Sunday, January 31, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, January 31, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 31, 2016. Played longer pieces
today to give myself a break and enjoy longer songs for a change. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

            Secret Music Playlist, 1/31/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Day One            Stormwarning

Dirk Serries        The Illusion Of Sense       Streams Of Consciousness 130806

The Tangent Project        Glass Block        Surface

Jason Sloan            The Fifth World        Deluge

Air Sculpture            Tranceatlantic Part 2    Tranceatlantic

Chuck Van Zyl            Callisto        Celestial Mechanics

Arc            Falling Through To Rapture    Church

Symmetry            Vlipmonotronic        WMD

Monday, January 25, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, January 24, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 24, 2016. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 1/24/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Desert Eternal        Pinnacle Moments

Bing Satellites            Of The Seven Seas    Of The Seven Seas
Olan Mill            Mussart            Cavade Morlem
Aglaia            Bulbophillum Nocturnum        Florealia Nocturna

Lucia Hwong            Dragon Dance        House Of Sleeping Beauties
Lucia Hwong            Generic Actress #3    Secret Luminescence
Lucia Hwong            Angels            Celestial Realms

Emma Zoe Elkinson        Part I            Discreet Music
Ray Sammartano            Aperture        Through The Chronos Lens

Paul Ellis        Lightning In The Temple        Secret Fire
Paul Ellis  A Roaring Player Piano Left Burning On The Beach  Into The
Liquid Unknown
Paul Ellis  The Wind Up Synthesizers Of The Glass Reich  Silent Conversations
Paul Ellis        Oh Well, Dear Silence        Moth In Flames

Ben Neill            Entre Deux        Horizonal
Arcane                The Gathering        Contagion
Common Ground            Long Voyage Home    Common Ground

Markus Reuter            Part 2            Todmorden 513
Markus Reuter & Robert Rich    Reductive        Eleven Questions
Markus Reuter            Patricia        Sultry Kissing Lounge
Stick Men            Shades Of Starless    Live In Midori - Second Show
Markus Reuter            The Invisible World    Digitalis
Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy    Dervish            Dervish

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, January 17, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 17, 2016. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

            Secret Music Playlist, 1/17/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Vortex 1        Alive In The Vortex

Robert Scott Thompson        Trajectory        Pale Blue Dot
Olan Mill            Gurriva            Cavade Morlem
Christopher Bissonnette        Shuttering Slides    Pitch, Paper & Foil

Bing Satellites            Stoltenhopf        Of The Seven Seas
Jacob Newman & Devin Underwood    Built From Amber    Sending The Past
Aglaia                Silene Nocturna        Florealia Nocturna

Air Craft            Opening            So Near, So Far
Brian Kelly            View From The Swing    Butterfly Rapture
Candice Night            In My Arms        Starlight, Starbright
Angelo Rapan        Whispering Of The Forest    Songs Of Leaving

Common Ground            Spirited Encounter    Common Ground
Ray Sammartano            Looking Glass        Through The Chronos Lens
Emma Zoe Elkinson        Part VI            Discreet Music

David Bowie    My Death    Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture Soundtrack
David Bowie            Warszawa        All Saints
David Bowie            Moss Garden        All Saints
David Bowie            The Mysteries        All Saints

Ben Neill            Horizonal        Horizonal
Arcane                Hawthorn        Contagion
John Christian            Pacific            Sol Invictus

Monday, January 11, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, January 10, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 10, 2016. Plenty of great new
music to start the new year. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 1/10/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Emotion Revealed    Emotions Revealed

Bing Satellites            Walvis Ridge        Of The Seven Seas
Jacob Newman & Devin Underwood    Light Point        Sending The Past
Aglaia                Enotera            Florealia Nocturna

Emma Zoe Elkinson        Part IV            Discreet Music
Ray Sammartano            Illumination Code    Through The Chronos Lens
Common Ground            The Apollo Frequency    Common Ground

Christopher Bissonnette        Epoch            Pitch, Paper & Foil
Olan Mill            Taliole            Cavade Morlem
Robert Scott Thompson        Perigee            Pale Blue Dot

Ben Neill        The Other Side Of Midnight    Horizonal
John Christian            Holology        Sol Invictus
Arcane                Catacomb        Contagion

Terra Ambient            The Breathing Earth    The Darker Space
Terra Ambient            Serpent And Stone    The Gate
Terra Ambient            The Ghost In Me        Wanderlust

Air Craft            So Near, So Far        So Near, So Far
Josefine & Trina Opsahl        A Fairytale        Unbroken Dreams
Brian Kelly            Piano Escapade        Butterfly Rapture
Candice Night            So This Is Love        Starlight, Starbright
Angelo Rapan            Remember        Songs Of Leaving

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, January 3, 2016

HI -

  Here's my playlist for January 3, 2016. This was my best of 2015
retrospective. Lots of great stuff last year. Happy New Year!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 1/3/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Air Sculpture            Ranger Station        Vanishing Point Vol.1
Redshift            Circling Above        Life To Come

Ken Elkinson            Icicle Rain        Music For Commuting Vol.7-12
Moebius/Story/Leidecker        Flathead        Snowghost Pieces
Loscil                In Threes        Sea Island
Rafael Anton Irisarri        Displacement        A Fragile Geography

Emerald Web            Nova Suite        Catspaw
Sonic Skypilots            March Into Myst        March Into The Mist
Roy Mattson        Invitations And Consolations    Mesmer
Binar                Floatylite        Mushroom Vimana

Steve Roach        Climbing Escher's Stairs    The Skeleton Collection
Erik Wollo            Echotides No.5        Echotides
Forrest Fang            Fossils            Letters To The Farthest Star

David Cross & Robert Fripp    Starless Theme        Starless Starlight
Dave Luxton            Today We Were II    Ambient Music To Heal
Robert Rich            Filaments        Filaments

Ion                The Faraway Piano    A Fall Of Stars
Dave Bessell            Lament            Black Horses Of The Sun
Andy Pickford            Quest            Vanguard
Arcane                Revenants        Revenants

Kevin Keller            La Strada        La Strada
Robin Spielberg        Another Time, Another Place    Another Time, Another Place
Helen Avakian            Icarus            Notes From Helen Pierre
Bensusan            L'Alchimiste        Encore
Eric Tingstad            Mississippi        Mississippi

Friday, January 1, 2016

Secret Music News, January 2016

Hi -

  Hard to believe it's a new year already. Sure didn't feel like winter a
week ago. I was on the beach in Cape Cod and people were surfing. I hope everyone had a great
holiday season and a happy new year. Not sure what the new year will bring
yet. Hopefully something good. I'd like to take the opportunity to thank
the people who make it all possible. Thanks to the musicians and record
labels for sending me great music to play. Thanks to WVKR for putting up
with me all this time. And most of all, thanks to the listeners for
supporting me all this time. I couldn't do it without you.

  Music and the music business is certainly changing. Some musicians and
labels have fallen by the wayside, while others are struggling. Some of the change is good,
some of it bad. I'm not sure where it'll all end up. I'm glad to see
people are still hanging on, producing music that matters to them. I hope
that continues and that people find ways to survive in the new economy.
I'd be interested to hear your stories, your experiences. Perhaps there's
something that can be of use to others. I'll try to pass along what I can.

  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 28
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.  

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 are my top 20 playlists for November and
December, 2015. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

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

1. Redshift - Life To Come - A Distant Sun Production
2. Rafael Anton Irisarri - A Fragile Geography - Room40
3. Christina Vantzou - No.3 - Kranky
4. Ian Ethan Case - Run Towards The Mountains - Self Released
5. Arcane - Landers - Self Released
6. Diatonis - Tangential Plateaus - Self Released
7. Dave Luxton - Strange Environs - Wayfarer
8. Arcane - Black Knight - Self Released
9. Marconi Union - Departures - Chemical Tapes
10. David Rothenberg & Bernhard Wostheinrich - Adaptations - Iapetus
11. Markus Reuter - Mundo Nuevo - Iapetus
12. Blackmore's Night - All Our Yesterdays - Frontiers Records
13. Wil Bolton - Inscriptions - Dronarivm
14. Rich Osborn - Freehand - Self Released
15. Erik Emil Eskildsen & Bernhard Wostheinrich - Ambidextrous Sun - Iapetus
16. Tom Teasley - Dreams Of India - T&T Music
17. Michael Meara - The Calling Darkness - Somnarium
18. As If - Havet - gterma
19. Bill Leslie - Across The Water - Greycliff Music
20. Urenga - Pacific Depths - gterma

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

1. Binar - Mushroom Vimana - Self Released
2. Jeff Pearce - Winter Calm - Jeff Pearce Music
3. Green Isac Orchestra - Green Isac Orchestra - Spotted Peccary Music
4. Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - Twine - 12K
5. Michael Chapman - Fish - Tompkins Square
6. Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Loon - Erased Tapes
7. Slow Meadow - Slow Meadow - Hammock Music, LLC
8. Marc Barreca - Beneath The Mirrored Surface - Palace Of Lights
9. Enya - Dark Sky Island - Reprise Records (Warner Music)
10. Bing And Ruth - City Lake - RVNG
11. Tom Caufield - Moog & Nylon - Self Released
12. Hans Christian - Nanda Devi - New Earth Records
13. Joe Olnick - Free Atmosphere - Self Released
14. Shuttle358 - Can You Prove I Was Born - 12K
15. David Lindsay - Nightbound - Fallingfoot Records
16. Steven C - Christmas Beyond - Self Released
17. Joanne Lazzaro - Under The Stars - Self-Released
18. Anne Trenning - The Sunflower Waltz - Shadetree Records
19. Doug Hammer - Christmas Lights - Dreamworld Productions
20. Fitzpatrick, Schiff & Olson - Convergence - Self Released

  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 25 Albums of 2015

1. Air Sculpture - Vanishing Point Volume 1 - Self Released
2. Ion - A Fall Of Stars - Thinking Metal Music
3. David Cross & Robert Fripp - Starless Starlight - Noisy Records
4. Redshift - Life To Come - A Distant Sun Production
5. Kevin Keller - La Strada - Kevin Keller Productions
6. Dave Bessell - Black Horses Of The Sun - DiN
7. V/A - Ambient Music to Heal: an Album for Our Wounded Warriors - Wayfarer
8. Binar - Mushroom Vimana - Self Released
9. Andy Pickford - Vanguard - AD Music
10. Steve Roach - The Skeleton Collection - Timeroom
11. Forrest Fang - Letters to the Farthest Star - Projekt
12. Erik Wøllo - Echotides - Projekt
13. Arcane - Revenants - Self Released
14. Eric Tingstad - Mississippi - Cheshire Records
15. Pierre Bensusan - Encore - DADGAD Music
16. Emerald Web - Catspaw - Anodize
17. Moebius/Story/Leidecker - Snowghost Pieces - Bureau B
18. Ken Elkinson - Music For Commuting Volumes 7-12 - August Son Productions
19. Rafael Anton Irisarri - A Fragile Geography - Room40
20. Helen Avakian - Notes From Helen - Self Released
21. Roy Mattson - Mesmer - Relaxed Machinery
22. Loscil - Sea Island - Kranky
23. Robin Spielberg - Another Time, Another Place - Play Mountain Music
24. Sonic Skypilots - March Into The Mist - Self Released
25. Robert Rich - Filaments - Soundscape Productions