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 Bing Satellites - Extensions Of Reality. 10 days 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. 11 days 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. 13 days 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. 14 days ago
posted a review of Duff Egan - The Future Of Man. 23 days 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. 24 days ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume 12. 24 days ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions Volume Five. 24 days ago
submitted Bing Satellites - Landscape And Drift. 27 days ago
posted a review of Hoshin - Path Of Dissolutions. about 1 month 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. about 1 month ago
submitted Robert Davies - Afterlight. about 1 month ago
submitted Michael Stearns - Music For The Dome. about 1 month ago
submitted Steve Brand - Because We Were Once Covered In Gold. about 1 month ago
submitted Steve Brand - The Track Of The Full Moon On Water . about 1 month ago
submitted Steve Brand - Our True Nature. about 1 month ago
submitted Steve Brand - The Great Hoop. about 1 month ago
submitted Alio Die - Imaginal Symmetry. about 1 month ago
submitted Bruno Sanfilippo - Piano Textures 4. about 1 month ago
submitted Robert Rich - Vestiges. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Jeff Pearce - Follow The River Home. 2 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. 2 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. 2 months ago
posted a review of Simon Lomax - 5 Textures. 2 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. 2 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. 2 months ago
posted a review of _Algol_* - All These Worlds Are Yours. 2 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. 2 months ago
posted a review of Space Megalithe - Abstract Dimension. 2 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. 3 months ago
submitted Stephen Bacchus - Hinterland. 3 months ago
posted a review of Dashmesh* - The Peacock's Tale. 3 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. 3 months ago
posted a review of Super Fata - Percipient. 3 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. 3 months ago
submitted RecFrag - Recovered Fragments. 3 months ago
submitted Michael Brückner - The Giant Illusion. 3 months ago
submitted Landru (2) - Boira. 3 months ago
submitted Cousin Silas - Berlin Evenings. 3 months ago
submitted Steve Brand - Leaving The Hive. 3 months ago
posted a review of Forrest Fang - The Sleepwalker’s Ocean. 4 months ago
Forrest Fang "The Sleepwalker's Ocean" 2xCD

"The Sleepwalker's Ocean" double album is the latest offering by Forrest Fang, a Chinese-American virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, who undoubtedly belongs to the most unique electro-acoustic innovators ... See full review
submitted Eyes Cast Down - Souls Adrift, In Disrepair. 4 months ago
posted a review of Chihei Hatakeyama / Dirk Serries - The Storm Of Silence. 4 months ago
Chihei Hatakeyama / Dirk Serries "The Storm Of Silence" CD

Japanese dronescaper Chihei Hatakeyama, who is based in suburbs of Tokyo, is not only an acclaimed and productive artist with many collaborative projects on his credit, but also the man behind ... See full review
submitted The Winterhouse - Dreaming. 4 months ago
submitted Jaja (3) - Milky Way. 4 months ago
posted a review of Havdis - Novemberlys. 4 months ago
Havdis "Novemberlys" CD

Swedish gterma certainly belongs to my fave drifting ambient-focused labels. This fastly emerging sympathetic label, run by Johan Rehn, started, if I am right, during 2011 and now their portfolio features around 50 CD releases, ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Roach And Robert Logan - Second Nature. 4 months ago
Steve Roach and Robert Logan "Second Nature" CD

I still keep in mind the moment during February 2015, when I was visiting Steve and his studio spaces in Baja Arizona and he revealed his upcoming collaborative project with talented UK's artist Robert ... See full review
posted a review of Csillagköd - All The Time. 4 months ago
Csillagköd "All The Time" CD

Olivér Dombi, Transylvanian sole protagonist behind Csillagköd (it means Nebula in Hungarian) returns with his second full length album on Spotted Peccary gang. His debut "Silent World" on this sympathetic label was released ... See full review
posted a review of Andrew Heath - The Silent Cartographer. 4 months ago
Andrew Heath "The Silent Cartographer" CD

Although Andrew Heath's debut solo CD "The Silent Cartographer" was released two years ago, during July 2014, I wasn't aware of this, in the UK based sound alchemist until the end of April 2016. What a pity I ... See full review
posted a review of Al Gromer Khan - Chakra Noir. 5 months ago
Al Gromer Khan "Chakra Noir" CD

"Chakra Noir", the newest album by iconic German instrumentalist, sitarist and composer Al Gromer Khan is out since April 2016 on his Rasa Music label. Again packaged in rather simple, but elegant 4-panel digipak. After ... See full review