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 Poemme - Soft Ice . 3 days ago
Poemme "Soft Ice" CDr

Since I was always deeply fascinated by monumentally expansive drifscapes, my first, quite unexpected encounter of Poemme's soundworlds left me immediately breathless!!! Although my discovery came only a few weeks after its ... See full review
submitted Altus (2) - Winter Embrace (15th Anniversary Edition). 4 days ago
posted a review of Chronotope Project - Ovum. 12 days ago
Chronotope Project "Ovum" CD

Several years have already passed since I reviewed Chronotope Project's "Event Horizon" released on Relaxed Machinery back in October 2014. In the meantime, Jeffrey Ericson Allen, the man behind Chronotope Project, became a ... See full review
submitted Alargo - Primacy. 16 days ago
submitted Max Corbacho - Source Of Present. 16 days ago
posted a review of Frore - Last Place Of Wonder. 16 days ago
Frore "Last Place Of Wonder" CDr

Paul Casper, the sole creator behind Frore has been responsible in the last several years for some absolutely phenomenal tribal ambient gemstones such as "Cyclic Movement" CDr (out on Relaxed Machinery, January 2015) or ... See full review
submitted Eyes Cast Down - The White Island. 20 days ago
submitted Mario Grönnert And CommonSen5e - Nightmares And Dreamscapes: Silhouettes Of Urbia . 20 days ago
posted a review of Mario Grönnert And CommonSen5e - Before Time. about 1 month ago
Mario Grönnert and CommonSen5e "Before Time" CDr

"Before Time" is a collaborative project involving German drone ambient artist Mario Grönnert, based in Quedlinburg, and US sound sculptor Mason Metcalf from Portland, recording under his moniker ... See full review
submitted Mario Grönnert And CommonSen5e - Before Time. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Jim Ottaway - Deep Space Blue. about 1 month ago
Jim Ottaway "Deep Space Blue" CD

Australian soundscaper Jim Ottaway, based in Gold Coast, Queensland, owns a quite extensive discography counting over 25 albums, all self-released on a CD or CDr formats since 2004, when he debuted with "First Light" ... See full review
submitted Firehand - New Dawn. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Tony Gerber - Secret Garden. about 1 month ago
Tony Gerber "Secret Garden" CD

Tony Gerber, in Nashville based multi-instrumentalist and space ambient veteran is highly praised not only for his solo work under his name or as Cypress Rosewood, but also as a core member of Spacecraft project or as a ... See full review
submitted Steve Brand - Near Series: Threshold. about 1 month ago
posted a review of riverrun - Romer Shoal. about 1 month ago
riverrun "Romer Shoal" CDr

UK's Daniel Land might be better known for his shoegaze/dream-pop recordings released as solo or under the name Daniel Land & The Modern Painters or as a member of Engineers band, but he is also the sole creator behind ... See full review
submitted Jeff Pearce - From The Darker Seasons. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Zalys - Fragments Of Life. 2 months ago
Zalys "Fragments Of Life" CDr

Zalys, a French one-woman project driven by mysterious M., is releasing drone ambient outcomes since March 2013, when the album "Wandering Through Space" debuted. Since then, if I am right, another eight albums were ... See full review
submitted Riverrun - La Mer. 2 months ago
posted a review of Strom Noir - Maľované Kvety & Xeroxové Motýle. 2 months ago
Strom Noir "Maľované Kvety & Xeroxové Motýle" CD

As I have mentioned before few times, since I am a Slovak, it's always a very special and highly treasured moment, when I can focus on a drone ambience Made in Slovakia. We have only a few acts delving ... See full review
submitted Erik Wøllo - Cinematic. 2 months ago
submitted dreamSTATE - DRoNE DAY. 2 months ago
posted a review of Robert Rich - Vestiges. 2 months ago
Robert Rich "Vestiges" CD

With "Vestiges" Robert Rich continues his tremendously enrapturing aural venture into tenebrously reflective terrains distinctively mirrored on magnificent "What We Left Behind" album. Precisely displayed by stunningly ... See full review
posted a review of ASC - Trans-Neptunian Objects. 2 months ago
ASC "Trans-Neptunian Objects" CDr

UK's soundscaper James Clements, now based in Del Mar, near San Diego, California, is the sole protagonist behind ASC project and also the man behind Auxiliary label. I believe ASC got quite famous mostly through his CD ... See full review
posted a review of Alphaxone & ProtoU - Stardust. 2 months ago
Alphaxone & ProtoU "Stardust" CD

Although Iranian deep space soundforger Mehdi Saleh aka Alphaxone and Ukrainian dark ambient venturer Sasha Cats known as ProtoU are debuting in my review section, both of them belong to already established names on ... See full review
posted a review of Juta Takahashi - Albion. 2 months ago
Juta Takahashi "Albion" CD

Japanese drone ambient Maestro Jutaro "Juta" Takahashi was quite silent since his last album "Transcendence" released back in September 2013. If I am right, in the meantime he has only re-issued his older album "The Door Into ... See full review
submitted Chronotope Project - Ovum. 3 months ago
posted a review of Between Interval - Legacy. 3 months ago
Between Interval "Legacy" CD

Back in the days when masterworks such as "Radio Silence", "Secret Observatory" or "Autumn Continent" were released, I was always considering Stefan Strand (actually these gems were recorded under his previous family name ... See full review
posted a review of Erik Wøllo - Different Spaces. 3 months ago
Erik Wøllo "Different Spaces" 2xCD

Erik Wøllo, a highly renowned ambient guitarist from Norway, who is journeying through the middle of his 4th decade of exquisitely creative artistry, has released over 20 solo albums plus around 10 collaborative works ... See full review
posted a review of Darren Rogers (2) - The Future Approaching. 3 months ago
Darren Rogers "The Future Approaching" CDr

I have reviewed Darren Rogers' previous full length album "Interstellar Love" about one year ago, this album was released during March 2016. In the meantime Darren Rogers has released few single tracks and one ... See full review
submitted Darren Rogers (2) - The Future Approaching. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - The Continuing Adventures Of Peter Jelp. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Snow Day. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Music From Mission Control Or Something. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Real Life And How To Avoid It. 3 months ago
submitted Zalys - Fragments Of Life. 3 months ago
posted a review of Siddhartha Barnhoorn - Structures Of Light. 3 months ago
Siddhartha Barnhoorn "Structures Of Light" CDr

Siddhartha Barnhoorn is a brand new name on the map of ambient drifters, however, this Dutch composer is a very experienced sound designer, who has worked since 2004 extensively on the musical scores (over ... See full review
posted a review of Max Corbacho - Nocturnes. 3 months ago
Max Corbacho "Nocturnes" CD

If I recall correctly, the title "Nocturnes" has been resonating in the connection with Max Corbacho for few years already. For the first time announced by Hypnos, roughly about 3 years ago, unfortunately it was in the period ... See full review
submitted Jeffrey Koepper - MantraSequent. 3 months ago
submitted Chromosphere - Unknown Space. 3 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - Near Series: Otherness. 3 months ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 4 months ago
submitted Juta Takahashi - Albion. 4 months ago
posted a review of Nightskies - Between Darkness And Twilight / Zero Seconds. 4 months ago
Nightskies "Between Darkness And Twilight / Zero Seconds" CDr

Nightskies is a relatively new project by Italian droneforger Arnaldo Tarsetti, who is rather known under the moniker Nightwind, where he utilizes his electric guitar, synth guitar and ... See full review
submitted Warpness - The Labyrinth. 4 months ago
posted a review of Crows Labyrinth - Travels. 4 months ago
Crows Labyrinth "Travels" CD

Dutch bass guitar dronescaper Theo Tol aka Crows Labyrinth has self-released his debut CD "Travels" already several years ago, back in January 2013, but I think his intriguingly engrossing sonic alchemy, when utilizing only ... See full review
posted a review of Mathias Grassow - Kreuzblut. 4 months ago
Mathias Grassow "Kreuzblut" CD

The connection between German Drone Kaiser and multifariously focused GS Productions label keeps on blooming. "Kreuzblut", the lastest album by Mathias Grassow for this in Moscow based imprint is another proof of this and ... See full review
submitted Siddhartha Barnhoorn - Structures Of Light. 4 months ago
submitted Nunc Stans - Secret Passages. 4 months ago
submitted Robert Davies - Estuary. 4 months ago
posted a review of Eternell - Children Of Infinity. 5 months ago
Eternell "Children Of Infinity" CDr

Ludvig Cimbrelius, the sole sonic healer behind Eternell, is for sure better known for his other highly applauded project Purl, delicately focusing on soothingly hazy introspectiveness with mesmerizing dub techno ... See full review