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 Samhain (2) - One Minute To Twelve . about 7 hours ago
posted a review of Jarguna - Fusion Of Soul. 1 day 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. 21 days ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 18. 22 days ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Und. 22 days ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Eight Hours. 23 days ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 20. 23 days ago
submitted Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins - Mnemosyne. 25 days ago
submitted Nunc Stans - Crossing Bridges. 25 days ago
posted a review of Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi - Source Of Compassion. 29 days 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. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Steve Roach - Shadow Of Time. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Duff Egan - The Future Of Man. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 12. about 1 month ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume Five. about 1 month ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Landscape And Drift. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Hoshin - Path Of Dissolutions. 2 months ago
Hoshin "Path Of Dissolutions" CD

My ventures into nebulously engrossing dark ambient domains are rather rare, but as we know there is no rule without exception, so why not to dive occasionally into these fascinating terrains. Without any doubt, "Path Of ... See full review
submitted Julio Di Benedetto & Anthony Paul Kerby - Falling Into Place. 2 months ago
submitted Robert Davies - Afterlight. 2 months ago
submitted Michael Stearns - Music For The Dome. 2 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - Because We Were Once Covered In Gold. 2 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - The Track Of The Full Moon On Water . 2 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - Our True Nature. 2 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - The Great Hoop. 2 months ago
submitted Alio Die - Imaginal Symmetry. 2 months ago
submitted Bruno Sanfilippo - Piano Textures 4. 2 months ago
submitted Robert Rich - Vestiges. 2 months ago
posted a review of Jeff Pearce - Follow The River Home. 3 months ago
Jeff Pearce "Follow The River Home" CD

An iconic ambient guitar soundscaper Jeff Pearce returns after two years with his newest album "Follow The River Home". Self-released via his Jeff Pearce Music during June 2016, the album comes in a catchy 4-panel ... See full review
posted a review of Robert Rich - What We Left Behind. 3 months ago
Robert Rich "What We Left Behind" CD

16 months after "Filaments", a spectacular odyssey through fascinating space expanses, one of the undisputable ambient innovators returns with another jewel. On "What We Left Behind" CD, as displayed by its title, ... See full review
submitted Aglaia - Latitude. 3 months ago
posted a review of Simon Lomax - 5 Textures. 3 months ago
Simon Lomax "5 Textures" CD

Simon Lomax, in UK based guitar soundcarver is active since the end of the 90's, when he debuted under the pseudonym Maitreya with album "From The Mothership" (1999). On his own Council Of Nine label another two Maitreya ... See full review
posted a review of Stephen Bacchus - Hinterland. 3 months ago
Stephen Bacchus "Hinterland" CD

Stephen Bacchus, a Canadian composer based in Ontario, is most likely best know for his participation on the famous "The Ambient Expanse" CD, a collaborative project featuring iconic names such as Steve Roach, ... See full review
submitted Phillip Wilkerson - Waking Across The River. 3 months ago
posted a review of _Algol_* - All These Worlds Are Yours. 3 months ago
_Algol_ "All These Worlds Are Yours" CD

_Algol_ is a project name belonging to Siberian soundscaper (scientist, traveler, photographer...) Daniil Kazantsev, who is currently based in the UK. "All These Worlds Are Yours" album is out since the middle of ... See full review
submitted Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi - Source Of Compassion. 3 months ago
posted a review of Space Megalithe - Abstract Dimension. 3 months ago
Space Megalithe "Abstract Dimension" CD

French duo Space Megalithe, comprised of Jean-Claude Gil & Christophe Barbier, debuted during November 2014 with their self-released "Psyché Energy" CD. One year later they participated in Belgium (Heusden-Zolder) ... See full review
submitted Disharmony - Fragments Of Time. 4 months ago
submitted Stephen Bacchus - Hinterland. 4 months ago
posted a review of Dashmesh* - The Peacock's Tale. 4 months ago
Dashmesh "The Peacock's Tale" CD

Dashmesh Khalsa, a par excellence didgeridoo player (sound healer, performer and naturalistic philosopher) based in Phoenix, Arizona has notably stepped into the tribal ambient circle during 2010 on phenomenal "Dream ... See full review
submitted Byron Metcalf - Inner Rhythm Meditations. 4 months ago
posted a review of Super Fata - Percipient. 4 months ago
Super Fata "Percipient" CDr

Jan Roos, the sole wizard behind Super Fata, has self-released "Percipient" album during October 2015 on his newly created label Solipsis. Supported by stunning cover artwork by Polish visual maestro Michal Karcz, this was ... See full review
submitted Tess Said So - I Did That Tomorrow. 4 months ago
submitted RecFrag - Recovered Fragments. 4 months ago
submitted Michael Brückner - The Giant Illusion. 4 months ago
submitted Landru (2) - Boira. 4 months ago