Sunday, February 15, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, February 15, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 15, 2015. Plenty of great new
stuff this month. Stay warm and enjoy.

Scott Raymond

            Secret Music Playlist, 2/15/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Igneous Flame            Liquid Emerald        Lumen
Banabila/Van Geel    Echoes From Hadhramaut       Music For Viola And Electronics

Alio Die & Parallel Worlds    Fragile Imagery        Elusive Metaphor
Alio Die & Lorenzo Montana    Muns De Etrah        Holographic Codex
Radiant Mind            Beacon Of Sound        Strands

Foltz/Lynn            Prelude            Departure
Metcalf/Roach/Thomas        Primalanalog        Monuments Of Ecstasy
Robert Rich            Eulalia            Filaments

Steven Lance            Girl Love    The Best Is Yet To Come
Polaris                White Horizon        Way Out

Dave Bessell            Theme One    Black Horses Of The Sun
Galactic Anthems        Till The End        Sinew And Lace
Arcane                The Returned        Revenants
Ray Sammartano        Coronal Mass Injection        Dark Matter Sunshine

Andy Pickford            Questions        Replicant
Andy Pickford            The Furnace        Terraformer
Andy Pickford            Hellsgate        Maelstrom

Balmorhea            Dream Of Thaw        Balmorhea
Jimmy Wahlsteen            The Land Of Orlando    No Strings Attached
Barbara Higbie            Irreducible Mind    Scenes From Life
Sean Proper            Culverts        Imaginational Anthem Vol.7
Peter Biedermann        Blues For Big Red    Tales From The Desert

Andy Pickford            Sarcophagus        Xenomorph

Monday, February 9, 2015

Secret Music Playlist, February 8, 2015

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, February 8, 2015. Was out the past two
weeks, and this time I played the music of Tangerine Dream and Edgar Froese to pay tribute to
Edgar, who passed away recently. He produced a great body of music and
pioneered what we know today as the Berlin School sound. He influenced so
many musicians in his time. I only had time to play a small part of his
music. There's so much more out there to discover.

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 2/8/2015

   Artist            Song            Album

Tangerine Dream      Journey Through A Burning Brain    Electronic Meditation
Tangerine Dream            White Clouds        Green Desert

Tangerine Dream        Movements Of A Visionary    Phaedra
Tangerine Dream        Rubycon Pt.2 (excerpt)        Rubycon
Tangerine Dream      3AM At The Border Of The Marsh From
Okefenokee    Stratosfear

Tangerine Dream      Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender    Cyclone
Tangerine Dream        Thru Metamorphic Rocks        Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream        Pilots Of Purple Twilight    Exit

Edgar Froese            Upland            Aqua
Edgar Froese            Walkabout        Pinnacles
Edgar Froese            Stuntman        Beyond The Storm
Edgar Froese            Qantas 611        Macula Transfer

Tangerine Dream            Tangent            Poland

Tangerine Dream            Love On A Real Train    Risky Business
Tangerine Dream            Vengeance        Sorcerer
Tangerine Dream        Stealing The Silver Cross    The Keep

Tangerine Dream            Marakesh        Optical Race
Tangerine Dream            Canyon Carver        Canyon Dreams

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Secret Music News, February, 2015

Hi -

  I'm not a fan of winter. I managed to avoid one storm, but another seems
imminent. Can't wait for it to be warm again so I can be outside. Hope all of you are
staying warm. There is a lot of great music out there. I'm glad for those
of you who make it and send it to me so I can play it. There's always
something new out there, and that keeps things interesting.

  I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the passing of Edgar Froese,
founder of Tangerine Dream. Next week I'll play a show of TD and Froese solo music in his
honor. He influenced the work of so many people, myself included. I heard
the music of Tangerine Dream growing up and loved it. It was one of the
guiding forces that lef me to do this show. I saw TD in concert long ago,
for the Optical Race tour. Met him all too briefly afterward. Even though
he's gone, his legacy remains. Thanks, Edgar.

  Most of you know me at this point. but there's a few that might not. 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.
Don't get me wrong. I love CD's and love to see nice packaging. But I know
what it costs to mail such things, too. It's up to you. 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.  

  Many of you have noted that my mailing address has changed, though some
of you may want to double check. I wouldn't want something to get lost or returned
when mail forwarding runs out. For various reasons, I've decided to go
with a PO Box for the foreseeable future. Please use the following address
for all mailings through traditional post. For UPS/package mailings,
please contact me for a suitable shipping address. Thanks for your

Scott Raymond/WVKR
PO Box 146
Fishkill, NY 12524                   

  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, 2015. Enjoy!

 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
    January, 2015

1. V/A - Ambient Music to Heal: an Album for Our Wounded Warriors - Wayfarer
2. Loscil - Sea Island - Kranky
3. Emerald Web - Whispered Visions - Finders Keepers
4. Kaki King - Everybody Glows - Short Stuff
5. Dave Fulton - Of Those Things Left Unsaid - Hypnos Recordings
6. Tom Teasley - The Love of the Nightingale - Self Released
7. Harold Budd - Jane 12-21 - Darla
8. Antonio Testa & Michel Moglia - Forget The Past - Hypnos
9. Subradial - Ice Diving - Hypnos Recordings
10. Gleisberg & Grassow - Ad Lucem - gterma
11. Markus Reuter - 6 Reflections - Iapetus
12. Syndromeda - Connected - Syngate
13. Dave Luxton - Remnants - Wayfarer
14. Loscil & Fieldhead - Fury & Hecta - Gizeh
15. Neil Tatar and David Darling - Where Did The Time Go - Tasker Music and Tatar Associates
16. Urenga - Mu - gterma
17. Steve Brand - The Space Between - Relaxed Machinery
18. Seetyca - Lieder Zum Summen - gterma
19. Chris Russell and Eyes Cast Down - Memory Palace - Self Released
20. Denise Young - Passionata - Dancing Horses Music