Monday, July 30, 2012

Secret Music News, July 2012

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 25
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.            

  A couple of things worth mentioning this time around. First, one of the
aftereffects of celebrating 25 years of Secret Music was that I rediscovered a lot of
great music that I've accumulated over the years. Do this long enough, and
eventually you have more CD"s than you know what to do with. I've
forgotten a lot of wonderful music and I'm having a lot of fun remembering
and playing it. I've been doing a massive reorganization of my music both
digital and physical and it's leading to a fundamental shift to playing
more of a balance between old and new music.

  Second, WVKR's annual fundraiser will be taking place right after Labor
Day (for those of you not in the States, that's early September). We rely on listener
contributions to pay the bills and stay on the air. If you'd like to help,
send me something I can use as a premium for listener donations. CD's,
T-shirts, download vouchers, etc. I'm certainly open to suggestions. I'd
be very grateful for anything you can spare. Email me if you have any

  There's a new service out called which allows you to record radio shows
(like mine). The website has more info. but it's basically a free service much
like a Tivo, which allows you to select and record radio shows for future listening.
Finally something for those of you who aren't around to listen in on a Sunday morning.         

  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 July 2012. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

  WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist
                        July, 2012

1. V/A - Manikin Records Second Decade - Manikin
2. Forrest Fang - Animism - Projekt
3. Todd Boston - Touched by the Sun - Gita Records
4. Van Larkins - Wandering Hands - CandyRat Records
5. The Tangent Project - Live 2010 - 2011 - Self Released
6. Spheruleus - Voyage - Hibernate
7. The Tangent Project - Fuse - Self Released
8. Maneli Jamal - The Lamaj Movement - CandyRat Records
9. Aglaia - Absolutely Deep - Hic Sunt Leones
10. Steve Roach - Day Out of Time - Timeroom Editions
11. Apne Sinn - En Seier - Relaxed Machinery
12. Nest - Body Pilot - Serein
13. Bruno Sanfilippo - Urbs - Hypnos Recordings
14. M.Ostermeier - The Rules Of Another Small World - Tench
15. Takashi Suzuki - Cycle - Calm Records
16. En - Already Gone - Students Of Decay
17. Hristo Vitchev & Weber Iago - Heartmony - FOS Music
18. Mike Wall - A Time for Healing - Open Ear Studios
19. Gregg Plummer - Free - Earth Mantra
20. Talvihorros & Damian Valles - Monuments and Ruins - Textura

Secret Music Playlist, July 29, 2012

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 29, 2012. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 7/29/2012

   Artist            Song            Album

Bang On A Can            1/1            Music For Airports

Brain Laughter        The Other Side (Of Night)    In The Land Of Power
Banabila/Saka            Marketplace        Nightmirror
Azuma                Armor            Azuma
Botanica            Sardukar        Strange Attractors

David Pritchard            Vertical Eden        Vertical Eden
Dusan Bogdanovic        Jazz Sonata Part 4    Worlds
Sonny Lim            Malie            Slack Key Guitar
Raymond Williams        Lone Mountain        Desert
Leo Kottke            Airproofing        Live

Biosphere            Chukhung        Substrata
Evan Bartholomew        And Being        Borderlands
Matt Borghi            Dreaming Fantasia    Elegy For Time
David Bowie            Warszawa        All Saints

Christopher O'Riley        There There        Hold Me To This
Ola Gjielo            Snow In New York    Stone Rose
Dax Johnson        The Random And The Purpose    The Random And The Purpose
Brenda Warren            Blue Island        As Years Go By
Rocky Fretz            Leave It All Behind    The Path Ahead

Harold Budd & Brian Eno      The Plateaux Of Mirror    The Plateaux Of Mirror
Mike Van Portfleet    Toward The Blinding Glare    Beyond The Horizon Line
Nathan Youngblood        Umbrasphere        Asunder
Brian Parnham            Strata Pool        Mantle

Randy Armstrong            No Regrets        No Regrets
The Beyman Bros.        Moon Of Tunis        Memories Of Summer As A Child
Jan Seiden            Highland Heather    Memory Of Time
Paul Adams        As The Sun Rises    FLute Meditation For Dreaming Clouds
Steve Davison        The Most Beautiful Sky        White River Suite
Bill Dutcher            Barefoot        Solo Guitar

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Secret Music Playlist, July 22, 2012

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 22, 2012. Lots of great old stuff
  today. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 7/22/2012

   Artist            Song            Album

Constance Demby            Part 1            Novus Magnificat

Lasse Englund            Sargasso        Anchor
Colin Chin            Ayers Rock        Intruding On A Silence
Carol Nethen        Dancing On Ground Zero        A View From The Bridge
Peter Maunu            The Whirling Dervish    Warm Sound In A Gray Field

Paul Sullivan            Parade            Folk Art
Stuart Weber            Pend Oreille        Departures
Relativity            Siun Ni Dhuibhir    Celtic Odyssey
John Doan            Winter's Eve        Departures

Austere                Wavves            Mirror
Austere                Blud            Curio
Austere & Abstract Audio Systems    Edenic        Evergone
Austere                Throe            Monodia

Ancient Future            Frogorian Dance        Natural Rhythms
Ancient Future            Edge Of A Memory    Dreamchaser
Ancient Future            End Of The Beginning    World Without Walls
Ancient Future            Mountain Song        Quiet Fire

Scott Fraser            Straight Lines        Weightless, Effortless
Meg Bowles        Adrift In The Arms Of Morpheus    The Other World
Sara Ayers        There Was No More Time        Echoes Of Polyhymnia

Shadowfax            Angel's Flight        The First Ten Years
Scott Cossu & Eugene Friesen    Gwenlaise        The First Ten Years
Liz Story            Bradley's Dream        The First Ten Years
Nightnoise            Toys Not Ties        The First Ten Years

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Secret Music Playlist, July 15, 2012

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 15, 2012. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist,

   Artist            Song            Album

Talvihorros            Hollowbody Pt.2        Monuments & Ruins

Stephen Van Handel        Asha, Awake!        Pearls Of The Soul
Daniel Blanchet        Les Monts Houang Chang        L'Harmonie Des Mondes
Ciro Perrino            Cosmic Carnival        Far East
Rudiger Lorenz            Caves Of Mogao        Taklamakan

The Tangent Project        Shuttle            Live 2010 - 2011

Spheruleus            Clouds Swarm        Voyage
Aglaia            Twilight On The Frozen Lake    Absolutely Deep
Forrest Fang            Tailing Wind        Animism

Rainbow Serpent            Improvised Music    Manikin Records Second Decade
Ramp            Track For Michael Hoenig    Manikin Records Second Decade

Maireid Sullivan    She Moved Through The Fair    Celtic Voices
John Whelan        Longing For Home, Longing For Here    Celtic Reflections
Tito La Rosa    The Dance Of The Puma And The Wolf    The Prophecy Of The Eagle
And The Condor Anthony Phillips        Moonfall        Ivory Moon Angels Of
Venice        Sad Lisa        Angels Of Venice

Todd Boston            Waves            Touched By The Sun
Peppino D'Agostino        Costa Rica        Every Step Of The Way
Van Larkins            Wandering Hands        Wandering Hands
Kotaro Oshio            Splash            Dramatic
Maneli Jamal            Homespun        The Lamaj Movement

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Secret Music Playlist, July 8, 2012

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 8, 2012. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 7/1/2012

   Artist            Song            Album

Bruno Sanfilippo        The City Reflected    Urbs

EN                Already Gone        Already Gone
M.Ostermeier    I Took Out Your Picture        The Rules Of Another Small World
Spheruleus            Liquid Rust        Voyage

Takashi Suzuki            Episode 1        Cycle
Nest                Koretz's Meteor        Body Pilot
Apne Sinn            The Long Plains        En Seier

Bas Broekhuis          Nazareth, PA        Manikin Records Second Decade
The Tangent Project        Fractal            Fuse
The Tangent Project        Docking            Live 2010-2011

Steve Roach        THe Holy Dirt            Day Out Of Time
Aglaia        The Dusty Light The Day Is Losing    Absolutely Deep
Forrest Fang        Islands In The Sky        Animism

Scott Petito        Afternoon In A Cloud        Sbass Music
Chris Lane    I Have Been Told To Reason By The Heart      Memory Boxing
Brian Farmer            1.2.06            Music For Bathing

A Viberatto            Riiver            A
Todd Boston            Under The Orion Sky    Touched By The Sun
Van Larkins            One Way Ticket        Wandering Hands
Maneli Jamal            On The Run        The Lamaj Movement
Hristo Vitchev & Weber Iago    The Imperative Expression    Heartmony
Mike Wall            Keepers Of The Earth    A Time For Healing
Samuel Claiborne        Growing Up        The Annunciation
Amy & Leslie            Hymn To Her        Amy & Leslie
Will Ackerman    The Bricklayer's Beautiful Daughter    The First Ten Years

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Secret Music Playlist, July 1, 2012

Hi -

  Here's my playlist for Sunday, July 1, 2012. Lots of great new music
this time. Enjoy!

Scott Raymond
16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524

   Secret Music Playlist, 7/1/2012

   Artist            Song            Album

Gregg Plummer            Nocturne        Free

Takashi Suzuki            Episode 2        Cycle
Nest                The Dying Roar        Body Pilot
Apne Sinn            His Great Heart        En Seier

EN                The Sea Saw Swell    Already Gone
M.Ostermeier        Retreating Night    The Rules Of Another Small World
Spheruleus            All For Sea        Voyage

Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder      Vienna Calling    Manikin Records Second
Decade The Tangent Project        Signals In Between    Fuse The Tangent
Project        Adrift            Live 2010-2011

Forrest Fang        The Chameleon's Paintbox    Animism
Aglaia            Dragon Clouds So High Above    Absolutely Deep
Steve Roach        Begins Looking Skyward        Day Out Of Time

Matt Harris            Three Chambers        Drone Download Project
Dan Hartman        New Green, Clear Blue        New Green, Clear Blue
David Lange        Farewell To The Planet        Return Of The Comet

Todd Boston            Twilight        Touched By The Sun
Van Larkins            Stomp            Wandering Hands
Maneli Jamal            Awakening        The Lamaj Movement
Hristo Vitchev & Weber Iago    Memories In Black And White    Heartmony
Mike Wall            Transformation        A Time For Healing
Tony Levin            Chasms            World Diary