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Richard Gürtler
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"Yes, the cover image is absolutely stunning!!! Btw, taken by rM member S.K. Yeatts."
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My review of "The Long Night" CD by Steve Roach / Kelly David

Long awaited collaboration between iconic Steve Roach and in Colorado based capable kindred spirit Kelly David, who is responsible for two remarkable, highly adventurous albums "Broken Voyage" (2002) and "Angkor" (2006), was released during January 2014. The album's title as well as its awesome cover image by Stan Yeatts…See More
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"Heard only few excerpts so far, no need to hear more, this is going to be a big one, aurally and visually!!!"
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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 "The Long Night" CD by Steve Roach / Kelly David

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:46am 2 Comments

Long awaited collaboration between iconic Steve Roach and in Colorado based capable kindred spirit Kelly David, who is responsible for two remarkable, highly adventurous albums "Broken Voyage" (2002) and "Angkor" (2006), was released during January 2014. The album's title as well as its awesome cover image by…

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My review of "Meltstream" CDr by Steve Brand, Roy Mattson

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 10:53am 1 Comment

Steve Brand needs no bigger introduction here, he is constantly confirming his reputation as one of the giants of primordial shamanistic electroacoustic soundsculpting. But Roy Mattson comes here as a new name on the ambient map. Based in Stony Creek, NY, Roy Mattson has been making music for many years, but…

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My review of "Reflection Of Time" CD by John Lyell

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

"Reflection Of Time" CD by John Lyell is out since March 31st, 2014, as a self-release by the artist himself. I must say that the name of John Lyell is a brand new to me, but this is already 5th album by this US ambient composer, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. First two albums are collaborations with…

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My review of "Arboreal" CDr by Robert Davies

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:24am 0 Comments

"Arboreal" was released at the beginning of November, 2012, on Robert's usual DataObscura mainstay and it's supported by an eye-catching front cover image. As far I remember, it was his second album during 2012, following "The Alchemy Of Nature". Robert Scott Davies is a very crafted soundscaper and painter, who…

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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,
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Robert Davies
said…

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

Robert

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

Thanks for the birthday wishes, my friend!

At 4:24pm on January 11, 2014,
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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,
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Robert Scott Thompson
said…

Thank you for adding me at rM.

At 8:54am on September 4, 2013,
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John K-N
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Richard!  You have one of the most popular images in the community today!  The front page has everyone else's in the list!

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Added by Richard Gürtler on August 18, 2013

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

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

Jose A.

At 4:56am on March 31, 2013,
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Jaja
said…

Richard, thank you so much. I hope you will enjoy our cosmic travel : )

At 11:06am on February 9, 2013,
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Phillip Wilkerson
said…

Thank you, Richard. 

At 6:03pm on February 8, 2013,
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Chris Russell
said…

Have the most awesomeness of birthday's Richard..

 
 
 

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