Sunday, February 12, 2017

Secret Music Playlists, February 5, 2017 and February 12, 2017

Hi -

  Here are my playlists for Sunday, 2/5/2017 and Sunday, 2/12/2017. On
2/5, I welcomed back pianist Rick Cutler to talk about his new album, Daydreams
(Probably). And on 2/12, I played music from Richard Carr and Sonic Skypilots.
They were going to be here to perform, but bad weather forced them to postpone
until 2/26. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 2/5/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Michael Meara    Raven Claws Are Tied And Bound        Timeworn

King Crimson            Starless        Red
David Cross & Robert Fripp    Starless Theme        Starless Starlight

Sonic Skypilots            Night Stalker        March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots        The Sheriff Of Shoemaker    Interplanetary Medium
Zen Tarr            Just To Be Heard    Zen Tarr

Rick Cutler        We Apologize For The Apology    Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler            Sanctuary        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler   Charlotte's Roads Before Her    First Melancholy, Then The
Night Stretch

Rick Cutler        Tomorrow Is A Long Time        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler            Sienna            Sanctuaries
Rick Cutler            Amuse Bouche 4        Daydreams (Probably)

Rick Cutler            Black Orchid        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler    Isle Of Words Forgotten        First Melancholy, Then The Night
Stretch Rick Cutler            A.D., Betty & Joe    Daydreams (Probably)

Rick Cutler            Overalls        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler            The Toll Road        Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler        Early Morning Antique Lamp    Sanctuaries


   Secret Music Playlist, 2/12/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Steve Roach            Fade To Gray (excerpt)    Fade To Gray

Steve Roach            Finger On The Pulse    Spiral Revelation
Diatonis            Moth            The Illusive Figure
Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Leon Muraglia    Kudhaus Skinny Dip    Ubi Bene

Sensitive Chaos            Ghosts Of Arabi        Live At The Mudlark
Matt Borghi            Silhouettes        Ambient Guitar
Greg Maroney            Reverie            The Light Within

Art Patience            Compassion        The Recognition
Shambhu                Knowingness        Soothe
Janice Lacy Project        Everything's Alright    Sanctuary For The Soul
Rich Osborn            Still I Will Be Merry    Endless

David Wright & Carys        Night Tide        Prophecy
Bertrand Loreau & Lambert    Engines Of Search    In Search Of Silence
Klaus Schulze            The Breeze        Spheric Music Silver

Richard Carr            Dead Of Winter        String Of Incidents
Richard Carr            A Steady Roll    Music For Four Electric Violins
Richard Carr        Starry Frozen Sky    Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

Sonic Skypilots            Almost G        March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots            Oort Cloud 7        Interplanetary Medium
Zen Tarr            Life As We Know It    Zen Tarr

Javi Canovas        The Mill    Twelve Improvisations For Piano Solo
Kathryn Kaye    Winter's Deepest Sleep          Reflected In A Flowing Stream
Lisa Hilton            Day And Night        Day And Night
Dan Chadburn            Crossroads        Beyond Words
Laraaji                The Dance #1        Day Of Radiance


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Secret Music News and call for submissions, February 2017

Hi -

 I have a couple of announcements about upcoming events here at Secret
Music. First, I'm pleased to welcome back pianist Rick Cutler to WVKR on Sunday, February 5
to talk about his new album and play music from his growing collection of
CD's. He's a nice guy and it's always good to see him. And on Sunday,
February 12, I welcome local group Sonic Skypilots to WVKR for the first
time for a live performance and interview. Theirs is a mixture of electric
and acoustic, jazz and ambient. I'm looking forward to meeeting them.

  Also, I'm approaching my 30th anniversary at WVKR. I started back in
June of 1987, back when I was but a wee bairn. Hard to imagine so much time has passed. I
have a couple of ideas that I'd like to toss your way and see what you
think. The first idea is that I'd like a live interview/performance. The
date I'm going to use for my celebration is Sunday, June 18 2017. I'd like
to keep it to one person/group for time constraints, though that's open to
discussion. If you're interested, please let me know.

  The other idea originally was some sort of commemorative release, though
I'm still debating that one. So for now, what I'm thinking is to have original music to
commemorate the event that I can play on my show that day. It could be
something specifically composed for the event, or simply something from
the vaults that would be interesting. For my 20th anniversary, someone
actually composed a piece in honor of the moment, and another musician
gifted me with a small batch of unreleased music, most of which is still
unreleased. I still treasure both of those. So the idea is to have unique
music for the celebration, something not previously available. I may want
to use some of it for a release at some point (probably a benefit for the
station), but that'd be discussed when the time comes. I especially like
the idea of local musicians contributing, but it's open to everyone. I'd
say a deadline for submissions would be the end of May, to give me time to
prepare. Again, if you're interested in contributing, please let me know.

  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 January, 2017. Enjoy!
     
http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


 WVKR_FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
  January, 2017

1. Carl Weingarten and Catherine Marie Charlton - Where There Is Light - Spotted Peccary Music
2. Air Sculpture - Vanishing Point Vol.3 - Self Released
3. Robert Rich - Vestiges - Soundscape Music
4. Rick Cutler - Daydreams (Probably) - Human Rick Music
5. Various Artists - Evidence Of Intense Beauty - Audiobulb
6. Vin Downes - When the Sea Lets Go - Riverwide Records
7. Jim Ottaway - Timeless e-Motion - Self-Released
8. Vanderson - Vandisphere - Spheric Music
9. The Green Kingdom - Harbor - Dronarivm
10. Matthew Stewart - A World Bathed In Sunlight - Spotted Peccary Music
11. David Wright - In Search Of Silence - AD Music
12. Mathias Grassow - The Nightquest Sessions - gterma
13. Daniel Bachman - Daniel Bachman - Three Lobed Recordings
14. Amy Lauren - Sulla Riva - Self-Released
15. Erik Scott - In the Company of Clouds - Self Released
16. Steve Roach - Skeleton Spiral Passage - Timeroom
17. Jack Rose - Jack Rose - Three Lobed Recordings
18. Kelly Andrew - Rendezvous - Journey Music Entertainment
19. Rachel Currea - Walking To You - Rachel Currea Music, Inc.
20. Karen Olson and Crispin Barrymore - A Hero's Journey - Self-Released

Secret Music Playlist, January 29, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 29, 2017. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 1/29/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Mathias Grassow            Maere            The Nightquest Sessions

Steve Roach            Skeleton Passage    Skeleton Spiral Passage

Kelly Andrew            Lonely Road        Rendezvous
Rachel Currea            Celestial Dreams    Walking To You
Karen Olson            Dream Quest        A Hero's Journey
Amy Lauren            Bridges On River Road    Sulla Riva

David Wright            Transylvanian Lullaby    In Search Of Silence
Vanderson            Dawn On The North Pole    Vandisphere
Jim Ottaway            Blurred Vision        Timeless E-motion

The Green Kingdom        Faun            Harbor
Erik Scott            Victory          In The Company Of Clouds
Marcus Fischer            Cascadia Obscura    Evidence Of Intense Beauty

Robert Rich            Night Seas Luminesce    Vestiges
Matthew Stewart            Last Day On Earth    A World Bathed In Sunlight
Weingarten/Charlton        Space Race        Where There Is Light

Rick Cutler              Opposites Distract    Daydreams (Probably)
Rick Cutler        Early Morning Antique Lamp    Sanctuaries
Rick Cutler   Song For Noel     First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch

Sonic Skypilots            Schoolyard Birds    March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots            Neptune Nightlife    Interplanetary Medium

Vin Downes            Morning Red        When The Sea Lets Go
Daniel Bachman            A Dog Named Pepper    Daniel Bachman
Jack Rose            Levee            Jack Rose
Wil Bolton            Slade            Evidence Of Intense Beauty


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Secret Music Playlist, January 22, 2017

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, January 22, 2017. Lots of great new music
  this month. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM




   Secret Music Playlist, 1/22/2017

   Artist            Song            Album

Air Sculpture       Ranger Station (complete)    Vanishing Point Vol.3

The Green Kingdom        Harbor            Harbor
Erik Scott            Breathing Room      In The Company Of Clouds
Taylor Deupree            Sea Last    Evidence Of Intense Beauty

Kelly Andrew            Painted Butterfly    Rendezvous
Rachel Currea            Songs Without Words    Walking To You
Amy Lauren            Black Creek Trail    Sulla Riva
Karen Olson            Horizon's Calling    A Hero's Journey

David Wright            Sanctuary - Prologue    In Search Of Silence
Vanderson            Gujmandandi        Vandisphere
Jim Ottaway            Skies Rain Down        Timeless E-motion

Robert Rich        The Fading Shore Of Memory    Vestiges
Fatal Tangent        Wretched Reflections        Cenotaph
Matthew Stewart        A World Bathed In Sunlight    A World Bathed In Sunlight
Weingarten/Charlton        Where There Is Light    Where There Is Light

Rick Cutler            Sienna            Sanctuaries
Rick Cutler   A Song You've Heard Before     First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch
Zen Tarr            Medium Tedium        Zen Tarr
Sonic Skypilots            March Into Myst        March Into The Mist
Sonic Skypilots            Revolution Of Europa    Interplanetary Medium

The Roches            Star Of Wonder        We Three Kings
Rick Cutler      We Apologize For The Apology        Daydreams (Probably)
Vin Downes            Entwined And Lost    When The Sea Lets Go
Daniel Bachman            The Flower Tree        Daniel Bachman
Jack Rose            Dark Was The Night    Jack Rose



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