Sunday, November 28, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, November 28, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, November 28, 2010, Had a nice long
Thanksgiving weekend off, which was nice. Lots of great new stuff this time.
Going to see Chuck Van Zyl and Ombient play at Darren Bergstein's One Thousand Pulses house concert series in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey next Saturday night,
so I played some of their music too. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 11/28/2010

Artist Song Album

Ombient Threshold Ombient

Jason Sloan Sunset Without A Dawn Corrupted Horizon
Andrew Lahiff Rain Falling On Embers Fading Motionless Nights
Andrew Lahiff Viewing The Distant Six Trees In The Colony

Emmalee Crane Stair Asterism Crux
Emmalee Crane I Never Expect You To Stay Formantine
Sophie Hutchings Sunlight Zone Becalmed

Steven Lance Wavicle Wavicle
Itsnotyouitsme Music For A Blue Whale Documentary Fallen Monuments
Darshan Ambient Talking Book A Day Within Days

Chuck Van Zyl Dark Bands, Bright Streaks The Relic

Herion Oxg Out And About
Ben Swire Summer From Here To There
Brian McBride Melodramies Telegraphies Pt.1 The Effective Disconnect

Ken Elkinson The Huron Carol Generations Of Yuletide
Art Labriola Silent Night Silent Night
Dana Cunningham In The Bleak Midwinter Silent Night
Tingstad & Rumbel It Came Upon A Midnight Clear Peace On Earth

Adam Rafferty We Three Kings A Christmas Guitar Celebration
Chuck Cape For The Beauty Of The Earth In The Spirit Of Christmas
Lisa Downing Canon In D/Christmas Medley Christmas For Two
Victoire A Door In The Dark Cathedral City
William Tyler The Green Pastures Behold The Spirit

Friday, November 26, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, November 21, 2010

Hi -

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

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 11/21/2010

Artist Song Album

Jim Kirkwood Part 1 Castles Of Sand

Lucette Bourdin & Darrell Burgan Sarga Samhata
Lucette Bourdin Inner Vastness Horse Heaven

Ian Boddy Skylights Pearl
Ian Boddy Elemental Pearl
Amongst Myselves Town On The Hill Fragments
Aglaia The Airy Circle Reverberent Skies

Boreal Taiga Polaris Isopectic Isotac
36 Siren Hollow
Carinthia I Am With You Always All My Fountains Are In You

Todd Fletcher Byzantium Byzantium
Todd Fletcher Badlands Star
Todd Fletcher Bad Angel Arcane Energies
Todd Fletcher Midday Blue The Wasteland

Can Atilla Arpeggiator Live
Can Atilla Concorde Forever Concorde
Javi Canovas Radiometry Red Metal

Tim Story When Comes December Collected
Aaron Sheppard We Meet On The Level Imaginational Anthem IV
Michael Mandrell Shining Child Returning And Returned
Louis Landon I Found You Solo Piano For Love, Peace And Mermaids
Heidi Anne Breyer All Souls Lullaby Another Place & Time

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, November 14, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, November 14, 2010. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 11/14/2010

Artist Song Album

Jack Hertz Side B A Thin Drone Silence

Dreamhub Into Orbit Moments In Space
Lucette Bourdin The Unnumbered Stars Horse Heaven
Lucette Bourdin & Darrell Burgan Ascaryam Samhata

Ian Boddy Floating Pearl
Intelligentsia Dark Star Music For Motherships
Michael William Gilbert Dance Myself To Sleep I Can See From Here

36 Hollow Hollow
It's All One Song Mud Dogs Mud Dogs
Carinthia The Gentle Deep All My Fountains Are In You

Boreal Taiga Bjornova Isopectic Isotac
Aglaia From This Darkness Spin The Golden Soul Reverberent Skies
Amongst Myselves Smell Of The Sun Fragments

David Van Tieghem Strange Cargo Strange Cargo
Sanford Ponder Watergarden Etosha
Carlos Alomar Insomniac Dream Generator
Eddie Jobson Theme Of Secrets Theme Of Secrets

Louis Landon Fall Solo Piano For Love, Peace And Mermaids
Tim Story Homage Collected
Michael Mandrell Bhagavan Dude Returning & Returned
Tyler Ramsey Our Home Beyond The River Imaginational Anthem IV
Heidi Anne Breyer In A Region Of Clouds Another Place And Time

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, November 7, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, Sunday, November 7, 2010. Lots of great
new stuff this time. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 11/7/2010

Artist Song Album

Modulator ESP Part Two New Horizons

Aglaia Atlas Coeli Reverberent Skies
Boreal Taiga Unimak Island Isopectic Isotac
Amongst Myselves Field Of Broken Mirrors Fragments

Carinthia Selah All My Fountains Are In You
It's All One Song Early Frost Mud Dogs
36 Home Hollow

Ian Boddy Aquanaut Pearl
Michael William Gilbert Dark Horizon I Can See From Here
Intelligentsia Yamato Music For Motherships

Lucette Bourdin & Darrell Burgan Palayanam Samhata
Lucette Bourdin Fearless Light Horse Heaven
Dreamhub Zero Gravity Moments In Space

Markus Reuter Radiating Blackness Digitalis
Markus Reuter & Robert Rich Reductive Eleven Questions
Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter Distant Rituals Distant Rituals
Markus Reuter A Prospect That Is Simple Trepanation

Louis Landon Orbits Solo Piano For Love, Peace and Mermaids
Tim Story Caranna Collected
Michael Mandrell Ode To Stella Gazara Returning & Returned
William Tyler Between Radnor & Sunrise Imaginational Anthem IV
Heidi Anne Breyer On His Wings Another Place And Time
Evan Wish And, What If Forget Me Not Blue
Michael Brent DeMaria Xiaolin Gaia

Monday, November 1, 2010

Secret Music Top 20 October 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 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 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.

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. I've even got a picture of my new
neighbors, a family of red foxes that moved in under the shed. Here's the

Things are getting cold again here, and I'd rather have summer back.
Still, the last couple of weeks here have been wonderful, with the leaves changing color. This is a beautiful part of the country in the fall. I celebrated my birthday this past weekend, and got to play scary music on Halloween like I do every
year. Guitarist Peter Biedermann was a guest on my show this past month,
and it was great seeing him play live on the air. I also got to see Erik
Wollo in concert, who came from Norway to perform here in the states. Hope
all is well with you and keep sending me great music. Here's my top 20
playlist for October for your perusal. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

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

1. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing the Piano / Out Of Noise - Decca Records
2. Slow Dancing Society - Under The Sodium Lights - Hidden Shoal Recordings
3. Redgreenblue - Red - Self Released
4. Swartz - Nighttide - Utter East
5. Rudy Adrian - Distant Stars - Lotuspike - Spotted Peccary Music
6. Steven Grace - Cobalt Blue - Self Released
7. Goldmund - Famous Places - Western Vinyl
8. Steve Roach and Mark Seelig - Nightbloom - Projekt
9. Glenn Henriksen - Message - Self Released
10. Glenn Henriksen - Electronic Secret - Self Released
11. Chris Russell - Frozen - Relaxed Machinery
12. Bob Ohrum - Elevated - Relaxed Machinery
13. Xeroid Entity - Clouds Of Dust - Self Released
14. V/A - Electro Music 2010 - Electro Music Media
15. Dan Pound - Wolf Moon - Pound Sounds
16. Twyndyllyngs - Between Space And Time - Electro Music Media
17. Mark Kroos - And Grace Will Lead Me Home - Self Released
18. Wall Matthews & Rusty Clark - Air Over Water - Self Released
19. Richard Lainhart - White Night
20. Helen Jane Long - Embers - Self Released

Featured Artists: September & October 2010

Hi -

This time around I'm going to combine both months and present some of the best of both. For September, it's one album and a label. And for October, it's two albums.

The first is the new album from David Helpling and Jon Jenkins, called The Crossing on the Spotted Peccary label. Both are long time ambient musicians. David's style is more reminiscent of Patrick O'Hearn, and Jon has done various ambient styles. The new album is upbeat and rhythmic, with great sounds and outstanding production. I highly recommend it. For more info, go to the Spotted Peccary website:

The next is a label from the Netherlands, Groove Unlimited. For many years they've been releasing the best in European electronic music of all styles. They've got a lot of great music from a variety of artists. Whenever I see a package arrive from Groove with new CD's, I know I'm in for something good. And they've also got a mail order site if you're looking for other electronic music, too. Check them out here:

Next up is an artist whose work I've admired for a long time, Ryuichi Sakamoto. He got his start as part of the pioneering Japanese electronic pop music group Yellow Magic Orchestra, but went out on his own and has released many albums of electronic pop and soundtrack work. I saw him in concert ages ago and he put on a great show. I've always loved his solo piano work, as it's very personal, though very well played. His new album is a 2 CD set. Playing The Piano is a solo piano album with reworkings of some of his best soundtrack pieces with some new songs added in. Out Of Noise is bolder, with Ryuichi's piano combined with more experimental electronics. It's good to hear something new and wonderful like this from him.

Last is an artist I've come to know recently but like a lot, Slow Dancing Society. His music has that languid, post rock ambient sound I've really started to appreciate of late. Very simple, yet very evocative and emotional. The new album, Under The Sodium Lights, is perhaps the best yet. Well done and highly recommended.