Andrew - Rendezvous - Journey Music Entertainment
19. Rachel Currea - Walking To You - Rachel Currea Music, Inc.
20. Karen Olson and Crispin Barrymore - A Hero's Journey - Self-Released

Secret Music Playlist, January 29, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 29, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 1/29/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Mathias Grassow            Maere            The Nightquest Sessions

Steve Roach            Skeleton Passage    Skeleton Spiral Passage

Kelly Andrew            Lonely Road        Rendezvous
Rachel Currea            Celestial Dreams    Walking To You
Karen Olson            Dream Quest        A Hero's Journey
Amy Lauren            Bridges On River Road    Sulla Riva

David Wright            Transylvanian Lullaby    In Search Of Silence
Vanderson            Dawn On The North Pole    Vandisphere
Jim Ottaway            Blurred Vision        Timeless E-motion

The Green Kingdom        Faun            Harbor
Erik Scott            Victory          In The Company Of Clouds
Marcus Fischer            Cascadia Obscura    Evidence Of Intense Beauty

Robert Rich            Night Seas Luminesce    Vestiges
Matthew Stewart            Last Day On Earth    A World Bathed In Sunlight
Weingarten/Charlton        Space Race        Where There Is Light

Rick Cutler              Opposites Distract    Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler        Early Morning Antique Lamp    Sanctuaries
Rick Cutler   Song For Noel     First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch

Sonic Skypilots            Schoolyard Birds    March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots            Neptune Nightlife    Interplanetary Medium

Vin Downes            Morning Red        When The Sea Lets Go
Daniel Bachman            A Dog Named Pepper    Daniel Bachman
Jack Rose            Levee            Jack Rose
Wil Bolton            Slade            Evidence Of Intense Beauty


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, January 22, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 22, 2017. Lots of great new music
  this month. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM




   Secret Music Playlist, 1/22/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Air Sculpture       Ranger Station (complete)    Vanishing Point Vol.3

The Green Kingdom        Harbor            Harbor
Erik Scott            Breathing Room      In The Company Of Clouds
Taylor Deupree            Sea Last    Evidence Of Intense Beauty

Kelly Andrew            Painted Butterfly    Rendezvous
Rachel Currea            Songs Without Words    Walking To You
Amy Lauren            Black Creek Trail    Sulla Riva
Karen Olson            Horizon's Calling    A Hero's Journey

David Wright            Sanctuary - Prologue    In Search Of Silence
Vanderson            Gujmandandi        Vandisphere
Jim Ottaway            Skies Rain Down        Timeless E-motion

Robert Rich        The Fading Shore Of Memory    Vestiges
Fatal Tangent        Wretched Reflections        Cenotaph
Matthew Stewart        A World Bathed In Sunlight    A World Bathed In Sunlight
Weingarten/Charlton        Where There Is Light    Where There Is Light

Rick Cutler            Sienna            Sanctuaries
Rick Cutler   A Song You've Heard Before     First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch
Zen Tarr            Medium Tedium        Zen Tarr
Sonic Skypilots            March Into Myst        March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots            Revolution Of Europa    Interplanetary Medium

The Roches            Star Of Wonder        We Three Kings
Rick Cutler      We Apologize For The Apology        Daydreams (Probably)
Vin Downes            Entwined And Lost    When The Sea Lets Go
Daniel Bachman            The Flower Tree        Daniel Bachman
Jack Rose            Dark Was The Night    Jack Rose



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Secret Music News, January 2017

Hi -

  Another year has passed, and it's 2017 already. And it hasn't started
well for me, having spent the last 3 weeks fighting a case of the flu. Is it spring yet? This
is always a quiet time, to reflect on what has been, and what's to come.
Last year was a good year. A lot of good music, and a few
interviews/performances. Thanks to all the musicians/labels that sent me
music to play and thanks to everyone who listened.

  Not much news as of yet for 2017. The one announcement I can make is
that Rick Cutler will be returning on Sunday, February 5 to promote his new album. He's a
nice guy and a great pianist. There are a couple other possibilities in
the works, but no announcements until things are finalized. Also in 2017
will be my 30th anniversary at WVKR. Not sure what I'll be doing for that
yet. Let me know if you have any ideas.

  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 29
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 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 December 2016, along
with my top 25 albums of 2016. Enjoy!      

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  December, 2016

1. Loscil - Monument Builders - Kranky
2. Loren Nerell - The Venerable Dark Cloud - Projekt
3. Harrison McKay - On Air 10-10-15 - Self Released
4. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things Vol.2 - Lakeshore Records
5. Glenn Main - Tribute To Jean-Michel Jarre - AD Records
6. Ian Boddy - As Above So Below - DiN
7. Binar - Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.1 - Self Released
8. Binar - Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.2 - Self Released
9. Biosphere - Departed Glories - Smalltown Supersound
10. Eluvium - False Readings On - Temporary Residence
11. Cosmic Hoffman - Best Of - Heart And Mind
12. Diatonis - Obsidian: Somnioquence Vol.4 - Self Released
13. Porya Hatami - Phone To Logos - Audiobulb
14. Janne Hanhisuanto - Sleepless - Self Released
15. Steve Hauschildt - Strands - Kranky
16. Tom Caufield - I Heard It Was Christmas Day - Bohemian Embassy
17. Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes & Latitudes - LMB Music
18. V/A - Christmas from the Heart - Heart Dance Records
19. Stanton Lanier - Climb to the Sky - Self Released
20. Gary Schmidt - Landscapes Of The Heart - Self Released


  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 25 Albums of 2016

1. Peter Baumann - Machines Of Desire - Bureau B
2. Tom Eaton - abendromen - Riverwide Records
3. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things OST Volume 1 - Lakeshore
4. Paul Ellis - A Guitar Has Moonlight In It - Self Released
5. Jeff Pearce - Follow the River Home - Jeff Pearce Music
6. Tom Eaton - Indesterren - Riverwide Records
7. Ben Neill - Horizonal - Audiokult
8. Forrest Fang - The Sleepwalker's Ocean - Projekt
9. Various Artists - Beyond The Borders: Ultima Thule Ambient Vol.2 - Ultima Thule
10. The Contact - Zero Moment - Temporary Residence
11. Tigger Benford & Party - Vessel Of Gratitude - Self Released
12. Sonic Skypilots - Interplanetary Medium - Self Released
13. Janet Robbins - I Hear Crow - Star 7 Records
14. Loscil - Monument Builders - Kranky
15. Stratosphere - Rise - Projekt
16. Marconi Union - Ghost Stations - Just Music
17. Saul Stokes - Objects And Phenomena - Self Released
18. Arcane - Automaton - Self Released
19. Loren Nerell - The Venerable Dark Cloud - Projekt
20. Various Artists - Saving Cecil's Pride - RadHaus
21. Julianna Barwick - Will - Dead Oceans
22. Errant Space - Sons De Meubles Modernes - Self Released
23. Metlay! - Fade - Aural Films
24. Contact - Eno: Discreet Music - Cantaloupe Music
25. Guy Buttery - Guy Buttery - Self Released

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, January 8, 2017

Hi -

  Sorry, no show today. Recovering from a relapse of the flu. Here's my
playlist for Sunday, January 8, 2017. A retrospective of all the best music of 2016. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 1/8/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Emma Zoe Elkinson        Part I            Discreet Music
Metlay!                Fade To Green        Fade

Forrest Fang            Part 1 - Cloudburst    The Sleepwalker's Ocean
Loscil                Straw Dogs        Monument Bu?ilders
Marconi Union            Sleeper            Ghost Stations
Julianna Barwick        Heading Home        Will

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein    Stranger Things/Kids    Stranger Things Vol.1
Arcane                Automaton        Automaton
The Contact            Zero Moment        Zero Moment
Peter Baumann            Searching In Vain    Machines Of Desire

Tom Eaton            Slow Rotations        Abendromen
Tom Eaton            Eridanus        Indesterren
Terra Ambient            Redrock            Beyond The Borders
Jeff Pearce            Snowfall        Follow The River Home

Paul Ellis   Here In The Waiting Room Of Eternity   A Guitar Has Moonlight In It
Tigger Benford            Imbroglio        Vessel Of Gratitude
Guy Buttery            Floop            Guy Buttery

Janet Robbins            I Hear Crow        I Hear Crow
Sonic Skypilots            Olympus Mons        Interplanetary Medium
Errant Space            Saltire            Sons De Meubles Modernes
Ben Neill        The Other Side Of Midnight    Horizonal

Byron Metcalf            Dark Brew        Saving Cecil's Pride
Loren Nerell            Dark Horizon        The Venerable Dark Cloud
Stratosphere            Desolation        Rise