Monday, May 30, 2016

Secret Music News, May 2016

Hi -

  It's a hot Memorial Day here. Looks like an early summer after not much
of a winter. Been seeing a lot more great albums come in the last couple of months. Good new
ambient/electronic, too. Got to see Stick Men play live, which is always
fun. And it's always good to see Markus Reuter. In a couple of weeks I'll
be celebrating 29 years of Secret Music on WVKR. Doesn't seem like that
long, except when I go through the shelves of CD's looking for something
to play. I don't have any definite plans as of yet, but I'm open to ideas.
A live interview and/or performance would be nice. Let me know if you're

  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's my top 20 playlists for April and May, 2016.

Scott Raymond

    WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
        April, 2016

1. Stratosphere - Rise - Projekt
2. Tigger Benford & Party - Vessel Of Gratitude - Self Released
3. Guy Buttery - Guy Buttery - Self Released
4. Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Trance Frendz - Erased Tapes
5. Majeure - Union Of Worlds - Self Released
6. Bob Kilgore w/ Bear - Time and Again - Weaseltrap Records
7. Patrick Woods - Candlelight Utopia - Spin Acre Music
8. Csillagkod - All the Time - Spotted Peccary Music
9. Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries - The Storm Of Silence - Glacial Movements
10. Rapoon - Song From The End Of The World - Glacial Movements
11. Rudiger Lorenz - Southland - Bureau B
12. John Gregorius - Still Voice - Spotted Peccary Music
13. Lynn Yew Evers - Elysian - In-Concert Productions
14. 14. Ian Boddy - Tone Science - DiN
15. Ryan Stewart - One Journey - Ryan Stewart Music
16. Neil Patton - Between Shadow and Light - Self Released
17. Robby Davis - Blue Skies Ahead - Self Released
18. Dan Chadburn - Keys of Light - Self Released
19. Forrest Smithson - Reversal of Thought - Reversal of Thought
20. Patrick Woods - Gone Before Morning - Spin Acre Music

    WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
            May, 2016

1. Tom Eaton - abendromen - Riverwide Records
2. Various Artists - Saving Cecil's Pride - RadHaus
3. Transceive - Exit To Nowhere - Self Released
4. Jim Ottaway - Southern Cross - Self-Released
5. Steve Roach and Robert Logan - BioSonic - Projekt
6. Steve Roach and Robert Logan - Second Nature - Projekt
7. Alpha Wave Movement - Kinetic - Harmonic Resonance Recordings
8. Darwin Raymond & Jacob Newman - Transitions - Dataobscura
9. Adam Hurst - To A Darkening Sky - Self Released
10. Marika Takeuchi - Colors in the Diary - Self Released
11. Cyberchump - The Construction of Things - Internal Combustion
12. Javi Canovas - Eunomia - Self Released
13. Perge - Aural Coefficients Within A Fractal Plane - Self Released
14. Nunc Stans - Elementa - Dataobscura
15. Robert Davies - Dwelling Place - Dataobscura
16. Todd Mosby - On Eagle Mountain - Self Released
17. Binar - Another Day In La La Land - Self Released
18. Robert Carty - Being Here - Deep Sky Music
19. Helen Jane Long - Identity - BLE Music Records
20. Fiona Joy - Signature - Synchronicity - Little Hartley Music

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, May 29, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, May 29, 2016. Plenty of oldies but
  goodies here, folks. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist,

   Artist            Song            Album

Kubusschnitt        Uncertainty Of Entropy        Entropy's Evolution

Jeff Karsin            Sailing With Inner    Pandataria
Jason Joseph            Strings & Shadow    Steps Of The Pilgrim
Biff Johnson            Lost Caravan        Reading The Bones

Andrew Lahiff        Ascending To The Dream Horizon    Approaching worlds
Szymon Kaliski            Or Delicate        Out Of Forgetting
Richard Lainhart        Desert Gardens        Polychromatic Integers

John Lakveet        Leibniz And Contingency        The Force Of Reason
Steve Jolliffe            Part 3            Zanzi
Mark Jenkins            The Swords Of Truth    This Island Earth

Koda            Waiting For The Shore        Movements
Greg Klamt            Obtuse Mongoose        Fluxus Quo
Al Gromer Khan            The Anahat Syndrome    Divan I Khas

David Lange            Stardate 342.1        Return Of The Comet
Loksa                Green Adaptor 2        Green Adaptor
Brent Reiland & John Lyell    Traveler        Wormholes

Mario Konrad            The Spirits Dance    Spirit Cave
Jeffrey Koepper            Ancient Sunlight    Etherea

Leo Kottke        Morning Is The Long Way Home    One Guitar, No Vocals
Laurence Juber            Nighthawk        Altered Reality
Carter Lancaster        Keep Off The Grass    Case Closed
Fred LaRose            Hailstorm Coming    Focus
Peter Jennison            Solitary Peace        Longing For Home

Monday, May 16, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, May 15, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 5/15/2016. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 5/15/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Robert Carty        Basking In Sun Fields        Being Here

Binar                Planet Shopping        Another Day In La-La Land
Jim Ottaway            Alpha Crucis        Southern Cross

Michael Shrieve & Steve Roach    The Leaving Time    The Leaving Time
Thomas Ronkin            Reconcile        Within; Distance
Sayer                Ancient Dreams        1st Encounter

Another Neglected Hobby        Katanga Spirit        Saving Cecil's Pride
Cyberchump            Doppelfinger        The Construction Of Things
Tom Eaton            The Compass        Abendromen

Transceive            Break Down The Doors    Exit To Nowhere
Alpha Wave Movement        Anoraxis        Kinetic
Steve Roach & Robert Logan    Biosense        Biosonic

Stick Men            Shades Of Starless    Midori - First Show
Steve Rose            The Diminishing Day    The Diminishing Day

Adam Hurst            Romance            To A Darkening Sky
Helen Jane Long            Talk Of An End        Identity
Marika Takeuchi            Into The Storm        Colors In The Diary
Todd Mosby            Falling Light        On Eagle Mountain
Fiona Joy            Invisible Train        Signature - Synchronicity
Leonardo Rosado            Leaving And Staying    Opaque Glitter

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, May 8, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, May 8, 2016. This show was dedicated to
Isao Tomita, one of the pioneers of electronic music, who passed away last week. Rest in

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 5/8/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Perge             Bataclan    Aural Coefficients Within A Fractal Plane

Steve Roach & Robert Logan    Moment's Notice        Second Nature
Jim Ottaway            Southern Cross        Southern Cross

Robert Davies            Tangled In Clover    Dwelling Place
Darwin Raymond & Jacob Newman    Wind And Winter        Transitions
Nunc Stans            Mysterium        Elementa

Transceive            Exit To Nowhere        Exit To Nowhere
Alpha Wave Movement        Machine Mambo        Kinetic

Betzler & Bruckner        Gaia Ghat        Saving Cecil's Pride
Steve Roach & Robert Logan    Primal Confluence    Biosonic
Tom Eaton            Saturday Night        Abendromen

Tomita            Snowflakes Are Dancing        Snowflakes Are Dancing
Tomita            Venus: The Bringer Of Peace    Planets
Tomita            Tristan Und Isolde        The Mind Of The Universe
Tomita                The Gnome        Pictures At An Exhibition

Adam Hurst            From Nowhere        To A Darkening Sky
Marika Takeuchi            Gray Clouds        Colors In The Diary
Helen Jane Long            Flowers            Identity
Todd Mosby            Jack's Fork        On Eagle Mountain
Fiona Joy            Grace            Signature - Synchronicity

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, May 1, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, May 1, 2016. This show is dedicated to
the memory of Jeff Kowal, aka Terra Ambient, who passed away earlier this week. Rest in
peace, Jeff.

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 5/1/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Javi Canovas            Sophrosyne        Eunomia

Nunc Stans            Conjunction        Elementa
Darwin Raymond & Jacob Newman    Beneath A Frozen Moon    Transitions
Robert Davies            Serene Dwelling Place    Dwelling Place

Byron Metcalf            Dark Brew        Saving Cecil's Pride
Cyberchump            Stuck In Stutter    The Construction Of Things
Tom Eaton            Slow Rotations        Abendromen

Transceive            Route X            Exit To Nowhere
Alpha Wave Movement        Kinetic            Kinetic
Binar                Byzantium        Another Day In La-La Land

Steve Roach & Robert Logan    Shadowspeak        Second Nature
Steve Roach & Robert Logan    Omnigen            Biosonic
Jim Ottaway            Beta Crucis        Southern Cross

Terra Ambient        To The Brink And Back        The Darker Space
Terra Ambient            Westerly Prayer        The Gate
Terra Ambient            The Ghost In Me        Wanderlust

Pierre Bensusan            Voyage For Ireland    Live
Adam Hurst            To A Darkening Sky    To A Darkening Sky
Marika Takeuchi            Frozen Lake        Colors In The Diary
Helen Jane Long            Survivor        Identity
Todd Mosby            Eagle Mountain        On Eagle Mountain
Fiona Joy            Fair Not        Signature - Synchronicity