Richard Gürtler
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  • Bratislava
  • Slovakia
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Richard Gürtler commented on Aperus's blog post REMANENCE - LAMKHYER (REMASTERED EDITION)
"A must-have collector's item!!!"
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"Wow, what a great news, Jaja, my best congratulations!!! I am really glad to hear there will be also a physical edition. Talk to you later, my order will follow during the coming days. All the best!!!"
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My review of "Incandescent" CD by Hollan Holmes

I have been always deeply impressed by Hollan Holmes' consistency in delivering a high quality, fully packed artful, self-released and glass mastered product. Aurally and visually delightful!!! This Texan soundsculptor keeps triumphantly on accomplishing his mission since the end of 2010, when his debut album "A Distant…See More
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"Just ordered, Julio!!! I am very glad to see "Original Light" album available on CD format and I really look forward also to your reissue of "A Tide Pool Of Memories". The artwork for this one is really gorgeous, keep on going!!!"
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Tell us about yourself!
First of all, I am a big fan, collector, occasional contributor and reviewer of CDs in ambient, tribal and deep space genre on Discogs.

Now let me introduce myself (February 2011):

My name is Richard Gürtler and I am saying hello to you from Bratislava in Slovak Republic, Europe!!! I am new to this forum, so I would like to introduce myself. I just turned 10 days ago 45 years and I am absolutely fascinated by ambient music. I have been listening to the electronic music since 1983, but during these early years I was into other genres, like electro-industrial, ebm... Since 1992 to 1995 I was also one of the publishers and reviewers of English written electrozine called Crewzine and until 1998 I was running also a small mail-order catalogue with related music. The turning point came around 1995 when I have discovered "Trances/Drones" 2CD by Robert Rich and soon after that other artists through Fathom/HoS and Projekt labels like Steve Roach, Michael Stearns, Vidna Obmana, TUU... My search was finally over!!!

In my real life, I live since 1996 with my lovely girlfriend Simona together with her son Daniel (23 years old) and her daughter Veronika (19 years old). We know each other since our high school years. During the season (from March till December) I work as service technician for irrigation lawn sprinkler systems. During the winter time I usually have a part-time job in one of Bratislava's theatres (Studio L&S) where I work as podium technician (building the scenes...). Simona works as a teacher (2nd grade in elementary school). We enjoy sporting activities (especially inline and ice skating), watching sports, hiking, taking photographs of nature, good food and good beer (Belgian Leffe Brune and Czech Bernard 14° are our top fave...). We live in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovak Republic in Central Europe, which used to be a part of former CzechoSlovakia (split up in 1993).

Back to ambient music. Unfortunately, during the years 1999-2007 I was totally out of music. My family, smaller kids (very serious collecting of hockey cards with my son Daniel), my work, some unexpected sporting activities (active inline speedskating for four seasons), very expensive US dollar here in Slovakia at the end of the 90's, broken CD player and discman... all this took me out of music completely. No ambient music at all... It took me almost 10 years to return and since September of 2007 I took a new journey to re-explore again the magnificent soundworlds of ambient music!!! I was back again in the good old days and stronger than ever. So I am now a big fan of this music, a real collector of CDs and I am again in contact with many really nice people within this musical genre.

Okay my friends, it's my great pleasure to be a member of this community!!! All the best, have a wonderful time and enjoy the music!!!

With friendly greetings, Richard

December 2013 update:

No longer in irrigation business, since June 2011 moved on to work with cooling ceiling systems, all year long, so my part-time job is also gone. Less hair, bigger belly, enjoying also Kaltenecker beer..., the rest remains the same.

Richard :-)
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My review of "Incandescent" CD by Hollan Holmes

Posted on May 24, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I have been always deeply impressed by Hollan Holmes' consistency in delivering a high quality, fully packed artful, self-released and glass mastered product. Aurally and visually delightful!!! This Texan soundsculptor keeps triumphantly on accomplishing his mission since the end of 2010, when his debut album…

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My review of "The End" CDr by SiJ

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Behind SiJ is hidden Vladislav "Vlad" Sikach, an Ukrainian dronecarver, based in Sevastopol, Crimea, as the main protagonist, although also visual artist Alena Perepadya is often mentioned as additional member. Vlad Sikach has begun his recording career during 2011 and since then SiJ has released over 40 solo and…

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My review of "Into The Current" CDr by Steve Brand

Posted on May 9, 2015 at 4:12pm 1 Comment

In September of 2007 Steve Brand has attended Steve Roach's SoundCurrent Master Class along with other 3 artists Chad Kettering, Roy Mattson and Ben Garvie, held at the historic Apache Spring Ranch, in scenic Gardner Canyon in Sonoita, Arizona, which was at that time the base for Steve's Timeroom studio and…

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My review of "Lalita" CDr by Al Gromer Khan

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:47am 0 Comments

German virtuoso instrumentalist, sitarist and composer Al Gromer Khan has released during the middle of March 2015 through Rasa Music his newest album entitled "Lalita", focusing on The Eternal Feminine and its significance in music. 4-panel digipak nicely displays this theme with its rather plain cover…

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At 9:37am on October 4, 2014, Duff Egan said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Richard!  

At 10:19am on September 6, 2014, John K-N said…

Your reviews are featured on the front page today - in Changing Gears.

At 6:20pm on August 14, 2014, Nina Benjaminsen said…

Hei, and sorry for the slow entering on Rellaxedmachinery.....Things will speed up when the dark season comes along in the north of Norway!

At 6:19am on July 6, 2014, Rum_and_Ale said…

Richard, thank you for your attention! We are glad to be your friends:) By the way, i have been to Bratislava, very lovely! Liza

At 11:06pm on February 28, 2014, Robert Davies said…

Thank You Richard! i hope that all is well with you!

Robert

At 4:11pm on January 14, 2014, Hollan Holmes said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes, my friend!

At 4:24pm on January 11, 2014, eyes cast down said…

Thanks for the birthday wish, Richard! It was a nice studio day, work is rolling along nicely this month! :)

At 11:11am on September 11, 2013, Robert Scott Thompson said…

Thank you for adding me at rM.

At 8:54am on September 4, 2013, John K-N said…

Richard!  You have one of the most popular images in the community today!  The front page has everyone else's in the list!

9 Národný park Malá Fatra - Malá Fatra National Park

Národný park Malá Fatra - Malá Fatra National Park

Added by Richard Gürtler on August 18, 2013

At 6:04am on July 11, 2013, Jose A. said…

Thanks, Richard. Thankfully there's so much great music out there! Take care. Best regards,

Jose A.

 
 
 

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