Sunday, July 25, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, July 25, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for today, July 25, 2010. Today's highlight was
(literally) last minute special guest Matthew Schoening, who was in the area visiting family and dropped by to give me a copy of his new CD and talk for
a while. His music is really great. For more info, check out his website:

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 7/25/10

Artist Song Album

Resonant Drift Excerpt Live On Alien Air Radio

Mark Seelig Call Of The Divine Disciple

Arcane The Dog Collector The Shelter
Mark Shreeve System Six Zoom

Tim Story Lydia The Perfect Flaw
Tim Story Her Cathedral Beguiled
Tim Story Map Of The Warm Night Shadowplay
Tim Story In This Small Spot Untitled

Carl Weingarten & Walter Whitney Terminus Est Primitive Earth
Carl Weingarten & Joe Venegoni Way Out West Critical Path
Carl Weingarten Somber Geese Laughing At Paradise
Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten Hidden Cove Invisbility

Bruce Kaphan Maya Hybrid
Peter Biedermann Dark Image Rumination
Matthew Schoening Fire Elements

Matthew Schoening Water Elements
Matthew Schoening Spirit Elements
Michele McLaughlin Indignation Out Of The Darkness

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Secret Music Top 20 June 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 performace, 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. I've even got a picture of
my new neighbors, a family of red foxes that moved in under the shed.
Here's the link:

WVKR's annual fundraiser will take place in September, right after Labor
Day. That's only about 6 weeks away. This is an important time for us, as a good portion of our operating budget comes from the fundraiser. In this day and age, it
becomes even more important. There aren't a lot of independent radio stations left out there. I'm proud to be a part of one of them. Please help us out by sending CD's, T-shirts, etc. that we can use as premiums for people's donations. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Thanks.

Also in September is this year's Electro-Music festival. This time, it's
being held in New York in the little town of Huguenot, near Port Jervis. It's
a bit late to participate, but plenty of time left if you just want to attend
and listen to 3 days of great electronic music from all over. All types, all
genres. If you're a fan of electronic music and you're in the NY/NJ/PA area, this
is a must-see. For more info, check out the link below.

Here's my top 20 playlist for the month of June. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

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

1. Erik Wøllo - Gateway - Projekt
2. ARC - Church - DiN
3. Altus - Black Trees Among Amber Skies - Altus
4. Ben Fleury-Steiner - Keep A Weather Eye Open - Infraction
5. Brian Henke - Tree Of Life - Vision Quest Records
6. Byron Metcalf, Dashmesh Khalsa & Steve Roach - Dream Tracker - Dr. Bam's Music
7. Concert Silence - 9.22.07 - Infraction
8. All India Radio & Josh Roydhouse - Piano And Ambience - All India Radio
9. Various Artists - Atmoworks Presents: Compiled - Atmoworks
10. Stray Ghost - Nothing, But Death - Hidden Shoal
11. Dan Pound - Interlace - Pound Sounds
12. Dan Pound - The Fourth Way - Atmoworks
13. Peter Biedermann - Sound & Spirit - Biedermann
14. Spyra - Sequest - Ricochet Dream
15. Ben Reynolds - How Day Earnt Its Night - Tompkins Square
16. David Harland - 1000 Mile Search - Red Raft
17. Alio Die and Parallel Worlds - Circo Divino - Hic Sunt Leones
18. Ricochet Gathering - Keep On - Ricochet Dream
19. Rocky Fretz - The Path Ahead - Self Released
20. Andrew Thomas - Between Buildings And Trees - Kompakt

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Featured Artists: May & June 2010

Hi -

I never got around to doing a featured artist column for the month of May, so I'm going to combine it with June.

The first artist is from May, a guitarist named Carl Weingarten. He's actually been around a long time. Back in the early days of my show, he sent me cassettes of some music he was doing, mostly pioneering work in ambient music with folks like Walter Whitney and Gale Ormiston. He's since moved on to mostly acoustic guitar, but the talent still shows through. He's been reissuing the old cassettes here and there, and they're worth picking up to hear some great early experimental ambient work. He recently reissued Dreaming In Colors, which he did with Walter Whitney. For more info, check out his website.

Next up is Erik Wollo, from Norway. He's also been around for a while, mostly doing electronics, and sometimes guitar music as well. He's got a new album out on Projekt Records called Gateway that is absolutely incredible. Dynamic electronics in the same vein as Patrick O'Hearn or Steve Roach, but with his own style. One of my favorite albums of the year. And he's touring the US in October, too. You can see him at the Gatherings in Philadelphia on October 16, or at the One Thousand Pulses house concert series in Woodcliff Lake, NJ on October 17. Definitely a must see.

The last artist feature this month is ARC, a duo comprised of two UK synth masters, Ian Boddy and Mark Shreeve. Both have been around for a long time and are pioneers of the European electronic music scene. Together they create some incredible electronic music. Their newest album, Church, holds special significance for me. It was recorded live at the Gatherings concert series last November in Philadelphia. It was Mark Shreeve's first live performance in the US, and I was there, right up front. If you want to hear what the show was like, pick up the CD. The only thing missing is the encore, which was a version of Mark's classic "Assassin".

Secret Music Playlist, July 18, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 18, 2010. Today I had a special live
guest, local blues musician The Broadway Crawler come and perform with a couple of his friends. Something a little different, but it sounded good.

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 7/18/10

Artist Song Album

The Tangent Project Autopilot Live On Stars End 12/6/09

Jonn Serrie Nostalgia For Infinity Thousand Star
Rameses III We Shall Never Sing Of Sorrow I Could Not Love You More

Broadway Crawler Belly Roll Live
Broadway Crawler White Smoke Blues Live
Broadway Crawler Medicine Man Live

Gregg Plummer Deep Within Remember This Place

Broadway Crawler Waylon's Blues Live
Broadway Crawler Ice Cold Blues Live
Broadway Crawler Dusty Town Live

Andrew Lahiff The Machine In The Room Shapes In Clouds
Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck Fallen Are The Pillars A Life Incandescent

Neil Nappe Valley Of Indecision July
Synergy Phobos Cords
Synergy Deimos Cords
John Vorus Cove Transmuting Currents

Redshift Red 1 Wild

Andy McKee My Life As A CPA Joyland
Jozef Van Wissem Without The Rose Stations Of The Cross
Guitar Republic GR Station Guitar Republic
Goldmund Gifts The Malady Of Elegance
Gordon Giltrap & Rick Wakeman Work From Brush & Stone

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, July 11, 2010

Hi -

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

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

Secret Music Playlist, 7/11/10

Artist Song Album

Dirk Serries Microphonics V Microphonics I-V

Marconi Union Nightworker Tokyo
Stephen Parsick Trilobyte Cambrium
Ramp Bridges Debris

Gregg Plummer Secrets Kept Remember This Place
Rameses III The Kindness In Letting Go I Could Not Love You More
Harold Budd & Clive Wright Drifting Cities Little Windows

Arcane The Room Of Broken Glass The Shelter
Mark Shreeve Storm Column Zoom
Redshift Sub Ether Wild

Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck Aperature Of Consciousness A Life Incandescent Jonn Serrie Course Projection On Tactical Thousand Star
Andrew Lahiff Saltwood Shapes In Clouds

Synthetic Block Plangent Bleating Synthetic Block
Synthetic Block Sonic Approach Sonic Approach

Andy McKee Everybody Wants To Rule The World Joyland
Jozef Van Wissem All Earth Was Black, All Heaven Was Blind Stations Of The Cross Goldmund Now The Malady Of Elegance Guitar Republic GR Airport Guitar Republic
Paul Adams Sadness Will Not Bind Me Heavens

Monday, July 5, 2010

Secret Music Playlist, July 4, 2010

Hi -

Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 4, 2010. Happy Independence Day! Lots of great new music this time.

Scott Raymond

Secret Music Playlist, 7/4/10

Artist Song Album

The Tangent Project Flow Live On Stars End 12-6-09

Rameses III Across The Lake Is Where My Heart Shines I Could Not Love You More
Harold Budd & Clive Wright Prelucid Little Windows
Gregg Plummer Introspection Remember This Place

Marconi Union Ginza District Tokyo
Stephen Parsick DNA Sequencer Cambrium
Ramp Pieces Debris

Mark Mahoney & Michael Peck Admonition A Life Incandescent
Jonn Serrie Thousand Star Thousand Star
Andrew Lahiff August Dreams Shapes In Clouds

Arcane The Shelter The Shelter
Redshift Jupiter Collision Wild
Mark Shreeve Assassin Zoom

Andy McKee Never Grow Old Joyland
Jozef Van Wissem Propemption Stations Of The Cross
Goldmund Finding It There The Malady Of Elegance
Guitar Republic Funky Sex Republic Guitar Republic
Paul Adams Cloud Floating Heavens
Brethren Of The Free Spirit The Sun Tears Itself From The Heavens And Comes Crashing Down
The Wolf Shall Also Dwell with The Lamb
Lisa Downing Life Giver Think On These Things