During the 90's active as one of the leaders of English written electrozine called Crewzine (also mail-order catalogue and cassette label) dedicated to genres like EBM, industrial, dark ambient, darkwave, synth-pop.... Now active as a big fan, collector, supporter, occasional hobby Discogs contributor and reviewer of CDs in ambient, tribal and deep space genre.

Some contact info:
My account promoting ambient music https://www.facebook.com/richard.gurtler.50
My reviews on ello https://ello.co/richardgurtler
My reviews (excerpts) on Bandcamp https://bandcamp.com/richardgurtler
Hypnos Forum membership at http://www.hypnos.com/ richardgurtler
EMPortal membership at http://www.emportal.info/ richardgurtler

Crewzine link:
http://www.discogs.com/label/Crewzine





Recent Activity
posted a review of Andrew Heath - The Silent Cartographer. 1 day ago
Andrew Heath "The Silent Cartographer" CD

Although Andrew Heath's debut solo CD "The Silent Cartographer" was released two years ago, during July 2014, I wasn't aware of this, in the UK based sound alchemist until the end of April 2016. What a pity I ... See full review
posted a review of Al Gromer Khan - Chakra Noir. 17 days ago
Al Gromer Khan "Chakra Noir" CD

"Chakra Noir", the newest album by iconic German instrumentalist, sitarist and composer Al Gromer Khan is out since April 2016 on his Rasa Music label. Again packaged in rather simple, but elegant 4-panel digipak. After ... See full review
submitted Duff Egan - The Future Of Man. 19 days ago
posted a review of Byron Metcalf - Shamanic Trance Dance. 21 days ago
Byron Metcalf "Shamanic Trance Dance" CD

Although almost one and a half years have passed since my visit of Byron Metcalf's “The Lair” studio in Prescott Valley, Arizona, the magic of this unique space still deeply resonates and all the great memories ... See full review
posted a review of Remco Helbers - On Some Road. 27 days ago
Remco Helbers "On Some Road" CD

Wow!!! I simply can't start with any other words. What a well-hidden masterwork by an ambient guitar dronescaper Remco Helbers!!! This Dutchman is also known as one of the members of ambient/dhrupad/trance project ... See full review
posted a review of David Parsons - Puja. about 1 month ago
David Parsons "Puja" CD

One of the most respected doyens and original voices within the ambient drone scene returns in a jaw-dropping condition!!! That's "Puja" by New Zealander David Parsons, who has found his new home after three decades with ... See full review
posted a review of Darren Rogers (2) - Interstellar Love. about 1 month ago
Darren Rogers "Interstellar Love" CDr

This is my first contact with Darren Rogers' ambience, although he belongs to quite experienced soundscapers, to my knowledge he started his recording career during the second half of the 90's with the album "The ... See full review
submitted Klaus Wiese - Shapes I. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Bruno Sanfilippo - The Poet. about 1 month ago
Bruno Sanfilippo "The Poet" CD

Argentinian virtuoso piano composer Bruno Sanfilippo, based in Barcelona, is back with his newest album "The Poet", this time the usual ad21 label, he used to co-run with Max Corbacho, is now replaced by 1631 Recordings. ... See full review
submitted Chronotope Project - Passages. about 1 month ago
submitted Indigenous Soul Movement - A Voice For The Voiceless. 2 months ago
submitted Ancient Current with Mark Seelig - Crystal Dreams. 2 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - The Path Of The Heart. 2 months ago
posted a review of Julio Di Benedetto - A Tide Pool Of Memories. 2 months ago
Julio Di Benedetto "A Tide Pool Of Memories" CD

After "Original Light", released in May 2015, here comes another very impressive recording by Floridian soundsculptor Julio Di Benedetto. Actually, this album is out already since December 2012 in digital ... See full review
submitted Sami Seesranta - Kaikkeuden Kaiut. 2 months ago
submitted Sami Seesranta - Kevätyön Kaari. 2 months ago
submitted Dashmesh* - The Peacock's Tale. 2 months ago
submitted Darren Rogers (2) - Interstellar Love. 2 months ago
posted a review of Stormloop - Into The Void. 2 months ago
Stormloop "Into The Void" CD

As far I remember "Into The Void", the newest album by Stormloop, was scheduled on Uk's ...txt recordings for a quite long time. Actually, I even keep in mind messages dated one year ago with different cover image and title ... See full review
posted a review of Perceptual Defence - Time Lines. 2 months ago
Perceptual Defence "Time Lines" 2xCDr

Perceptual Defence is a pseudonym of a Swiss-Italian sound constructor and psychotherapist Gabriele Quirici, who is based in Rome. As an owner of rather broad discography, during the last few years he releases his ... See full review
posted a review of Michael Brückner - Antiferromagnet. 3 months ago
Michael Brückner "Antiferromagnet" CDr

As I have mentioned several months ago, when focusing on Michael Brückner's "Eleventh Sun" CDr, this German sound designer is known for his flamboyantly extensive discography with many well hidden gems. And I think ... See full review
submitted Robert Rich - What We Left Behind. 3 months ago
submitted Jaja (3) - Stellaris. 3 months ago
posted a review of Steve Roach - Live In Tucson - Pinnacle Moments. 3 months ago
Steve Roach "Live In Tucson - Pinnacle Moments" CD

Two live sets by Steve Roach at Tucson's Galactic Center from February 13th & 14th, 2015, still deeply resonate and "Live In Tucson - Pinnacle Moments" CD exquisitely documents these unforgettable ... See full review
submitted Al Gromer Khan - Chakra Noir. 4 months ago
posted a review of Aperus - Hinterland (Remastered Edition). 4 months ago
Aperus "Hinterland" CDr

Except releasing three years ago a collaborative album "Ecotone" with James Johnson, one of the monumental pinnacles of 2013, Brian McWilliams, the driving force behind Aperus (and Remanence), was quite busy during the last few ... See full review
submitted Bruno Sanfilippo - The Poet. 4 months ago
submitted Various - Hypotaxia. 4 months ago
submitted Polygon - Einzelheiten. 4 months ago
posted a review of The Winterhouse - Slow Awakening. 4 months ago
The Winterhouse "Slow Awakening" CDr

Anthony Paul Kerby (APK), the sole creator behind The Circular Ruins, Nunc Stans, Lammergeyer and most recently also Fictions And Poetics, and Robert Davies are the leading sound architects and unmistakable stalwarts ... See full review
submitted Robert Davies - River's Edge. 4 months ago
submitted Nunc Stans - Elementa. 4 months ago
posted a review of Fellirium - Mermaids. 4 months ago
Fellirium "Mermaids" CDr

Russian painter of sonic canvas, Andrey Vasilyev, based in Moscow, who is known under the moniker Fellirium, is not an unknown name among the ambient netlabels community. Releasing his music since 2007, Fellirium's discography ... See full review
posted a review of Aestrata - Submental Vol. 3. 5 months ago
Aestrata "Submental Vol. 3" CDr

"Submental" series continue with a brand new chapter, after Nautic Depths' "Vol. 1" (2012) and Wintersilence's "Vol. 2" (2014), here comes newest installment, "Vol. 3" by Aestrata, an enigmatic project by German ... See full review
posted a review of Sequentia Legenda - Blue Dream. 5 months ago
Sequentia Legenda "Blue Dream" CDr

French sound sculptor Laurent Schieber, based in the suburbs of Mulhouse, is better known under his artistic name Sequentia Legenda, a project heavily dedicated to vintage Berlin School Music and inspired by the iconic ... See full review
posted a review of Kloob - Solid Foundations. 5 months ago
Kloob "Solid Foundations" CDr

I have seriously noticed this Spanish project for the first time at the beginning of March 2015, few weeks after his debut album "Deep Emotional Phases" premiered on relaxedMachinery (released February 13th). Actually, I ... See full review
submitted Kloob - Solid Foundations. 5 months ago
posted a review of Al Gromer Khan - Day Of The Beloved. 5 months ago
Al Gromer Khan "Day Of The Beloved" CDr

The newest album by virtuoso sitar performer Al Gromer Khan is out since the middle of December 2015 on his Rasa Music label packaged in a 4-panel digipak and available in limited edition of 50 numbered copies. ... See full review
posted a review of Common Ground (14) - Common Ground. 5 months ago
Common Ground "Common Ground" CD

I have been really excited about this collaborative project since the very beginning, as far I remember it was early summer 2015, when it was officially announced. Gary Johnson and Bill Olien, the two crafted ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Scott Thompson - Pale Blue Dot. 6 months ago
Robert Scott Thompson "Pale Blue Dot" CDr

Prolific US soundsculptor Robert Scott Thompson, based in Roswell, Georgia, has landed with his latest album on Darren Bergstein's Anodize label. Out since the beginning of November 2015 in simple, but elegant ... See full review
submitted Hertz* & Mystified - Inuksuk. 6 months ago
posted a review of Steve Brand - Songs From Unknown Territory. 6 months ago
Steve Brand "Songs From Unknown Territory" CDr

"Songs From Unknown Territory" is the last chapter of Steve Brand's powerfully enrapturing soundcarvings released during 2015. Although gracing every year the scene with phenomenal pinnacles within the ... See full review
submitted Jaja (3) - Sparkles. 6 months ago
posted a review of Michael Brückner - Eleventh Sun. 6 months ago
Michael Brückner "Eleventh Sun" CDr

German sound architect Michael Brückner, based in Mainz, certainly belongs to the most prolific artists within electronic subgenres with his really extensive discography counting, I believe, over 100 solo and ... See full review
submitted The Opposer Divine - Reverse//Human. 7 months ago
posted a review of Elrox Ambient Session - Tralfamadore. 7 months ago
Elrox Ambient Session "Tralfamadore" CDr

I remember well that day, November 10th, 2015, when two orders from Norway from two unknown projects arrived into my mailbox and graced my collection. Both absolutely new to me, now few months later, I can ... See full review
posted a review of In The Branches - Expanse Sessions. 7 months ago
In The Branches "Expanse Sessions" CDr

I still deeply treasure the day from the beginning of August 2015, when Roy Mattson turned my ears to this unknown solo ambient project hailing from Portland (thanks a lot, Roy!!!). August 6th was the day, when ... See full review
posted a review of Jaja (3) - Endless. 7 months ago
Jaja "Endless" CDr

German stargazer Jaja, with domicile in Köln, has been quite busy during 2015 with really gorgeous batch of pro CDr releases such as "Stellamare", "Endless" and "Starlight". Spacedrifting endeavors of Jaja started back in 2009, since ... See full review
posted a review of Super Fata - Structural Tendency. 7 months ago
Super Fata "Structural Tendency" CD

Wow, where this project comes from? These were most likely my first words, when rather serendipitously encountering the soundworlds of Super Fata, a Norwegian project based in Oslo and driven by its sole protagonist ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Roach - Bloodmoon Rising. 7 months ago
Steve Roach "Bloodmoon Rising" 4xCD

The whole odyssey started Steve Roach quite clandestinely back in the April of 2014, when recording a long-form piece for the first eclipse at April 15th. Then followed another three compositions with, in the meantime ... See full review