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 Steve Brand - The Path Of The Heart. about 5 hours 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. 7 days 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. 10 days ago
submitted Jaja (3) - Starfields. 18 days ago
posted a review of SIYANIE - Mystery Of Life. 18 days 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. 26 days ago
posted a review of Rudy Adrian - Coastlines. 29 days 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. 29 days ago
posted a review of Eyes Cast Down - Souls Adrift, In Disrepair. about 1 month 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 . about 1 month ago
posted a review of Jarguna - Fusion Of Soul. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 18. 2 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Und. 2 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Eight Hours. 2 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 20. 2 months ago
submitted Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins - Mnemosyne. 2 months ago
submitted Nunc Stans - Crossing Bridges. 2 months ago
posted a review of Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi - Source Of Compassion. 2 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. 2 months ago
posted a review of Steve Roach - Shadow Of Time. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 months ago
posted a review of Duff Egan - The Future Of Man. 3 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. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 12. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume Five. 3 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Landscape And Drift. 3 months ago
posted a review of Hoshin - Path Of Dissolutions. 3 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. 3 months ago
submitted Robert Davies - Afterlight. 3 months ago
submitted Michael Stearns - Music For The Dome. 3 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - Because We Were Once Covered In Gold. 3 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - The Track Of The Full Moon On Water . 3 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - Our True Nature. 3 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - The Great Hoop. 3 months ago
submitted Alio Die - Imaginal Symmetry. 4 months ago
submitted Bruno Sanfilippo - Piano Textures 4. 4 months ago
submitted Robert Rich - Vestiges. 4 months ago
posted a review of Jeff Pearce - Follow The River Home. 4 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. 4 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. 4 months ago
posted a review of Simon Lomax - 5 Textures. 4 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. 4 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. 4 months ago
posted a review of _Algol_* - All These Worlds Are Yours. 4 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. 5 months ago
posted a review of Space Megalithe - Abstract Dimension. 5 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