Sunday, June 23, 2013

Upcoming events and a link for you

Hi -

  Here's some updated information on upcoming events here at Secret Music, and a link you might find interesting.

  First, on Sunday, July 28, I'm proud to welcome back ambient musician Meg Bowles to the WVKR studios for a live interview. She has a great new album out (which didn't take 12 years this time), and I'm happy to have the chance to interview her again. Here's her website for more info on her music.

  Second, the interview with pianist Rick Cutler that was originally scheduled for Sunday, July 14, has been moved to Sunday, August 4 due to schedule conflicts. He's a great guy, and I'm glad to have him back in the studio. We'll be talking about music and playing cuts from his new album, which will be out soon. Here's a link to his website for more info.

  Lastly, here's a link that may be of interest to some of you. Some of you may know that I have some small interest in photography. I'm finally ready to share some of it with the rest of the world. I set up a Flickr site with some of the least disappointing photos and invite you all to take a look. At some point, I'll get around to organizing them in albums, but for now, it's a random smorgasbord. I hope you like them. They're pictures taken over the last 10 years or so in various places around the Northeast US. Some places may be recognizable, others may not. I'm using different cameras with different techniques, including color, black & white, and infrared. If you'd like to know more, just ask. If you'd like to use a picture for something, let me know and we'll work something out. Here's the link. Enjoy.

Secret Music Playlist, June 23, 2013

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 23, 2013. Played some glurpy Robert
Rich music to honor the cicadas in my area. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/23/2013

   Artist            Song            Album

Marsen Jules            Excerpt            The Endless Change Of Colour

Pan American            Laurel South        Cloud Room, Glass Room
The Narrows    You're Beautiful, Like A Mayfly        There's A Ghost In Me
Alio Die & Mathias Grassow    Winds From The Other World    Praha Meditations

Rhian Sheehan            The Upper Sky        Stories From Elsewhere
Chris Russell            Outlands        Portal
Telomere            Spiral Arms        Lux Primordia

Fanger & Schonwalder        Earshot Part Two    Earshot
Sensitive Chaos              Amerisynthecana        Amerisynthecana
Axess                51'2'N 6'59'O        Aviator

Emmalee Crane            The Summer Fell Silent    Crowd Of Reeds
Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius    Virginiel    Selected Studies Vol.1
Erik Wollo            Celestia Part 2        Celestia

Robert Rich            Mantis Intentions    Bestiary
Robert Rich            Animus            Propagation
Robert Rich            Alba            Medicine Box
Robert Rich            Vetiver            Ylang

Dead Can Dance            The Host Of Seraphim    In Concert
Harold Budd        Seven Colonnades        Bandits Of Stature
Louis Landon            Camelot            Ten Year
Greg Maroney    The Reluctant Ballerina Revisited    Hope Resides

Joe Bongiorno            Sailing The Sky        Into The Wind
Dead Can Dance            Children Of The Sun    In Concert
Bill Ylitalo            Empty Temple        Djam Gong

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Secret Music Playlist, June 16, 2013

Hi -

   Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 16, 2013. This show marks the 26th
anniversary of Secret Music, and to help me celebrate, JEM of Symmetry came and played
live on my show. Much thanks for a wonderful performance. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/16/2013

   Artist            Song            Album

Holosphere            Live            Live At WVKR 6/22/03

Symmetry            Chromosphere        Live At EM Vol.2

Symmetry            Live            Live At WVKR 6/16/13

Symmetry            Laser Dawn        Parallel Allegories
Symmetry            Infringement        WMD

Holosphere            Distant Memory        Parallel Universe
Holosphere            Lost Transmission    Holosphere
Holosphere            Out There        Holosphere

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Secret Music Playlist, June 9, 2013

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 9, 2013. Lots of new stuff, and I
played the music of Symmetry, who will be performing live on my show on Sunday, June 16 as
part of my 26th anniversary. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/9/2013

   Artist            Song            Album

Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder     Silent Running Pt.1 & 2   Eglise De

Alio Die & Mathias Grassow    Augoeides        Praha Meditations
The Narrows            Emperor Steamer        There's A Ghost In Me
Pan American            Relays            Cloud Room, Glass Room

Telomere            Celestial Sky        Lux Primordia
Chris Russell            Echo            Portal
Rhian Sheehan            Nocturne 1985        Stories From Elsewhere

Fanger & Schonwalder        Earshot Part Three    Earshot
Axess                Aviator            Aviator
Sensitive Chaos      Contemplation Of One's Place In The
World    Amerisynthecana

Erik Wollo            Celestia Part 3        Celestia
Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius    Pastoral    Selected Studies Vol.1
Emmalee Crane            Crowd Of Reeds        Crowd Of Reeds
Deep Listening Band        Processional        Sanctuary

Symmetry            Vlipmonotronic        WMD

Dead Can Dance            Nierika            In Concert
Harold Budd        Perfume Doesn't Dance        Bandits Of Stature
Louis Landon            Family            Ten Years
Greg Maroney            Into The Fray        Hope Resides
Joe Bongiorno            Into The Wind        Into The Wind
Bill Ylitalo            Gong Slang        Djam Gong

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Upcoming events

Hi -

  Here's some info on some upcoming events of interest to Secret Music listeners. A couple of upcoming interviews on Secret Music, and a concert of note.

  First, on Sunday, June 16th, I will be celebrating the 26th anniversary of Secret Music with a live in-studio interview and performance by Symmetry, a local electronic musician. He's performed on the show before, and I'm always happy to have him back.

  Second, on Sunday, July 14, pianist Rick Cutler will be back in the WVKR studio for a live interview. He's got a new CD coming out, and I can't wait to hear it.

  And finally, on Thursday, June 20, a rare live concert by local ambient pioneer Pauline Oliveros at the BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY. Pauline has been around for a long time, and she doesn't perform much these days. And the BSP is a great venue. Hope to see you there.

Secret Music News, June 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 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. 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.                

  Spring is here, and the Hudson Valley is beautiful. I've got a new
camera arriving tomorrow (IR modified) and I'm looking forward to taking some pictures with it. I
got to see Ben Neill perform a blistering jazz set at a local club. And
I'll be seeing ambient pioneer Pauline Oliveros perform at another local
club later this month. I had local musician Brian Farmer come into the
studio last Sunday to talk about his music and play CD's. He's a great guy
and it was good to talk to him again. This month I celebrate the 26th
anniversary of Secret Music. It's amazing that it's been that long. And
I'll be celebrating in grand style with a live on-air performance from
local musician Symmetry on Sunday, June 16th. It's sure to be a great
show. And coming up on Sunday, July 14, is an interview with pianist Rick
Cutler. He's got a new album coming out and I'm looking forward to hearing it.

  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 May, 2013. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

  WVKR "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
     May, 2013

1. Brian Henke - Seven Magic Spells - Divine Wind
2. Wadephul - Ich Bin Ein Berliner - Ricochet Dream
3. Hollan Holmes - Phase Shift - Self Released
4. Brian Farmer - Cycles Vol.1 - Bodhi Bridge
5. Steve Roach - Future Flows - Projekt
6. Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog Overdose In The Applebaum Nebula -
Ricochet Dream
7. Julia Kent - Character - The Leaf Label
8. AeTopus - Angels and Machines - 12Ton Productions
9. Amir Baghiri - Prayers For The Earth - Attenuation Circuit
10. Mike Dawes - What Just Happened? -CandyRat Records
11. Patrick Woods - Gone Before Morning - Spin Acre
12. Code Indigo - Meltdown - AD Music
13. Robert Carty - Beautiful Depths - Deep Sky Music
14. Dan Pound - Spherical - Pound Sounds
15. Robert Carty - Ecodrones - Deep Sky Music
16. Cousin Silas - Whispers Fall - Free Floating
17. Ukab Maerd - The Waiting Room - RHC Productions
18. Sun An - Papaya - CD RT
19. Catherine Marie Charlton - River Flow: Sanctuary - River Dawn Productions
20. Seva - Live At The Ambient Ping - Ping Things

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Secret Music Playlist, June 2, 2013

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, June 2, 2013. Thanks very much to special
guest Brian Farmer for coming into the studio to talk about his music and play from
his CD's. He's a great guy and it's always good to talk to him. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/2/2013

   Artist            Song            Album

Duncan Goddard            Ketchup Bogie        Electrical Tape

Erik Wollo            Celestia Part 1        Celestia
Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius    Wandelbar    Selected Studies Vol.1
Emmalee Crane            Fraction Amber        Crowd Of Reeds

Rhian Sheehan        A Thimble Full Of Sorrow    Stories From Elsewhere
Chris Russell            Fathoms            Portal
Telomere            Flightpath        Lux Primordia

Brian Farmer            Crow Variation 1.1    Cycles Vol.1
Brian Farmer            1.2.06            Music For Bathing

Brian Farmer            Schuman Freq 3        Cycles Vol.1
Bill Ylitalo            Khrishna's Bounce    Djam Gong

Brian Farmer            Crow Variation 6    Cycles Vol.1
Brian Farmer            Extend            Music For Bathing

Brian Farmer            Schuman 539        Cycles Vol.1
Brian Farmer            Rain 3            Music For Bathing

Bill Ylitalo            Rembang's Clock        Djam Gong
Dead Can Dance            Anabasis        In Concert
Harold Budd        The Moss Of Imagination        Bandits Of Stature
Greg Maroney            Narcissus        Hope Resides
Joe Bongiorno            Inspired        Into The Wind
Louis Landon            Freefalling        Ten Years
Bill Ylitalo            Buru            Djam Gong