Monday, June 25, 2018

Secret Music News, June 2018

Hi -

  I've been lazy about sending updates. Can you blame me? We've had some
nice weather here and I've been taking full advantage of it and getting out to take
pictures whenever possible. Though summer is here and things will heat up.
Not my favorite time. Give me spring and fall any day.

  I've done some good stuff with the show, too. In May I had local artists
Cumulus perform on my show. First time I've ever had a koto player perform live. It's
interesting to see up close. And in August Markus Reuter will be back to
play for us, along with guitarist Mark Wingfield. Should be a lot of fun.
And a week ago I celebrated 31 years of Secret Music. Jeez, I'm getting

  What's interesting to note is all the local talent I've been seeing
lately. Groups like Cumulus and Arranged Marriage NP have been in to play, and I've seen Jeff Mercel and 4 Airports play live locally too. And I've been playing music from
other locals like Peter Calandra, Taylor Deupree and a guy who calls
himself Pasteboy who makes wonderful ambient music. And coming up I have
new music from Peter Coates of Cumulus and 4 Airports. There really is a
wealth of talent here in the Hudson Valley, and I'm glad I can give it the
attention it deserves.

  If you're a local musician or just passing through and you'd like to
come in for an interview or performance, I'd like that a lot. Just drop me a line and we'll work
something out.

  I've gotten some great new music lately, and I always appreciate it. If
you've got something new you'd like me to hear, just let me know. CD's are always appreciated,
but downloads are fine and dandy as well. Whichever you prefer. There's a
few of you out there that I haven't heard from in a while. If you suspect
you're one of those people, get in touch and we'll compare notes.

  Here's my address for those of you who need it:

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 May and June, 2018.

Scott Raymond

 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  May, 2018

1. Node - Node Live - DiN
2. Entourage - Ceremony Of Dreams - Tompkins Square
3. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Async - Milan Entertainment
4. Erik Wollo - Threshold Point - Projekt
5. Pasteboy - Subliminal Series Vol.1 - Self Released
6. Christina Vantzou - No.4 - Kranky
7. Ramp - No Sleep Til Wilmersdorf - Doombient
8. Jeff Greinke - Before Sunrise - Spotted Peccary Music
9. Sverre Knut Johansen w/ David Helpling - The Vast Expanse - Spotted Peccary Music
10. Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder - Yellow - Manikin Records
11. Chuck Van Zyl - Recitals Volume 2 - Synkronos
12. Jon Durant - Parting Is - Alchemy Records
13. Max Corbacho - Nocturnes II - Silentsun
14. Stephan Micus - Nomad Songs - ECM Records
15. Kevin Kastning - 17/66 - Greydisc
16. Grouper - Grid Of Points - Kranky
17. Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder - Repelen Revisited - Manikin
18. Vidna Obmana - Crossing the Trail - Projekt
19. Nitish Kulkarni - Listen - Nitish Kulkarni Music
20. Michael Kollwitz - Serenity II - Self Released

 WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  June, 2018

1. Peter Calandra - Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1 - PCM
2. Jeff Mercel - Lunescapes Vol.1 - Psychic Troubles Tapes
3. Loreena McKennitt - Lost Souls - Quinlan Road Limited
4. Arcane - Conduit - Self Released
5. Steve Roach - Molecules of Motion - Projekt
6. Taylor Deupree - Fallen - 12K
7. Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer - Lowlands - 12K
8. Erren/Fleissig/Schottler/Steffen - Tidal Shift - Self Released
9. Johan Tronestam - Midgard - Syngate
10. Jill Haley - The Waters of Glacier - Self Released
11. Divided By Two - The Legend - Syngate
12. Sensitive Chaos - Walking a Beautiful World - Subsequent Records
13. Duet For Theremin And Lap Steel - 10 - Self Released
14. Slow Dancing Society - The Torchlight Parade - Hidden Shoal
15. Paul Ellis - Now Then - Self Released
16. Simon Wilkinson - Stateless - The Blue Mask
17. Jim Ottaway - Yesterday Passing - Self-Released
18. Steve Haskin - Avenue B - Self Released
19. Wavestar II - Nightwinds - Self Released
20. Terra Guitarra - Spirit Wheel - Earthsign Records

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Secret Music Playlists, June 2018

Hi -

  I've been lazy about posting my playlists this month, so I'm catching
up. Also, I celebrated 31 years with WVKR this month. Time flies... Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/10/2018

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Molecules Of Motion    Molecules Of Motion

Duet For Theremin And Lap Steel        Serpentariae    10
Slow Dancing Society        Audubon Park        The Torchlight Parade
Sensitive Chaos          Dreaming Helsinki Esplanadi    Walking A Beautiful World

Jim Ottaway        Lightning Strikes Twice        Yesterday Passing
Simon Wilkinson            Stateless        Stateless
Wavestar II            Reprise            Nightwinds

Jeff Mercel            No.6            Lunescapes Vol.1
Taylor Deupree        The Ephemerality Of Chalk    Fallen
Teylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer        Lowlands        Lowlands

EFSS                Tunnel            Tidal Shift
Johan Tronestam        The Escape To Middle Earth    Midgard
Arcane                Conduit 2        Conduit

Peter Miller            Titanica        The Violet Flame
Mingo                Hollow Ascension    The Once And Future World
Robyn Miller            Atrus' Theme        Riven
Milieu                Rope Nest        A Warm Wooden Hollow

Loreena McKennitt        Lost Souls        Lost Souls
Jill Haley            Glacial Lakes        The Waters Of Glacier
Peter Calandra            Mystery Night        Piano Improvisations Vol.1
Terra Guitarra            Cloud Caravan        Spirit Wheel
Steve Hoskin            Spinner's Web        Avenue B
Montana Skies            Gringo Flamenco        Live

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/17/2018

   Artist            Song            Album

Holosphere            Untitled        Live At WVKR 6/22/03
Air Sculpture            Ranger Station        Vanishing Point Vol.1

DFTALS            Live At The Earl March 28    Unreleased

Meg Bowles            Hymnus 1        Unreleased
Feral Science            Terminal Moraine    Unreleased
Galactic Anthems        Illusion Of Power    Unreleased
Martin Franklin            Ghost Jar        Unreleased

Tom Eaton            Frost            Unreleased
Kevin Packard            Before Dawn        Unreleased
Skin Mechanix        Glorianna The Fallen Star    Unreleased
Skin Mechanix            Zyramatic        Unreleased

Errant Space            Chasing Changing Light    Unreleased
Symmetry            Surge Protected        Music On WVKR-FM

Jim Pospisil            The Twenty Year Secret    Unreleased
Ion                Dacota Plains        Voyager
Christopher Cameron        #1            New Music Spring 2010

Louis Landon            Prayer For America    Unreleased
Eddie Jobson            Theme Of Secrets    Theme Of Secrets

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/24/2018

   Artist            Song            Album

Divided By Two        The Oppression Of The Giant    The Legend

Steve Roach            Empath Current        Molecules Of Motion

Taylor Deupree            Small Collisions    Fallen
Teylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer        Cascaded        Lowlands
Jeff Mercel            No.11            Lunescapes Vol.1

Mac Of Bionight            Manmade Horrors        Black Light
Liveform            Aquatic Bird        In Harmony
Logic Gate            Into The Infinite    Voyages

Pat Metheny            Peace Memory        One Quiet Night
Mila                It's A Dream        Sky Without End
Andy McKee        The Gates Of Gnomeria        The Gates Of Gnomeria
Billy McLaughlin        Hold On To Forever    Out Of Hand

EFSS                Fate            Tidal Shift
Johan Tronestam            The Growing Shadow    Midgard
Arcane                Conduit 4        Conduit

Loreena McKennitt    Breaking Of The Sword        Lost Souls
Jill Haley            Falling Gold        The Waters Of Glacier
Peter Calandra            A 21st Century Monk    Piano Improvisations Vol.1
Montana Skies            Classical Gas        Live
Steve Hoskin            El Mar            Avenue B

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Secret Music Playlist, June 3, 2018

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 6/3/2018. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond

   Secret Music Playlist, 6/3/2018

   Artist            Song            Album

Paul Ellis            Now Then (excerpt)    Now Then

Wavestar II            Dragon            Nightwinds
Simon Wilkinson            Descent In Amber    Stateless
Jim Ottaway            The Jewel        Yesterday Passing

Duet For Theremin And Lap Steel        Absinthium        10
Slow Dancing Society        Cannon Hill        The Torchlight Parade
Sensitive Chaos          Bad Ass Nairobi Land Rover    Walking A Beautiful World

Arcane                Conduit 1        Conduit
Johan Tronestam            The Old Ones        Midgard
EFSS                Flood            Tidal Shift

Jeff Mercel            No.4            Lunescapes Vol.1
Taylor Deupree            The Lost See        Fallen
Teylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer        Rides        Lowlands

Mara's Torment            Ride The Long Train    Secret Music
Michael Meara            Sky Promises Rain    Ephemeron Night Pulse
Marconi Union            Losing The Light    Beautifully Falling Apart

Loreena McKennitt        A Hundred Wishes    Lost Souls
Peter Calandra            Carry The Torch        Piano Improvisations Vol.1
Jill Haley            Clouds On Apgar Range    The Waters Of Glacier
Terra Guitarra            Autumns Breath        Spirit Wheel
Steve Hoskin            If I Asked        Avenue B