Sunday, February 24, 2013

Secret Music Playlist, February 24, 2013

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 24, 2013. Today I aired excerpts from
an interview I did back in December with Will Ackerman, musician, producer and founder of
Windham Hill Records. I've known him a long time and it's always a pleasure to see him. Enjoy.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 2/24/2013

   Artist            Song            Album

Jesse Sparhawk & Eric Carbonara      A Patient Promise    Sixty Strings

Eric Carbonara            Dawn Never Dusk        The Paradise Abyss
Eric Carbonara      Through A House Of Violet Abandon    Imaginational Anthem 5
Alexander Turnquist    Like Sunburned Snowflakes    Like Sunburned Snowflakes
Alexander Turnquist    Standing At The Entrance Of A Hidden City Imaginational Anthem 5

Will Ackerman            Part 1            Interview 2012
K.Ryan Brown            Stonebridge        Eden
Dana Cunningham            Leap Of Faith        The Color Of Light

Will Ackerman            Part 2            Interview 2012
Masako                Glastenbury, Vermont    The Gathering
Rocky Fretz            Kim's Song        The Gathering
Peter Jennison            Anthem            The Gathering
Devin Rice & Erin Aas        Thyn Ayre        The Gathering

Will Ackerman            Part 3            Interview 2012
Will Ackerman            Processional        In Search Of The Turtle's Navel
Will Ackerman        Before We Left This All Behind    Hearing Voices
Will Ackerman        T Bone Called It Motown        New England Roads

Will Ackerman            Part 4            Interview 2012
Alex De Grassi    Waltz And March Of The Rhinoceri    Turning: Turning Back
Michael Hedges            Silent Anticipations    Breakfast In The Field
George Winston            Road            Autumn
Liz Story            Bradley's Dream        Solid Colors

Mark Isham        On The Threshold Of Liberty    Vapor Drawings
Darol Anger & Barbara Higbie    Above The Fog        Tideline
Shadowfax            Angel's Flight        The First Ten Years

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Secret Music Playlist, February 17, 2013

Hi -

   Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 17, 2013. Played some older
stuff today for various reasons. Hadn't played Vangelis in ages, so I fixed that. Jeffrey
Koepper's birthday was this week, so I played some of his music. And I hadn't played
DATT in forever, too. I'll play some more acoustic music next week to balance things out. Enjoy.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 2/17/2013

   Artist            Song            Album

Volt                Circuits        Circuits

Vidna Obmana             Distort            Twilight Of Perception 2
Vidna Obmana            Forest Arrow        Earth Dangling
Chuck Van Zyl            Visitation        Cenotaph

Arcane                A Tale Of Unease    A Tale Of Unease
Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven    The Quiet Steps        Life In Cosmic Highway
Can Atilla            Shadow Of The Knights    Hi Story

Blackmore's Night        Toast To Tomorrow    A Night In York
Matthew Schoening        Transition        Motif
Laura Sullivan        Secrets From The Deep        Love's River
Isadar                Red            Red
Triona NiDhomhnaill        Every Moment        The Key's Within

Vangelis            Titles            Chariots Of Fire
Vangelis            Movement 2        Soil Festivities
Vangelis            Movement 6        Mask
Vangelis            Theme From Antarctica    Antarctica
Vangelis            Albedo 0.39        Albedo 0.39

Jeffrey Koepper            Passages        Etherea
Jeffrey Koepper            Byzantine Machine    Momentium
Jeffrey Koepper            Interphase        Sequentaria
Jeffrey Koepper            Rising Sun        Eadiate

Dweller At The Threshold    The Arc Of Gravity    No Boundary Condition
Dweller At The Threshold    Part 2            Full Boundary Condition
Dweller At The Threshold    After Logic Fails    Ouroboros

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Secret Music Playlist, February 10, 2013

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 10, 2013. Lots of great
electronic music today, both Berlin School style and ambient. Haven't had a lot of European electronic
music for a while. Nice to have some new things to listen to. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 2/10/2013

   Artist            Song            Album
Steve Roach            Resolved        Soul Tones

Ron Boots    The Sorrow Remains Of Things That Past    Ante Oculos
Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven    Incomprehensible Walk    Life In Cosmic Highway
Can Atilla            Hi Story        Hi Story

Tangerine Dream            Moonlight        Encore
Tangerine Dream            Cloudburst Flight    Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream        Pilots Of Purple Twilight    Exit
Tangerine Dream            Dominion        Logos

Ken Elkinson            Finite Indeterminate    Music For Telecommuting
Robert Scott Thompson    Far Side Of The Sky        Upon The Edge Of Night
The Glimmer Room        Part 6        The Wind Blows Summer From The Trees

Arcane                Stone Tapes        A Tale Of Unease
Resonant Drift            Aurora Breaking        Full Circle
Chuck Van Zyl            Forever Distant        Cenotaph

Vidna Obmana             The Healing Site    Twilight Of Perception 2
Vidna Obmana            Interlude        Earth Dangling
Steve Roach & Byron Metcalf  In The Safety Of Travel    Tales From The Ultra

Erik Wollo            Monument        Images Of Light
Erik Wollo            Soft Machine        The Polar Drones
Erik Wollo            First Arrival        Gateway

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Secret Music News, February 2013

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 25
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 performance, 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 cold here in New York, and I'm doing my best to keep warm. I'm
surprised at the amount of new music I've been getting, though. Usually this time of year is
quiet. Not this time. I'm always happy to see something new and
interesting show up in my mailbox or email. With the increase in postage
rates, it's not as easy for artists to mail CD's. I'm perfectly happy with
downloaded promos. Somewhere around half the albums I play these days come
to me this way. Just let me know.

  There's a new service out called which allows you to record
radio shows (like mine). The website has more info. but it's basically a free service much
like a Tivo, which allows you to select and record radio shows for future
listening. Finally something for those of you who aren't around to listen
in on a Sunday morning.               

  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, 2013. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
      January, 2013

1. Majeure - Solar Maximum - Temporary Residence
2. Masako - Masako - Self Released
3. Alpha Wave Movement - Exiled Particles - Harmonic Resonance Reoordings
4. Steve Moore and Majeure - Brainstorm - Temporary Residence
5. Saul Stokes - Formation - Self Released
6. Adam Hurst - Festivale - Ash Records
7. The Green Kingdom - Incidental Music - Tench
8. Sam Rosenthal - Tanzmusik - Projekt
9. Brian Eno - Lux - Warp Records Limited
10. Bob Holroyd - RE: ambient - Self Released
11. Groupthink - Of Microscopic Origins - Periphery
12. Darwin Raymond - Beyond The Shore, The Sea - Resting Bell
13. Simon Scott - Below Sea Level - 12K
14. Kane Ikin - Sublunar - 12K
15. Dave Kydd - Unbroken - Self Released
16. Bernd Kistenmacher - Antimatter - Mellowjet
17. Robin Bullock - Majesty And Magic - Dancing Wolf
18. Disturbed Earth and Shane Morris - Suburban Catacombs - Relaxed Machinery
19. Gregg Plummer - Red Veil - Free Floating Music
20. Paul Adams - Sleep: The Dreaming Flute - Lakefront

Secret Music Playlist, February 3, 2013

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 3, 2013. Lots of great new music
this month. Foremost among the new releases are newly released albums of older
material from Vidna Obmana, and a bunch of new stuff from the Groove
Unlimited label. Good to hear new music from both sources. Also, I
realized recently that I hadn't played any of Zero Ohms' older music in a
long time, so I rectified that. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 2/3/2013

   Artist            Song            Album

Lamp                The Tower Of Breganze    Three Towers

Ken Elkinson            Solstice        Music For Telecommuting
Robert Scott Thompson    Upon The Edge Of Night        Upon The Edge Of Night
The Glimmer Room        Part 3        The Wind Blows Summer From The Trees

Blackmore's Night    Locked Within The Crystal Ball    A Night In York
Laura Sullivan            Blessed            Love's River
Isadar                Broken Valentine    Red
Triona Ni Dhomnaill        The Sun On The Water    The Key's Within
Matthew Schoening        Third Rendition        Motif

Can Atilla    The Kings And The Beggars Part 1    Hi Story
Gert Emmens & Cadenced Haven    Reflective Orbit    Life In Cosmic Highway
Ron Boots        Xenophobes And Other Weirdos!    Ante Oculos

Zero Ohms    Looking In On Schrodinger's Cat        Supreme Infinite Essence
Zero Ohms    Express Neither Feature Nor Intent    Sweven
Zero Ohms            The Spaceport        True Degrees Of Freedom

Vidna Obmana             Controversial Space    Twilight Of Perception 2
Vidna Obmana        In The Presence Of Something    Earth Dangling
Steve Roach & Byron Metcalf    Fire Sky Portal        Tales From The Ultra Tribe

Chuck Van Zyl            Charon            Cenotaph
Resonant Drift        Soaring Over Elysian Fields    Full Circle
Arcane            House On The Barren Hill    A Tale Of Unease
Peter Gabriel            Across The River    Secret World Live