Friday, April 30, 2010

My new neighbours...

And now for something completely different...

I thought you all might appreciate seeing a picture of my new neighbors, a family of red foxes that moved in under the shed. I've counted a mama and six little ones so far. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, April 25, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, Sunday, April 25, 2010. Played music by
artists or groups who've been around a while and influenced my tastes in some fashion. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 4/25/10

Artist Song Album

Redshift Redshift Redshift

Ixohoxi & Numina Stasis Starfarer's Tales Vol.2
Numina Asleep Before The End Of The Story Evolving Visions
Numina Forever Falling Shift To The Ghost

Ian Boddy Chameleon Odyssey
Ian Boddy Chromazone The Uncertainty Principle
Ian Boddy Ice Horizon Rare Elements
Ian Boddy Stormfront Elemental

Steve Roach & Roger King Snake Eyes Dust To Dust
Steve Roach Clay, Wood, Bone, Dirt Origins
Steve Roach Towards The Dream Dreamtime Return

Radio Massacre International Falling Off The Captain's Log People Would
Really Like Space Rock...
Radio Massacre International A Sequence-Based Genetic Map Of Medicago Truncatula E-Live 2003

Robert Rich & Steve Roach Mica Strata
Robert Rich & B.Lustmord Elemental Trigger Stalker
Robert Rich & Ian Boddy Veiled React

Loreena McKennitt Caravanserai An Ancient Muse
Loreena McKennitt Bonny Portmore The Visit
Loreena McKennitt The Bonny Swans The Mask & Mirror
Loreena McKennitt The Mummer's Dance The Book Of Secrets

Friday, April 23, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, April 18, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 18, 2010. Played the music of Northern Valentine and Robert Rich who will both be appearing at the One Thousand Pulses house concert series in May in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. More info here:


Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 4/18/10

Artist Song Album

Jim Kirkwood Part 1 King Of The Golden Hall

Lucette Bourdin Now The Moon Silver Moon
Wes Willenberg I'm Looking Forward To Your Funeral Close, But Not Too Close
Anomalous Disturbances Quickenberries Archive Two

Steven Lance Neogregorian Boil The Sky
Dieter Moebius Neues Blotch
Sergio Cervetti Doombubbles Visual Diary
Sergio Cervetti Cousin Bertha Visual Diary

Andrew Lahiff The Pulse Monuments A Perpetual Point In Time
Solo Andata Canal Rocks Solo Andata
Richard Skelton The Shape Leaves Landings

Northern Valentine Holding Us Together Rusted Gates: Leopard's Mouth
Northern Valentine Already Gone The Distance Brings Us Closer

Robert Rich Animus Propagation
Robert Rich & Alio Die A Canopy Of Shivers Fissures
Robert Rich Talisman Of Touch Seven Veils

Michael Hedges Woman Of The World Live On The Double Planet
Balmorhea NIght Squall Constellations
Will Ackerman Processional Returning
Philip Aaberg High Plains Live From Montana

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, April 11, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, April 11, 2010. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

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Secret Music Playlist, 4/11/10

Artist Song Album

Altus Accessing The Coma Coma Cluster

Andrew Lahiff Canyons Of Lanterns A Perpetual Point In Time
Phillip Wilkerson Orbital Bliss Sun Tracer
Lucette Bourdin From Their Shadowy Cote Silver Moon

Richard Skelton Voice Of The Book Landings
Anomalous Disturbances Noodles Archive Two
Anomalous Disturbances Inside II Inside

Wes Willenberg Oh, Most Close, But Not Too Close
Tomasz Bednarczyk The Sketch Let's Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow
Solo Andata Loom Solo Andata

Spyra Ebb Home Listening Is Killing Clubs
Spyra Last Train To Philadelphia High Phidelity

Michael Hedges I Carry Your Heart Taproot
Carter Lancaster Case Closed Case Closed
Balmorhea Constellations Constellations
Jill Haley Stillness On Sinopah Glacier Soundscapes
Ann Sweeten Just This Side Of Spring Just This Side Of Spring
Lisa Downing A Delicate Balance A Delicate Balance

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, April 4, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, Sunday, April 4, 2010. Happy Easter to
everyone. Lots of great new CD's this month. Enjoy.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

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Secret Music Playlist, 4/4/10

Artist Song Album

Steve Roach Embracing The Space Pt.2 Live At Grace Cathedral

Lucette Bourdin Walks The Night Silver Moon
Phillip Wilkerson Sun Tracer Pt.1 Sun Tracer
Andrew Lahiff Drowning By Division A Perpetual Point In Time

Sergio Cervetti Flying Skeletons Visual Diary
Dieter Moebius Ondulation Blotch
Steven Lance Chasing A Dream Boil The Sky

Anomalous Disturbances Low Pulse Archive Two
Anomalous Disturbances Inside VII Inside
Richard Skelton Of The Last Generation Landings

Solo Andata In The Light Storming Solo Andata
Tomasz Bednarczyk Drawing Let's Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow
Wes Willenberg My Ghostly Fingers Close, But Not Too Close
Jocelyn Montgomery Viridissima Lux Vivens

Celer Pockets Of Wheat Pockets Of Wheat

Balmorhea Bowsprit Constellations
Carter Lancaster Rhythm Changes Case Closed
Jill Haley Turquoise Cirque Glacier Soundscapes
Ann Sweeten A Moment In Time Just This Side Of Spring
Lisa Downing Lost A Delicate Balance

Friday, April 2, 2010

Secret Music Top 20 March 2010

Hi -

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 22
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 on the lookout for new
and interesting music to play on my show. If you have something you think
I'd be interested in, feel free to send it to the address below or email
me for more info. If you're a local musician or just passing through the
beautiful Hudson Valley region and you'd like to stop by for a live
interview and/or performance, drop me a line and we'll work something out.
Also, if you'd like to send me downloads of your releases in lieu of
actual CD's, that's fine with me, too. Just send me an email and let me
know. Thanks.

I have a website/blog where I post playlists, etc. Be sure to check it
out for more information. I could also use local concert information as
well. If you're a local musician, or just playing locally, send me concert
info and I'll put it up on the blog for all to see. Here's the link:

Not much this time around. Spring is finally here, and I'm glad. Time to
crawl out of my cave
and enjoy the weather. I'll be at some more shows this year, mainly at
Darren Bergstein's One Thousand Pulses house concert series. I also just
heard that Electro-Music 2010 is happening at a new site near Port Jervis,
NY in September. I'll have more news once there's a formal announcement
and call for artists.

That's it for now. Here's my top 20 playlist for March. Enjoy.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

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WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
March, 2010

1. Robert Rich - Ylang - Soundscape Productions
2. Adam Hurst - Ritual - Adam Hurst
3. Jimmy Wahlsteen - 181st Songs - CandyRat Records
4. A Broken Consort - Crow Autumn - Tompkins Square
5. The Winterhouse - Sanctuary - Dataobscura
6. Robert Davies - Terrestre - Dataobscura
7. Nemesis - Gigaherz - Origo Sound
8. Hildur Gudnadottir - Without Sinking - Touch
9. John Christian - Susbarbatus - John Christian
10. Joost Egelie - Music For Mars Missions - Joost Egelie
11. ARC - Rise - DiN
12. The Omega Syndicate - Sequence Of Goodwill - The Omega Syndicate
13. Bernd Kistenmacher - Celestial Movements - Mellowjet
14. René van der Wouden - Numerus Fixus - REWO Records
15. Axel Schultheiss - On Wings - Ozella Music
16. 36 - Hypersona - 3six Recordings
17. Carl Sagan's Ghost - At The End Of It All - Carl Sagan's Ghost
18. Various Artists - Elektrik Cowboys - Ricochet Dream
19. Ewan Dobson - Ewan Dobson - Candy Rat
20. Mystified - Primal Mystification - Hypnos Secret Sounds

Featured Artists: March 2010

Here's my list of featured artists for March, 2010. This time around it's two artists and one label worth talking about and hearing.

First up is Robert Rich. I've known Robert for a long time. I've interviewed him a couple of times, hosted a sleep concert of his long ago, and seen him play live once or twice. He's an immensely talented electronic musician, very detailed as a producer, and a really great human being as well. I eagerly await each of his new releases not only because they're so good, but because he's always doing something new. He's covered the gamut from ambient to drone to tribal and even a solo piano album. This time he has a new album, Ylang. It's a more ethnic sounding album, with percussion, flutes and voice added to the electronics. It's wonderful and full of what he calls "glurp", the squelchy sounds of life. And he's touring the US this spring, too. I'll definitely be at the One Thousand Pulses show, and perhaps the Hartford concert as well. Hope to see you there.

Next up is cellist Adam Hurst. I found his music by accident, really. Every so often I poke around in online CD shops looking for new artists, much like the old days when I would go to record stores and dig through the racks of LP's. I was trolling through CD Baby when I accidentally came across a listing for his music and it caught my eye, so I explored further. He plays cello with a depth and emotion I haven't heard since David Darling. His music is hauntingly beautiful, and there's a gypsy-like quality to his playing. His newest album is Ritual, though there's a new one coming soon. Look at the movies he's posted on his website, too. He plays the part well, with his long coat and hat. Definitely the image of a gypsy cellist.

This month's label profile is Dataobscura. It's a small ambient label out of Canada run by Anthony Paul Kerby, who also records for the label under three names: The Circular Ruins, Lammergeyer, and Nunc Stans, as well as his collaborations with Robert Davies as The Winterhouse and with Entia Non as Description Without Place. Davies and Entia Non also record for the label, as well as a bunch of other talented artists. Every new Dataobscura release is always something I look forward to as quality ambient music. And there's a few freebies there to give you a taste of what to expect, too. Take a listen.