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


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Secret Music Playlist, November 13, 2016

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, November 13, 2016. I played music from
Centrozoon, who will play live on my show on Sunday, 11/20, and music from Paul Winter,
who will be on my show for a live interview on Sunday, 11/27. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


   Secret Music Playlist, 11/13/2016

   Artist            Song            Album

Cranial Mythos        Live At Electro-Music 2013    Permutations

Tim Story & Hans-Joachim Roedelius    Cell Five    The Roedelius Cells
Slow Dancing Society        Greenwood Boulevard    The Wagers Of Love...
Duet For Theremin & Lap Steel    Spiritus Aetheris    10
Survive                Sorceror        RR7349

Carl Weingarten            Blue Rondezvous        An Endless Premonition
Christopher Tignor        Arrow In The Dark       Along A Vanishing Plane
Secret Sky        Not All Thy Tears        Secret Sky

Tom Eaton            The Raven        Indesterren
Dean DeBenedictis        Blue Mesa        Salvaging The Present
Rudy Adrian            Pebbled Beaches        Coastlines

Centrozoon            Field 2            Lovefield
Centrozoon            Healing The Land    The Cult Of Bibbiboo

Paul Winter Consort    Ode To A Fillmore Dressing Room       Icarus
Paul Winter            Kurski Funk        Earthbeat
Paul Winter & The Earth Band    Broken Arm        Journey With The Sun
Paul Winter Consort        Sun Singer        Silver Solstice

Kevin Kastning & Sandor Szabo    Poesis            Perspectives
Ken Elkinson            Why            Why
Spencer Elliott            Torque            Unspoken
Louis Colaiannia        Just Now        Four Days In My Life
Tom Moore & Sherry Finzer    Peace Within        Whispers From Silence

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Secret Music News, November 2016

Hi -

  Things have been busy this past month, but in a good way. Started a new
job, got some time off and went to Philadelphia to meet people and take pictures. Got to
see Harrison McKay of the Tangent Project and Hotel Neon in concert, which
was a lot of fun. Also got to talk to Chuck Van Zyl of Star's End fame.
He's a great guy and incredibly gracious person.

  Fall is here, and there are several live concerts and events of interest
to people in the Hudson Valley area. Centrozoon will be playing at Quinn's in Beacon on
11/13, and Ben Neill and Mimi Goese will be playing at the Towne Crier in
Beacon on 11/17. Centrozoon will also be performing live on my show on
11/20. And I'm very excited about an upcoming live interview with Paul
Winter on my show on 11/27.

  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 October, 2016. Enjoy!
     

http://secretmusicwvkr.blogspot.com/

Scott Raymond
WVKR-FM


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

1. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things OST Volume 1 - Lakeshore
2. Sonic Skypilots - Interplanetary Medium - Self Released
3. Lisa Downing - The Wisdom of My Shadow - Vision Quest Entertainment
4. Auroric Dreams - As The Orbit Grows - Space For Music
5. Tony Gerber - Totem - da/73
6. Roy Mattson - Projected Formations - Self Released
7. Tapes and Topographies - Tapes and Topographies - Simulacra Records
8. Mind Soup - Yesterday's Tomorrow - Self Released
9. Sarah Neufeld - The Ridge - Paper Bag
10. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - FRKWYS Volume 13: Sunergy - RVNG
11. Intersonic Subformation - Into The Void - Self Released
12. Kevin Keller - Intermezzo - Kevin Keller Productions
13. Tapes and Topographies - Soft Decibels - Simulacra
14. Gregg Plummer - Circumstantial Dimensions - Self Released
15. Simon Wilkinson - Perpetual Dimensions - The Blue Mask
16. Mathias Grassow - The Darklight Quest - Gterma
17. Vessels Of Light - Sanctuary Of Peace - Space For Music
18. Hennie Bekker - Beyond Dreams - Pathways to Deep Relaxation - Abbeywood Records
19. M.Geddes Gengras - Interior Architecture - Intercoastal
20. Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist - Wandering Eye - Glacial Movements

Upcoming concerts and Secret Music events

Hi -

  There are some interesting upcoming concerts in the area, as well as some upcoming events on my Secret Music radio show, so I thought I'd update people. Hope you can attend/listen in. Thanks!

Concerts:

Centrozoon - Live at Quinn's in Beacon, Sunday, 11/13/2016, 8PM
  Centrozoon is an electronic music group from Europe featuring Bernhard Wostheinrich and Markus Reuter. Sometimes spacy, sometimes more experimental. They're celebrating their 20th anniversary by touring the northeast US. Opening for them will be local musician David Rothenberg. A rare event and a must see for electronic music fans. Here's a link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1785262951754125/

Ben Neill & Mimi Goese -Live at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon, Thursday, 11/17/2016, 7:30 PM
  Ben Neill is a composer and inventor of the mutantrumpet, which has to be seen to be understood. Mimi Goese is a vocalist, most notably of the band Hugo Largo. This is a free performance entitled Fathom: Hudson River Data as Music. The music is based on real time data taken on the Hudson River. This should be an interesting show. Here's a link:

http://townecc.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=248911&cart

Paul Winter - Winter Solstice concert live at the Cathedral of St.John the Divine in NYC, 12/15, 12/16, and 12/17, 2016.
  This is the 37th Winter Solstice show that Paul Winter has produced at the Cathedral of St.John the Divine. I've been a few times, and it's a great show of music, dance and visuals in the largest cathedral in NYC. This concert will feature Gary Brooker (of Procul Harum fame) and is a tribute to George Martin, who produced Paul's Icarus album. I highly recommend this.  Here's a link:

http://paulwinter.com/winter_solstice/

Secret Music/WVKR Events:

Sunday, 11/20/2016 - Centrozoon performance live in studio. As noted above, this is well worth tuning in for. The performance should start about 11AM. Here's a link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895920107302418/

Sunday, 11/27/2016 - Paul Winter interview live in studio. I've been a fan of Paul's music since the beginning back in 1987, and I'm very excited to have the chance to meet him and talk to him. This is a rare event, and not to be missed.