Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Secret Music Playlist, February 20, 2011

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 20, 2011. This was a sad day for
a couple of reasons. First, a Poughkeepsie city policeman lost his life in the line of duty earlier in the week, the first time that's happened there since the
1960's. Second, ambient musician Lucette Bourdin passed away suddenly
earlier in the week as well. She was a great talent that was not well
known. I played some of her music as a tribute to her work.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524


Secret Music Playlist, 2/20/2011

Artist Song Album

Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder The Gates Of Kairuan Repelen
Ray Carl Daye A Fragile Shift Echoes From The Aether

Kyle Bobby Dunn The Second Ponderosa The Young Persons Guide To
Jumpel Aries Europa
Janne Hanhisuanto Rusted Barrel By The Sea Water Stories

Ron Boots & Synth.NL Contemple Du Ciel Refuge En Verre
Gert Emmens Stratagem Of Morality Metamorphosis

Ken Elkinson Silver Maple Music For Commuting
Ken Elkinson Kyoto Music For Commuting
Ken Elkinson The Man With The Orange Shoes Music For Commuting
Dan Pound Wind And Wing Aurora
Dave Luxton Waiting For The Soft Rains Dark Moon

Lucette Bourdin Great Is The Sun Golden Sun
Lucette Bourdin & Darrell Burgan Palayanam Samhata
Lucette Bourdin The Unnumbered Stars Horse Heaven

Lucette Bourdin Now The Moon Silver Moon
Lucette Bourdin The Rumor Hunter Rumors From Cypress Town
Lucette Bourdin Soaring Above The Thunder Soaring Above The Thunder

Lorrie Sarafin The Last Buffalo Many Paths
Hunter Van Larkins Maple Myriad
Kathryn Kaye Leaf Dance Dreaming Still
Steve Davison Downstream People White River Suite
Erdem Helvacioglu & Ros Bandt Returning Home Black Falcon

Saturday, February 19, 2011

In memory of Lucette Bourdin

Hi -

Tomorrow's show (2/20/11) will include a tribute to Lucette Bourdin, who passed away this week. She was an amazingly talented ambient musician who put out a number of recordings, many of them available on the Earth Mantra netlabel. My condolences to her family and friends.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Secret Music Playlist, February 13, 2011

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 13, 2011. Lots of great new
music this time. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524


Secret Music Playlist, 2/13/2011

Artist Song Album

Kubusschnitt Uncertainty Of Entropy Entropy's Evolution

Paradiso & Rasamayi Bliss 3rd Eye Rising
Jumpel Stockholm Europa
Szymon Kaliski A Point To Out Of Forgetting

Kyle Bobby Dunn The Tributary A Young Person's Guide To
Celer Pouring Me Into The Rest Of You Dying Star
Janne Hanhisuanto This River Water Stories

Create We Live By The Machines We Live By The Machines
Ron Boots & Synth.NL La Roche En Ardenne Refuge En Verne
Gert Emmens Empathy Metamorphosis

Ken Elkinson Unfolding Music For Commuting
Ken Elkinson Stephanie Seymour Music For Commuting
Ken Elkinson Spheres Music For Commuting
Dave Luxton Dark Moon Dark Moon
Dan Pound Magnetic Pull Aurora

John Dyson No Replies Different Values
John Dyson Survival Silverbird
Wavestar Cleopatra's Barge Out Of Time

Erdem Helvacioglu & Ros Bandt Falconer's Knot Black Falcon
Lorrie Sarafin Arrival Many Paths
Hunter Van Larkins Myriad Myriad
Kathryn Kaye The Wind Is A Lady Dreaming Still
Steve Davison The Most Beautiful Sky White River Suite

Monday, February 7, 2011

Secret Music Top 20 January 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 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 www.wvkr.org. 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 had three interviews in as many shows lately, and they all went very well. Thanks to Rick Cutler, Jimmy Goodman of A Viberatto, and Darren Bergstein of the One Thousand Pulses house concert series for coming in and talking to me. I'm always looking to book more live interviews and/or performances here in the WVKR studios. Let me know if you'd like to come visit.

I've received word that the next Electro-Music festival has been scheduled for early September in Huguenot, NY. If you're a musician who makes electronic music or even just a fan, I strongly urge you to go to this festival. Three days of playing with strange and new instruments, informative seminars, making new friends and of course, lots and lots of interesting live music. I always have a great time. make friends, and come home with bagfuls of CD's to listen to. Here's the info:


As far as promo copies of music go, I'm always happy to receive CD's. The surprise factor at finding a package in the mail is always welcome. Though these days, I've been getting more and more downloaded music as well. If you want to send me music that way, that's perfectly fine. Just let me know. I've had a couple of musicians ask me about this lately, so I thought I'd see how others felt. Have you gone to downloads for promo distribution, or are you sticking with CD's? Have you looked at options like Bandcamp and Dropbox as a way to distribute them? What sort of response are you getting from other DJ's? Maybe we can help each other and come up with solutions together.

I've increased my online presence. In addition to my blog, I now have two Facebook pages. One for the show itself, and a personal page where I can better connect with all of you. I hope you'll check them out and add me as a friend, if you haven't done so already. I'll be posting updates there on a more regular basis. Here's the relevant links:

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Here's my top 20 list for January, 2011. I welcome your comments. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524


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

1. Rick Cutler - First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch - New Dude Records
2. Will Ackerman - New England Roads - Lifescapes
3. Loreena McKennitt - The Wind That Shakes the Barley - Quinlan Road Limited
4. Black Swan - Black Swan - self released
5. Gareth Pearson - Urban Echoes Vol. 1 - CandyRat Records
6. Don Ross - Breakfast for Dogs! - CandyRat Records
7. DB - Analogue - Manor
8. Chuck Van Zyl - MemorySpace - Synkronos
9. False Mirror - Derelict World - self released
10. Nattefrost - Dying Sun/Scarlet Moon - Groove Unlimited
11. Picture Palace Music - Midsummer - Groove Unlimited
12. The American Dollar - Ambient Two - Yesh
13. David Parsons - Akash - Celestial Harmonies
14. Hummingbird - Our Fearful Symmetry - Fluid
15. The Omega Syndicate - Synth Hosanna - self released
16. Magnetic Wind - Astral Vortexes - self released
17. The American Dollar - Ambient One - Yesh
18. MorPheuSz - Days of Delerium and Nocturnal Nightmares - Groove Unlimited
19. Ombient - Rites Of Passage - self released
20. Mains De Givre - Esther Marie - Textura

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Secret Music Playlist, February 6, 2011

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, Sunday, February 6, 2011. A particularly
nasty week weather-wise. However, I was fortunate to have my good friend Darren Bergstein come into the studio to promote his house concert series, One Thousand
Pulses. We played concert recordings from past performances and music from
upcoming performances. The series is about electronic music of all different kinds, hosted at his home in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. For more info, please visit his website:


Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524


Secret Music Playlist, 2/6/2011

Artist Song Album

Delicate Monster Untitled Live At OTP

Eraldo Bernocchi Untitled Live At OTP

Malcolm Cecil & Electric Golem Untitled Live At OTP

Color Is Luxury Untitled Live At OTP

Richard Lainhart Four Coices The Beautiful Blue Sky

Durians Coral Myspace
Ergo She Haunts Me Multitude Solitude

Erdem Helvacioglu Frozen Resophonic Altered Realities
Halvacioglu & Bandt Moment Of Delicacy Black Falcom

Tim Motzer Bio Mod 4D Fractured Reverb Underground
Rapoon Hollow Flight The Fires Of The Borderlands
Rapoon Dahina Ta Vernal Crossing

Colin Andrew Sheffield For Today A Cleansing Ascension
Matt Shoemaker Arrival Soundtrack For Dislocation