Monday, July 28, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, July 27, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 27, 2014. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 7/27/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Jeff Pearce            No Matter How Far    With Evening Above

Jonathan Block & The Circular Ruins    Circles        Shadows On Water
The Circular Ruins        Interior Distance    Land Of The Blind
The Circular Ruins        Changing The World    The Alchemy Concert

Numina                Spiral Reminder        Shift To The Ghost
Numina                Tattered Illusions    Sanctum Sanctorum
Numina          Asleep Before The End Of The Story    Evolving Visions

Arc                Umbra            Umbra

Peter Calo            The White Ant        Cape Ann
David Cullen            Bela's Bounce        Indigo Blue
Sergio Altamura            Luna            Blu
David Darling            Minor Blue        Eight String Religion
The Carmelite Nun        Dusk            Spirit Of The Zither

Kevin Keller            Fathom Five        Euphony 1
Forrest Fang            Cicadas            Euphony 2
Ben Neill            Chemistry Of 7        The Gatherings

David Torn   Sending Religion To Bed Without Its Supper      Echoes LRC Vol.1
David Torn        Sunday On The Violet Sea    Windham Hill Guitar Sampler 2
Markus Reuter            Brigitte        Sultry Kissing Lounge

Monday, July 21, 2014

Secret Music Playlist, July 20, 2014

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, JUly 20, 2014. Best wishes to Ryuichi
Sakamoto, who is battling cancer. Also I played music from Markus Reuter and Ben Neill, who
will be appearing in separate shows locally in the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 7/20/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Julianna Barwick & Ikue Mori    Dream Sequence        FRKWYS Vol.6

Aglaia                The Flow Of Time    Hymns
Hymns                Penetranza        Centurion
Robert Davies            Bracken Alcove        Woodland Alcoves

Jeff Pearce            Cloudfall        With Evening Above
Kyle Bobby Dunn            Tout Voyeurs        Fragments And Compositions Of
Hauschka            Agdam            Abandoned City

Ryuichi Sakamoto    Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence    Piano One
Ryuichi Sakamoto        Railroad Man        BTTB
Ryuichi Sakamoto        Still Life        Out Of Noise
Sakamoto & Deupree        Frozen Fountain        Disappearance

Ben Neill            Auricle            Green Machine
Mark Dwane            Symbiosis        Anomalies
Jon Hassell            Pagan            City: Works Of Fiction

Markus Reuter            Julia            Sultry Kissing Lounge
Markus Reuter        Angelic Interference        Digitalis
Markus Reuter        Further Clues To Reality    The Longest In Terms Of Being
Markus Reuter            Part 2            Todmorden 513

Alexander Turnquist        House Of Insomniacs    Flying Fantasy
Don Ross            Tight Trite Night    PS15
David Pritchard            Evening Land        Among The Missing
Damon Buxton        The Constancy Of Angels        Visitations
Amy Janelle            Peaks Of Red        A New Direction

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Secret Music News, July 2014

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 27
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.                   

  So much has happened since my last email. Lots to catch you up on.
First, I went silent for a while in June and July. Not my fault, really. The gist of it is that
horrendous computer/network issues kept me from accessing email for a
couple of weeks. I didn't lose any data, but hardware was replaced. All is
well, at least for the moment. If I missed someone along the line, I'm
sorry. Wasn't much I could do. 

  June had a couple of nice events. First, I celebrated 27 years of Secret
Music. Doesn't seem like that long ago, really. So much time has passed, so many changes
in the music business. But there's still a lot of great music out there
and wonderful people who make the music and more wonderful people who
listen to my show. I celebrated by playing local music to honor the
community that has supported me for so long. And also in June, I hosted
Peter Calandra for an interview. A really nice guy and great musician.

  There are a whole bunch of great live concerts coming to the area in
July and August. Some big names, and some really interesting performances. I hope some of you in
the area can make it out to a show or two. Check out this link for more

  If any of you out there happen to be in the area and want to stop by for
an interview or to perform live, I'd love to have you here. I'm always looking for interviews
and/or performances from interesting people. Send me an email and we'll
work something out. 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 June, 2014. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
      June, 2014

1. Matteo Palmer - Out Of Nothing - Self Released
2. Peter Calandra - Inner Circle - Self Released
3. Bruno Sanfilippo - Claroscuro - AD21
4. Steve Roach - At The Edge Of Everything - Timeroom Editions
5. Loren Nerell and Mark Seelig - Tree of Life - Projekt
6. Marc Barreca & K.Leimer - Premap - Palace Of Lights
7. Fanger & Schonwalder - Analog Overdose 5 - Manikin Records
8. The Winterhouse - Gathering Autumn - Dataobscura
9. Marsen Jules - Beautyfear - Self Released
10. Robert Scott Thompson - Arcana - Relaxed Machinery
11. Onewayness & Drachemusik - Immeasurable - MCSD
12. Chronotope Project - Dharma Rain - Udana Music
13. Intelligentsia - Cosmonaut - Self Released
14. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos VII - Kranky
15. Steve Roach - Spiral Meditations - Timeroom Editions
16. Bob Ardern - Craftsman - Self Released
17. Andrew J.Douglas - Blossom River - Jennica
18. The Cosmic Arc - Feed Your Head - Self Released
19. Ann Sweeten - Tapestries of Time - Orange Band Records
20. Yann Novak - Snowfall - Dragons Eye

Monday, July 14, 2014

Upcoming concerts

Hi -

  Here's some info on upcoming concerts that should be of interest to my listeners. Hope you can make it to some of these. I'm going to try and make as many of these as I can. Some great shows coming up.

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5-7 pm: Ben Neill performs at Manitoga, Garrison, NY

  Ben Neill is a local musician and composer who works with an instrument of his own devising called the mutantrumpet, which is a trumpet with multiple bells and fitted with electronic controls. He will be performing a new piece at Manitoga, an outdoor venue which is also the Russell Wright design center. I honestly don't know what this will sound like, but Ben is a great musician and Manitoga is a wonderful outdoor space. This is one of those events you need to see to believe. Here's some links to more info:

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 7:30pm: Altan performs at the Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY

Altan is a wonderful Irish group that has been around for over 30 years. I've played their music on my show before. If you like Irish music, this is a must see. And the new Towne Crier space is wonderful. My congratulations to Phil Ciganer for creating such a wonderful concert space. Here's a link to more info:

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:30pm - David Torn and Dean Sharp perform at Quinns in Beacon, NY

David Torn is a well known guitarist and ECM recording artist, and Dean Sharp joins him on drums. This is going to be a wild show. David is exceptionally talented. A rare chance to see him in a small space. Here's a link to more info:

Friday, August 15, 2014, 9pm: Belew, Levin, Mastellato, Reuter perform at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY

Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastellato, Markus Reuter and friends. This is going to be a prog rock funfest. They're running a retreat for musicians in the Catskills that week and this is the culmination of those efforts. This is a must for prog rock fans. Here's a link to more info:

Saturday, August 16. 9pm: David Rothenberg and Markus Reuter perform at Quinns in Beacon, NY

David Rothenberg is a local horn player and Markus Reuter is a well known touch guitar player who has played in a variety of groups all over the world. This is a rare chance to catch Markus on a small local stage. I'm not sure what it'll sound like, but it'll be great. Here's a link to more info:

Friday, August 29 and Saturday August 30, times vary: Liz Story and Lisa Downing perform in CT and MA

These shows are pretty far away, but these are a rare chance to see Liz Story in concert. She is a great person and incredible piano player. Lisa Downing is also a talented piano player. The Friday show will be in Old Saybrook, CT and will also feature a performance by Will Ackerman, guitarist and founder of Windham Hill Records. Well worth the drive. The Saturday performance is in Northampton, MA and just features Liz and Lisa. Here's a link to more info:

Secret Music Playlists, July 2014

Hi -

  Catching up on the last of the playlists, finally. Here are my playlists
for July, 2014. A particularly exceptional batch of new albums this month, Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

  Secret Music Playlist, 7/6/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Arc                Arcadia            Umbra

Yair Elazar Glotman        Kara Sea        Northern Gulfs
Celestino            Lovely Hermit Phased    Kindling
Porya Hatami            River            Land

Aglaia                Memorabilia        Hymns
Aglaia                Darkling        Centurion
Robert Davies        Wayward Vine And Ivy        Woodland Alcoves

Jeff Pearce            The Same Stars        With Evening Above
Kyle Bobby Dunn        An Extension        Fragments And Compositions Of
Hauschka            North Brother Island    Abandoned City

Jon Hassell            Voiceprint        City: Works Of Fiction
Jon Hassell            Neon Night        City: Works Of Fiction
Jon Hassell            Ba-Ya Dub        City: Works Of Fiction
Mark Dwane            Anomalies        Anomalies
Markus Reuter            Kandi            Sultry Kissing Lounge

Paul Horn            Prelude/Inside        Inside
Paul Horn            Meditation: Psalm 3    Inside The Great Pyramid
Paul Horn            Astral Travel        Traveler
Paul Horn            Soli            Africa

Alexander Turnquist        Finding The Butterfly    Flying Fantasy
Don Ross        Michael, Michael, Michael    PS15
David Pritchard            Among The Missing    Among The Missing
Damon Buxton            Lighter Than Yesterday    Visitations
Amy Janelle            A New Direction        A New Direction

   Secret Music Playlist, 7/13/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Byron Metcalf & Mark Seelig    Intention        Intention

Porya Hatami            Bug            Land
Celestino            Shrineroom Door        Kindling
Yair Elazar Glotman        Khaypudyr Bay        Northern Gulfs

Jon Hassell            Alchemistry        City: Works Of Fiction
Jon Hassell            Mashujaa        City: Works Of Fiction

Will Ackerman            Processional        Returning
Liz Story            Without You        Solid Colors
Alex DeGrassi            Blood And Jasmine    Turning: Turning Back
Tim Story            In This Small Spot    Piano Sampler
Michael Hedges            Silent Anticipations    Breakfast In The Field

Jeff Pearce            After Dark        With Evening Above
Kyle Bobby Dunn            Sedentary I        Fragments And Compositions Of
Hauschka            Elizabeth Bay        Abandoned City

Ben Neill            Kama Rupa        Green Machine
Mark Dwane        Kaleidoscope Of Memories    Anomalies
Markus Reuter            Francesca        Sultry Kissing Lounge

Alexander Turnquist        Wildflower        Flying Fantasy
Don Ross            Klimbim            PS15
David Pritchard            Little Known Facts    Among The Missing
Damon Buxton            Rain            Visitations
Amy Janelle            Seasons Of Darkness    A New Direction

Secret Music Playlists, June 2014

Hi -

  My apologies for the long delay in getting these out. The last month has
been a technological nightmare. Faulty computers, faulty programs, faulty router,
you name it, it's been malfunctioning in the last month. Fortunately,
nothing was lost. Just a big fat pain. Everything seems to be working fine
now (new desktop and new router later), and time to get caught up. Here's
my playlists for June, 2014. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/1/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Chronotope Project        Dharma Rain        Dharma Rain

Andrew J.Douglas        Sailing To New Lands    Blossom River
Robert Scott Thompson    Last Hours Of Ancient Sunlight    Arcana
The Winterhouse            Wandering Alone        Gathering Autumn

Steve Roach        Apparition Collaboration    At The Edge Of Everything
Steve Roach        Consumed By Sunlight        Spiral Meditaions
Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig    Cintamani        Tree Of Life

A Winged Victory For The Sullen        Atomos VII    Atomos VII
Marsen Jules            Beautyfear III        Beautyfear
Barreca/Leimer            Outlander        Premap

Fanger & Schonwalder        Ringbahn        Analog Overdose 5
The Cosmic Arc            Feed Your Head        Feed Your Head
Intelligentsia            Terrestrial        Cosmonaut

Rafael Anton Irisarri        Passage            The North Bend
Rafael Anton Irisarri    A Thousand-Yard Stare        Daydreaming
Rafael Anton Irisarri        Krakow            Live

Zoe Keating            Optimist        Into The Trees
Matteo Palmer            Escaping Reality    Out Of Nothing
Bruno Sanfilippo        Absenta            Claroscuro
Bob Ardern            Schrodinger's Cat    Craftsman
Ann Sweeten            CAVU            Tapestries Of Time
Peter Calandra            The Wayfarer        Inner Circle
Zoe Keating            Tetrishead        Live At Schuba's

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/8/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Onewayness & Drachemusik    Upekkha            Immeasurable

Barreca/Leimer            Slow Panic        Premap
Marsen Jules            Beautyfear VIII        Beautyfear
A Winged Victory For The Sullen      Minuet For A Cheap Piano #1    Atomos VII

Fanger & Schonwalder        Wannsee        Analog Overdose 5
The Cosmic Arc        When The Days Get Dark        Feed Your Head
Intelligentsia            Millennia        Cosmonaut

The Winterhouse            Autumn Nights        Gathering Autumn
Andrew J.Douglas        Red Leaves        Blossom River
Robert Scott Thompson        Liminal Worlds        Arcana

Roy Peters            Lo-Rac-Ska-Noh        Dream Dancer
Roy Peters            Hold The Wind        Hold The Wind
Roy Peters            Winter Hawk        Tracks In The Snow
Roy Peters            Sagamore        Convergence

Steve Roach            Hyperpassage    At The Edge Of Everything
Steve Roach            Spiral Meditation    Spiral Meditaions
Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig    Arbor Vitae        Tree Of Life

Matteo Palmer            Sacred Grove        Out Of Nothing
Bob Ardern            Pipe Dream        Craftsman
Bruno Sanfilippo        Claroscuro        Claroscuro
Peter Calandra            Clyde And The Pearl    Inner Circle
Ann Sweeten            Endless Sky        Tapestries Of Time

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/15/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Holosphere            Untitled        Live At WVKR 6/22/03

A Viberatto            Riiver            A
Gorn/Levin/Marotta    Man Walking From A To B        From The Caves Of The Iron
Luminaria            Innisfree        Sea Waltz
Layne Redmond            Uma            Since The Beginning

Alexander Turnquist        Grounded        Like Sunburned Snowflakes
Samuel Claiborne        Alone            The Annunciation
Brian Gallaway            Rosebud Is A Sled    The Solace/Angst Ratio
Louis Landon            Peaceful        Unwind
Scott Helland        Tall Tales From The Tavern    Catapult
Art Labriola            The Grey        Winter Day

Kevin Bartlett            Across My Heart        Near Life Experience
Janet Robbins            Voluntary Exile        Carrying The Bag Of Hearts Vol.1
Brian Farmer            1.2.06            Music For Bathing

Amy Fradon & Leslie Ritter    Crystal Song        The Best Of Amy & Leslie
Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito    Love Grows        In The Silence
Trio Kavkasia            Si Koul, Bata        Songs Of Earthly Delight
Kartuli Ensemble        Kviria            The Kartuli Ensemble

Richard Lainhart        Hall Of Mirrors        These Last Days
Christopher Cameron        #9            New Music Spring 2010
Symmetry            Positron        Music On WVKR-FM
Steven Lance            Into The Rabbit Hole    4 Never And Ever
Jim Pospisil            The Twenty Year Secret    Unreleased

Scott Petito            Afternoon In A Cloud    Sbass Music
Chris Lane            In A Presence        Memory Boxing
Ben Neill            Sargasso        Green Machine

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/22/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Yann Novak            Snowfall        Snowfall

Chronotope Project        Oort Cloud        Dharma Rain
Onewayness & Drachemusik    Mudita            Immeasurable

Stephan Micus            Adela            Desert Poems
Stephan Micus            The Sky            Life
Stephan Micus            Padre            Towards The Wind
Stephan Micus            Gates Of Fire        The Garden Of Mirrors

Barreca/Leimer            Interleaving Traps    Premap
Marsen Jules            Beautyfear X         Beautyfear
The Winterhouse            They Lived Here Before    Gathering Autumn

Matteo Palmer            Ex Nihilo        Out Of Nothing
Bob Ardern            Cape Breton Lullaby    Craftsman
Bruno Sanfilippo        Luciana            Claroscuro
Peter Calandra            Inner Circle        Inner Circle
Ann Sweeten            Tapestries Of Time    Tapestries Of Time

Steve Roach            Serpents Rebirth    At The Edge Of Everything
Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig    Yggdrasil        Tree Of Life

Doug Hammer            The Turn Of Time    Travels
Doug Hammer            Back In Your Arms    Travels
Doug Hammer            Heart            Heart
Michele McLaughlin        Forsaken        Out Of Darkness
Michele McLaughlin        Waking The Muse        Waking The Muse

Fanger & Schonwalder        Schoneberg        Analog Overdose 5

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/29/2014

   Artist            Song            Album

Stephan Micus            Til The End Of Time    Til The End Of Time

Ishq                Fluroscopia        Timelapse In Mercury
Ishq                The Sun Arcs A Smile    Sky Spaces
Ishq                Opal            Orchid
Ishq                Na Den            Lyght

Northern Valentine        Untitled        The WVKR Sessions

Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck    She Understood The Numbers    EM05
Ion                Voyager            Voyager
Eddie Jobson            Theme Of Secrets    Theme Of Secrets

Peter Calandra            Ramblin' Nighttime    Ashokan Memories
Peter Calandra            Clyde And The Pearl    Inner Circle

Peter Calandra            Night Watch        Inner Circle
Peter Calandra            Ashokan Memories    Ashokan Memories

Peter Calandra            Chorale            Inner Circle
Peter Calandra            Woodland Valley        Ashokan Memories