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
submitted dreamSTATE vs. Heiki* - Stone Shore. about 8 hours ago
posted a review of Sequentia Legenda - Extended. 2 days ago
Sequentia Legenda "Extended" 2xCDr

Sequentia Legenda is a pseudonym of Berlin School connoisseur Laurent Schieber, who resides near Mulhouse, France. I already have been reviewing his debut, self-released CDr album "Blue Dream" from the end of 2014. In ... See full review
submitted Jaja (3) - One Day On Arcturus. 2 days ago
posted a review of Steve Roach - The Passing. 5 days ago
Steve Roach "The Passing" CD

"The Passing" was initially released as a surprise gift by Steve Roach on his birthday at February 16th, 2017 as "name your price" digital download , but fortunately also a limited CD version was immediately announced. ... See full review
posted a review of The Circular Ruins - Pathways. 10 days ago
The Circular Ruins "Pathways" 2xCD

"Pathways" double CD album was recorded during 2015-2016 and released during December 2016 together with another 9 double sets by various other artists on the Dutch Databloem label to celebrate their 15th anniversary. ... See full review
posted a review of Closing The Eternity - Forever And A Day. 15 days ago
Closing The Eternity "Forever And A Day" CD

Muzyka Voln, a division of Zhelezobeton label and distribution based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, has resurrected on this CD album older recordings of the Russian Drone Tsar 121, who records under the moniker ... See full review
submitted Solaris (55) - Aeon V. 19 days ago
posted a review of Bruno Sanfilippo - Piano Textures 4. 23 days ago
Bruno Sanfilippo "Piano Textures 4" CD

Fourth chapter of magnificently embracing "Piano Textures", recorded during spring 2016, was released at the beginning of December 2016 on Bruno Sanfilippo's ad21 label. Graced by sublime images by Slovenian fine ... See full review
posted a review of SiJ & Textere Oris - Reflections Under The Sky. 24 days ago
SiJ & Textere Oris "Reflections Under The Sky" CD

In Sevastopol, Crimea based applauded dronesculptor Vladislav "Vlad" Sikach, who is acting as SiJ has joined his forces with Textere Oris, a project of Ilya Fursov with domicile in Moscow. To be honest, ... See full review
submitted Max Corbacho - Nocturnes. 24 days ago
submitted Between Interval - Legacy. 25 days ago
posted a review of Hollan Holmes - Prayer To The Energy. about 1 month ago
Hollan Holmes "Prayer To The Energy" 2xCD

I still keep in mind the wintery day in January 2011, when an unknown artist named Hollan Holmes introduced his debut album "A Distant Light" on the pages of EMPortal, featuring stunning self-made cover artwork. ... See full review
submitted ISH (11)* - Structures Of Mind. about 1 month ago
submitted ISH (11)* - Structures Of Mind. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Erik Wøllo And Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous. about 1 month ago
Erik Wøllo and Byron Metcalf "Earth Luminous" CD

Two virtuosos, Norwegian ambient guitar ace Erik Wøllo and American aural curandero Byron Metcalf, join their forces for a truly essential splendor entitled "Earth Luminous". Out on Projekt since the end ... See full review
submitted Keosz - Ava. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Max Corbacho - Future Terrain. about 1 month ago
Max Corbacho "Future Terrain" CD

One of my dreams came true!!! Yeah, definitely as this long-form piece was originally released during the spring of 2015 as a digital download only, in shorter 58-minute version. As far I remember, it was just before ... See full review
submitted Warpness - Atmosphere. about 1 month ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Castles In The Sky. about 1 month ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Little House By The Ocean. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Steve Brand - The Path Of The Heart. about 1 month ago
Steve Brand "The Path Of The Heart" CDr

Kansan soundsculptor Steve Brand has released during 2016 on physical format 6 albums, two of them were brand new recordings "The Path Of The Heart" (May) and "Leaving The Hive" (September), while the rest were 4 ... See full review
posted a review of Jaja (3) - Starfields. 2 months ago
Jaja "Starfields" 2xCDr

German deep space voyager Jana Rockstroh alias Jaja has released "Starfields" originally as digital download during March 2015. Its physical version is out since December 2016 on Jaja's co-owned Cyan netlabel as a double pro CDr ... See full review
submitted Eternell - Children Of Infinity. 2 months ago
submitted Jaja (3) - Starfields. 2 months ago
posted a review of SIYANIE - Mystery Of Life. 2 months ago
Siyanie "Mystery Of Life" CD

Sergey Ilchuk and Dmitry Shilov are the two protagonists behind Russian miraculous drone ambient project called Siyanie, which I have already reviewed during summer 2013, particularly their jaw-dropping "Homo ... See full review
submitted John Lyell - Planetary Artifacts. 2 months ago
posted a review of Rudy Adrian - Coastlines. 2 months ago
Rudy Adrian "Coastlines" CD

New Zealander Rudy Adrian, the master of panoptic sublimity, returns with his "Coastlines" album 2 and a half years after splendiferous reminiscences entitled "Atmospheres". Released at October 7th, 2016, on Spotted Peccary, ... See full review
submitted Hollan Holmes - Prayer To The Energy. 2 months ago
posted a review of Eyes Cast Down - Souls Adrift, In Disrepair. 2 months ago
Eyes Cast Down "Souls Adrift, In Disrepair" CDr

Four years ago Chicago based Greg Moorcroft, the sole protagonist behind Eyes Cast Down, debuted with his album "The Separate Ones", which I was fortunate to review several months later, in May 2013. In ... See full review
submitted Samhain (2) - One Minute To Twelve . 3 months ago
posted a review of Jarguna - Fusion Of Soul. 3 months ago
Jarguna "Fusion Of Soul" CDr

"Fusion Of Soul" is the newest album by Italian soundscaper, photographer and ethnobotany researcher Marco Billi, who acts under the moniker Jarguna. Released during October 2016 on Forrest Hill Records, the black CDr is ... See full review
submitted The Circular Ruins - Pathways. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 18. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Und. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Eight Hours. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 20. 3 months ago
submitted Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins - Mnemosyne. 3 months ago
submitted Nunc Stans - Crossing Bridges. 3 months ago
posted a review of Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi - Source Of Compassion. 4 months ago
Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi "Source Of Compassion" CD

Highly acclaimed Spotted Peccary producer, composer and mastering maestro Howard Givens, who was also a member of the collaborative project/ensemble Brain Laughter (active during the 80's and 90's), ... See full review
submitted Perceptual Defence - Life Lights In The Shadow. 4 months ago
posted a review of Steve Roach - Shadow Of Time. 4 months ago
Steve Roach "Shadow Of Time" CD

After two highly challenging join efforts "Biosonic" and "Second Nature" with UK's gifted spirit Robert Logan, Steve Roach has once again dove deeply into profoundly poignant atmospheric oasis. Released during August 2016 ... See full review
posted a review of Bing Satellites - Extensions Of Reality. 4 months ago
Bing Satellites "Extensions Of Reality" CDr

UK, Manchester based soundpainter Brin Coleman, who acts under the moniker Bing Satellites, undoubtedly belongs to the most prolific ambient composers on the scene. Self-releasing sonic canvas since 2009, Bing ... See full review
posted a review of Alargo - Central Plateau. 4 months ago
Alargo "Central Plateau" CD

Alan Brown, a respected jazz pianist based in Auckland, New Zealand, who has joined ambient community during 2015 with his piano-infused debut "Silent Observer", has in the meantime joined his creative, this time ... See full review
posted a review of Michael Brückner - Muzikhala. 4 months ago
Michael Brückner "Muzikhala" 3xCDr

Wow, this wealthily packaged triplet looks to me as one of the most challenging releases Michael Brückner has ever self-released. You almost won't believe this is "only" a 3 pro CDr release with gorgeously designed ... See full review
submitted Alargo - Central Plateau. 4 months ago
posted a review of Duff Egan - The Future Of Man. 4 months ago
Duff Egan "The Future Of Man" 2xCD

I have been following this US drone aficionado based in Seattle for some time, but as a connoisseur of physical items, I was patiently waiting for the day when Duff Egan's soundscaping adventures will transmute into a ... See full review
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 19. 4 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 12. 4 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume Five. 4 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Landscape And Drift. 5 months ago