Monday, March 29, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, March 28, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, March 28, 2010. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

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Secret Music Playlist, 3/28/10

Artist Song Album

Altus Passage Of Wastelands Only One Earth To Destroy
Lucette Bourdin Metallic Skies Soaring Above The Thunder

Bil Vermette The Lost Orbiter Voyager
Martin Newcomb Part 7 Sombre Suite
Paul Nagle Firedancer Firedancer

Arcticology Forest Eternal Now
Philip Wilkerson The Palace Of Dreams Still Point
Kit Watkins Sacred Honour This Time And Space

Merge Barophobia In The Lap Of The Gods
Under The Dome Launch Bellerophon
Transceive Intrigued Intrigue

TUU Invocation Invocation
Telomere Dawnlight Zoetosis
Vir Unis Currents Beneath The Shine The Drift Inside

Robert Rich Vetiver Ylang
The Winterhouse Secret Arrangements Pt.1 Sanctuary

Barbara Higbie Wishing Well Signs Of Life
Adam Hurst Wellspring Ritual
Jeff Pearce A Secret To Hide Lingering Light
Andy McKee Art Of Motion Art Of Motion
Craig D'Andrea Canada Sad Crazy Is Catching
Buzz Turner The Return Finally Home
Jimmy Wahlsteen The Urge To Gossip 181st Songs

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, March 21, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, Sunday, March 21, 2010. Enjoy!

Secret Music Playlist, 3/21/10

Artist Song Album

Arc Rise Rise

Seren Ffordd Out Of The Void Stellar Nurseries

John Christian Mangrove Susbarbatus
Modulator ESP The Light Historic Edition 1
Nemesis Terra Firma Gigaherz

Robert Rich Kalyani Ylang
A Broken Consort Leaves Crow Autumn
Ian Hawgood One Day Winter Snow Roads

Andy Pickford Djangotron Terraformer
Andy Pickford Tetsuo Maelstrom
Andy Pickford Hellfire Works II

Vidna Obmana The Empty Night Echoing Delight
Vidna Obmana & Jeff Pearce The Open Darkness True Stories
Vidna Obmana Shamanistic Return Twilight Of Perception

Adam Hurst Seduction Ritual
Hildur Gudnadottir Whiten Without Sinking
Karl Allweier Reflections Our World
Jimmy Wahlsteen You've Gotta Run Real Fast To Stand Still 181st Songs
David Modica Stay With Me Timeless
David Modica Last Breath Stillness & Movement
Christine Brown Treasured Moments Promise

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Featured Artists: February 2010

Here's my list of featured artists for February, 2010. This time is a little different, as I'm featuring one artist, one label and a concert series that spawned a series of CD's.

First off, the concert series. The Awakenings concert series in England has been around for several years now. It's a showcase for ambient and electronic music of all sorts. Makes me wish I lived there so I could see all these great shows. Here's the link:

For those of us who can't make it to the concerts, they put together CD collections of many of the artists who play at these shows, as well as other artists of a similar nature. These CD collections come out a couple of times a year, and often include songs you won't find on other albums. I always get these when they come out so I can hear some great new music. Here's a link to find out more:

Next up is a great ambient label, Infraction. Infraction has been around for a few years, releasing ambient and experimental electronic music. The quality of the albums are always top notch. Three of the top 20 albums in my February, 2010 playlist (Parks, Loren Dent and Sleepy Town Manufacture) are Infraction releases. I highly recommend them.

Lastly, I'd like to mention an artist who has performed on my show before, Daryl Shawn. Daryl was here a few years back with Jim Goodin performing as Chinapainting. Back then, he used old vintage tape recorders to get that Frippertronics kind of sound, but with acoustic guitar. I remember the soundcheck vividly. I couldn't hear his guitar through the monitors, just some sort of garbled noise. I told him this, and he told me that that was his guitar played through the tape loops. He's playing more identifiable guitar sounds lately on his own, and he's immensely talented. Check out his website for more information.

Secret Music Top 20 February 2010

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 22
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.

It's finally starting to warm up a little here, and none too soon. We
got smacked with a major snowstorm a couple of weeks back that knocked out my power for two days and cut off power to WVKR's transmitter for several days. But things are
back to normal now. About time...

I have a website/blog where I post playlists, etc. Be sure to check it
out for more information. I could also use local concert information as well. If you're a local musician, or just playing locally, send me concert info and I'll
put it up on the blog for all to see. Here's the link:

Speaking of concerts, my friend Darren Bergstein has a great new house
concert series at his home in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Lots of dates coming up, with known and unknown artists. Darren's going to be awfully busy this year, it seems. I
saw Richard Lainhart play there recently, and I'll be back for many more.
Hope to see you there.

That's it for now. Here's my top 20 playlist for February, 2010. Enjoy!

WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
February, 2010

1. Various Artists - Awakenings 2009 Vol.1 - Ambientlive
2. Loren Dent - Anthropology Vol.1 - Infraction
3. Daryl Shawn - Body Of A Poet - Dimed
4. Richard Bone - The Ghosts Of Hanton Village - Quirkworks Laboratory Discs
5. Sleepy Town Manufacture & Unit 21 - No Traces - Infraction
6. Dave Luxton - When The World Was Young - Wayfarer
7. Various Artists - Awakenings 2009 Vol.1.5 - Ambientlive
8. Marconi Union - 13 - MU Transmissions
9. Garth Green - Off The Map - Garth Green
10. Sonoprint - Deep Flight Expedition - Sonoprint
11. Tim Farrell - Codas - Magrathea Recordings
12. Ramp - Archetypes - Doombient
13. Viridian Sun - Infinite In All Directions - Hypnos Secret Sounds
14. Streamline - Abandon Summer - Streamline
15. Celer - Engaged Touches - Home Normal
16. Parks - Hidden - Infraction
17. Bill Dutcher - Finding Time - Bill Dutcher
18. Ludovico Einaudi - NightBook - Ponderosa Music & Art
19. Alpha Wave Movement - Cosmic Mandala - Harmonic Resonance Recordings
20. Ian Hawgood - Snow Roads - Dragon's Eye

Concert Dates Part 2

Hi -

Here's some upcoming shows those of you in the Hudson Valley area might want to check out.

First, Robert Rich is touring again this spring, the first in a few years. Check him out if you can. His live shows are always great and the new album, Ylang, is fantastic. He'll be in Philadelphia at the Gatherings on Sat.May 1, Hartford, CT on Tuesday, May 4 at the University of Hartford Wilde Auditorium, and Woodcliff Lake, NJ on Saturday May 15 at the One Thousand Pulses house concert series hosted by Darren Bergstein. That's the show to see, really. Nice intimate space. For more info, check out Robert's website:

Second, check out the One Thousand Pulses concert series for lots of great upcoming shows. Jozef Van Wissem, Eraldo Bernocchi, and Don Slepian in April, Spyra, Robert Rich and Northern Valentine in May, and lots of others, like Malcolm Cecil of Tonto's Expanding Head Band, John Vorus, a Gears Of Sand label night, Jason Sloan, Erik Wollo, and Chuck Van Zyl. Check out the One Thousand Pulses site for more information. I'll be at a bunch of those shows, so I hope to see you there.

Secret Music Playlist, March 14, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, Sunday, March 14, 2010. Happy St.Patrick's
Day, and with Daylight Savings Time (lost an hour of sleep.grr...), at least spring is coming soon. I got to see Richard Lainhart play live last weekend, so I
played one of his pieces. Enjoy.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

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Secret Music Playlist, 3/14/10

Artist Song Album

Rainbow Serpent Geyser Field Elektrik Cowboys

Carl Sagan's Ghost The Patience Of A Saint II At The End Of It All
36 The Box Hypersona
A Broken Consort Beneath Crow Autumn

Nemesis Final Frontier Gigaherz
Joost Egelie Landing Site Music For Mars Missions
Rene Van Der Wouden Part 3 Numerus Fixus

Bernd Kistenmacher The Beginning Celestial Movements
John Christian Susbarbatus Susbarbatus
The Omega Syndicate Mission 11 Sequence Of Goodwill

Robert Rich Translucent Ylang
Robert Davies Between The Crevices Terrestre
The Winterhouse A Parcel OF Enigmas Sanctuary

Richard Lainhart Dreamwood Staring At The Moon

Adam Hurst Chant Ritual
Hildur Gudnadottir Circular Without Sinking
Jimmy Wahlsteen 181st Song 181st Songs
Axel Schultheiss Sun After The Rain On Wings
Ewan Dobson Paganini's Hip Ewan Dobson
Steve Haber A Late Fall Day Timelessness - Thoughtfulness

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, March 7, 2010

Hi -

Back on the air this week after taking a week off and then losing power
to the transmitter after getting pounded by one of the worst snowstorms in recent memory. Lots of new stuff this time, including a wonderful album by Robert Rich,
who will be touring this spring. Got to see Richard Lainhart perform last
night at the One Thousand Pulses concert series hosted by Darren Bergstein
at his home in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. A wonderful show and a
wonderful space. Ironically enough, I got to talk to the man who founded
Periodic Music, who released Richard's early work and the work of Sergio
Cervetti, whose work was used in the soundtrack to Natural Born Killers.
Here's the link to One Thousand Pulses. Hope to see you there.

Secret Music Playlist, 3/7/10

Artist Song Album

Mystified Massive Turning Primal Mystification

Joost Egelie Stasis Music For Mars Missions
Rene Van Der Wouden Part 5 Numerus Fixus
Nemesis Gigaherz Gigaherz

A Broken Consort A Mercy Kill Crow Autumn
36 Inside Hypersona
Carl Sagan's Ghost Hallowed & Hungry At The End Of It All
Sergio Cervetti Fall Of The Rebel Angels The Hay Wain

The Omega Syndicate The Lycanthropic Principle Sequence Of Goodwill
John Christian Forest Of Weaver's Beams Susbarbatus
Bernd Kistenmacher Eternal Lights Celestial Movements

Robert Rich Attar Ylang
Robert Davies Under Thick Foliage Terrestre
The Winterhouse The Twilight Turns A Deeper Blue Sanctuary

The Kartuli Ensemble Kviria The Kartuli Ensemble
The Kavkasia Trio Si Koul, Bata Songs Of Earthly Delight
Kate Price The Lady And The Eagle The Time Between

Adam Hurst Ritual Ritual
Hildur Gudnadottir Aether Without Sinking
Jimmy Wahlsteen Shifts Of Attention 181st Songs
Axel Schultheiss Magic Hour On Wings
Ewan Dobson I Know Your Pain Ewan Dobson