Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Secret Music News, January 2017

Hi -

  Another year has passed, and it's 2017 already. And it hasn't started
well for me, having spent the last 3 weeks fighting a case of the flu. Is it spring yet? This
is always a quiet time, to reflect on what has been, and what's to come.
Last year was a good year. A lot of good music, and a few
interviews/performances. Thanks to all the musicians/labels that sent me
music to play and thanks to everyone who listened.

  Not much news as of yet for 2017. The one announcement I can make is
that Rick Cutler will be returning on Sunday, February 5 to promote his new album. He's a
nice guy and a great pianist. There are a couple other possibilities in
the works, but no announcements until things are finalized. Also in 2017
will be my 30th anniversary at WVKR. Not sure what I'll be doing for that
yet. Let me know if you have any ideas.

  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 29
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 www.wvkr.org.           

  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 playlist for December 2016, along
with my top 25 albums of 2016. Enjoy!      

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


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

1. Loscil - Monument Builders - Kranky
2. Loren Nerell - The Venerable Dark Cloud - Projekt
3. Harrison McKay - On Air 10-10-15 - Self Released
4. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things Vol.2 - Lakeshore Records
5. Glenn Main - Tribute To Jean-Michel Jarre - AD Records
6. Ian Boddy - As Above So Below - DiN
7. Binar - Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.1 - Self Released
8. Binar - Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.2 - Self Released
9. Biosphere - Departed Glories - Smalltown Supersound
10. Eluvium - False Readings On - Temporary Residence
11. Cosmic Hoffman - Best Of - Heart And Mind
12. Diatonis - Obsidian: Somnioquence Vol.4 - Self Released
13. Porya Hatami - Phone To Logos - Audiobulb
14. Janne Hanhisuanto - Sleepless - Self Released
15. Steve Hauschildt - Strands - Kranky
16. Tom Caufield - I Heard It Was Christmas Day - Bohemian Embassy
17. Lawrence Blatt - Longitudes & Latitudes - LMB Music
18. V/A - Christmas from the Heart - Heart Dance Records
19. Stanton Lanier - Climb to the Sky - Self Released
20. Gary Schmidt - Landscapes Of The Heart - Self Released


  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 25 Albums of 2016

1. Peter Baumann - Machines Of Desire - Bureau B
2. Tom Eaton - abendromen - Riverwide Records
3. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things OST Volume 1 - Lakeshore
4. Paul Ellis - A Guitar Has Moonlight In It - Self Released
5. Jeff Pearce - Follow the River Home - Jeff Pearce Music
6. Tom Eaton - Indesterren - Riverwide Records
7. Ben Neill - Horizonal - Audiokult
8. Forrest Fang - The Sleepwalker's Ocean - Projekt
9. Various Artists - Beyond The Borders: Ultima Thule Ambient Vol.2 - Ultima Thule
10. The Contact - Zero Moment - Temporary Residence
11. Tigger Benford & Party - Vessel Of Gratitude - Self Released
12. Sonic Skypilots - Interplanetary Medium - Self Released
13. Janet Robbins - I Hear Crow - Star 7 Records
14. Loscil - Monument Builders - Kranky
15. Stratosphere - Rise - Projekt
16. Marconi Union - Ghost Stations - Just Music
17. Saul Stokes - Objects And Phenomena - Self Released
18. Arcane - Automaton - Self Released
19. Loren Nerell - The Venerable Dark Cloud - Projekt
20. Various Artists - Saving Cecil's Pride - RadHaus
21. Julianna Barwick - Will - Dead Oceans
22. Errant Space - Sons De Meubles Modernes - Self Released
23. Metlay! - Fade - Aural Films
24. Contact - Eno: Discreet Music - Cantaloupe Music
25. Guy Buttery - Guy Buttery - Self Released

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, January 8, 2017

Hi -

  Sorry, no show today. Recovering from a relapse of the flu. Here's my
playlist for Sunday, January 8, 2017. A retrospective of all the best music of 2016. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 1/8/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Emma Zoe Elkinson        Part I            Discreet Music
Metlay!                Fade To Green        Fade

Forrest Fang            Part 1 - Cloudburst    The Sleepwalker's Ocean
Loscil                Straw Dogs        Monument Bu?ilders
Marconi Union            Sleeper            Ghost Stations
Julianna Barwick        Heading Home        Will

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein    Stranger Things/Kids    Stranger Things Vol.1
Arcane                Automaton        Automaton
The Contact            Zero Moment        Zero Moment
Peter Baumann            Searching In Vain    Machines Of Desire

Tom Eaton            Slow Rotations        Abendromen
Tom Eaton            Eridanus        Indesterren
Terra Ambient            Redrock            Beyond The Borders
Jeff Pearce            Snowfall        Follow The River Home

Paul Ellis   Here In The Waiting Room Of Eternity   A Guitar Has Moonlight In It
Tigger Benford            Imbroglio        Vessel Of Gratitude
Guy Buttery            Floop            Guy Buttery

Janet Robbins            I Hear Crow        I Hear Crow
Sonic Skypilots            Olympus Mons        Interplanetary Medium
Errant Space            Saltire            Sons De Meubles Modernes
Ben Neill        The Other Side Of Midnight    Horizonal

Byron Metcalf            Dark Brew        Saving Cecil's Pride
Loren Nerell            Dark Horizon        The Venerable Dark Cloud
Stratosphere            Desolation        Rise

Monday, December 19, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, December 18, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, December 18, 2016. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 12/18/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Binar                The Lost Decades    Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.1
Binar                 All The Fish        Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.2

Eluvium                Strangeworks        False Readings On
Janne Hanhisuanto        Sleepless 5        Sleepless
Diatonis            Memphis            Obsidian: Somnioquence Vol.4

Porya Hatami            Palais            Phone To Logos
Steve Hauschildt        Strands            Strands
Biosphere         Sweet Dreams From A Shade    Departed Glories

Erwilian            Midwinter's Night    Midwinter's Night
Peter Brown            O Holy Night        Kinsfolk
Keola Beamer        The Little Drummer Boy        The Coming Of The Snow
Peter Janson        As The Snow Moon Wanes        Winter Gifts
Steve Erquiaga            A Winter's Night    On A Winter's Night

Harrison McKay            Phaze Pt.2        On Air 10-10-15
Cosmic Hoffman            Shiva Connection    Best Of
Glenn Main            Chronology Pt.6        Tribute To Jean Michel Jarre

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein    Leap Of Faith        Stranger Things Vol.2
Loren Nerell            Dark Horizon        The Venerable Dark Cloud
Ian Boddy            Quantum Of Memory    As Above, So Below
Loscil                Straw Dogs        Monument Builders

Art Patience            The Gift        Christmas From The Heart
Tom Caufield             What Child Is This?    I Heard It Was Christmas Day
Lawrence Blatt        Longitudes & Latitudes        Longitudes & Latitudes
Stanton Lanier        A Long And Lonely Night        Climb To The Sky
Gary Schmidt        You Already Have Wings        Landscapes Of The Heart
Tim Farrell            Winter Warmer        The Gifts Of The Season
Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito    Oh Christmas Tree    This Christmas Morning


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Secret Music News, December 2016

Hi -

  This has been a busy month for me. I had the pleasure of hosting a live
in studio concert with Centrozoon on November 20. Markus Reuter and Bernhard Wostheinrich
are great musicians and great people, too. And on November 27, I got the
chance to interview one of my idols and early influences, Paul Winter. He
was a very nice guy and it was a true privilege to get to meet him.

  One other important event is coming up on Sunday, December 11. 40 years
ago, WVKR started broadcasting as an FM station. So now I get to host a 40th
anniversary celebration for the radio station that has allowed me to do
all these crazy things over the years. I'm looking forward to talking to
some old friends again.

  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 29
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 www.wvkr.org.           

  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 playlist for November, 2016.
Enjoy!      

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


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

1. Tom Eaton - Indesterren - Riverwide Records
2. Secret Sky - Secret Sky - Sylvan House Music
3. Duet For Theremin And Lap Steel - 10 - Self Released
4. Kevin Kastning and Sandor Szabo - Perspectives - Greydisc Records
5. Altus - Innerspace - Self Released
6. Jason Sloan - Haven - Self Released
7. Carl Weingarten - An Endless Premonition - Multiphase Records
8. Survive - RR7349 - Relapse
9. Rudy Adrian - Coastlines - Spotted Peccary Music
10. Tim Story & Hans Joachim Roedelius - The Roedelius Cells - Seventh Chance
11. Slow Dancing Society - The Wagers Of Love And Their Songs From
The Witching Hour - Hidden Shoal
12. Christopher Tignor - Along a Vanishing Plane - Western Vinyl
13. Ken Elkinson - Why - August Son Productions
14. Byron Metcalf - Inner Rhythm Meditations - Sounds True
15. Dean De Benedictis - Salvaging the Present - Spotted Peccary Music
16. Cranial Mythos - Permutations - Self Released
17. Howard Givens and Madhavi Devi - Source of Compassion - Spotted Peccary Music
18. Spencer Elliott - Unspoken - Candy Rat
19. Louis Colaiannia - Four Days in My Life - Self Released
20. Tom Moore & Sherry Finzer - Whispers from Silence -
Heart Dance Records

Monday, December 5, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, December 4, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, December 4, 2016. Lots of great new music
  this month.
Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 12/4/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Binar            Bose-Einstein Condensation    Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.1
Binar             The Last Hurrah            Tales Of The Uninformed Pt.2

Porya Hatami            Before Finitude        Phone To Logos
Steve Hauschildt        Horizon Of Appearances    Strands
Biosphere             Wyll And Purpose    Departed Glories

Harrison McKay            Phaze Pt.1        On Air 10-10-15
Cosmic Hoffman            Opera Mellotronique    Best Of
Glenn Main            Oxygene Pt.2        Tribute To Jean Michel Jarre

Loscil                Drained Lake        Monuent Builders
Ian Boddy            The Thaumaturge        As Above, So Below
Loren Nerell            Liquid Metal Stasis    The Venerable Dark Cloud
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein    They Found Us        Stranger Things Vol.2

Diatonis            Trance Medium        Obsidian: Somnioquence Vol.4
Janne Hanhisuanto        Sleepless 2        Sleepless
Eluvium                Regenerative Being    False Readings On

Louis Landon            Family            Peaceful Christmas
Ken Elkinson            Gabriel's Message    Generations Of Yuletide
Paul Sullivan            Headed Home        Christmas In Maine
Robin Spielberg        In The Heart Of Winter        In The Heart Of Winter
Liz Story            Greensleeves        The Gift

Tom Caufield         I Heard It Was Christmas Day    I Heard It Was Christmas Day
Thano & Lolo        Angels We Have Heard On High    Christmas From The Heart
Lawrence Blatt        A Place In Your Heart        Longitudes & Latitudes
Stanton Lanier        My Soul Silently Waits        Climb To The Sky
Gary Schmidt        When The Silence Speaks        Landscapes Of The Heart

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, November 27, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, November 27, 2016. Today I played music
from Pauline Oliveros, who sadly passed away earlier this week. Also, it was a great
pleasure for me to interview one of my idols and a legend in music, Paul
Winter. It was a privilege to talk to a man who has inspired so many over
the years. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 11/27/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Jim Ottaway            Ursae Majoris        Centauri
Jim Ottaway            Aurora Borealis        Aurora

Oliveros/Dempster/Panaiotis    Lear            Deep Listening

Wall Matthews            Oh Holy Night        Christmas Guitar
Stanton Lanier        O Come, O Come Emmanuel        December Peace
Radhika Miller            Magi Minstrels        Blossoms In The Snow
Dana Cunningham        In The Bleak Midwinter        Silent Night
Al Petteway & Amy White       The Holly And The Ivy    Winter Tidings

Paul Winter            Canta Canta Mais    The Winter Consort
Paul Winter Consort    Lullaby From The Great Mother Whale...  Concert For The Earth
Paul Winter            Beautiful Star        Wintersong
Paul Winter            Kyrie            Earthbeat
Renato Braz            Anabela            Saudade

Paul Winter            Cathedral Forest    Earth: Voices Of A Planet
Paul Winter            Air For Keetu        Canyon Lullaby
Paul Winter        Tomorrow Is My Dancing Day    Solstice Live!
Paul Winter & The Earth Band    Buffalo Prairie        Prayer For The Wild Things

Paul Winter Consort    The Silence Of A Candle        Icarus
Procul Harum        A Whiter Shade Of Pale        Live

Paul Winter Consort        In My Life        Live
Paul Winter Consort        Sun Singer        Silver Solstice
Paul Winter Consort    Before It's Too Late        Silver Solstice

Paul Winter Consort        Icarus            Icarus
Paul Winter Consort    The Rain Is Over And Gone    Silver Solstice


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, November 20, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, 11/20/2016. Thanks to Centrozoon for
coming in and playing live for us today. We had a great time. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 11/20/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi    Omkara            Source Of Compassion

Altus            Let Every Doubt Pass By        Innerspace
Byron Metcalf        Patterns Of Awareness        Inner Rhythm Meditations

Paul Winter            Winter's Dream        Sun Singer
Paul Winter        Canticle Of Brother Sun        Missa Gaia
Paul Winter        Grand Canyon Sunset        Canyon
Paul Winter    Tomorrow Is My Dancing Day        Wintersong

Jason Sloan            Aleppo            Haven

Centrozoon            Distress        Angel Liquor
Centrozoon            In Sable Orbit        Sun Lounge Debris
Centrozoon            La Waltz Of Kirk    Boner

Centrozoon            Untitled        Live at WVKR
Centrozoon            Untitled 2        Live at WVKR

Centrozoon        All The Time It Is Using Us    The Cult Of Bibbiboo