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 Eternell - Children Of Infinity. 7 days 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
posted a review of Warpness - Atmosphere. 9 days ago
Warpness "Atmosphere" CDr

Wow, what a surprise landed into my mailbox!!! Although I have noticed the pre-release info of this album at the end of March 2017, it quite unexpectedly graced my collection only one week later. With the official release date ... See full review
posted a review of dreamSTATE vs. Heiki* - Stone Shore. 17 days ago
dreamSTATE vs. Heiki "Stone Shore" CDr

More than 4 years have passed since the phenomenal collaboration "The North Shore" between renowned Canadian dronescapers dreamSTATE and their fellow Toronto based electronic veteran Heiki Sillaste, who is also the ... See full review
posted a review of Keosz - Be Left To Oneself. 20 days ago
Keosz "Be Left To Oneself" CD

Keosz is for me one of the biggest discoveries during the last few years and certainly the most unexpected. Erik Osvald, the sole protagonist behind Keosz, comes from my homecountry Slovakia (the town of Dubnica nad Váhom) ... See full review
submitted Frore - Last Place Of Wonder. 26 days ago
posted a review of Landru (2) - Boira. 27 days ago
Landru "Boira" CDr

Patxi Hernández aka Landru has crossed my radar for the first time during the spring of 2012, not only as one of the driving forces behind Spanish label Altera Orbe, together with another fellow soundscaping countryman Ran Kirlian, ... See full review
submitted Steve Brand - Near Series: Silence. 28 days ago
posted a review of Byron Metcalf - Inner Rhythm Meditations. 29 days ago
Byron Metcalf "Inner Rhythm Meditations" CD

When looking back at the year 2016, this was undoubtedly an enormously triumphant and strikingly fruitful period of time for shamanic par excellence drummer Byron Metcalf. Firstly, just within a few days, two ... See full review
posted a review of John Lyell - Planetary Artifacts. about 1 month ago
John Lyell "Planetary Artifacts" CD

A self-released album "Planetary Artifacts" is a 4th solo recording by US ambient soundscaper John Lyell, who is now based in New Mexico. Prior to these albums, he has released two collaborative CDs with Brent A. ... See full review
submitted dreamSTATE vs. Heiki* - Stone Shore. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Sequentia Legenda - Extended. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Steve Roach - The Passing. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Bruno Sanfilippo - Piano Textures 4. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. 2 months ago
submitted Between Interval - Legacy. 2 months ago
posted a review of Hollan Holmes - Prayer To The Energy. 2 months 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. 2 months ago
submitted ISH (11)* - Structures Of Mind. 2 months ago
posted a review of Erik Wøllo And Byron Metcalf - Earth Luminous. 2 months 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. 2 months ago
posted a review of Max Corbacho - Future Terrain. 2 months 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. 2 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Castles In The Sky. 2 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Little House By The Ocean. 2 months ago
posted a review of Steve Brand - The Path Of The Heart. 2 months 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. 3 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. 3 months ago
submitted Jaja (3) - Starfields. 3 months ago
posted a review of SIYANIE - Mystery Of Life. 3 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. 3 months ago
posted a review of Rudy Adrian - Coastlines. 3 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. 3 months ago
posted a review of Eyes Cast Down - Souls Adrift, In Disrepair. 4 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 . 4 months ago
posted a review of Jarguna - Fusion Of Soul. 4 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. 4 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 18. 5 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Und. 5 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Eight Hours. 5 months ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 20. 5 months ago
submitted Specta Ciera + The Circular Ruins - Mnemosyne. 5 months ago
submitted Nunc Stans - Crossing Bridges. 5 months ago
posted a review of Howard Givens & Madhavi Devi - Source Of Compassion. 5 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. 5 months ago
posted a review of Steve Roach - Shadow Of Time. 5 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